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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