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Io-Interactive drop details on next Hitman title, is to focus “on the core Hitman fantasy”

by Joseph Murphy - on Jan 17th 2014 - No Comments
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IO Interactive has dropped the first snippets of detail from the next Hitman title. Currently in development for next-gen console and PC, the game will see players take on Agent 47 in the “prime” of his career, and enjoy support from Diana as they explore various missions across the globe. The game, we’re told, will...

Next gen Hitman game cancelled according to CV

by Shane Willoughby - on Jan 6th 2014 - No Comments
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It would appear that a next generation Hitman game (also reportedly in development for current gen and mobile platform) has been cancelled over at Square-Enix Montreal. Videogamer has it from senior designer Richard Knight’s LinkedIn CV that his work as “Senior Designer – Hitman Project (Next-Gen Consoles/Current Gen/PC)”...

IO Interactive cuts workforce by half, studio to “resolutely” focus on Hitman franchise

by Joseph Murphy - on Jun 18th 2013 - No Comments
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Hitman developer IO Interactive has announced that almost half of its staff are to go as the company realigns its position in the industry to meet the “changing and challenging market.” Revealing the new to GI.biz, a rep for the studio released a statement that confirms the studio, from this point onwards, will “resolutely”...

IO Interactive were once developing Hitman and Kane & Lynch for PSP and DS

by Shane Willoughby - on May 29th 2013 - No Comments
Hitman Absolution Cinematic Trailer features music from Kavinsky

It has emerged that developer IO Interactive was once developing spin-offs of both Hitman and the Kane & Lynch franchises for both PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS. ‘Hitman: Tactics’ and ‘Kane & Lynch Tactics’ are both listed on the LinkedIn profile of ex-IO Interactive game designer Jesper Donnis,...

Review: Hitman HD Trilogy

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 5th 2013 - No Comments
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The Hitman series is, to many, a defining moment in the stealth genre. With the latest Hitman title, Hitman Absolution, leaving a sour taste in the mouths of some Hitman fans, the HD Trilogy appears to offer up exactly the rush they need… surely this is what they all want? How do the old games fair by today’s standards? Read...

Hitman: HD Trilogy gets launch trailer treatment

by Joseph Murphy - on Jan 28th 2013 - No Comments
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Square-Enix has released the launch trailer for the Hitman: HD Trilogy. The trailer shows off footage from each of the games, as well as splurging your screen with nostalgia. Releasing in North America tomorrow, the HD revamp hits EU stores February 1st. ...

Hitman HD Trilogy gets debut screens

by Joseph Murphy - on Dec 13th 2012 - No Comments
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AGB has gone live with the debut screens for Hitman HD Trilogy. The collection, which was formally revealed earlier today, contains three classic Hitman titles – all in HD. If Absolution left you with a sour taste in your mouth, this collection won’t. ...

Hitman HD Trilogy spotted on Amazon, get the details here

by Joseph Murphy - on Dec 12th 2012 - No Comments
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Square-Enix have yet to formally announce the edition, but it appears the rumours were indeed true. Amazon.com have gone live with pre-orders for the Hitman HD Trilogy which contains three Hitman titles remastered in HD, as well as an art book to boot: Hitman Contracts Hitman 2 Silent Assassin Hitman Blood Money Exclusive Art Book...

Triple-A Square-Enix game being ported to Wii U by Mass Effect 3 Wii U dev

by Shane Willoughby - on Oct 15th 2012 - No Comments
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Straight Right, the studio responsible for the Wii U port of Mass Effect 3, appear to be working on another port for the console, this time for Square-Enix. Straight Right Project Manager Chris Wright’s LinkedIn CV says that the studio has been working on a triple A game for Wii U for Square-Enix. This reference coincides with...

Hitman: Absolution rated by ESRB

by Joseph Murphy - on Sep 20th 2012 at 12:22 pm (IST). This post has No Comments

The rating breaks down the story and many of the adult themes in the game. Awarding the game an “M” for…

IO: “20% of players will see the last level” of Absolution

by Joseph Murphy - on Jun 27th 2012 at 5:46 pm (IST). This post has No Comments

According to IO Interactive, only 20% of players will see the final level of Hitman Absolution. Speaking with OPM, Hitman: Absolution’s director Tore …

New Hitman Absolution trailer features “The Saints”

by Joseph Murphy - on May 30th 2012 at 1:17 pm (IST). This post has No Comments

Featuring “The Saints”, there’s a bunch of nuns that are packing some serious firepower …

SE register “Hitman Sniper Challenge” trademark

by Joseph Murphy - on Jan 25th 2012 at 12:36 pm (IST). This post has No Comments

This time around, the trademark points to a title named “Hitman Sniper Challenge”. Speculation is already spreading that it could potentially be a Wii U title.

Absolution “not set in a specific Hitman timeline”

by Joseph Murphy - on Jan 18th 2012 at 4:47 pm (IST). This post has No Comments

Square-Enix have confirmed that the latest Himan game, Hitman: Absolution, won’t exist within a specific timeline. Responding to community questions…

Hitman: Profession trademark filed by Square-Enix

by Joseph Murphy - on Dec 27th 2011 at 10:55 am (IST). This post has No Comments

Found by Siliconera, and filed on December 22nd, the new trademark lists a new Hitman game entitled Hitman: Profession. Without any indication…