Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hitman Absolution Announces!!!

After nearly 5 years from the last Hitman game (Hitman Blood Money, 2006) Square Enix has confirmed a Sequel for Hitman Franchise!

In the official announcement, Square Enix describes the game thusly:

"'Hitman Absolution' follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world."

Fans of the "Hitman" games will undoubtedly recognize that premise, as it's the premise of every "Hitman" game ever made. Work with what you know, right?
Wait, here are some more vague statements from Tore Blystad, the game director at IO Interactive:

"For the first time we are taking Agent 47 on a personal journey which allows us to explore other parts of the 'Hitman' fantasy. 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."

The new installment in the Hitman series looks more likely as Deus Ex: Human Revolution publishers Square Enix has filed a trademark application for the term “Hitman: Absolution” with the trademark registry for the European Union. While further details remain sketchy, this news has been enough to get Hitman fans rubbing their hands in anticipation of the cleverly timed and executed kills to come.

With any luck the latest game in the series will still allow you to get creative with your kills, as you guide 47 to seek out the best ways and tools for dealing death to naughty men and women who ended up on a very, very bad list.

Hitman: Absolution is due on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC sometime next year (2012). More info will be revealed at E3. That’s about it. E3 is shaping up to be a very good show this year don’t you think? Are you looking forward to more Hitman?

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