Hitman
5 months ago.
Square Enix withdrawals from Io-Interactive
Square Enix Holdings has revealed they will be withdrawing from the business of Io-Interactive, a longtime subsidiary company based in Copenhagen, Denmark who are famously known for their creation and work on the Hitman franchise. Via the company's press release, Square Enix wrote: To maximize player satisfaction as well as market potential going forward, we are focusing our resources and energies on key franchises and studios. As a result, the Company has regrettably decided to withdraw from the business of IO INTERACTIVE A/S,…
8 months ago.
Hitman: The Complete First Season now available; check out the launch trailer
Hitman: The Complete First Season is now available for purchasing worldwide at your local retail stores for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Developed by Io Interactive, the game includes all of the locations & episodes from season one as well as digital bonus content such as additional missions, the game's soundtrack and more. Check out the launch trailer below to witness the game in all of its glory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC-X9zOIgvw…
8 months ago.
Hitman to add Professional Difficulty level on January 31
Square Enix and Io-Interactive are planning an all-new difficulty mode for Hitman starting on January 31. Issued as a free update along the disc version's launch, Professional Difficulty will offer a tougher challenge for players. The new difficulty mode includes strict item rules so players will be noticed carrying suspicious items, disguises that can be ruined depending how you take out the NPC wearing them, new security camera rules, limited save games and a whole lot more. Everything needed to…
9 months ago.
Hitman's latest trailer shows you the art of assassination
With less than two weeks from its physical release, Io Interactive has released a spanking new trailer for Hitman featuring a compilation of the many and creative approaches for players to assassinate their targets. Additionally, the video also gives us a nice overview of the unique environments Agent 47 must venture in from a closed private hospital facility in Japan, to an open city with markets and alleyways in Morocco. Check out the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEA2IAJO1as Hitman: The Complete First Season includes all…
11 months ago.
Io-Interactive opens new studio, reveals new logo
Io-Interactive, the famed developer behind the Hitman series, has opened a new studio in Copenhagen alongside the reveal of a brand-new company logo. “IOI has always been a studio that creates unique and interesting games. It comes from the idea that we want our games to play and feel like the people that create them. Our new studio is the perfect place to continue doing that. It’s an energetic, high-tech and exciting place to work that has been created specifically for…
11 months ago.
Hitman PS4 Pro enhancements detailed
Hitman is the latest title coming to PlayStation 4 Pro on November 10, Square Enix and Io-Interactive revealed today. In a new blog post on the game's official website, the studio ran down a list of enhancements players can expect. For those with a 4K TV, Hitman will now sport an increased resolution, reduction in aliasing, reflective surfaces improved and more detailed lighting effects implemented, all without compromising the frame rate or the overall gaming experience. The UI has also been…
11 months ago.
Hitman celebrates its season finale release with a trailer
Agent 47's journey for the year is coming to a close as Io-Interactive has released the sixth and final episode of Hitman. To commemorate the milestone, the studio released a lengthy cinematic trailer depicting the young agent's past adventures throughout the season and hinting some of the various assassination kills players can perform in Hitman Episode 6. The season finale has Agent 47 tasked to locate and kill two targets within the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Specifically, the mission is…
1 year ago.
Hitman Episode 6: Hokkaido releases on October 31
With 2016 almost coming to a close, Io-Interactive has announced the release date and location for the sixth and final episode of Hitman. The season finale is set within Hokkaido, Japan and will release on October 31. The mission titled "Situs Inversus" brings Agent 47 to the grounds of a private hospital and resort. The facility is a fusion of Japanese beauty and cutting-edge technology, featuring its own Zen gardens, organic sushi restaurant and traditional Japanese hot spring. There, the young…
1 year ago.
New contract in Hitman as part of The Sarajevo Six on PS4
A new contract is now available in the recently launched HITMAN - Episode 5: Colorado. Agent 47 is tasked hunting down the 5th member of The Sarajevo Six named Patrick Morgan. He's a former member of the CICADA Deniable Operations unit SIGMA. Following the deaths of four of his former coworkers, he's expecting the worst. The Sarajevo Six are a set of bonus contracts exclusive to PlayStation 4 players. These bonus contracts revolve around former members of the paramilitary…
1 year ago.
Hitman Episode 5: Colorado launch trailer released
With the latest episode nearing its release day, Square Enix has unveiled the launch trailer for the fifth episode of Hitman. Set within the spacious state of Colorado, the young Agent 47 is tasked to infiltrate a farm compound now converted into a private militia training camp. You can read more of the finer details of the episode right here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8QMc62gYe4 Hitman Episode 5: Colorado releases on September 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The season finale in Japan will…
1 year ago.
