Hitman Absolution

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Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Console Performance Video

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

Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video

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

Digital FoundryHitman: 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 FoundryHitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 Comparison Video

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

Key events

20th November 2012

Face-Off: Hitman Absolution

18th November 2012

Hitman: Absolution review

25th January 2012

New Hitman novel announced

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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."

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First next-gen Hitman details revealed

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

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So, what's going on with Hitman?

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

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Hitman Absolution, Catherine free for PlayStation Plus subscribers

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

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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.

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

Hitman Absolution sold 3.6m, Sleeping Dogs 1.75m.

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Square Enix struggling to make money from its console games

It's an "increasingly difficult" market.

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

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

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FeatureWhy are we stuck with games being released on a Friday?

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

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution suit in Hitman Absolution DLC

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

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Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Console Performance Video

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

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Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution PS3 vs. PC Comparison Video

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

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Digital FoundryHitman: 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.

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Digital FoundryHitman: Absolution Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 Comparison Video

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

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Hitman Absolution lets you dress as a giant chipmunk

Agent 47 shows off wardrobe of disguises.

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Hitman HD Collection PS3 Trophies pop up online

Unannounced game nears release.

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

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

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

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

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Hitman Absolution level changed due to negative nun trailer reaction

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

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Hitman Absolution introduces online mode Contracts

Challenge creator allows user generated hits.

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

And you thought they were just in the trailer.

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EGXTomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution both playable at Eurogamer Expo

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

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

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

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Hitman HD Collection spotted for PS3

Silent Assassin! Contracts! Blood Money!

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Mysterious Hitman: Absolution E3 teaser image released

New trailer coming tomorrow, 1pm UK time.

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VideoHitman: Sniper Challenge trailer goes behind the scenes

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

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VideoHitman: Sniper Challenge launch trailer

Standalone pre-order experience available now.

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FeatureHitman Sniper Challenge: Premeditated Murder

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

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VideoHitman Absolution: Sniper Challenge Pre-Order Mini Game Video

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

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IO confirms Hitman: Sniper Challenge with trailer, screenshots

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

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Hitman: Sniper Challenge revealed by US magazine

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

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VideoFresh Hitman: Absolution trailer slices in

Axe-wielding priest-dressing Agent 47 returns.

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VideoHitman Absolution gameplay in London press event video

Can you spot Eurogamer's own Martin Robinson?

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New Hitman novel announced

Bridges the gap between Blood Money and Absolution.

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Hitman dev IO making new IP after Absolution

Not Kane & Lynch, not Mini Ninjas.

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VideoHitman: Absolution commentary trailer

Directors talk over extended footage.

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FeatureHitman: Absolution Returns

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

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Hitman has difficulty just for hardcore

And stealth assassin achievements/trophies.

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IO aware of Hitman fan feedback

Absolution lead discusses new direction.

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VideoHitman Absolution gameplay shown

In-game Agent 47 combat footage.

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VideoStunning Hitman: Absolution trailer

Agent 47 in steamy action.

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Hitman: Absolution screens sneak in

First in-game images of Agent 47.

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IO clarifies Hitman: Absolution difficulty

Core fans have nothing to worry about.

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Hitman: Absolution to be "more accessible"

IO: franchise has been an "acquired taste".

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Square Enix blames bad year on FFXIV

And a "weak" console performance.

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New Hitman: Absolution details

"More stylised, serious, darker."

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Hitman 5 teaser trailer unleashed

UPDATE: First plot details inside.

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VideoHitman 5 teaser trailer revealed

Agent 47 back in action.

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Square trademarks Hitman: Absolution

Official Hitman 5 title revealed?

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First Hitman 5 screenshot revealed

Viral marketing comes to a close.

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Agent 47 voice actor confirms Hitman 5

IO surprised by comments.

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Hitman 5 out Xmas 2011 "at the earliest"

IO hard at work, sources tell us.

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Hitman games half-price this weekend

When you buy them from good old Steam.

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Rocksteady not doing Hitman 5 after all

Eidos boss shoots down those rumours.

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Hitman creators set up new studio

It'll make online multiplayer games.

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Kane & Lynch dated

Plus Lara and Agent 47 chatter.