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Hitman: Absolution No Longer a Rumor

Agent 47 is back, powered by a brand-new engine from IO Interactive.

I ain't 'fraid of no snakes. Wait, yes I am.

It's been a surprisingly long time since IO Interactive revisited its beloved Hitman franchise, which the studio last touched with Hitman: Blood Money in 2006. Rumors of another Hitman are no longer rumors, however, with IO Interactive and Square Enix confirming Hitman: Absolution is coming.

The announcement release says Hitman: Absolution's up-and-running on IO Interactive's new Glacier 2 engine tech and will be both "familiar and yet significantly different from other Hitman games."

What little else we know involves some story bits, with Agent 47 at the center of a "dark conspiracy" and the path to, er, absolution requires a "personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world."

In other words, we don't know very much at all.

I haven't played Hitman but friends rave about it. I'm looking forward to seeing what the fuss is about.

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Posted by patrickklepek
I ain't 'fraid of no snakes. Wait, yes I am.

It's been a surprisingly long time since IO Interactive revisited its beloved Hitman franchise, which the studio last touched with Hitman: Blood Money in 2006. Rumors of another Hitman are no longer rumors, however, with IO Interactive and Square Enix confirming Hitman: Absolution is coming.

The announcement release says Hitman: Absolution's up-and-running on IO Interactive's new Glacier 2 engine tech and will be both "familiar and yet significantly different from other Hitman games."

What little else we know involves some story bits, with Agent 47 at the center of a "dark conspiracy" and the path to, er, absolution requires a "personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world."

In other words, we don't know very much at all.

I haven't played Hitman but friends rave about it. I'm looking forward to seeing what the fuss is about.

Edited by Magickeys

Cool.

Edit: Finally I got this quest though. ;)

Edited by HitmanAgent47

can't wait and it's about time they announced it.

Posted by AndrewB

Day 1.

Posted by Vestigial_Man

Awesome

Edited by blacklab

comment!


EDIT-fuck
Posted by Maxery

BOO! HITMAN!!

Posted by Sin4profit
Posted by WoodenPlatypus
@Maxery: 
How dare you :O
Posted by LOZZAT

Gotta love some more Hitman, Blood Money was great! Can't wait to see the engine improvements they've made too.

Posted by Cheesebob

If it involves killing which is even better than Blood Money, then its GOTY whenever it comes out

Posted by Landon

Cool stuff. Bout time they made another one of these.

Posted by 02sfraser

I didn't play any of the games before 'Blood Money' but I loved that so this news is exciting! Looking forward to seeing how it looks.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

E3 sure is lining up for some awesome stuff. Can't wait.

Posted by VWGTI

I hope they stick with what made the original games so fun and original. If they dumb it down too much for the masses I'm afraid I'll be passing on this.

Posted by PKHilson

HITMAN!


Nothing better than killing every single person at a fancy ball and stuff.
Posted by Chop

Finally. 


The Hitman franchise is fucking fantastic and it's been frustrating to watch IO fumble around with garbage while that baby stays on the back burner. 
Posted by EliminatoR

Finally.


Posted by Winternet

Hitman is still one of the franchises I hold closer to my heart.

Posted by dvorak

FUCK YES! On board!

Posted by Simulacrum

Hell yes!

Posted by NoCookiesForYou

The long, long wait is over! Thank You!

Posted by Mikular

Hell yes. That description could be the same for every other Hitman game, but I'm pumped nonetheless. Bring back the Silverballers, and I'm happy.

Edited by Chuck_

No teaser trailer embedded?   YouTube

Posted by sublime90

i wish it was kane and lynch 3 instead

Posted by BonOrbitz

Great! Haven't played as Agent  47 in a few years and I need something new to wash away my memories of that movie.

Posted by eulogize_my_baked_goods

Man, the last Hitman game was great. It really delivered on the promise of the early games (which in themselves were all shirt, no pants). I could really go for some more 47 about now.

Posted by JacDG

Danish developers, oh yeah! 

Edited by Slaker117

Just want to say, so glad Patrick came on. Even though this is a pretty standard story, for some reason seeing it triggered something and I now realize that I really don't need to go to any other gaming website to stay current. Love GB so much!

Here's to hoping IO can get back to making good games.

Posted by crusader8463

I'm up for some Hitman myself. Here's hoping they find a way for it to not be so trial and errory.

Posted by Ksaw

finally! fuck yeah!

Posted by EpicBenjamin

FUCK YEAH!

Posted by drag
@crusader8463 said:
" I'm up for some Hitman myself. Here's hoping they find a way for it to not be so trial and errory. "
i'm definitely up for some, but i quite like that aspect of it ... go in guns blazing just to get a feel for the level and what you can do in it, then a proper go through for silent assassin. not exactly elegant i suppose but you can get the fun of chaos and then the satisfaction of a job well done. 
Posted by biospank

dunno but after KnL2 I dont expect much as long there is no multiplaya I'm good

Posted by onarum

Please god don't let this be dumbed down like every other franchise recently, please god, I beg you.

Seriously, if they turn this into a effin third person cover based shooter I'll cry, for days.

Posted by CRACKYSTUNTYE

I don't know the seies always skips one in terms of being good ( one and three were meh while two and four were pretty great). But the studio has hade a long time to sit and think so I have faith in it.
Posted by ProfessorEss

I'll be very excited to see how this turns out.

Blood Money was tits.

Posted by MrAristocrates

I. Love. Hitman.

Posted by Ksaw

Suggestion for the first two contracts : Kane and Lynch.

Posted by floodiastus
@Ksaw said:
" Suggestion for the first two contracts : Kane and Lynch. "
huhuhu count me in :)
Posted by Cybexx

All right, more killing people and dressing in their clothes!

Posted by kalmis
@bonorbitz said:
" Great! Haven't played as Agent  47 in a few years and I need something new to wash away my memories of that movie. "
That movie wasn't so bad. 
Posted by Taklulas
@WoodenPlatypus said:
" @Maxery: How dare you :O "
Kill the non believer! KILL!
Edited by Chris2KLee

Never been a fan of the series, but I'm interested to see what they do to bring back this franchise. The concept was always compelling to me, but none of the games ever clicked with me.

Posted by WoodenPlatypus

@Taklulas: 
I was just going to leave it at a shocked face but its your call.

Death it is.

Posted by HatKing

Awesome.  I miss those games - nothing we have now really scratches that itch.  I hope the new engine kicks ass and I can't wait to see the game.
Posted by Koobz

I'm going to hope "significantly different" means "less trial-and-error/instant failure bullshit."

Posted by Shadowjester

Wow about time.   I am surprised its been 5 years since the last game.  I hope they remember how to make a hitman game :).  

Posted by craigbo180

Don't change a thing. Hitman is based.

Posted by zungerman090

Are the graphics in Blood Money any good? I am considering getting it, but not so sure. Also, will I enjoy Absolution despite not knowing anything about the story?

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