Hitman: Absolution
Hitman Concept Art Emerges For the Next Game
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Already?! Yes, Square Montreal has released the first pieces of concept art for the next Hitman game following the rather superb Hitman: Absolution, with one showing 47 walking down a rain-slicked city street, presumably looking out for a target shrouded in shadow, while the second piece depicts a trenchcoated fellow diving backwards with guns blazing in a John Woo style.

Both eye-catching pieces come courtesy of Square Montreal's Art Director, Rasmus Poulsen and Senior Concept Artist Leonid Enyne, and were posted on German site Schaffi Games via NeoGAF.

As well as looking good, these images indicate that the next Hitman title is already in the pipeline, possibly in pre-production for next-generation consoles, but that's just our own speculation. Check out the concept art for what is being called Hitman 6 (for now), below.

[Via VG247]


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Comment #1 by ERIKDOTCOM
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 09:03:12 AM
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Comment #2 by rapid riot boy
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 09:07:50 AM
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If they can take the core game play from Hitman: Blood Money and incorporate the graphics form Absolution (or better) then they win all my money! Get rid of instinct or at least change it up a bit.

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Comment #3 by Aussie27Legend
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 09:14:50 AM
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Well hello there next gen launch game :)

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Comment #4 by Space Cadet
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 09:17:15 AM
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I'd also add to that list an absolutely terrible attempt at a story that nobody even asked for in a Hitman game in the first place as well as the godawful checkpoint system and the disguise system that just doesn't fucking work.

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Comment #5 by Gonin
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 09:39:12 AM
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And relaxxxxxxxxxxxx.........

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Comment #6 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:00:36 AM
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I really hope this one is actually Hitman in more than name only, while Absolution was enjoyable it just wasn't a true Hitman game, otherwise I won't be getting day one instead I'll wait for a price drop.

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Comment #7 by I_Love_Ch33v0s
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:07:14 AM
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what about the hitman hd collection?

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Comment #8 by InKtOiD
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:14:35 AM
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@3 That is coming out 2013. Next gen is 2014/2015 respectively for Microsoft and Sony.

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Comment #9 by Hurricane Of 87
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:16:46 AM
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Kazuya does Max Payne.

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Comment #10 by CorvaXer
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:48:32 AM
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I think the Guy on the second Pic is jumping forward...
When you look at the hair, the Shells and the Tie(?) around his neck.

Lets see what they are up to but hope it's not geting a lame "every year a new Title" Franchise -_-

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Comment #11 by xCRIMINALMINDSx
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:50:46 AM
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@4 stick to being a space cadet - i generally thinkthe story is decent . I do agree its not as user friendly as blood money but graphics are definately decent not sure what your running it on thou in space . But mine looks Sweet .

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Comment #12 by Creasy47
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 01:37:05 PM
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If it's anything like 'Absolution,' I'll pass. It added in a story we didn't need and ruined the entire core of what we love about Hitman. Such a waste.

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Comment #13 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 01:40:12 PM
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Cool concept art, but I would not want to see another Hitman game next year, it has taken so long to release this one for a reason. Hitman like few games, gets better, the longer we wait for it=)

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Comment #14 by BeheldBryan
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 02:11:36 PM
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Interestingly I haven't had a problem at all with how the disguises work which makes me wonder if you just suck at the game. Blood Money was too damn easy with their disguise system where as Absolution is more like the originals with the addition of instincts to help you get past people in the same outfit as you. You have played more than Blood Money and Absolution, right?

I think they should have just kept the ability to save rather than add in check points, so I agree with you on that. Then again, any big fan of the game will eventually play through the whole thing without the use of checkpoints or saves anyway which is pretty much what I've been able to do going through on normal so it's not really something that has bothered me anyway.

Things I miss: I miss the god map, I miss being able to select my load out for a mission (contracts mode doesn't cut it), and I miss the quirky levels. I'm enjoying the game, but those are the things I miss.

As a side note: I have no problem with instincts. I turned off pretty much all of the features in the options and only use it for the ability to blend in while in a disguise.

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Comment #15 by GeekSven
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 02:12:09 PM
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Absolution was great, but with two teams developing the game (like Call of Duty) and with information given just after the release of the previous game (like Call of Duty), I'm very afraid that it may just get milked a little bit (like Call of Duty). I loved Absolution, but make us love it some more, before launching a new game, please.

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Comment #16 by lazygammer13
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 03:34:31 PM
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I wonder if they are opting in for annuals releases now...? And are we sure this isn't DLC for Absolution?

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Comment #17 by hibsta1992
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 03:58:17 PM
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What's everybody's problem with Absolution? I thought it was a great game.

OT: what's up with yearly iterations now. It's starting to get tiresome

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Comment #18 by HVAC Techie
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 04:00:47 PM
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I enjoyed Absolution. It doesn't quite match its roots, but so long as you enjoy it, I don't see anything to hate.

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Comment #19 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 06:36:02 PM
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@17, Personally I have no issue with yearly releases, I hate CoD but not because one is brought out every year, its the fact that it's just a mind numbing corridor shooter, while a Hitman game releasing every year would actually be a plus for me, so long as they bring back actual Hitman gameplay, as you actually have to think while playing.

its like Assassins Creed I love those games, with the exception of ACIII which I thought was a massive step back, gameplaywise, but that's a story for a different thread.

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Comment #20 by The Nasty Cam
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 08:12:13 PM
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@17, I also thought Absolution was a brilliant game , but i'd rather see a couple of dlcs spread over the next year than a new title next year. I think Absolution was good because it had some breathing space since the last title , I hope they dont rush sequels out and kill some of the love for the series

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Comment #21 by hibsta1992
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:38:05 PM
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#19 I hate CoD for that reason too, but I don't meant that these games will get repetitive and boring with yearly iterations, I mean that as soon as you pay $60+ on a new game they instantly announce the next in the series, like they did in this article. But I do agree with you on the AC series. I loved all 4 games up too AC3, yes I even loved Revelations, but something irked me with AC3 and I can't quite put my finger on it

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Comment #22 by Dothackbear
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 12:55:50 AM
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Ive had no problems with the disguises, you guys must not be playing it right, it's an amazing game, a lot of fun IMO

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Comment #23 by MacMiller
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 04:56:40 AM
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@22 haha i feel the same

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Comment #24 by deanibop
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 03:56:28 AM
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its no blood money but i thought it was still a great game, i just hope we dont get one good hitman game then the other team mess up the next one and it ends up just like COD where the modern warfare games were great and WAW and Black ops were crap, before all u COD maniacs start spitting ur dummys out im entitled to my opinion :P but seriously i think they did great by spending so much time on this game and not rushing it, lets hope they keep doing it like this and not rushing through crap games for profit.

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Comment #25 by groundstar
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 12:06:37 PM
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If the Square-Enix Montreal team can bring previous elements from past versions and add new elements, like with Deus Ex: Human Revolution, then it will be a day one buy.

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US November 20, 2012
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