Hitman: Episode 5 release date announced
IO-Interactive has just unveiled the release date for the next episode of Hitman. Hitman Episode 5: Colorado will release on September 27, which is a little over 2 weeks from now. The episode's story mission titled "Freedom Fighters" stars Agent 47 to infiltrate a Colorado farm compound that has been converted into a private militia training camp. While there, the assassin is tasked to take out four new targets : Sean Rose, Maya Parvati, Ezra Berg and Penelope Graves; four very different,…
1 year ago.
Hitman: The Complete First Season releases on January 31
Io-Interactive has unveiled new details on Hitman: The Complete First Season, a collection of all the episodes released this year plus more for the ongoing stealth title. The game includes all of the locations and episodes from season one; the Prologue, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand, USA and Japan. Additionally, all of the Escalation Contracts, challenges, opportunities and contracts created by the Hitman community and Io-Interactive will be included within the disc. As a bonus, Hitman: The Complete First Season will be packaged…
1 year ago.
Playable Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and more headline PAX West
With PAX West due to take over Seattle next week, Square Enix has revealed full details on their playable lineup at the show. Along with Final Fantasy XV, fans can check out public booth demos for Dragon Quest Builders, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, World of Final Fantasy, Hitman, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, and Valentino Rossi: The Game. Final Fantasy XV in particular will have…
1 year ago.
Hitman's Bangkok episode available now, new trailer
The fourth episode in the latest Hitman title is out today and now available to download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. In this piece of content, players assume the role of the infamous Agent 47 once more to take out two high profile targets within a high-end hotel and resort, located just outside of Bangkok. The launch trailer below digs a little bit deeper into the background of the previously mentioned targets as well as the overall mission assigned…
1 year ago.
Hitman: Episode 4 release date announced
IO-Interactive has announced the release date for the next episode of Hitman, which was teased earlier this week in a new music video. Hitman Episode 4: Bangkok will release on August 16, which is a little over a week from now. The mission titled "Club 27" enlists Agent 47 once again to assassinate two targets: rock star Jordan Cross, front man of trending indie band "The Class" and Cross’ family lawyer, Ken Morgan. The episode is set within the grandeur and richness…
1 year ago.
Music video teases new Hitman episode in Thailand
With the help of the alternative rock band "The Class" IO Interactive teased the upcoming fourth Hitman episode set in Thailand. https://youtu.be/fDFZ71nH8gg Last month several Hitman websites received a vinyl with three songs from their latest studio album without further notice. The Class released their music video for the song "Are We Stars" on YouTube two days ago, containing visuals with a striking resemblance to Hitman gameplay scenes in Thailand.  It is all very subtle but you can clearly recognize exotic buildings and lonely beaches. An episode in…
1 year ago.
Hitman's Marrakesh episode available now, new launch trailer
The third episode in the latest Hitman series is out now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This time, Agent 47 is tasked with traveling to the busy market city of Marrakesh to target corrupt private banker Claus Strandberg and his accomplice Army General Reza Zaydan before the city of contrasts collapses into a riot. “Marrakesh marries the concepts of the first two offerings of Hitman – Paris and Sapienza,” said Hannes Seifert, Studio Head at Io-Interactive. “We have the…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV and more playable at E3 2016
Square Enix has detailed some of their additional plans for E3 2016 - including playable demos for both Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Final Fantasy XIV is also returning to the show this year with its yearly Battle Challenge, featuring Sephirot the Fiend and a chance to snag one of the "I BEAT SEPHIROT" t-shirts. These games will be joining the likes of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Hitman, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness and I Am Setsuna…
1 year ago.
Hitman: Episode 3 release date announced
The fine folks from IO-Interactive has announced the release date for the next episode of their highly anticipated stealth game. Hitman Episode 3: Marrakesh will release on May 31, which is less than a week away from now. The mission titled ‘A Gilded Cage’ enlists Agent 47 to take out two targets, private investment banker Claus Strandberg and army general Reza Zaydan. Episode 3 is set within a city teaming with life on the brink of a full-scale riot along with bustling Berber markets,…
1 year ago.
Square Enix reveals some of their E3 2016 plans, several playable demos
E3 is just around the corner and Square Enix is preparing for the event with a series of blog updates detailing their plans leading up to the show. The first in a series of several posts has gone up today, revealing the first batch of playable games the company will have on hand at their booth. Square Enix Presents The latest Square Enix announcements will once again be discussed on the Square Enix Presents live show. They'll be debriefing you on not…