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Major Hitman announcement coming on May 10

Monday, 7 May 2012 16:45 GMT By Debabrata Nath

IO Interactive’s posted a picture on its official Hitman Facebook page confirming something major regarding Hitman: Absolution will be announced on May 10.

A huge picture posted along with the following line confirmed the news:

“Heads up! A MAJOR announcement is coming up on MAY 10th. Don’t miss this!”

The picture shows Agent 47 standing on top of a skyscraper with a sniper in hand. He seems to be looking down into the streets.

Hitman: Absolution is in development for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC and is scheduled to release later this year. You can view the teaser image below.

Thanks, Talkar.

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32 Comments

  1. Dark

    Multiplayer

    trololololololololol

    #1 3 years ago
  2. KAP

    No matter how much I try I can’t escape it.
    MP is crept its way into my story based games now, I’ll just have to grin and take it up the arse…. again

    Ffs.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Please don’t be multiplayer.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GwynbleiddiuM

    Co-op I might be interested but MP wont be a good addition to Hitman franchise.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    47 works alone. No Co-op.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. BULArmy

    Actually co-op in a Splinter Cell way, but much more deep is my bet.
    I don’t have high hopes that this will be a good game, if we follow Hitmen path of bad-good game.

    Silent Assassin FTW!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Edo

    It’s most likely a release date(it better be).

    #7 3 years ago
  8. drewbles82

    Blood money was my fav. Big open areas to explore and so many ways of doing the job.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Hamid_GL

    maybe it’s just some information why are you judging so fast???

    #9 3 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    A major Announcement probably isn’t just some information. It’s either the releasedate or multiplayer.

    I’m hoping for a map-editor. That would be freaking amazing.

    But that’s not going happen.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. kingofscotland

    Its going to be Multiplayer for sure, it seems every game MUST have Multiplayer these days – which is fine if you try and do something different with it, not just the same old deathmatch/capture the flag etc etc

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Quasar

    game was cancelled because was to derpish

    #12 3 years ago
  13. The_Red

    This better not be co-op. Co-op in Hitman is like actual shit in ice-cream. I doesn’t matter how good it is, the mp will be like dog shit in the world of Silent Assassin.

    Heck, even multiplayer would be lame but at least not as dumb as having 47 work with someone else or adding a completely separate and disjointed co-op mode with two random and pointless non-47 characters.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. TD_Monstrous69

    Some type of multiplayer, plus the release date is what I believe their announcement could be.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gizkata

    Looks like it was leaked? http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2012/05/hitman-announcement-this-week.html

    #15 3 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: That doesn’t look like anything i’d call “MAJOR”.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gizkata

    Well you know how these companies hype the fuck out of silly stuff.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Takeshi

    I think too it will be a release date. Seems proper too. Multiplayer or Co-op? Well, honestly, it wouldn’t seem proper for a Hitman game. I haven’t played one for more than an hour or two, but you know, ME3 and God of War MP were/looks pretty awesome.

    I’m willing to have faith if it’s announced.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Maximum Payne

    Maybe similar to Assassin creed multiplayer ?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. absolutezero

    Hopefully its the reveal that everything announced so far has been a nice big joke and actually both Jesper Kyd and David Bateson are working on the game and its actually even more open and wide and free-form and chaotic than ever.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. ChameleonX

    Please, no multiplayer.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Maximum Payne

    @20 Actually its possible for David Bateson because they never show agent 47 to speak or anything.For Jasper Kyd is maybe to late ? Don’t know.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. YoungZer0

    @22: http://youtu.be/NWf3dPKYf1E Around 15:50.

    @20: Ugh, i’m getting so tired of people who are just afraid of a little bit of change. I love Bateson and Kyd as much as the next guy but so far i don’t see any problem with neither, the new composers and the new voicactor. Matter of fact i can’t wait for the new soundtrack. Peter Peter and Peter Kyed do a very solid job.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Maximum Payne

    @23 Yea that is one sentence :)
    But again he almost never talk.
    Its not crucial like James Mccaffrey in Max payne 3

    #24 3 years ago
  25. absolutezero

    The lack of Kyd and Bateson are the least of my worries about the newest game.

    Im worried the most about most of the people that made Hitman special leaving IO and the Kane and Lynch team having anything to do with it.

    That and almost everything announced and demo’d so far.

    Its not that im afraid of change, im very much looking forward to Tomb Raider and Resident Evil 4 is one of the best games of all time. I get worried when change is implimented for changes sake, or to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

    This is a top comment from the demo video you linked YZ :

    “Lets be honest, there wasnt much dialog on the Hitman series to begin with. And if thats your excuse for not buying the game then i think its pretty lame… not to mention your boycott wont bring David Bateson back, so better start getting used to it.”

    Thats a disgusting attitude to have.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. YoungZer0

    @25: Name me the people who made Hitman so special. What position did they have? Where are they now?

