Although it always seemed to toil in the shadow of other games, Hitman remains a widely respected franchise amongst stealth aficionados.

Not all entries were excellent but many satisfied that aforementioned group of demanding fans, most of whom will be excited to learn about Hitman: Absolution .

A teaser trailer for the game hit YouTube earlier today (see it below) and not long after, developer Io Interactive and publisher Square Enix officially announced the fresh installment, in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. We're not sure when it will arrive, but we know it's being built "from the ground up using Io's proprietary Glacier 2 engine." Absolution will also pay a visit to E3 next month.

Here's a brief summary of what to expect-

"Hitman Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he trusted and hunted by the police, he finds himself at the centre of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world, in his search for the truth."

Hey, I'm up for it. If this turns out well, it'll allow me to forget how Ubisoft screwed the pooch with Splinter Cell: Conviction . 'gag'

Related Game(s): Hitman: Absolution

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Clamedeus
Clamedeus
11 years ago

I love the Hitman games, one of my favorite games. I have the collection that came out for PS2 for it. I can't wait to see this game though. 😀

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Yay.

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
11 years ago

I actually liked conviction…but oh well to each his own.

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
11 years ago

My life is now complete.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Oh yeah!!

An absolutely amazing series. Completely engrossing and even relaxing.

Blood Money was my favourite. Technically amazing for it's time too.

If it's true to the name, this is of utmost importance with games like Dark Souls, Journey, WKC2 for me.

To be a tad negative, i can't see that relaxed, slow paced gameplay that demanded patience, strategy and time being done today….Enix might request "more accessible action scenes"…
And if they do keep it all intact, what about the dumbed down, casual COD public?

To end positively, the brand name might sell it regardless.

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

I like the hitman games, but I don't seem to be interested in this one.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

OMG finally been waiting so long for the ps3 hitman! its about damn time!
loved contracts and blood money they were so fun!
finally they've seen sense from kane and lynch

main_event05
main_event05
11 years ago

Sweet. I'm so excited.

main_event05
main_event05
11 years ago

I wonder if they will release another Collection. This time in HD.

KNG201
KNG201
11 years ago

a collection would be nice… it had good graffics imo back then…hd? i say bring it and I buy it.

main_event05
main_event05
11 years ago

yea, they had great graphics, before their time even. but I was just trying to get on the band wagon.

Lairfan
Lairfan
11 years ago

Good to see they've stopped with the Kane and Lynch games now. I had high hopes for #2, but it didn't pan out very well.

Anyways, as long as they keep the soul of this series intact, I don't see how the new Hitman can possibly go wrong.

dkmrules
dkmrules
11 years ago

YES The hitman series is freaking awesome. As long as they keep it out of theatres of course

KNG201
KNG201
11 years ago

Finally!!!!! next up max payne 3 and a happy gamer. ps. u3,in2,mad12,so on & so on….

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

MP 3 was already announced and it looks more ruined than Conviction IMO.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

best news I have heard since osama died

FM23
FM23
11 years ago

Yeah, whats the point of making trailers like this. Waste of time and effort. I'm not excited about anything rightn now

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
11 years ago

Read about the title being trademarked a few weeks back and wondered what it was for. Good to know that Hitman is coming back. It's been one of those games that I've wanted to try, but never really been interested enough to actively look for it.

As for a Classics HD set, S-E put out Tomb Raider, so it makes sense that they may well take a chance and do the same again. I hope so. I'd like to see the full story of Agent 47.
Peace.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

dude get blood money on pc if u can run it you'll love it

bloody_rootz
bloody_rootz
11 years ago

YES! been waiting for the day that i heard the announcement of a hitman game for this gen!!

___________
___________
11 years ago

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AGENT 57 IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$E, please FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
dont screw this up!
otherwise there will be heck to pay!
heck i tells ya!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
11 years ago

So damn excited, yet you don't even get the Agent's number right…

*raises eyebrows*

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

LOL 47!

main_event05
main_event05
11 years ago

Fail!

___________
___________
11 years ago

oops…… thats what a lack of sleep does to ya!

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Awesome news,I've been waiting a long time for Agent 47 to return. I hope IO don't turn it into a run/shoot/dodge/cover tps.


Last edited by bebestorm on 5/11/2011 8:00:21 AM

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
11 years ago

Cool.