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Agent 47 is back with an all new Hitman experience. This time around the world's most famous dual wielding assassin aims to change gaming as we know it. Seeing that title again gives me goosebumps.

Square Enix herald the triumphant return of Agent 47 in the all new Hitman - "the most ambitious Hitman ever created."

Yes, Agent 47 is back and will revolutionize the way we play video games forever. This is not just any Hitman title, the game will deepen and evolve as time progresses. Players will enter a competitive and interactive world that evolves in real time, giving the bald-headed killer new targets to assassinate on the fly. No restarts, no pausing and no room for error.

How It Works

IO Interactive are building an ever expanding world of assassination for Agent 47 to operate in. The game goes live on December 8th, and will come complete with the opening acts that follow the evolution of Agent 47 up to the present day. However, this is where it strays from the pack and runs off into a whole new exciting direction.


IO Interactive aim to create a fully immersible community experience. Instead of playing the game independently of one another, completing the story only to ramp up the difficulty and replay, IO Interactive have come up with an ingenious way to revolutionize the gaming experience for all their agents.

Live Content Drops

"Our primary goal is to keep Hitman players fully engaged" - IO Interactive

The team at IO Interactive will be dropping live content into the Hitman tile as time goes on. A constant stream of new locations, targets and weapons to discover. This also incorporates regular live events and live targets for agents to assassinate.

"Imagine a target appearing for every player in the world, for a limited time only…Let's say 48 hours" - IO Interactive

These events are visible to all and it soon becomes one rampant and engaging experience as players from all over the world attempt to track down this one off live target. This is your chance to prove to the entire Hitman community that you are the best agent.

The target you seek in these live events will be living somewhere inside the game. Find and kill this target and you will be famous amongst the entire online Hitman community. Should you miss or run out of time then you fail, there is no going back, that target is gone forever.


How you take down the 'mark' is up to you. Whether you work as a team or go it alone this is a great way to encourage community interaction. Not only are the fans able to get directly involved in this latest edition but it is a great way of crafting a fresh gaming experience that will last.

Community Involvement

The team will be reaching out to the community for advice and gameplay suggestions for future content. The aim is to create a substantial portion of the games live content and events based on player request and feedback.


Gameplay Reveal

Welcome to a world of assassination that will never cease to challenge, push and test your every move.

In usual fashion this Hitman title will have players take up contract killings in locations all around the world. From celebrities to back alley dealers this latest Hitman has an almost bottomless pit of scum that need eradicating.

"We've adopted an open, non-linear level design approach to the game, ensuring the game will play out across huge, checkpoint-free, sandbox levels. Our aim is to create living, breathing, and believable levels which will allow gamers to play around with the AI to create those unique moments every fan of the Hitman franchise loves." - IO Interactive

The players will be born into Hitman's biggest ever world, huge and intricate sandbox levels have been designed to specifically allow for complete freedom of approach. Comparable to Assassin's Creed somewhat.

The agent in the trailer showcased seems to look a little younger than in previous games. This could be down to the ever increasing pixels and polygons used in the creation of these games or we could be seeing a game set in the earlier years of Agent 47's career.

IO Interactive have said that we will follow "a globetrotting Agent 47 at the prime of his career". There is no further word on the given title of Hitman, could it be a reboot?

Agent 47 will also star alongside Diana Burnwood. Yes, the very same Diana that faked her death in Hitman Absolution.


Agent 47's targets go live on December 8th on XBOX One, PS4 and PC. It does also boast a PS4 exclusive pre-order bonus beta.

Is this everything you wanted from the new Hitman?

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