'Silent Assassin' to return in Hitman: Absolution

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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Hope your piano wire is within reach, because Square Enix has just announced the Hitman franchise is coming back. Hitman: Absolution is coming to the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 from developer IO Interactive.

Our last encounter with the 'as intelligent as he is deadly' Agent 47 was 2006's Hitman: Blood Money, which launched on the PC, PS2, Xbox, and Xbox 360. Continuing from the previous title's unforgettable ending, Absolution will see Agent 47 on the run from police and betrayed by those he once trusted.

"For the first time we are taking Agent 47 on a personal journey which allows us to explore other parts of the Hitman fantasy," IO Interactive game director Tore Blystad. "This is both a familiar and yet significantly different experience from other Hitman games; something our silent assassins will relish, as will all those new to the Hitman world."

Though the fifth game in the franchise will bring Agent 47 from his slumber, Square Enix has revealed that the game will be based on IO Interactive's new proprietary "Glacier 2 technology."

Hitman: Absolution combines "classic gameplay with completely new features never seen before in the Hitman franchise."

Square Enix has also announced that Hitman: Absolution will be featured--by invitation only--at E3 2011, in Los Angeles from June 7-9. The publisher has also added the above teaser to the official Hitman website.

Lastly, Hitman: Absolution currently sports no ESRB rating. However, I think it's fair to assume the game will be at least rated E10+.

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    May 10, 2011 10:45 AM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, 'Silent Assassin' to return in Hitman: Absolution.

    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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      May 10, 2011 10:51 AM

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        May 10, 2011 11:01 AM

        What? What do you mean?

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          May 10, 2011 11:06 AM

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            May 10, 2011 12:13 PM

            Oh..

            Well, I guess its fine to be cautious, but its been so long since we got a Hitman game, I'm almost willing to try anything.

            As long as they keep the mission structure open, give more choices, and keep the rating and the weapon selection awesome, I think this will be a great game.

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      May 10, 2011 11:01 AM

      From the looks of this teaser, the mood of the game will be pitch fucking black and thats just how I like my Hitman games :D

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      May 10, 2011 11:03 AM

      Hopefully we get another movie as well. The first one was awesome :)

      I think the Hitman series has been one of the most concrete/consistent video game series ever.

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        May 10, 2011 11:31 AM

        I actually liked that movie too.
        The previews made it look totally different than what it was.

        Also, Olga K was HOTTTT

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        May 11, 2011 9:38 AM

        really? i thought it was total junk. didn't really take advantage of the hitman IP other than having a bald dude and it didn't set itself apart from any other generic action movie.

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      May 10, 2011 11:05 AM

      Shame that trailer showed very little, but it does look suitably grim. Let's hope it's as awesome as Blood Money, not as poor as Kane and Lynch!

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        May 10, 2011 12:14 PM

        Agreed.

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        May 10, 2011 12:57 PM

        I don't think it was supposed to be a trailer but a teaser.

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          May 10, 2011 2:05 PM

          I refuse to use that word, seeing as its basically worthless.

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            May 10, 2011 2:07 PM

            Hence the term teaser.

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            May 10, 2011 5:34 PM

            What good does it, calling something that is clearly not a trailer "trailer" because you don't like the other word, that accurately describes it?

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        May 10, 2011 12:58 PM

        As stated in the post, it's not a trailer. It's a teaser.

        "The publisher has also added the above teaser to the official Hitman website."

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          May 11, 2011 3:14 AM

          As stated by "I refuse to use that word" node its a trailer. Nothing you can fix, Xav.

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        May 10, 2011 1:40 PM

        Haha, "very little" more like nothing. It's just getting everyone's pants wet for when they do release a real trailer.

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      May 10, 2011 11:07 AM

      asscreed with guns.

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        May 10, 2011 11:31 AM

        asscreed is sandbox hitman without guns

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        May 10, 2011 11:32 AM

        The two are nothing alike.

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        May 10, 2011 11:45 AM

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          May 10, 2011 12:06 PM

          That's what I was going to say! Now, I will say it again: HITMAN is actually GOOD!

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          May 10, 2011 2:07 PM

          the truth has been spoken!

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          May 10, 2011 6:27 PM

          srsly i had way more fun with hitman than i ever did with asscreed

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        May 10, 2011 1:40 PM

        Except that asscreed is more like hitman without guns.

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        May 11, 2011 6:34 AM

        Just going to chime in and agree with all the other guys here. I though AssCreed was going to be like Hitman, but I just didn't think it was as good. There is definitely a lot less thinking/planning involved to execute assassinations when you compare it to Hitman's complex level layouts and disguise system.

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      May 10, 2011 11:29 AM

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      May 10, 2011 2:11 PM

      omg omg

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      May 10, 2011 3:45 PM

      Asscreed is more like free roam killing, but linear assassinations.

      Hitman is free roam do wtf you want

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      May 10, 2011 3:52 PM

      lol guys. AssCreed is perhaps a fun series, but it's mostly an action game where stealth is ultimately meaningless.

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      May 10, 2011 4:40 PM

      Yes! Oh yes!

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      May 10, 2011 6:28 PM

      SWEEEEEEEEEET - its clunky and has a crap story but the premise and missions are so good on their own i dont care!

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        May 11, 2011 3:16 AM

        If it can hold up or connect with the Blood Money storyline all is well.

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      May 11, 2011 9:43 PM

      I liked the first two Hitmen a lot, it was downhil from there for me. I guess I'm old for this shit (24 yo).

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