    “Thats a disgusting attitude to have.”

    What is? Getting used to change? Giving someone else a fair chance?

    I don’t think so. First of all he’s right, the games were never about dialogs, most of them were pretty cringe worthy. Boycotting a videogame because of an artistic decision and especially such a small one, that – for me – is just sad.

    DRM is a good reason to boycott a game. But nobody cares, they like to pretend they do. Get all pissed about Ubisoft and then go off to buy Diablo 3.

    So far i haven’t seen any bad changes. The gameplay is quicker, which is definitely needed, the whole game seems more cinematic, which i definitely like, the wall-hack mode is optional, so no complaining here.

    I don’t see the problem.

    The previous Hitman games were all very slow and after playing Conviction (yes, i said the c-word) i don’t see any reason why you can’t be stealthy and fast.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. DSB

    I agree with the people cheering for change. The Hitman series has needed it for ages now. It’s always been a case of “almost there” fucked up on the finish line by poor design.

    I can name maybe 3 videogame voice actors, and I’ve come to just assume that any videogame music that isn’t done by Matt Uelmen is done by Jesper Kyd anyway, so that couldn’t possibly be more of a non-issue.

    “DRM is a good reason to boycott a game. But nobody cares, they like to pretend they do. Get all pissed about Ubisoft and then go off to buy Diablo 3.”

    Ubisoft and Battle.net is the same thing? In what universe? Steam is DRM too, but that’s not a very good reason to disregard every other consideration in judging it.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    oh ok.

    I guess we just enjoyed Hitman for different reasons. I never was stealthy, I was crafty and I was sadistic. I was dressed in a clown costume calling someone on the phone to shoot them in the head. I was lacing a pair of pants with cloroform to take out an FBI agent and wear his clothes. I was putting bombs in presents and leaving them amoungst a crowd of rednecks at a wedding. I was killing hundreds of people wearing santa hats in the same elevator, trying to build up the corpses as high as I could.

    None of that was cinematic, or flashy, or fast.

    I was not offended by the guys point that 47 does’nt really say very much, which is perfectly correct (so if he says so little why replace him?), what got me was the “Its not going to change so just put up with it”. Just roll over and accept it. Just let them shit in your mouth because theres nothing you can ever do about it. Fuck you. Buy our game. Fuck you.

    Also I was refering mainly to Jacob Andersen. The game director of the previous 4 games. Theres also the bunch of people they let go last year I think, those were Hitman developers according to @superannuation might want to take that with a pinch of salt though.

    Im sure theres going to be a bunch of open levels with multiple paths to chose and I’m sure everything is going to be fine. I hope everything is going to be fine. I guess what im upset about is them getting rid of something so good like Kyd’s scores and adding in something im not particularly fond of, its not change more “why would they do that?”

    Also im not buying Diablo 3 due to having to sign into a server to play a single player game. Also input lag and mantience. I only have one game with the Ubi DRM and it was one game enough to make me not buy any others. I never bought Mass Effect 3 because of the online pass/Story relevant DLC. Im not trying to show off Im trying to say that not everyone that complains about a game immediatly goes out and buys it anyway.

    Its odd from what I can tell alot of the people that like this new Hitman never really liked the old ones. Same kinda goes for Devil May Cry. I guess they really are making these games for an entirely new market.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    @27: Any DRM that forces me to play singleplayer online is bad drm.

    @28: I also did that, going on a killing spree as a clown is fun. But i guess, we’ll just have to wait and see, let’s just not be so freaking negative all the time. I mean i give REVENGEANCE the benefit of a doubt.

    Fucking REVENGEANCE.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. DSB

    Blood Money was lead by Rasmus Højengaard, same as Absolution.

    @29 Fair enough.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    Im a ruthlessly cynical bastard.

    I can’t help myself.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Jerykk

    @27

    I completely disagree. Each Hitman game improved upon the last, offering more open-ended level design and gameplay, along with better AI and polish in general. Blood Money was the best Hitman and easily one of the best stealth games out there. If IO had simply continued that trend and retained the core elements of the series while expanding and improving them, nobody would be complaining about change.

    Absolution looks to be taking a step back, however, removing player choice and open-ended level design in favor of a more cinematic and story-driven experience. Cinematic and story-driven games aren’t exactly rare, so this change can’t really be viewed as a risk. If anything, they’re trying to cater to a larger audience comprised of people who care more about presentation than gameplay. That’s not a good change for people who care about gameplay.

    Note that my opinion is based on the two levels they’ve shown to the press and public thus far. The library level was incredibly linear and scripted and from what I’ve read, the orphanage level was equally so. Now, it’s possible that these levels are not indicative of the other levels, which I certainly hope is the case. However, I have a sinking feeling that open-ended, sand-boxy levels (one of the pillars of the series) will be few and far between.

    #32 3 years ago

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    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]