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Hitman: Absolution officially announced for 2012 with painfully vague teaser

After months of rumors and leaks that all but confirmed the existence of a new Hitman game, IO Interactive and Square Enix made it official today with an annoyingly brief and enigmatic teaser trailer for the game. And just as we guessed, it’s titled Hitman: Absolution. Enjoy the teaser in all its fleeting glory:


With little to go on in the trailer (hell, we couldn’t even tell if protagonist Agent 47 is still bald), Square Enix did let a few morsels of info slip, the most important one being the title’s 2012 release date. Read on from the press release:

HITMAN ABSOLUTION follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.

“For the first time we are taking Agent 47 on a personal journey which allows us to explore other parts of the Hitman fantasy,” said Tore Blystad, game director, IO Interactive. “This is both a familiar and yet significantly different experience from other Hitman games; something our silent assassins will relish, as will all those new to the Hitman world.”

Showcasing IO Interactive’s new proprietary Glacier 2™ technology, the game has been built from the ground up. Boasting a cinematic story, distinctive art direction and highly original game design, HITMAN ABSOLUTION combines much-loved classic gameplay with completely new features never seen before in the Hitman franchise.

We feel pretty safe in assuming we’ll learn much at E3, so at least that’s something to look forward to at what will surely be an otherwise humdrum and uninteresting event. In the meantime, why not read our old UK pal’s predictions on what they think the game should be.

May 10, 2011

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17 comments

  • jackthemenace - May 12, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    h Yes, FINALLY! I hope to gOD that the disguises are just as good or, God forbid, even BETTER than the disguises form Blood Money! (LOL, JK).
  • reecemunkey - May 11, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    Im going with what he said ....chrisat928
  • manwhodrewcats - May 11, 2011 7:53 a.m.

    47 should have bumped someone off using snake venom years ago. is it me or does the snake coiling round the gun, fit the shape of the agency logo?
  • TopNewt - May 11, 2011 2:59 a.m.

    Pretty cool.
  • TheSugarRay - May 10, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    yes YESYESYESYESYEYESYES YES @CHRIS928, JUST WHAT i WANTED TO DO. i'M SO PUMPED FOR 2012! fSCK THE END OF TIME.
  • CombatCat120 - May 10, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    HELL YES Woah, you guys need to shorten the character limit. Exhibit A: chrisat928 above
  • TyrannosaurusTexMex - May 10, 2011 10:29 p.m.

    This just in! Agent 47 can now carry a snake in his suit,I repeat, a snake in his suit!
  • Gameguy94 - May 10, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    OMG my mind exploded from ALL THOSE AWESOME THINGS the trailer revealed!
  • RicePuddingUK - May 10, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    Never before have a I jizzed over a snake! I like the idea of this being a "personal" story, hopefully a set back to Silent Assassin in 2002.
  • chrisat928 - May 10, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    YES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YESYES YES YES YES YES YES
  • batmanboy11 - May 10, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    About time we got another Hitman game!
  • Robx - May 10, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    It lacks a kick in the balls.
  • gmknoble - May 10, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    I'm so excited! I've loved these games forever!
  • SilentTee - May 10, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    Hitman has always been one of my favorite series so I'm super excited for this!
  • Genericpenisjoketista - May 10, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    I don't doubt that this game will be excellent. That being said, "A cold-blooded assassin [takes on] his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world," sounds generic as FUCK.
  • Samael - May 10, 2011 6:08 p.m.

    Woohoo! Can't wait to see this series return. But what a tease of a trailer...
  • AwesomeMan - May 10, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    Oh...My...GOD! The announcement I've been waiting for since Blood Money. I'm so Happy!!! Thanks Henry!

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