Square: Hitman art “does not represent any new game”

Wednesday, 21st July 2010 14:55 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Square’s dashed rather blatant clues today that everyone’s favourite bald murderer’s on his way back.

Design firm Great Graphics (via Kotaku and GAF), who’s previously worked with Square on Kane & Lynch 2, stuck up some poster art showing Herr 47, some flames and a great big “2011″ leading most to assume the obvious.

Not so.

“The concept art was created as part of a portfolio, intended to showcase an artist’s style or method of work and does not represent any new Hitman game,” Square told VG247 in a statement today.

Danish developer IO has put out four games in the stealth series so far: Hitman: Codename 47 (2000), Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002), Hitman: Contracts (2004) and Hitman: Blood Money (2006).

Variety rumoured a fifth title in 2009 for release later this year. Clearly, that’s not happening either.

IO is currently working on the imminent launch of Kane & Lynch 2.



  1. Blerk

    Well that’s sort of a dead giveaway, isn’t it? :-D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Good news. I liked Blood Money and i hope this game will be more amazing or massive.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. LordCancer

    i hope they make knife kills more satisfying like in hitman 2. in the following games they got over the top ridiculous. knife kill=20second animation+guy screams alerting whole level. I’m a stabber ya know, I just like to run up n kill them quickly with my kitchen knife.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. adame_bikar

    maybe changing camera angle from overhead perspective to sth like splinter cell camera angle can work for this one.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Yoshi

    “Unfortunately, the concept art was created as part of a portfolio,” IO Interactive PR manager Tom Stratton told us. “[It was] intended to showcase an artist’s style or method of work and does not represent any new Hitman game.”

    Thats a shame :(

    #5 4 years ago
  6. osric90

    They should bring Blood Money for PS3 already… How hard could it be? Dammit, 360 users have it and I had in on PS2 but graphics sucked ass… PLEASE IO!!!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. cookiejar

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. Made my morning.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. ReeceHeywood

    All I want is a new Hitman. :(

    #8 4 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    YYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCKING FINALLLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!


    i’ve never been brought up so high to be thrown back down so low again. **** you eidos and io >:(

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Bikki

    fucks sake yoshi

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    this should be updated guys

    #11 4 years ago
  12. cookiejar

    Balls :(

    Well, we all know its coming anyway.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Blerk

    I’m not buying that explanation. If it was from a concept portfolio to show off an artist’s style, why would have have scrawled a huge ’2011′ across the middle of it? And included the company logos?

    I see they’ve also removed it from the page. That in itself speaks volumes. :-)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. CnD

    This is NOT concept art for a new Hitman:

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    I’m just getting comment from Square now.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    There you go.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Pft. Yeah, right.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt


    #18 4 years ago
  19. Canalla

    I hope they are just messing with us. Blood money was a pretty fun game

    #19 4 years ago
  20. JonFE

    Pat, maybe you should have updated the original article in your usual way, so that the original comments wouldn’t look so confusing…

    #20 4 years ago
  21. ninjanutta

    never got the whole hitman thing really,always found it to be pretty boring,maybe i didnt give it enough of a chance?maybe.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Yoshi

    lol wheres my thanks? :P You didn’t even believe me!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. The Hindle

    Its happening imo. Cant wait either although Io intereactive, no cover system or multplayer in the new one please.

    #23 4 years ago

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