Hitman: Absolution Announced

Agent 47 returns for the fifth game in the Hitman series.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

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Good news Hitman fans, you’re getting a new game in the franchise. **confetti shower** Today, Square Enix and IO Interactive have announced Hitman: Absolution for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The new game utilizes IO Interactive’s new Glacier 2 technology and sees Agent 47 take on his “most dangerous contract to date.” The game is scheduled to release sometime in 2012, but will be showing at E3 this June.

“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.”

The first teaser trailer for Hitman: Absolution has been released as well. Check it out below.