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The Games of September 2015
Hype Fatigue: Why I'm Exhausted With Viral Marketing, Elaborate Advertising Campaigns, and Countdowns
Nintendo plans to reissue rare Amiibo figures (Little Mac, Villager, Marth, more) this Fall
Shigeru Miyamoto confirms that Pikmin 4 is in development
CoD: Advanced Warfare’s Reckoning Pack is now available on the PC, PS3, PS4
Xbox Store Today: Evolve Free Weekend, Rugby World Cup 2015, Super Toy Cars, more
Daily Scoop: September 4, 2015 – New PSN Plus games are great!
“Interim” patch for PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is now available
Here’s the first trailer for The Gamechangers, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of GTA
Recent Articles: Hitman: Absolution
Square Enix has announced that Powers Boothe (probably best known for his turn as Vice President Daniels in “24”) and Shannyn Sossamon (best known for
naming her child Audio Science A Knight’s Tale) have agreed to lend their voices to Hitman: Absolution.
Boothe will play Benjamin Travis, a new handler for the International Contract Agency (ICA). His backstory is explored in the trailer above with imagery by comic artist Ben Oliver. Sossamon will voice a character named Jade that is currently a bit of a mystery, but it’s likely she’s a sassy brunette who doesn’t take any guff from anybody. That’s right, I said guff.
Hitman: Absolution will be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 later this year.
Agent 47 continues his stealthy march back to the top tier of video game assassins thanks a new trailer that debuted during this year’s Spike TV Video Game Awards. He’s even got a new nickname to help with the transition: “The Original Assassin.”
Nicknames seem a little uncouth for Agent 47, don’t they?
Hitman: Absolution will be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in 2012. You can check out the full trailer after the break. (more…)
So you’re undercover as a police officer, wouldn’t you try to hide the very distinctive barcode tattoo on the back of your head? Apparently, not if you’re Agent 47.
Square Enix has released the first gameplay trailer for Hitman: Absolution, the first game in the series designed exclusively for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. In the minute-long trailer, 47 is stalking a group of cops by dressing up as one of them. The publisher has promised an uncut gameplay walkthrough will be available soon at YouTube.com/hitman.
Hitman: Absolution will be available in 2012.
Final Fantasy XIII-2, which was first announced at Square Enix’s 1st Production Premier event back in January, will headline the publisher’s E3 slate.
The game will be playable for the first time on the E3 show floor, where it will be joined by other big titles like Hitman: Absolution, Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Suffice it to say, Square Enix has hugely embraced the Eidos Interactive properties they acquired back in 2009. Square Enix will also be showcasing Deep Silver’s Dead Island at their booth, which they will distribute in North America.
Hit the jump for a ton of information on Square Enix’s E3 lineup straight from the publisher. (more…)
After releasing a teaser trailer this morning, Square Enix has revealed a little bit more about Hitman: Absolution this afternoon.
Scheduled for release in 2012 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, Hitman: Absolution that developer IO Interactive is calling a “familiar and yet significantly different experience from other Hitman games.” The game will be powered by the all-new Glacier 2 engine, which is an enhanced version of the company’s proprietary engine last seen in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. We’ve also learned a few storyline details:
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.
Hitman: Absolution will make its worldwide debut at this year’s E3 Expo, which will be held from June 7-9.
All the teasing is finally (well, almost) over as IO Interactive took to their Twitter account today to post a teaser trailer announcing Hitman: Absolution.
The trailer is very short, but it confirms that IO plans a full reveal at E3 and shows Agent 47 screwing a silencer into his trademark gun (which was used as part of IO’s Hitman ARG). In keeping with the assassin’s secretive nature, no platforms or release date for Himan: Absolution was revealed.
Hitman: Absolution trademarked by Square Enix
Siliconera has unearthed a new trademark filing by Square Enix Europe for Hitman: Absolution. In light of IO Interactive’s recent Hitman 5 ARG, which pointed to an E3 2011 debut for the sequel, I’d guess that Absolution is the game’s official subtitle.
With E3 2011 just six weeks away, we won’t have to wait long to learn more about Agent 47’s next assignment.
The users at the Hitman Forum have apparently cracked the barcode code from IO Interactive’s alternate reality game and discovered the first screenshot for Hitman 5. While the game’s publisher (Square Enix) has yet to confirm that the image to your left is an authentic screenshot, it does feature Agent 47’s signature gloves and silencer.
Further manipulation of the barcodes also reveal a number that looks suspiciously like a date: 06-07-11. And surprise surprise, that’s the first day of the E3 expo.
So it looks like Hitman 5 is coming (which we knew) and it’ll be announced at E3 (which is nice to know, but kind of obvious). But why didn’t IO/Square Enix just come out and announce it? This viral marketing stuff is annoying.