Square Enix Trademarks "Hitman: Sniper Challenge"
Written Thursday, January 26, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Square Enix has filed a trademark for a mysterious new Hitman title. First noticed by Siliconera, the game (it's gotta be a game with a name like that), is called "Sniper Challenge."
Filed a couple of days ago, the listing reveals nothing beyond the title. It does sound rather like a mobile game though, doesn't it? At a stretch it could be an XBL title, but we doubt it. Full release? Not a chance.
Hitman dev Eidos has already announced the intention to expand its Montreal operation, with new talent being drafted in to work on a fresh Hitman game, amongst other projects. But is this what they had in mind? Or, more likely, is this a minor project designed to complement the release the unannounced title and Hitman: Absolution?
We don't know, but what we do know for sure is that Hitman: Absolution will be out at some point this year... probably.