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Hitman: Absolution Debuts at E3 2011

Nick Price's Avatar Posted by on Jun 08, 2011 // Studio Communications Manager, IO Interactive

At this very moment, an army of hard-working team members are into the second day of presenting what is a true labor of love for IO InteractiveHitman: Absolution. The knowledge that millions of fans have been waiting for news on Hitman is making the guys give it everything they have to present a game that we’re extremely proud of at IO. Lifting the veil on the development of a new game is always fun but given the connection between the studio and Hitman, this time it’s more exciting than ever.

Hitman: Absolution for PS3Hitman: Absolution for PS3

And the debut trailer? Well, see for yourself. Agent 47, the world’s deadliest assassin, returns to take on his most dangerous contract ever. This time, he finds himself betrayed by the people he trusted and must use every skill and talent he has available to claw his way out of a dark conspiracy, which takes him through a corrupt world of twisted enemies. Thankfully, 47 is a resourceful individual and nothing will stand in his way for long.

When you’re creating a game with the scope of Hitman: Absolution, you don’t just have one finish line at the end of the race – you have lots. In fact, it can sometimes feel like you’re running a relay race all by yourself, constantly handing over and simultaneously receiving the baton to go another lap around the track. It’s exhausting, sure, but every time you complete a lap, a new surge of energy hits and you can run on that high for a long time.

Hitman: Absolution for PS3

Coming to E3 and delivering this debut trailer for Hitman: Absolution, as well as the presentations on the floor, has provided us with a massive boost of energy, which will come in handy for the next months as we push to make the game the absolutely best it can be. IO and Hitman are intertwined on an almost cellular level and with this game, we’re taking everything to the next level. We trust you will all enjoy the experience.

Hitman: Absolution for PS3

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+ Gueeds on June 8th, 2011 at 10:53 am said:

Been looking forward to a new Hitman for a long time. Excited for this one!


+ Pooky_187 on June 8th, 2011 at 10:58 am said:

Damn… i cant wait. Its been so long – i would love HD remake of previous Hitmans as well cause i loved them.


+ euphoricmayhem on June 8th, 2011 at 11:02 am said:

I watched this trailer like 10 times and I’m soooo excited!!!! One more year to wait… I just hope this yaer goes by fast lol


+ jazzyrider on June 8th, 2011 at 11:05 am said:



+ that-acmilan-guy on June 8th, 2011 at 11:12 am said:

I hate CG trailers


+ Maxthunder1 on June 8th, 2011 at 11:12 am said:

Hey Sony how about we get more RPG’s and a few MMO’s. PS3 has a ton of FPS, action, adventure and stuff but we are seriously lacking in other types of games.


+ gdogg666 on June 8th, 2011 at 11:13 am said:

holy **** i want now1!!!!!! and a HD remake of the others for the ps3 come on everyone we make enough noise we can annoy them to make it


+ JaY_Ci_415 on June 8th, 2011 at 11:13 am said:

That looks pretty sick!


+ pwnappetit on June 8th, 2011 at 11:14 am said:

I really hope you guys haven’t entirely abandoned the style of gameplay that you guys are known for. I also hope weapon customization is just as free as Blood Money was.

Either way, day 1 buy. Hitman Blood Money is currently my favorite game of all time and I hope Absolution does not disappoint. (also, what took so long?! :P))


+ Sarno1605 on June 8th, 2011 at 11:14 am said:

I can’t wait! I always loved this series, and it’s about time someone shows Ubisoft how to make an ASSASSIN game!


+ crazy_kracker1 on June 8th, 2011 at 11:16 am said:

is there going 2 be a lmtd bundle for this game when it comes out??


+ xKOROSHIYAx on June 8th, 2011 at 11:17 am said:

I know this is meant to be a teaser, but some more information would be nice. I’ve been around since the first game and have enjoyed most of the Hitman series. I really hope you guys didn’t dumb this down–oops… I mean make it more “accessible” as the industry likes to term the phenomenon these days. I am looking forward to more info in the near future.


+ Deathspear666 on June 8th, 2011 at 11:22 am said:

Looks good cant wait..


+ cjphase on June 8th, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

Man i been waiten for this moment since the trailer was first leaked! I cant wait for this game to come out!!!


+ HikarisSavior on June 8th, 2011 at 11:31 am said:

I knew Diana was hot! I knew it! Anyway, can’t wait for this game, I love how they just build the place, place the characters in it, a few items or places we can use, and let us decide how to kill our target. We are in control of how the person dies.


+ tacotaskforce on June 8th, 2011 at 11:33 am said:

Melee moves and disarm counters? That doesn’t seem right for a Hitman game.


+ D-Squad3 on June 8th, 2011 at 11:34 am said:



+ XxDeathDoctorxX on June 8th, 2011 at 11:35 am said:

Yesssssssssss wooohooo been wanting to play hitman


+ ICU-KILLA on June 8th, 2011 at 12:02 pm said:

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO I can not wait for this I new it was coming Sooner or later.


