Is IO teasing a Hitman announcement on Twitter?

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#1 Edited by BabyChooChoo (7092 posts) -

Sooo...this happened

Too much to hope that it's season 2? I can't imagine what else it would be unless they're teasing some mobile game or a Switch port or some other anti-climactic news.

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#2 Posted by Bedouin (151 posts) -

Fingers crossed for season 2!

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#3 Edited by TheFlamingo352 (360 posts) -

Fingers crossed this Hitman is "boots on the ground." I was getting tired of all the wallrunning.

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#4 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1322 posts) -

The consumer side of me says i hope its a new game, since they just put out a yet another version of this game on the 15th with the subtitle "Definitive Edition." I think it would be a little crappy on OI's part if they made a new edition which only added an outfit pack upping the price back to $60 for a 2 year old game, then put out a new season 12 days later that's not included with your "definitive edition." But the gamer in me says "hell yeah some more Hitman."

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#5 Posted by Relkin (1197 posts) -

Fingers crossed this Hitman is "boots on the ground." I was getting tired of all the wallrunning.

And preferably something set in modern times; I've had it up to here with all the sci-fi bullshit.

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#6 Posted by ShaggE (9281 posts) -

Notice that he walks away in the GIF... that is to say, look at that hitman go... also, he switches the way he holds his gun...

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Hitman Go on Switch confirmed!

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#7 Posted by Mikemcn (8594 posts) -

Inb4 dan says “hitman would be great on the switch!”

I would probably preorder season 2, probably...

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#8 Posted by RPJeff (112 posts) -

Hope we get a nice tease/trailer tomorrow. This is one of my most anticipated E3 games.

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#9 Edited by NTM (11847 posts) -

Hmm. Possible. On IO's Facebook page, they posted a little video of them playing Freedom Fighters. I want another Freedom Fighters... It'd be nice to see it be on Steam/GOG or now backward compatible on the One. Freedom Fighters is still my favorite IO game, and I'm really happy IO still has the rights to it. I liked the latest Hitman. It surprised me, but contrary to popular opinion, it didn't have a lot of replay value for me.

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#10 Posted by TheHT (15870 posts) -

@shagge said:

Notice that he walks away in the GIF... that is to say, look at that hitman go... also, he switches the way he holds his gun...

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Hitman Go on Switch confirmed!

oh this is totally it isn't it, lol.

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#11 Posted by ShaggE (9281 posts) -

@theht: Either that or a new standalone DLC in which 100 Agent 47s land on an island...

Wait, I think I actually want that.

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#12 Posted by pyrodactyl (4221 posts) -

@theht said:
@shagge said:

Notice that he walks away in the GIF... that is to say, look at that hitman go... also, he switches the way he holds his gun...

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Hitman Go on Switch confirmed!

oh this is totally it isn't it, lol.

Boooooooooo

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#13 Posted by TheHT (15870 posts) -

@shagge said:

@theht: Either that or a new standalone DLC in which 100 Agent 47s land on an island...

Wait, I think I actually want that.

100 47 clones could actually make sense in that universe, canonically.

"Ort-Meyer's Battle Royale"

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#14 Posted by nutter (2188 posts) -

@shagge: 100 Agent 47s land on an island, each with one other Agent 47 as their target. Killing the wrong target also kills you. Once the proper target is killed, a new target is assigned.

Spicy Chicken Dinner by killing all targets as specified (axe, ejector seat, soup can, fire extinguisher, poison sushi, etc.)

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#15 Posted by jeremyf (394 posts) -

@nutter: Think how many wacky outfits they could put in crates...

In all seriousness, please make a season 2. We need it.

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#16 Posted by Bedouin (151 posts) -

This tread took a turn I did not foresee and I'm so glad it did.

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#17 Posted by ShaggE (9281 posts) -

@nutter: Shiiiit... someone get Squeenix and IO on the horn. I've gotta play this.

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#18 Posted by ghost_cat (2288 posts) -

I can't tell, but did 47 catch the bullet casing in the gif?

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#19 Posted by ripelivejam (13204 posts) -

give hitman real hair

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#20 Edited by ShadyPingu (1815 posts) -

Season 2... Oh God please...

It makes me happy thinking of Hitman Battle Royale. The weapon meta would be absurd. Reddit threads comparing the relative effectiveness of spaghetti sauce cans, fire extinguishers and castration knives.

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#21 Posted by nutter (2188 posts) -

@jeremyf: Health items are food...but did someone already find it and poison it? Only one way to find out!

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#22 Posted by Fear_the_Booboo (1087 posts) -
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#23 Posted by glots (4361 posts) -

I thought this was just some lazy weekend tweet when I saw it, but obviously I’d love for it to be something else.

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#24 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (4444 posts) -

I'm actually hoping for a multiplayer mode that blows us all away, more than Season 2

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#25 Posted by BabyChooChoo (7092 posts) -

@glots said:

I thought this was just some lazy weekend tweet when I saw it, but obviously I’d love for it to be something else.

