David Bateson, the voice-actor who plays Agent 47 in the Hitman series, has outed the fifth game in the series.
Bateson mentioned the game on two occasions in an interview with TheGamingLiberty.
“I have to plead the 5th Amendment on this one. I am under contract not to say anything. There have been delays. However, like I said earlier, if the artwork is anything to go by… brace yourself!”
He added: “In all the years of Hitman, I have been overwhelmingly gratified and humbled by the sheer dedication to the Hitman franchise that the fans have expressed.
“For all the kind things that have been said, I am truly thankful. That kind of dedication and appreciation of the game deserves repayment… with an even more gob smacking instalment in Hitman 5. I don’t envy IO Interactive for the pressure they must under to deliver.
“I am utterly convinced they will!”
It’s been thought the game has been in development for a while, thanks to some marketing posters. Turned out they did “not represent any new Hitman game,” publisher Square told VG247.
The posters did show a 2011 date, which was further backed up by a Eurogamer report. Christmas 2011, to be exact.
We’ll give Square Enix a buzz on Monday.