Hitman: Absolution
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In an article over at Variety discussing the announcement of the second Hitman film (*facepalm*), the site mentions that the release of the film will coincide with the release of the fifth Hitman video game.
The entertainment blog notes that, "the film will contain story elements from "Hitman 5," the upcoming Eidos vidgame that will be released in late 2010."
We knew that it was in development as early as 2007 and it's kind of reassuring that we finally have some sort of a date. I said kind of! It wasn't the 2009 release date that so many (including me) had hoped for, but it's something, right?
[Via Kotaku]


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Comment #1 by Bondfan626
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:24:34 PM
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Gives me time to go back and 1k Blood Money

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Comment #2 by hallam
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:24:47 PM
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can't wait

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Comment #3 by Farrant
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:25:08 PM
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Hitman FTW!

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Comment #4 by Wicelow
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:25:16 PM
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Yeah, I love Hitman !

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Comment #5 by Welsh Rambo
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:28:43 PM
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Sounds cool, i love Hitman. Blood Money was one of the most annoying 1ks ive achieved, but who cares when a games that much fun :)

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Comment #6 by Seddo
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:31:34 PM
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Bloody awesome news, amazing game. Shame it's a 2010 release date and not 2009 though.

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Comment #7 by l.maciver
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:33:44 PM
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i should really play the others first

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Comment #8 by Infection Ftw
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:35:28 PM
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1 user rate 100%.. can't you allow ratings AFTER the game comes out? Sick of haters and lovers who rate before a game is even out. Aside this sounds interesting.

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Comment #9 by I CR0W I
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:44:59 PM
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Fuck yeah Hitman!

Hopefully no tacked on online multiplayer or any shit like that.

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Comment #10 by X Bob0907 X
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:50:46 PM
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Yeah i agree with #8

This is a single player game DONT PUT IN ONLINE!!! PLZZZ

But should be awesome going by how good Blood Money was

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Comment #11 by Tyler Johnston
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:56:39 PM
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Comment #12 by Dr Bob
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:57:47 PM
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Glad to finally have a date.

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Comment #13 by Poppa Vanes
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:58:06 PM
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No please no online, unless it's co-op that would be awesome!!
but really cant wait for this!! I played every hitman game 'till the disc was dead

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Comment #14 by Booldozer
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 05:17:55 PM
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can't wait. blood money had so many classic moments. more of the same please. agree with #13 no multiplayer unless it's co-op

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Comment #15 by CDurrant
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 05:19:48 PM
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sounds sweet, loved blood money, and cant wait for this.

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Comment #16 by farfrompuken
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 05:23:31 PM
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Fucking Finally Iv Been Waiting Seance iv Beaten Blood Money

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Comment #17 by oli90
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 05:36:48 PM
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Can't wait, a current gen hitman will be amazing, just hope they don't fuck it up.
Played Blood Money a while back and just got it for the 360 it's great. The game has aged quite a bit though as the graphics and controls are pretty poor for todays standards but the gameplay is awesome.
And a seperate co-op career would be amazing.

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Comment #18 by Link0913
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 05:44:28 PM
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ive been waiting for this. BM was one of my fav 1ks and i hope for another creative but challenging list, if there is a MP mode, coop should be separate from campaign and the only competitive mode should be a vip mode that isnt tacked on

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Comment #19 by perryboy26
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 05:53:27 PM
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Games are good, the movie was shit.

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Comment #20 by Zef
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 05:55:38 PM
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Wow, Hitman has become a game-of-the-movie-of-the-game. Blood Money was the first I played and the only thing I thought it was lacking was more depth in the different ways to kill folk. Even if they did nothing but upgrade the graphics it will probably be a top rate game.

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Comment #21 by VladimirK
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 06:05:31 PM
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Now to wait for news of a Limited Edition, haha, yeah I'm a sucker for them.

The 2nd movie would be better if it just redone everything and showed it how 47 should have been.

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Comment #22 by Beanovsky Durst
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 06:12:42 PM
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Time to shave my head... again!

I just love killing with the wire... makes me feel so professional LOL.

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Comment #23 by Son of a xBilfx
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 06:13:42 PM
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I've never really got into any of the Hitman games, but I might get this when it comes out.

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Comment #24 by Mad Man
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 06:33:33 PM
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FINALLY! The next Hitman game.

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Comment #25 by LoadedCannon
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 06:34:29 PM
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Blood Money was the first Hitman I played too and although it was at times tough i must agree that it never stopped being fun. I too hope that they keep the game a single player experience as I cannot think of any way that multiplayer can improve its gameplay. Very exciting news!