+ FatCap47 on June 8th, 2011 at 12:31 pm said:

Hahaha I’m 47 when it comes to call of duty and other first person shooters just look at my name ps. don’t jock :D grafixs look sick in this game… hope it has multiplayer because in todays world thats what sells the game word of advice.


+ dime5150 on June 8th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

Is this exclusive to PS3?


+ iZeik on June 8th, 2011 at 1:08 pm said:

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i allways dreamt with another hitman game!!! I could never understand why they hadn’t done another one !!!! this is the first time i log into my PSN account to comment on this forum… Im so glad you are making another entry to the Hitman universe! please guys a HD remake of the older entries would be awesome… Any clues if it will support online play? sort of like assassin’s creed brotherhood did. Im so excited for this


+ bluesfromagun on June 8th, 2011 at 1:12 pm said:

I think I just wet myself.


+ that-acmilan-guy on June 8th, 2011 at 1:15 pm said:

I just don’t like they are using blurred anti aliasing.


+ A-00-00 on June 8th, 2011 at 1:24 pm said:



+ B1S25 on June 8th, 2011 at 1:31 pm said:

Gotta love 47 can’t wait til this and the new hitman movie comes out gonna be a good time.


+ TotallyOriginal on June 8th, 2011 at 1:36 pm said:

what about freedom fighters?


+ nickprice1974 on June 8th, 2011 at 1:43 pm said:

#9 – We’ve definitely not abandoned that playstyle, no.

#12 – We’re all about giving players choice and freedom. We’re doing a lot to make sure players are now far more aware of what the AI does and thinks and how to react to that. It’s a bg part of what we do now. Also, there’s a pile of previews with impressions from the demo being produced at the moment, so you should check them out for more information.

Finally, regarding HD remakes, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, I’m afraid.

IO Interactive Community Dude


+ BiggDaddyV06 on June 8th, 2011 at 2:12 pm said:

Can’t wait to see some gameplay. I love Hitman with a passion.


+ saul-3000 on June 8th, 2011 at 2:14 pm said:

cant wait for this game


+ djnealb on June 8th, 2011 at 2:28 pm said:

@Maxthunder1: DITTO!!!! I still hope that Sony will someday announce a sequel/prequel to Legend of Dragoon.


+ GameOver1994 on June 8th, 2011 at 2:30 pm said:

I want to see some actual game-play footage now! It looks awesome! :]


+ mcbuttz78 on June 8th, 2011 at 3:22 pm said:

I love you guys at IO interactive. very good develpment . very displined with your product. alwys trying to expand and cater to your fans as well as make new ones with out doing to much..

I will pick this up becuase I honestly thought you guys quit making games..I also want to know is their any ps3 exclusive content at this time.

vp-psn legioniaree group


+ BiggDaddyV06 on June 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm said:

Will there be an interactive sex scene in the game featuring Diana?


+ HG11SALSITA on June 8th, 2011 at 3:51 pm said:

cant wait till it comes out :D


+ GTAPLATT on June 8th, 2011 at 3:54 pm said:

YAY Hitman


+ wabammoneymaker on June 8th, 2011 at 3:56 pm said:

my ps3 was stolen


+ nickprice1974 on June 8th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

#35 – There will not :)

IO Interactive Community Dude


+ WEIRD-PASSWORD on June 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm said:

been waiting for along time for another hitman game!!!!!!!!!


+ bgfgty66 on June 8th, 2011 at 4:44 pm said:

so anyone else want gameplay?


+ FreshRevenge on June 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm said:

About Bloody Time. I been waiting for a Hitman Game for a long time! Good to see Agent 47 is back!


+ jqtaxpayer on June 8th, 2011 at 4:53 pm said:

Been a long time coming — thanks for making this happen, guys. Guaranteed sale here.


+ FL_Stud on June 8th, 2011 at 5:16 pm said:

I think the new Square Enix is quickly becoming my favorite game company. With this and Tomb Raider on the horizon, I’m freakin stoked!!


+ MoneyMaker110 on June 8th, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:

i used to try to get into this series but every time i played all i remember was hating the controls, kane and lynch felt similar and i couldn’t get into that. i enjoyed watching an old roommate play asome hitman though.


+ yoda4272 on June 8th, 2011 at 6:02 pm said:

looks completely sweet


+ yoda4272 on June 8th, 2011 at 6:03 pm said:

does anyone now what time the call of duty map pack will come out tomorrow night


+ minicgame on June 8th, 2011 at 8:33 pm said:

can you add digimion rumble arena to psstore please.


+ intombedlemon55 on June 8th, 2011 at 8:37 pm said:

I hope it’s good I had the first 3 and I beat them all it was great like I said hope it’s good


+ PanTheMan16 on June 8th, 2011 at 10:33 pm said:

Dreams really do come true! :: tear ::


+ KidTutsume on June 8th, 2011 at 11:09 pm said:

@15 OMG YEA!!! She always sounded sexy since well since she actually started briefing 47.

On a side note I started to go back and play all games over again from codename 47 to hold me off till this comes out ^_^

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