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2:00 PM on 08.27.2014

Come party with Destructoid, Square Enix Montreal, & Unity at PAX Prime 2014

Destructoid is teaming up with Square Enix Montréal and Unity to throw a Hitman: Sniper PAX Prime 2014 party!  You'll have a chance to play Hitman: Sniper before its release and compete in a high score contest whe...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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2:30 PM on 08.08.2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris receives a Gold Edition

Square Enix has just announced a "Gold Edition" of the upcoming Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris that includes a bevy of extras that Tomb Raider fans will want to pay attention to. The Gold Edition comes rocking a three-in...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 07.03.2014

Hitman Go gets 15 new levels via a free update

Hitman Go was a pretty fantastic use of the license for the mobile market, and now the game is adding 15 new levels to its repertoire. An update called Airport Box has dropped, which adds a new mode, moving walkways, and...

Chris Carter



Go on a sniping rampage in Hitman Sniper photo
Go on a sniping rampage in Hitman Sniper
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Square hasn’t been afraid to use the Hitman IP in fun and creative ways. Hitman GO was a critical success for doing something unique, and while Hitman Sniper isn’t on that same scale, it is still at least a ton of fun.

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10:35 AM on 06.05.2014

Square Enix Montrťal announces Hitman: Sniper

Hitman: Sniper is coming to mobile and tablet devices later this year, Square Enix Montréal announced today. It's a free-to-play competitive experience revolving around replayable assassination missions. Play...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 PM on 05.28.2014

First concept art for IO Interactive's new Hitman

IO Interactive has shared concept art for its next Hitman game for consoles and PC, viewable below in high resolution. The image is set in Central Europe and that building is "larger than any location in Hitman Absolution," a...

Jordan Devore



Review: Hitman GO photo
Review: Hitman GO
by Brittany Vincent

Agent 47's steely gaze and austere demeanor are far too threatening to be properly translated to a stoic board game piece. That, and given the nature of the Hitman series revolving around stealth and murderous intent, a mobile game that distills the finer points of assassination into a kitschy series of diorama puzzles seems laughable.

And yet, here I am to sing the praises of Hitman GO, Square Enix's bizarre addition to the franchise. It's a minimalist series of wordless, ambient vignettes taking place inside virtual dollhouses dotted with tiny figures representing the hunter and the hunted. It shouldn't work as well as it does, but the end result is a satisfying blend of strategy and turn-based problem-solving that should appeal to a much larger demographic than that of the classic Hitman ilk.

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4:30 PM on 04.17.2014

People are literally dying to play Hitman GO, out today for iOS devices

Hitman GO launches today, a puzzle game via Square Enix Montréal that's available on iOS devices for $4.99. An Android version is on its way as well, so calm down. They didn't forget about you. Karsten Lund, creative ...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Turn-based Hitman GO comes to iOS next week

Square Enix Montréal's turn-based strategy title Hitman GO looks like a decent excursion while we wait for the next major franchise installment from IO Interactive. It's coming real soon -- first to iOS devices on Apri...

Jordan Devore

10:15 AM on 03.31.2014

Bravely Default's success has Square refocusing on 'heavy JRPGs' & 'core' audience

Square Enix will work on its next global releases, "without focusing too much on the ‘global’ aspect," president Yosuke Matsuda told Nikkei Trendy. "For example, in the past, when we developed console games with a...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 02.19.2014

First look at Agent 47 in the new Hitman film

2007's Hitman movie wasn't awful. In fact, I'd be willing to believe that people were even fans of the adaptation. But there's certainly plenty of room for improvement and here's hoping Agent 47 delivers where the prior movie...

Jordan Devore





12:15 PM on 02.13.2014

The new Hitman game for mobile has surprising potential

There are two Hitman games in development that we know about: one is a full-fledged PC and console title from IO Interactive, the other is a mobile project in the works at Square Enix Montréal. Hitman GO, a turn-based ...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 01.16.2014

New Hitman will have the largest levels yet

IO Interactive is working on the next major installment of Hitman and today the studio shared a few details about the game. Most notably, it'll feature Agent 47 "at the prime of his career" and open-ended sandbox levels that ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 01.10.2014

Rupert Friend recast as star of the new Hitman film

A second film based on the Hitman franchise was all set to debut with Paul Walker, until his untimely passing in November of 2013. Despite that, Variety reports that the movie is still moving forward, reca...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 01.09.2014

New missions added to Hitman: Absolution 'Contracts' mode

Though Hitman: Absolution has been out for over a year, new missions for the title have been added to the game's "Contracts" mode with seemingly no warning whatsoever. New missions have launched on all three platforms th...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:30 PM on 01.07.2014

Square tells us exactly what's happening with Hitman

Yesterday, there was a report that sort of confused Hitman fans everywhere. People thought projects were canceled, and the franchise was in jeopardy, but here's the real rub straight from Square Enix. Apparently, the ini...

Chris Carter