For fans of the long-running Hitman series, last month’s revelation at that publisher Square Enix was parting ways with developer IO Interactive came as a shock. What would happen to the Hitman IP that IO created? Would the rights remain at Square Enix? Would IO Interactive collapse? An open letter from IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak indicates that everything’s going to be fine. Continue reading IO Interactive goes 100% independent, takes Hitman franchise with them
Agent 47 is packing his bags and is heading to Colorado, where he will take in the sights and sounds while murdering four targets at a private militia training camp. Quality vacation time. Continue reading Hitman Episode Five revealed and release date confirmed.
Io-Interactive announces the release date and location for episode four of Hitman. The new mission, “Club 47,” will take place in the Himmapan luxury hotel and resort, located on the Chao Phraya River outside of Bangkok. Though, you aren’t there to just to take in the scenery. You’ve got work to do and this wouldn’t be a Hitman title without some assassinations. Continue reading Io-Interactive confirms Hitman: Episode four will be set in Bangkok and will be released on August 16th.
Based on the headline, you could be forgiven for thinking that this news item is a joke piece. Bizarrely, it is not. If you jump into Square Enix’s Hitman this week, you will be tasked with hunting and murdering beloved character actor and noted weirdo Gary Busey. Continue reading Hitman‘s next Elusive Target is Gary Busey
We’ve been messing around with Hitman‘s puzzle-box first level, Paris, for just over a month now and we’re still uncovering secrets and creative murder opportunities. The second episode, Sapienza, drops next week and sees Agent 47 head to Italy to stop a scientist deploying an engineered virus on the world. Hit the jump to see the very intense trailer. Continue reading Hitman‘s second episode drops next week, takes you to Sapienza, Italy
With its sixth and latest entry, Hitman will be making one particular part of the series’ fanbase very happy indeed. Hitman: Blood Money, released back in 2006, has become a perrenial fan favourite, its sandbox of inventive and improvisational gameplay proving an unbeatable formula. Developer Io Interactive returned to a more cinematic style in 2012’s Hitman Absolution but left cold those keen for more of what Blood Money offered. It seems Io have heard your plaintive cries and the result is at once beautiful and strange. Continue reading Video Games Review: Hitman (Episode One) (PS4, 2016)
Following its sudden pulling of pre-orders from the PlayStation Store late last week, Square Enix and Io Interactive are altering their release plans for their new Hitman title once again. The game will now be “a truly episodic AAA game experience, with a major live component.” So what exactly does that mean? Continue reading Hitman alters the deal again, goes “fully episodic”
A few keen Hitman afficianados who had already pre-ordered Square Enix’s next entry in the series, simply titled Hitman, got a worrying message from Sony earlier today advising that their pre-order had been cancelled by the publisher. Continue reading Square Enix cancels Hitman PlayStation Store preorders, but don’t freak out
Hollywood hasn’t had the greatest track record when it comes to translating video games into films. There’s been but a handful that have been worth watching, the Resident Evil series, Lara Croft Tomb Raider and cult classic Mortal Kombat all rank amongst the good ones. With Hitman: Agent 47 this is actually a reboot and has nothing to do with the 2007 film Hitman (starring Timothy Olyphant in the lead) other than originating from the same game. With this film endeavouring to take a little bit more from the source material to fuel the story which adds a notch to its belt above its predecessor. But more importantly, does this bomb, or does it have enough juice in it to reinvigorate the franchise?... Continue Reading