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Comment #26 by its delicious
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 06:45:54 PM
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More games and less movies, please. Eidos, don't botch this like you did Kane & Lynch.

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Comment #27 by Thegreatest7884
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 06:48:35 PM
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Yay for new game, boo for new movie. I hated the Hitman movie.

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Comment #28 by UNDERWALLY
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 07:01:33 PM
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YEAH YEAH This is the only gam left in my 'GAMES I WNATO ANNOUNCED NOW!!!' list, ohh yeah can't wait for it

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Comment #29 by neosman8
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 07:36:44 PM
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look out assasins creed the real assassin returns

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Comment #30 by ReflectingG0d
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 07:42:01 PM
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the movie did suck, the guy they chose for agent 47 is a douche nozzle. They should've gone with the guy from transporter/crank.

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Comment #31 by Medaking
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 08:15:50 PM
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#30 Jason Statham? Seriously..?

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Comment #32 by crunchb3rry
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 08:25:48 PM
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The game is overdue for a little bit of an overhaul though. I'm sure it will since the last game was just a quick and dirty port to cash in on console launches. Can't wait to play it though.

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Comment #33 by macd
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 09:56:56 PM
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@31, Jason Statham is pretty much always playing that role, the transporter might as well have been called 47, albeit less steathly and killy, more drivy and somehting-elsey.

Anyway, I want a new Hitman game, Hitman 2 was awesome, Contracts was a piece of crap, Blood Money was a step back toward greatness but lacked the same magic as H2. I hope this game is really top notch and I can spend hours watching maps waiting for my moment to strike, like back in the good old days.

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Comment #34 by slycooper20
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 10:20:11 PM
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Awesome on the game, and please god don't let Timothy Olyphant be 47 again. Hey, what about Bruce Willis? He's pretty badass, and I think he can pull off 47.

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Comment #35 by NoobiePants
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 01:16:52 AM
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I liked the movie, although Tim Olyphant was a terrible choice. The Nudity was unnecessary.

I loved Blood Money, and loved the achievements despite what others think of them. I pwned the 1000 twice just for fun lol.

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Comment #36 by NoobiePants
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 01:18:56 AM
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I've gotten a silent assassin rating for all of the levels on blood money. All of them on Pro, except the Amendment XXV, so far.

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Comment #37 by Tim1601
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 02:47:47 AM
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2 words...
Yeah =D

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Comment #38 by Grim
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 03:34:20 AM
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Comment #39 by Killer66250
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 03:38:10 AM
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Can't wait.

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Comment #40 by Martijn Nr 1
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 05:01:38 AM
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Fuck yeah! I've been waiting a long time for this news. Hitman is the best!

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Comment #41 by Chucky Xl
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 05:56:59 AM
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47 is back Awesome can`t wait

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Comment #42 by skemer_08
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 06:10:21 AM
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#9 an #10 both suk if u dont like da multiplaya dnt play it stay offline u dum fuks.....jus cos it has multiplayer dosnt meen u gotta play it

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Comment #43 by Damodar Thade
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 06:21:14 AM
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Love hitman looking forward to this.

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Comment #44 by OdinSmasher
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 07:10:24 AM
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the only online element i want to see is DLC - IF edios deem it so they have to have online il like an assassin vs assassin mode 1st to kill target and get out wins as we all know and love there is always more than one way to get to someone so it could be hard to even track your vs assassin and maybe you could delay the other with traps

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Comment #45 by OMGmyFACE
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 09:10:26 AM
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Honestly, as far as Fox videogame movies go, Hitman wasn't nearly as bad as it could've been and almost was. Best compliment I can give those heathen scum. Either way, another Hitman is cause for celebration. Here's hoping Hitman 5 post-movie is not like Silent Hill 5 post-movie.

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Comment #46 by BlackTitan666
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 09:54:07 AM
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can't wait hope they updated there engine

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Comment #47 by RvB Xx Donut xX
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 09:54:42 AM
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Why (*Facepalm*) at Hitman Movie 2?! Number 1 was totally awesome and I've been playing the games since PlayStation 2 lol.... Totally awesome game, one of a kind game. Oh and don't tell my parents how long i've been playing it :S

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Comment #48 by Lorenzo
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 10:01:14 AM
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Hitman Another Easy 1000 Gamerscore for me.

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Comment #49 by skate444
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 10:21:33 AM
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hitmans an awsome game. im stoaked

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Comment #50 by x 19 Luke 87 x
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 10:34:47 AM
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Comment #51 by pauly_27
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 12:36:24 PM
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@ #42

I hope for your sake you are trolling. Learn to spell.

Tacked on multiplayer ruins games like this. They should concentrate all their efforts into making the best single player experience they can.

