So Apparently There’s Another Hitman Game After Absolution
Hitman Absolution is the next Hitman game, but it turns out there’s another Hitman title in the works at Square Enix Montreal.
Not to harm my incredible, untainted and all-around perfect track record as a superstar journalist, but: why did nobody fax me about this news?
We’ve been playing Hitman Absolution a fair bit recently in preview form and it’s looking like it could well turn out to be bloody good. Could. Not will. We’ve also been playing it a bit more for review but the joy that is embargoes stops me from saying anything more here.
But it seems so odd, that we should wait so very long for this new Hitman game, developed by its sexy parents at IO Interactive, then while it’s still being made it comes out that there’s going to be another Hitman title from a totally different studio.
Well, totally different with some staff from IO, at least.
This feeds into something I was whining about in the mag this month (issue 224, out in all good newsagents now (and some bad ones too)): things need to stop getting announced so bloody early. It makes the wait difficult and allows the hype to build up so much that there can never be anything other than disappointment when the finished product arrives.
Just announce a game on the Monday, bring it out on the Friday. Bam, done. Easy.
I do not work in videogame marketing, hard as it may be to believe.
Hitman Absolution is out next month – we should have our review in issue 225, which will be out before the game. That’s something that also doesn’t happen much. We should fax you about this – it’s big news.