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Hitman Absolution: Professional Edition includes art book, documentary, DLC

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Square Enix has finally revealed the requisite special edition for Hitman: Absolution. Sporting a $20 premium over the standard game, the "Professional Edition" includes a number of bonuses.

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"It's funny, since if you play the game right, you won't really need any the guns."

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Mini Ninjas: Hiro's Adventure trademarked

By Steve Watts, Mar 14, 2012 5:45am PDT

Square Enix has filed a trademark for Mini Ninjas: Hiro's Adventure, implying some form of sequel to the 2009 title.

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Hitman: Sniper Challenge trademarked

By Steve Watts, Jan 25, 2012 1:45pm PST

Square Enix has trademarked "Hitman: Sniper Challenge," yet another new addition after the mysterious "Hitman: Profession" trademark from last month.

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"I would think it might be something more like a motion-control exclusive. Something like ..."

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Sleeping Dogs trademark registered by Square Enix

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 24, 2012 10:15am PST

The Kane & Lynch series may be coming back, as Square Enix has registered a trademark for "Sleeping Dogs."

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"Shit! If this is Kane & Lynch 3 I am going to have a heart attack, I have been waiting for news ..."

- valcan_s see all 10 comments

Hitman: Absolution NPCs have dedicated identities

By Xav de Matos, Jan 23, 2012 3:30pm PST

Enemies in Hitman: Absolution won't be nameless goons like your garden variety stealth (or action, or stealth/action) game.

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"a nice touch I guess but no one was asking for this - i just want the rest of the game to be awesome"

- bolneze see all 7 comments

Hitman: Absolution focusing on smarter AI

By Steve Watts, Jan 18, 2012 11:15am PST

Hitman: Absolution producer Bakan Abrak outlines some of the improved enemy AI and how Agent 47 can deal with those challenges.

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"Sounds good, but I'll wait for demo or reviews or something. Cause I've been burnt by this ..."

- rtricoche see all 3 comments

Hitman: Blood Money coming to PlayStation 3

By Steve Watts, Jan 12, 2012 8:30am PST

Hitman: Blood Money has been rated by the ESRB for PlayStation 3, echoing yesterday's revelation that Killzone will be hitting as a downloadable title.

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"I liked the first one the most due to it being brutal/punishing over your screw ups. Silent ..."

- azuvatar see all 4 comments

Hitman: Absolution dev talks simplfying controls

By Steve Watts, Jan 11, 2012 10:30am PST

Hitman: Absolution director Tore Blystad talks about refining the game's controls to make them more intuitive, without removing Agent 47's wealth of murderous options.

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"Go play Blood Money again. Most levels may be large in size, but the general path to go is well ..."

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Co-op 'never felt right' for Hitman

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2012 12:45pm PST

While casually murdering people with your chums is a right old laugh and no mistake, Hitman dev IO has decided that assassination is best enjoyed alone. IO discussed the idea of co-op for several games in the series, but found it "never felt right."

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"Is the name exciting in itself? That's not necessarily the name of Square Enix Montreal's ..."

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IO Interactive working on new IP after Hitman

By Xav de Matos, Dec 01, 2011 6:30pm PST

Developer IO Interactive will focus on a new intellectual property following the release of Hitman: Absolution in 2012, studio head Niels Jorgensen has revealed.

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"I hate that 1. As soon as I saw the window I knew someone was going to crash through it and 2. ..."

- SkipperMcG see all 4 comments

Hitman: Absolution 'Run for Your Life' trailer director's commentary

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 03, 2011 2:15pm PDT

A new director commentary trailer for Hitman: Absolution has arrived, showing off more than fifteen minutes of gameplay footage, and describing new features and improvements.

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"To quote Lukiopimp a few comments above: "During the video the mention this several times that ..."

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Hitman: Absolution video teases gameplay, shoot-out

By Steve Watts, Oct 10, 2011 7:15am PDT

Square Enix and IO Interactive have shown off a short gameplay teaser in preparation for a full uncut playthrough of the stage releasing tomorrow.

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"Just watched this at lunch, HOLLY SHIT, must have, that was awesome, I really like the direction ..."

- valcan_s see all 52 comments

Hitman: Absolution has stealth-focused 'hardcore' mode

By Xav de Matos, Oct 07, 2011 4:15pm PDT

Hitman: Absolution producer Hakan Abrak has revealed that the upcoming return of Agent 47 will feature a hardcore difficulty mode.

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"Honestly I'm just hoping they still remember how to make a good game after the whole Kane & ..."

- OdinM1 see all 14 comments

'Silent Assassin' to return in Hitman: Absolution

By Xav de Matos, May 10, 2011 10:45am PDT

Square Enix and IO Interactive have announced Hitman: Absolution, the fifth game in the silent assassin series. The game will launch on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 and will debut at E3 2011.

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"I liked the first two Hitmen a lot, it was downhil from there for me. I guess I'm old for this ..."

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IO Interactive Lays Off 30; Rumored to be Due to Canceled Microsoft Project

By Brian Leahy, Nov 01, 2010 3:40pm PDT

Additional layoffs are being reported from Kane & Lynch and Hitman developer IO Interactive to the tune of 30 employees, reports Computerworld (via...

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"Blizzard have monthly revenues that you can forecast out and actually predict the cash flow - ..."

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