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Comment #52 by ZonaBoy89
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 12:48:00 PM
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@#42 three words. Hooked on Phonics.

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Comment #53 by karzipan100
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 01:13:16 PM
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Love the man with a red tie and some fiber wire in his pocket.
Screw the GUNS!!
He's a Silent Assassin...
Can't Wait!!


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Comment #54 by Sephiroth X21
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 01:25:14 PM
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Its funny to think that Square Enix will be on the box of the next Hitman game but I love Square and Hitman! Can't freakin wait!!

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Comment #55 by MandalorianSage
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 01:27:13 PM
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So will this suffer the movie game sucktasm since it is a tie-in?

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Comment #56 by xOLRxHITMAN
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 02:12:35 PM
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Hell yah as u can see i can not wait for this

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Comment #57 by DeAdLyTuRk
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 02:46:13 PM
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Hitman film was well good.

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Comment #58 by FuriousAli007
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 03:12:26 PM
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Nice gives me time to re-visit Hitman 4. BTW the movie was terrible.

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Comment #59 by Owen'd
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 03:33:59 PM
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Hey, why the facepalm to the film? It was actually alright!
Also the new game sounds good. But it's coming next year...

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Comment #60 by Betruger
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 05:54:46 PM
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Awesome Cant wait for this game XD

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Comment #61 by Reverendjc
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 05:57:16 PM
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This is truly the one and only game I've been excited about for the last year, bring it on!

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Comment #62 by planty88
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 06:07:31 PM
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where the hell is numer4?

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Comment #63 by Dredgon
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 06:52:45 PM
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Comment #64 by Sulkybarbecue
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 07:34:47 PM
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the long wait

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Comment #65 by AZTROZOMBIE
Sunday, June 28, 2009 @ 08:11:18 PM
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Yay, Hitman is so badass. No multiplayer please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #66 by ZonaBoy89
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:06:26 AM
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never saw the movie but blood money was one of the most slept on games for the 360

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Comment #67 by DENAz666
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:11:42 AM
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I realy hope they put more effort into the game then the movie. If the hitman games just turn into another movie spin-off game, then i will not be impressed.

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Comment #68 by crunchb3rry
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 01:43:23 AM
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Timothy Olyphant is a good actor, I think he just got the raw end of the stick because of a shitty director. Star Wars Prequel trilogy is an example of respected actors in terrible performances because the director just wants to get the scenes shot and move on. Watch Deadwood. Olyphant is so insanely awesome in that. I'd rather piss off 47 than Seth Bullock.

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Comment #69 by OblivionGod123
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 03:37:12 AM
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knew about this about a month ago as i saw it on coming soon list, dont think i will get this one

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Comment #70 by Bammyj
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 04:36:42 AM
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sounds like some of u who liked blood money should go and buy a ps2 and hitman 2 and contracts... they wer as good if not better imo.

But anyway ther all frickin

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Comment #71 by XBLsFinest
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 06:00:36 AM
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Comment #72 by BadBoyKillah89
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 07:05:52 AM
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It's about time we heard ANYTHING pertaining to release on this game. Day 1 buy for me. The Hitman series is without a doubt one of my favorite game series (still play Blood Money every now and then). As long as it stays how they claim here that "the movie will be based on the game" and not the other way around everything is good. Give us another classic IO Interactive! I really hope the Eidos/Square Enix partnership doesn't screw up this series. Another of my favorite series seems it's going down the drain (looking at you Max Payne 3).

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Comment #73 by Alias DJA
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 02:03:32 PM
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Hitman - Glitchy boring repetative lazy 1k. No skill needed, and bad story line - lets hope Hitman 5 is as great as 4

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Comment #74 by Marketman316
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 03:56:39 AM
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#30 they were supposed to be using michael chiklis the guy from the (awesome) show the shield but he got cancelled at the last minute due to being too stocky and they got some dud to play 47, anyway hitman were always awesome just cumbersome each game has improved drastically so lets hope 5 is even better than blood money the most enjoyable game on 360 hands down (except peggle lol)

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Comment #75 by toezo 5000
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 04:47:32 AM
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i think the game franchise is superior to the movie and i cant wait for the release ..... but i dont wanna multiplayer or co-op even as i prefer doing it in a certain way and finding the shortest easiet methods to the misssions

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Comment #76 by toezo 5000
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @ 04:50:01 AM
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#30 the guy from transporter is handsome rob from italian job 2 he to rough skinned and his appearance looks mean but 47 is meant to look sinister yet smartly dressed

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Comment #77 by Dragon83uk
Friday, November 13, 2009 @ 06:49:31 AM
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Anybody else think that there might be natal support here?

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