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Hitman GO hits iOS on April 17 for $4.99

Hitman GO hits iOS on April 17 for $4.99

Hitman GO, the turn-based mobile strategy game based on the assassin series, is coming next week. The diorama-inspired game will launch on iOS on April 17, for $4.99. The Android version is coming "shortly after."

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Hitman GO announced as mobile turn-based strategy game

Hitman GO announced as mobile turn-based strategy game

Agent 47 is about to take his killer-for-hire skills to a whole new platform, as Square Enix has officially announced the rumored Hitman-themed mobile turn-based strategy game from series developer IO Interactive called Hitman GO. The publisher acknowledges GO as a side story and states that it will not distract from IO's next main entry to the Hitman series.

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"Diorama style art is a fresh new idea! Not sure about the game play. It seems to overlap with ..."
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Square Enix Montreal's Hitman game canned in favor of mobile game, designer says [updated]

Square Enix Montreal's Hitman game canned in favor of mobile game, designer says [updated]

Update: Square Enix has clarified to Polygon that while Eidos Montreal is working on a mobile Hitman, creator IO Interactive is still working on a new Hitman for PC and next-gen consoles.

Original: The Hitman franchise was supposed to be annualized, with alternating duties between Square Enix Montreal and IO Interactive. However, those plans have been put to rest, as Montreal's AAA console project has been canned.

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"I was just thinking that this doesn't necessarily mean IO aren't working on a sequel themselves, ..."
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Next Hitman will have Square Enix Montreal's own spin

Next Hitman will have Square Enix Montreal's own spin

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.

Read more: "It's like with Treyarch and Infinity Ward" »

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

Hitman: Profession trademark registered

Did you know that there are two Hitman games in the works at Square Enix? IO Interactive is working on Hitman Absolution, while another newly-opened Square Enix team in Montreal is handling an as-of-yet detailed follow-up. In the original announcement, the publisher noted that it was attempting to "expand the vision for the Hitman franchise"--but how?

Our first hint may come from this recently-filed trademark. Filed just before the holiday, Square Enix has registered Hitman: Profession.

Read more: Could it be multiplayer? »

"Haha everyone walking around trying to act normal when they know everyone else IS an assassin."
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IO Interactive working on new IP after Hitman

IO Interactive working on new IP after Hitman

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

As one of Square Enix's "core IPs," Hitman is slated to continue beyond the currently announced title. Square Enix revealed late last month that a new studio would be formed in Montreal to work on the franchise. IO Interactive is also set to work on "another Hitman project" after Absolution, separate to the Square Enix Montreal-developed title.

Read more: Jorgensen's team aiding with Square Enix Montreal's title »

"I hate that 1. As soon as I saw the window I knew someone was going to crash through it and 2. ..."
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New Hitman game coming from Square Enix Montreal

New Hitman game coming from Square Enix Montreal

Square Enix is rapidly expanding its Canadian operations. Eidos Montreal, the studio responsible for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is expanding. One hundred new positions are being filled at the studio, as it prepares not only the next Thief game, but a new "AAA" project as well.

In addition, the company is also opening Square Enix Montreal, a second studio for the Square Enix Group, which will open in 2012 and staff 150 people. The new studio's first project will be a new Hitman game, meaning gamers can expect a follow-up to Hitman Absolution (pictured above) in the not-too-distant future.

Read more: Hitman series to be annualized? »

"Which went about the Same as Kane and Lynch. IO makes Hitman games, everyone loves them but says ..."
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