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  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: April 25 Through April 29

    This is what we in the biz call a "slow week." Not a lot of big name titles are hitting consoles this week, but there are a few notable releases. Those invested in the Hitman season can pick up the second episode, while Hearthstone fans get a sizable new expansion . Civ fans may want to check... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman's Second Episode Takes Us To Sapienza, Italy At The End Of April

    Agent 47's latest world tour will continue at the end of April. IO Interactive and Square Enix have locked in a date for our trip to the second destination, Sapienza, Italy. According to the official Hitman Twitter account, the second episode drops on April 26. There's also a brief look at the... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman’s Elusive Targets Delayed, Two New Escalation Contracts Released

    IO Interactive and publisher Square Enix are tweaking Hitman’s post-launch plan a bit today. The Elusive Targets, a feature that gives you one chance to take out a target before they are gone for good, has been delayed. This piece of Hitman’s live feature set will now be released closer to... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman Advertising Campaign Takes A Weird Turn With Bloody Bathrooms

    An advertising campaign for the new Hitman game that released last week is turning out to be more shocking than effective. The advertisements, as found by Twitter user @graceblaise from London, England, feature fake bloodstains in a public women's bathroom. Agent 47 may be known to hide bodies in... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior - Stardews and Star-don'ts

    Despite AAA titles The Division and Hitman dropping earlier this week, an unassuming indie darling has stolen many players' hearts. The farming simulator Stardew Valley has cleverly injected itself into many of our play queues. Of course, some of us will still be lootin' and shootin' in The... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman Full-Season Disc Release Moved To January 2017

    The first episode of Square Enix’s latest Hitman is out tomorrow. Over the coming months, new locations and assassinations will be added to give players reason to more fully explore the expansive locales. For those holding off for the promised physical release, your wait is a bit longer than originally... More
  • Blog Post: Watch YouTubers Bungle Their Way Through ‘Real Life Hitman’

    With Hitman due out this Friday, Realm Pictures and IO Interactive have teamed up to create a real life version of the game. A number of YouTubers were tasked with being Agent 47’s handler, guiding him through a mission. The results? Mixed. Hitman players know that high-level play is about getting... More
  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: March 6 Through March 12

    This week, we are all New Yorkers. Sort of. Just bring hand sanitizer and cough into your elbow, and we’ll all be fine. This week sees The Division out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC after a long lead and a number of delays. Also this week is the return of Agent 47 in IO Interactive’s... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Hitman Beta Begins On PlayStation 4 Today With Prologue Mission

    This is your friendly reminder that Square Enix’s next Hitman goes into closed beta today. The test runs this weekend on PlayStation 4. In order to get access, you’ll either need a pre-order or a code from another source (Square Enix and IO Interactive have been dropping them via social media... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman Ditches Confusing Release Model Entirely, Now Fully Episodic

    Square Enix is dumping Hitman’s confusing and controversial release scheme entirely. After news that pre-orders had been canceled emerged yesterday, the company announced today that the upcoming title will now be released in a traditional episodic format. Release is still on track for March 11... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman Pre-Purchases Canceled On PlayStation Store Due To Significant Configuration Changes

    If you pre-purchased Square Enix’s upcoming Hitman on the PlayStation Store, you’ve likely found that your pre-order has been canceled. The publisher says not to worry, and you’ll be able to re-initiate your pre-order soon. We contacted Square Enix about the issue and the company got... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Miss Out On Square Enix's Humble Bundle, Featuring Life Is Strange And Tomb Raider Games

    Square Enix has its own humble bundle available right now, featuring Life is Strange and various Tomb Raider games. All you need to pay is a dollar or more, and you can unlock: The Last Remnant, Life is Strange Episode 1, Tomb Raider 1,2,3, and Murdered Soul Suspect. Other tiers give you access to the... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman Is Now Coming At Two Different Price Points On March 11, 2016

    Following the Hitman E3 announcement, Square Enix and IO Interactive faced significant confusion about just what players would be getting for their $60 purchase . Today, the publisher and studio are clearly detailing how and when you can play, as well as what you can expect in terms of content when it... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman Has Been Delayed Until March 2016, Release Format Adjusted

    IO Interactive’s return to the Hitman universe is going to take a few months longer. The developer and publisher Square Enix have announced a delay out of 2015. IO says that the extra time will allow for more content in the initial release. Hitman will be released digital-first, as IO plans to... More
  • Blog Post: The Hitman: Agent 47 Film Is Sitting At A Miserable 4 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes

    Critics didn’t love Timothy Olyphant’s ( Justified ) turn playing Agent 47 in 2007’s take on IO Interactive’s Hitman series. But that film got glowing reviews compared to the imminent release of Hitman: Agent 47 , starring Rupert Friend ( Homeland ). We’ve learned not to... More
  • Blog Post: Agent 47 Is A Real Sneak In New Hitman Gameplay Trailer

    Yesterday, IO-Interactive introduced us to the newest chapter in its acclaimed assassination/stealth series, but now we have a better idea of how this relaunched series will actually play. Hitman drops players into a live and continually expanding world of assassination. This means that the world will... More
  • Blog Post: [Trailer Added] Square Enix Confirms New Hitman For Console And PC

    Update: Square Enix confirmed that Hitman is returning. The title will have a PlayStation-exclusive beta, and six assassination missions only available on that platform. Sony mentioned a digital-first release, but it wasn't clear if that was a lead-up experience or if the game itself will be issued... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman: Agent 47 Movie Pushed To August 2015

    Originally meant to release in February, Fox's new Hitman film adaptation has been pushed back six months. According to Hollywood Reporter , the push is related to extra time needed to complete special effect shots for the film. This isn't the first hurdle the film has had to clear. Paul Walker... More
  • Blog Post: First Look At Rupert Friend In Hitman: Agent 47 Film

    Homeland star Rupert Friend is playing Agent 47 in 20th Century Fox upcoming Hitman movie. He’s got a bald head and a slick suit, so he’s already doing as good of a job as Timothy Olyphant from the 2007 adaptation. Hitman: Agent 47 has had a troubled development history. Late star Paul Walker... More
  • Blog Post: Humble Square Enix Bundle Offers 16 Games For Cheap

    Humble Bundle has partnered with a new publisher, Square Enix, to bundle a collection of games all in the name of charity. You can pay a minimum of a $1 to grab Thief Gold, Daikatana, Mini Ninjas, Anachronox, Hitman: Codename 47, and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. If you pay over the average amount (currently... More
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