Hitman: Absolution Sounds Like The Name For "Hitman 5"

By Spencer . April 22, 2011 . 9:06am

110706-040147IO Interactive spilled the beans that Hitman 5 is in development. However, the upcoming game probably won’t be called "Hitman 5." We’re betting it will be Hitman: Absolution.


Why? Square Enix Europe filed a trademark for Hitman: Absolution in the region. Unless Square Enix’s European branch is working on multiple Hitman games this is likely the actual title for the next game in the series.


What we know so far is Agent 47 will return as the main character and IO Interactive teased his return with the screenshot above. Perhaps, Hitman: Absolution will be formally revealed at E3?

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  • Doesn’t sound like a name you would give a reboot so I’m optimistic, hope it plays like Blood Money

    • Indeed, if it plays like blood money i’ll be content.

  • YAY! I love the Hitman games!

  • PrinceHeir

    even though it’s awesome news, i want a new Legacy of Kain with the same style as Nier but more darker :P

    • [The Hunter] Doomrider


      Imagine Eidos Montreal reviving Soul Reaver, like they’re doing with Deus Ex and Thief! (Hmm, not suggesting FPS or anything, just a great looking game)

      Then again, I guess Soul Reaver was awesome mainly because of Amy Hennig… She did write and direct Soul Reaver 1, 2 and LoK Defiance. It probably wouldn’t be the same.

      Oh well, at least her talent is put to good use in Naughty Dog =)

      • PrinceHeir

        yes would love to revive Soul Reaver :D

        anything Legacy of Kain is awesome :P

        • malek86

          Of course anything LOK is awesome, check out my nickname.

          But I’m afraid they would make a reboot, in which case the original story would be left at that cliffhanger. No way! Give us a proper closure!

          • PrinceHeir

            well the writer Amy Hennig is now on Naughty Dog so yeah i don’t think they’ll continue the story, at the same time they could make a more open and darker story than the previous ones.

            this along with Fear Effect FTW :P

            revive them now square

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