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  • 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: IO Interactive Pulls Trigger On New Hitman Art, Sneaks Past E3

    IO Interactive has posted an update on the next console Hitman title. The good news is that there is some new art. The bad news is that we won’t be seeing the title at E3 in a couple of weeks. The latest image (above, click to enlarge) is a city in Central Europe. “We’re making great... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Last Day For Hitman: Absolution From Games With Gold

    If you’ve been dragging your heels on the first Games with Gold title this month, put that on your “to do” list for today. If you hesitate, you’ll lose your free copy of Hitman: Absolution. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to get Tequila Works’ Deadlight. For more... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman Devs Reveal First Info On New Game

    There's been some confusion about the fate of the Hitman series, and developer IO Interactive has released a statement that clears a few things up. In the open letter to fans, the studio explains that they're hard at work on the next AAA installment and provided some tantalizing details about... More
  • Blog Post: Major Layoffs At Hitman Studio IO Interactive

    Update: Square Enix has provided a statement on the IO Interactive layoffs to Game Informer. We are making significant changes at IO Interactive as we align our business against a changing and challenging market. Hannes Seifert, formerly Production Director for 3 years at the studio, will take over the... More
  • Blog Post: New Hitman Movie Planned, Paul Walker To Star

    Fox is looking to reboot the Hitman movie franchise, this time with Paul Walker, best known for his work in the The Fast and the Furious films. The film will be titled Agent 47. With Timothy Olyphant, who played Agent 47, busy starring in one of the best television shows currently on the air, Justified... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Confirms Hitman HD Is Sneaking Out Next Year

    Square Enix has officially announced that the Hitman: HD Trilogy is coming to stores early next year. The collection includes three past Hitman games, with a spiffy HD coating. The collection, which is coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 29, includes HD updates of Hitman Contracts, Hitman... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman: Absolution Now Online Pass-Free

    Square Enix has changed its mind about Hitman: Absolution's planned online pass, and the company is now offering Contracts mode to everyone. Instead of having to enter in a code to get the mode, it's now playable right in the main menu. This should be a boon for anyone buying the game used. For... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman: Absolution Agent 47 Actor Revealed

    Longtime fans of the franchise should recognize the actor returning to play Agent 47. David Bateson has voiced Agent 47 since 2000 when he played the titular character in the original Hitman: Codename 47, and Square Enix confirmed today that the actor is returning for the upcoming Absolution. Previous... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman: Absolution Contracts Mode Announced

    The developers at IO Interactive are including a brand new challenge mode in Agent 47's newest adventure. In Contract mode, players will be able to create custom challenges for other Hitman players to try and complete. Unlike similar features in other games, this mode will not require the player... More
  • Blog Post: Get Behind The Scope In Hitman: Sniper Challenge Dev Diary

    Hitman: Absolution is coming out November 20, but that doesn't mean you can't play as Agent 47 before then. The game has a pretty snazzy preorder bonus, which is a sniper-based minigame. The guys at IO Interactive have released a new developer diary that shows how they came up with the idea of... More
  • Blog Post: Join Hitman's Barcode Society

    Hitman's Agent 47 may move in the shadows, but you can be loud and proud about your fandom for the franchise. Series developer IO Interactive and publisher Square Enix have announced the launch of The Barcode Society, a one-stop website for all things Hitman. The Barcode Society is basically your... More
  • Blog Post: Hitman: Absolution Getting Prequel Novel

    Square Enix's upcoming Hitman game is being preceded in the fiction by a novel penned by Raymond Benson and released by Random House's genre fiction imprint, Del Rey. [Click the picture above for Hitman: Damnation 's full cover art] Hitman: Damnation is scheduled to come out this summer and... More
  • Blog Post: SquareEnix Officially Announces Hitman Absolution

    Agent 47 is preparing another hit, in a game that developer IO Interactive says will mark a new chapter in the series. Publisher SquareEnix has just released a teaser trailer, emphasis on the "teaser," which shows little but what we can assume is Agent 47 affixing a silencer to a pistol and... More
  • Blog Post: Could Hitman 5 Be Called Hitman: Absolution?

    Square Enix has already started dropping hints about the next game in the Hitman series, but thanks to a recent trademark we might now know the name of the game. As Siliconera has recently reported, Square Enix Europe has filed a trademark for Hitman: Absolution in the UK region. Could that be the name... More
  • Blog Post: More Hitman 5 Clues?

    Square Enix has talked about there being another Hitman, but since the game isn't officially announced, it doesn't officially exist...if that makes any sense. Now what may be a viral marketing campaign has fanned the fans' flames even further. What started as an ad in a Sundance Film Festival... More
  • Blog Post: IO Interactive Concludes Second Wave Of Job Cuts

    IO Interactive (Hitman, Kane & Lynch) has apparently gone through a second wave of job cuts following an initial culling back in March. At the time, the Danish studio was comprised of about 200 individuals, and the cuts were rumored at 35. According to an unnamed source, Kotaku reports that the studio... More
  • Blog Post: IO Interactive Announces Dog Days DLC

    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days just hit retail today, and developer IO Interactive already dropped details on pending downloadable content. Information is vauge, but we do know that the content will be hitting August 31 and include three different packs – the Multiplayer Mask Pack, Alliance Weapon... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Media

    Kane & Lynch 2 is setting a pretty distinctive story telling style by approaching the visual presentation like it was shot on low-grade consumer video cameras. Where most developers shoot to mimic Hollywood style cinematography, developer IO Interactive are going for a very low-fi approach. Check... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: IO Interactive Comments On Hitman Art

    UPDATE: Hitman developer IO Interactive has commented on the Hitman art that went up on the website of a Danish artist touting that the next Hitman would be coming out in 2011. Not so, says the developer. "Unfortunately, the concept art was created as part of a portfolio," IO PR manager Tom... More
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