To be fair, it could be nothing...which now, having thought about it, makes me want to change the thread title. However, there was also this tweet the day before:

Glancing thru their history, they don't really post a lot of jokey tweets and the few that are there are very obvious jokes. I think it's the gifs in conjunction with what's written that makes these two tweets seem weirdly cryptic to me. I dunno, I could be reaching lol. I've just been dying for some more Hitman.

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#26 Edited by MachoFantastico (6682 posts) -

Hope so, even if it just means we get more Hitman on the site.

I haven't even played the first season yet.

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#27 Posted by soulcake (2809 posts) -

Hitman go2

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#28 Posted by EvilMonkeySlayer (27 posts) -

I would kill (sorry) for new maps and not rehashes of the existing ones.

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#29 Posted by Colonel_Pockets (1315 posts) -

I really hope so.

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#30 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (4444 posts) -

So much for this.

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#31 Posted by TheChris (535 posts) -

I would fiberwire somebody for the return of the 47 briefcase.

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#32 Edited by glots (4361 posts) -

Being so close to E3, I really hope this isn't just an elusive target, even if it'd be a totally new one.

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#35 Posted by glots (4361 posts) -

Alright, this is promising now. Give me more 47, even if I'm worried that we'll just get a CGI trailer and a "2019" release date...but then again, they are very likely sticking to the engine they already have, so I guess some gameplay could be shown as well.

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#36 Posted by glots (4361 posts) -

Some people more motivated than me are doing digging in regards to WB announcing something on the 7th day.

"Hitman Season 2. Calling it right now. Here's why: The back of that racecar has Hamsun as a sponsor. Olivia Hall (side character from Hitman Season 1) is "currently involved in an operation about Hamsun Oil in Reykjavik, Iceland." Taken from the wiki. You're welcome."

Race track level would be awesome.

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#37 Posted by TheHT (15870 posts) -

@glots said:

Race track level would be awesome.

Fuckin A it would.

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#38 Edited by TheChris (535 posts) -

I've gotten all the suits, the Ave Marie Sniper Rifle, the antigue syringes, done Professional Suit Only on pretty much all of the missions. I think I'm ready for a Season 2 now or whatever they wanna call the next Hitman.

Also it really bums me out that Warner Bros are the ones publishing this for their infamously bad track record regarding game publishing.

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#39 Posted by liquiddragon (3449 posts) -

Looks like WB let this logo slip.

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#40 Edited by Bollard (8180 posts) -

*Insert "It's Happening" gif*

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#41 Posted by glots (4361 posts) -

Now to just ponder if this’ll be episodic or a return to the original form.

Dream scenario would be a ”complete” game in the vein of Blood Money, but with elusive targets and such remaining. Add amazing Sapienza-like maps to that and GOTY is sealed.

I’m expecting a 2019 release date, but it *has* been year and a half since last episode came out, so I’m...potentially hopeful. Guess we’ll know for sure very soon.

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#42 Posted by Relkin (1197 posts) -

So Hitman 7 is Hitman 2? Wonderful. Looking forward to it.

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#43 Posted by dudeglove (13763 posts) -

Oh goddammit, Warner Brothers Games? The absolute shit-tier publisher when it comes to meddling with a game's release? My enthusiasm suddenly went cold.

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#45 Posted by Colonel_Pockets (1315 posts) -

@dudeglove: Will be interesting to see what the business model for this game is. Warners has had a ton of missteps over the years with this kind of stuff:

  • Batman Arkham City - Catwoman DLC
  • Batman Arkham Knight - $40 season pass filled with crap
  • Mortal Kombat X - microstransactions
  • Middle Earth Shadow of War - microtransactions
  • and so on...
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#46 Posted by TheHT (15870 posts) -

@colonel_pockets: in fairness, those missteps are in line with the prevailing trends at the time.

hopefully they stick to the episodic model. just do what they did the first time around, with all new content. Hitman took off in a way it seemingly hadn't before, so let's not fuck it up.

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#47 Posted by TheChris (535 posts) -

@liquiddragon: So are video games just going into some sort of reboot state, where we start naming all the new games after the very first games in the series with no alteration? Cause that's kinda lame.

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#48 Posted by TheRealTurk (547 posts) -

I dunno. Agent 47 might have some competition . . .

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#49 Posted by notnert427 (2268 posts) -

@glots said:

Some people more motivated than me are doing digging in regards to WB announcing something on the 7th day.

"Hitman Season 2. Calling it right now. Here's why: The back of that racecar has Hamsun as a sponsor. Olivia Hall (side character from Hitman Season 1) is "currently involved in an operation about Hamsun Oil in Reykjavik, Iceland." Taken from the wiki. You're welcome."

Race track level would be awesome.

Looks like this theory is on point. The target looks to be an F1 driver. Tomorrow will surely bring more details.

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#50 Posted by glots (4361 posts) -

Teasing this in a similiar style as elusive targets is making me kinda curious. If they are going to continue the season route, it would be pretty great from them to announce that a new map gets released during E3 or right after it.

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