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Hitman 2: Sniper Assassin Review

HITMAN 2 was recently announced and has been set for a release this coming November. IO Interactive has been kind enough to let everyone play a taster of what is to come. Pre-ordering HITMAN 2 will grant you access. Being only one level don’t expect a huge amount of depth like the main game but with that, it is great fun and well worth a look if you’re a fan of Season 1. You take control once more of Agent 47 but this time, instead of getting up close and personal you have positioned yourself on a nearby cliff edge. Similar to HITMAN Absolutions Sniper … Read More »

Hitman Season 2 Possibly Leaked Before E3

Over the past few hours, we have reasons to believe that a new Hitman game may be on the way. The official Hitman Twitter account sent out a tweet today that points to a reveal on the 7th of June, which is the same day that publisher Warner Bros is holding a pre-E3 2018 reveal event. Now, why are these two things connected you may be asking, well in the tweet from the Warner Bros Games account it shows a race car with the brand “Hamsun” on it; Which was the fictitious oil company referenced in Hitman Season 1. Even more information and … Read More »

IO Interactive Announce Independence

In a tweet this afternoon, IO Interactive have announced that they are now independent, and that they still own the IP rights for their popular Hitman series: We're now officially an independent studio & we have complete control of the Hitman IP! Read the full statement: https://t.co/ttn2bAdgGy pic.twitter.com/p3yLFP7Btg — Io-Interactive (@IOInteractive) June 16, 2017 Following an announcement by Square Enix  back in May, the future of the studio looked bleak for a while. Passionate fans of the studio, and especially their popular Hitman franchise, feared the worst. However, the announcement today appears to bring a positive ending to the saga. … Read More »

Layoffs Confirmed At IO Interactive

Following on from the announcement of plans for the sale of IO Interactive by Square Enix, today IO Interactive have confirmed that layoffs will be taking place at the studio: An update from the studio: pic.twitter.com/k0aoms5cOQ — Io-Interactive (@IOInteractive) May 23, 2017 The positive side of the Tweet is that it does refer to “future adventures“. Square Enix previously mentioned that they were searching for investors in the studio – so it is possible that this search is ongoing. Up until the announcement a few weeks ago, IO were thought to be developing a second season of their episodic Hitman game. This … Read More »

Hitman Developer to be Sold by Square Enix

In a note to investors, Square Enix has warned of a £33m extraordinary loss in its results for year ending 31st March 2017. With the losses suffered, the sale of developer IO Interactive is now becoming a result. The first season of the Danish developer’s most recent game, Hitman, was originally sold as an episodic title before being bundled on disc. IO have continued to support the game, and an imminent second season was widely anticipated. Unfortunately, it appears that sales of Hitman may have been insufficient in the eyes of Square Enix – who recently retired the Deus Ex franchise following … Read More »

Hitman Bonus Mission Revealed

Earlier this month we told you about Hitman’s January release schedule. On January 31st the third bonus mission, Landslide, is set to be released. This mission will take you back to the Sapienza map but there has been a few changes since the last time you were here. This time around there is a music festival called Festival del Paese and it is here that you will find your target. Your target this time around is a politician called Marco Abbiati and he will be attending the festival so this is your one chance to take him out. To show … Read More »

Hitman’s January Schedule Released

Hitman was one of the surprise hits of 2016 and now that the first series is complete what’s left for the series in 2017? For most of the year we don’t have a clue but there could well be a second season in the works. But today we have at least found out what we can expect for January. January is a HUGE month for us! HITMAN – The Complete First Season releases on a disc, plus ALL of this is coming your way. Happy 2017! pic.twitter.com/NtRxXa5NsD — HITMAN (@Hitman) January 5, 2017 From January 2nd- 8th a new escalation … Read More »

It’s Official, We’re Getting Hitman Season 2

Sometimes a developer has to be prepared to take a risk to revive a flagging franchise. That is exactly what IO Interactive did with the Hitman Franchise. This years trip into the shoes of Agent 47 was made into an episodic one and that was certainly a risk for the developer, but it was a risk that certainly paid off. Fresh life most certainly has been breathed into the Hitman series. Following on from the success of the first season the developer have confirmed in an interview that a second season is currently been worked on. Details are a little … Read More »

Hitman- Episode 5: Colorado Launched Today

For all you assassins out there today is a day to rejoice. The latest Episode in IO Interactive’s episodic Hitman series, Episode 5: Colorado, has been released and it looks to be as dark and sophisticated, if maybe a little more rural, as any episode to date. Set in the farmland setting of Colorado, Hitman- Episode 5: Colorado sees Agent 47 completing an infiltration mission at the training camp of a private militia and it is set to be his toughest challenge yet. This time you will have to take out four separate targets, Sean Rose, Maya Parvati, Ezra Berg … Read More »

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