Hitman Absolution

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Surprise Bravely Default success sparks Square Enix rethink

"If you focus too much on the global aspect, you might lose sight of who you're actually making the game for."

First next-gen Hitman details revealed

Huge, checkpoint-free sandbox levels, globetrotting Agent 47 at the prime of his career.

So, what's going on with Hitman?

IO working on PC and next-gen game. Montreal making mobile.

Hitman Absolution, Catherine free for PlayStation Plus subscribers

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Farming Simulation Vita on PS Store today.

Square Enix thought Tomb Raider could sell nearly double its 3.4 million first month sales

Find out by how much Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs failed to hit targets, too.

Tomb Raider has sold 3.4 million copies, failed to hit expectations

Hitman Absolution sold 3.6m, Sleeping Dogs 1.75m.

Square Enix struggling to make money from its console games

It's an "increasingly difficult" market.

UK chart: COD Black Ops 2 holds off Hitman: Absolution

Epic Mickey 2, Family Guy, PlayStation All-Stars flounder.

Feature | Why are we stuck with games being released on a Friday?

An investigation into the origins, arguments and potential for change.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution suit in Hitman Absolution DLC

Jensen's buttons. UPDATE: Now available on Steam, priced 3.99.

Digital Foundry | Hitman: Absolution Console Performance Video

Sustained frame-rates across a range of scenarios in this analysis of Hitman: Absolution on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Digital Foundry | Hitman: Absolution PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video

The Sony platform compared to the PC game in this head-to-head video.

Digital Foundry | Hitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PC Comparison Video

The console version faces off against a PC game featuring a number of visual enhancements and quality boosts.

Digital Foundry | Hitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 Comparison Video

Close conversion work between the two console platforms on Agent 47's return.

Hitman Absolution lets you dress as a giant chipmunk

Agent 47 shows off wardrobe of disguises.

Hitman dev: standard multiplayer "always tempting", but must fit franchise

Single-player-only games here to stay, IO believes.

Hitman Absolution's clever Contracts mode is a "reverse murder mystery"

IO demonstrates this year's smartest multiplayer idea at the Expo.

Hitman Absolution level changed due to negative nun trailer reaction

"How could we not see this happening?" director wonders.

Hitman Absolution introduces online mode Contracts

Challenge creator allows user generated hits.

Kill Bill's Copperhead plays chief Hitman: Absolution nun assassin

And you thought they were just in the trailer.

EGX | Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution both playable at Eurogamer Expo

Square Enix titles join Assassin's Creed 3, Resident Evil 6 and more.

Only 20% of players will finish Hitman: Absolution, reckons IO

"It makes the people working on it really really sad."

Hitman HD Collection spotted for PS3

Silent Assassin! Contracts! Blood Money!

Mysterious Hitman: Absolution E3 teaser image released

New trailer coming tomorrow, 1pm UK time.

Video | Hitman: Sniper Challenge trailer goes behind the scenes

How Square Enix developed the Hitman: Absolution pre-order incentive.

Video | Hitman: Sniper Challenge launch trailer

Standalone pre-order experience available now.

Feature | Hitman Sniper Challenge: Premeditated Murder

Does Agent 47's pre-order bonus put a bullet in the head of traditional game marketing?

Video | Hitman Absolution: Sniper Challenge Pre-Order Mini Game Video

Capture of the Hitman Absolution standalone pre-order bonus game.

IO confirms Hitman: Sniper Challenge with trailer, screenshots

Standalone experience free to all who pre-order Hitman: Absolution.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge revealed by US magazine

Pre-order Hitman: Absolution to download spin-off.

Video | Fresh Hitman: Absolution trailer slices in

Axe-wielding priest-dressing Agent 47 returns.

Video | Hitman Absolution gameplay in London press event video

Can you spot Eurogamer's own Martin Robinson?

New Hitman novel announced

Bridges the gap between Blood Money and Absolution.

Hitman dev IO making new IP after Absolution

Not Kane & Lynch, not Mini Ninjas.

Video | Hitman: Absolution commentary trailer

Directors talk over extended footage.

Feature | Hitman: Absolution Returns

Lead producer Hakan Abrak on hardcore achievements, online and more.

Hitman has difficulty just for hardcore

And stealth assassin achievements/trophies.

IO aware of Hitman fan feedback

Absolution lead discusses new direction.

Video | Hitman Absolution gameplay shown

In-game Agent 47 combat footage.

Hitman: Absolution screens sneak in

First in-game images of Agent 47.

IO clarifies Hitman: Absolution difficulty

Core fans have nothing to worry about.

Hitman: Absolution to be "more accessible"

IO: franchise has been an "acquired taste".

Square Enix blames bad year on FFXIV

And a "weak" console performance.

New Hitman: Absolution details

"More stylised, serious, darker."

Hitman 5 teaser trailer unleashed

UPDATE: First plot details inside.

Square trademarks Hitman: Absolution

Official Hitman 5 title revealed?

First Hitman 5 screenshot revealed

Viral marketing comes to a close.

Hitman 5 out Xmas 2011 "at the earliest"

IO hard at work, sources tell us.

Hitman games half-price this weekend

When you buy them from good old Steam.

Rocksteady not doing Hitman 5 after all

Eidos boss shoots down those rumours.

Hitman creators set up new studio

It'll make online multiplayer games.

Kane & Lynch dated

Plus Lara and Agent 47 chatter.