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Hitman 5 will probably be titled Hitman: Absolution

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It's been a long wait for Hitman fans, but it looks like Hitman 5 may be announced soon. A European trademark filing for Hitman: Absolution under video games and software by Square Enix hints at the possible name of the game. Unless there are two Hitman games currently in development, Absolution is probably the subtitle for the next game in the series.

Hitman 5 was first hinted at in 2007, but the game wasn't confirmed to be in development until 2009. A Hitman-themed ARG on the IO forums ended with a teaser image for the game (see above). Between the filing and the ARG, it seems likely that we'll learn more about the game by E3 at the latest.

Source: Silicon Era

Apr 25, 2011

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15 comments

  • mani - April 27, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    hell yeaahh, agent 47 is coming back. im a huge hitman fan, hope this one is way aweesome than blood money :D
  • jackthemenace - April 26, 2011 3:20 p.m.

    I just came. Side note: Absolution is a sweet-ass word. It's my new favourite. :3
  • Cruddi - April 26, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    Bloody money kicked ass... my main reason for getting my xbox 360 back in the day brilliant game let's hope square enix don't f*** this up
  • quincytheodore - April 26, 2011 6:59 a.m.

    Forgot about Dante...
  • quincytheodore - April 26, 2011 6:46 a.m.

    Joining the "What-did-you-do-to-me!!!" video game characters club is Mr. 47. He was last seen at the vicinity sporting numerous belts disguised as clothes with new long silky pink hair and also an effeminate chin, along with brutally cut and dirty Lara Croft, half naked Aya Brea, what's this? I can see her butt cheek exposed. They are apparently talking to very bald and angry Max Payne. God only knows what abusive ordeal they must have gone through. Squeenix refuses to publish full screenshot of new Mr. 47 due to alarming number of raging fans.
  • Dredgon - April 26, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    Can't wait, love the series, Blood Money was awesome, and cannot wait to kill again with my good man 47!!!!!
  • Crypto140 - April 25, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    @RicePuddingUK you took the words right out of my keyboard.
  • RicePuddingUK - April 25, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Blood Money was epic! And that was an Xbox Original Port, Imagine what this proper next gen version will look and feel like.
  • SUSMaker9 - April 25, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    AWWW YEAH. Really lookin' foward to this. Blood Money is one of my favorite assassin games.
  • batmanboy11 - April 25, 2011 7:19 p.m.

    I really hope it shows up at E3. Been too long since the last game!
  • Crimsonkingx - April 25, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    I actually kind of hope for brand new experience with Hitman. After I played spinter cell conviction, my first thought after finishing it was..."MAN! It would be sweet if hitman could play like this!". Simplified controls sometimes are a great solution to make your game more appealing. Just a thought. Either way, will probably play this one.
  • HitmanSB07 - April 25, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Blood Money was one of my favourite games of all time, lets hope this is released alongside Skyrim, Uncharted 3 and ME3 so that I can play games non-stop throughout Winter.
  • smiley187 - April 25, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    Sweet.
  • Sgt_Pepperman - April 25, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    Can't wait! Here's hoping it'll be as good - if not better - than Hitman: Blood Money. Fingers crossed Don't disappoint me IO!
  • Fleshcrawl - April 25, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    Word

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