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Hitman delayed to March 2016

By Daniel Perez, Sep 22, 2015 9:15am PDT

Square Enix has pushed back the release date of Hitman to March 2016 in order to help give it some more time work on its assinating skills.


"Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ..."

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Watch 15 minutes of Hitman gameplay as Agent 47 hits Paris

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2015 11:20am PDT

Square Enix and IO Interactive are showing off new footage of the latest Hitman, showing 15 minutes of Agent 47's latest assassination mission in the palaces of Paris.


"Huge sandbox environment and douchey assassination target. Looks promising."

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E3 2015: Hitman Targets the Square Enix Press Conference

By Steven Wong, Jun 16, 2015 2:07pm PDT

The new HItman game debuts at the Square Enix E3 2015 press conference, and it could be the most ambitious game yet.


E3 2015: HItman Announcement Strikes From Nowhere

By Steven Wong, Jun 15, 2015 6:30pm PDT

In a surpise announcement from the Sony E3 2015 press converence, a new Hitman game is revealed to be in the works. 


"Cool, I like the idea of releasing contracts throughout the year. "

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Next Hitman concept art shared, but not coming to E3

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 2:30pm PDT

IO Interactive showed off the first concept art for the next Hitman game, as a way to soften the blow that it won't be coming to E3 this year.


"I would so much like IO Interactive to not do Hitman games for awhile. I want them to explore ..."

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Hitman GO preview: Agent 47 goes tabletop

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 14, 2014 10:00am PDT

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises of PAX East was Hitman GO, a made-for-mobile game from Square Enix that turns Agent 47's stealth-murdering into a turn-based tabletop game. It's absolutely adorable.


"this looks weird. not sure how i feel about it yet. ill say cautiously optimistic. anything ..."

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Xbox Games with Gold: Hitman Absolution & Deadlight in April

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 10:00am PDT

Microsoft has revealed its "Games with Gold" freebies for April, which will have you murdering men in the shadows and surviving the undead. Coming...


Next Hitman to feature larger sandbox levels, Contracts mode returning

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2014 8:00am PST

IO Interactive has started to tease out details of its current Hitman project, writing an open letter to fans with bits of plot, the gameplay vision, and the return of Contracts mode.


"Yes, please! Blood Money is one of the greatest games of the last decade. It's one of those ..."

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Hitman: Absolution gets three new contracts today

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2014 3:15pm PST

It's not every day new content just magically shows up for a game that's more than a year old. For some reason, 2012's Hitman: Absolution has been updated today with new contracts for every platform.


"The issues he raised were more than enough to turn me off to the game. Watching that video and ..."

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Agent 47 was homeless in axed Hitman: Absolution concept

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2013 9:15am PDT

IO Interactive shares some discarded concepts for Hitman: Absolution, including one that had Agent 47 on a revenge mission, and another that had him falling into homelessness.


IO Interactive lays off half of team, studio shifting to Hitman-only focus

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2013 11:55am PDT

Hitman: Absolution studio IO Interactive has suffered layoffs to nearly half of its staff, as Square Enix has decided to switch the studio to focus purely on Hitman titles.


"That's unfortunate :( It makes me sad to see Square blaming them and the Tomb Raider teams for ..."

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Hitman: Absolution companion app now available

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Hitman: Absolution has its own companion app now, called Hitman: ICA. It lets you buy and upgrade weapons, queue up contracts, and get in-game hints from your mobile device.


"There are no interesting "Contracts" last time I checked. This was two weeks ago I guess, but I ..."

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Hitman getting another movie, Paul Walker to star

By Steve Watts, Feb 06, 2013 11:45am PST

The Hitman series is getting a new film adaptation, starring Paul Walker in the lead role. It will be called "Agent 47."


"Patrick Stewart. He's bald and has a British accent. I'm going out on a limb on him wearing a ..."

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Hitman HD: Trilogy CE to be same price as standard edition

By John Keefer, Jan 10, 2013 11:30am PST

If you've finished Hitman: Absolution and have that itch to go back and play the games leading up to the latest assassination vehicle for the arcoded bald 47, then Square Enix has upped the ante on the already announced Hitman HD: Trilogy. The Collector's Edition will be the...


Next Hitman will have Square Enix Montreal's own spin

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 22, 2012 11:00am PST

Hitman creator IO Interactive is moving onto something new after Hitman: Absolution, with the series continuing at Square Enix's new Montreal studio. But how will this crazy arrangement work, and who will shape the future of Hitman? IO has answered a few questions.


"This wasn't a terrible game by any account, but it lacked the luster of freedom in the missions ..."

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