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Hitman: Absolution Announced, Agent 47 Returns

Although it always seemed to toil in the shadow of other games, Hitman remains a widely respected franchise amongst stealth aficionados.

Not all entries were excellent but many satisfied that aforementioned group of demanding fans, most of whom will be excited to learn about Hitman: Absolution.

A teaser trailer for the game hit YouTube earlier today (see it below) and not long after, developer Io Interactive and publisher Square Enix officially announced the fresh installment, in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. We're not sure when it will arrive, but we know it's being built "from the ground up using Io's proprietary Glacier 2 engine." Absolution will also pay a visit to E3 next month.

Here's a brief summary of what to expect-

"Hitman Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he trusted and hunted by the police, he finds himself at the centre of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world, in his search for the truth."

Hey, I'm up for it. If this turns out well, it'll allow me to forget how Ubisoft screwed the pooch with Splinter Cell: Conviction. 'gag'

Related Game(s): Hitman: Absolution

Tags: hitman absolution, hitman sequel, hitman ps3

5/10/2011 3:34:41 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (27 posts)

Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:21:39 PM
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I love the Hitman games, one of my favorite games. I have the collection that came out for PS2 for it. I can't wait to see this game though. :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:38:07 PM
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Yay.

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GuyverLT
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:40:21 PM
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I actually liked conviction...but oh well to each his own.

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LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:44:49 PM
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My life is now complete.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:48:13 PM
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Oh yeah!!

An absolutely amazing series. Completely engrossing and even relaxing.

Blood Money was my favourite. Technically amazing for it's time too.

If it's true to the name, this is of utmost importance with games like Dark Souls, Journey, WKC2 for me.

To be a tad negative, i can't see that relaxed, slow paced gameplay that demanded patience, strategy and time being done today....Enix might request "more accessible action scenes"...
And if they do keep it all intact, what about the dumbed down, casual COD public?

To end positively, the brand name might sell it regardless.

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 6:08:45 PM
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I like the hitman games, but I don't seem to be interested in this one.

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Godslim
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 6:50:29 PM
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OMG finally been waiting so long for the ps3 hitman! its about damn time!
loved contracts and blood money they were so fun!
finally they've seen sense from kane and lynch

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 7:47:56 PM
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Sweet. I'm so excited.

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 9:25:10 PM

I wonder if they will release another Collection. This time in HD.

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KNG201
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:38:00 PM

a collection would be nice... it had good graffics imo back then...hd? i say bring it and I buy it.

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main_event05
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:36:24 AM

yea, they had great graphics, before their time even. but I was just trying to get on the band wagon.

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Lairfan
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:36:05 PM
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Good to see they've stopped with the Kane and Lynch games now. I had high hopes for #2, but it didn't pan out very well.

Anyways, as long as they keep the soul of this series intact, I don't see how the new Hitman can possibly go wrong.

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dkmrules
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:58:15 PM
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YES The hitman series is freaking awesome. As long as they keep it out of theatres of course

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KNG201
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:35:28 PM
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Finally!!!!! next up max payne 3 and a happy gamer. ps. u3,in2,mad12,so on & so on....

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:55:54 PM

MP 3 was already announced and it looks more ruined than Conviction IMO.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:21:49 AM
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best news I have heard since osama died

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FM23
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:45:51 AM
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Yeah, whats the point of making trailers like this. Waste of time and effort. I'm not excited about anything rightn now

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:49:03 AM
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Read about the title being trademarked a few weeks back and wondered what it was for. Good to know that Hitman is coming back. It's been one of those games that I've wanted to try, but never really been interested enough to actively look for it.

As for a Classics HD set, S-E put out Tomb Raider, so it makes sense that they may well take a chance and do the same again. I hope so. I'd like to see the full story of Agent 47.
Peace.

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Godslim
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:58:39 AM

dude get blood money on pc if u can run it you'll love it

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bloody_rootz
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:52:14 AM
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YES! been waiting for the day that i heard the announcement of a hitman game for this gen!!

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___________
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:05:27 AM
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WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AGENT 57 IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$E, please FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
dont screw this up!
otherwise there will be heck to pay!
heck i tells ya!

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:12:56 AM

So damn excited, yet you don't even get the Agent's number right...

*raises eyebrows*

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Godslim
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:59:02 AM

LOL 47!

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main_event05
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 7:24:34 AM

Fail!

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___________
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 10:25:29 AM

oops...... thats what a lack of sleep does to ya!

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bebestorm
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 7:59:50 AM
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Awesome news,I've been waiting a long time for Agent 47 to return. I hope IO don't turn it into a run/shoot/dodge/cover tps.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 10:22:47 AM
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Cool.

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