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Square Enix Montreal is no longer working on their next-gen and current-gen Hitman game. LinkedIn profiles of the former development team reveal that the assassination game was scuttled sometime in 2013.
It's yet another week that could be hard on the wallet of folks who like to buy their games digital as the PlayStation Network gears up to receive a whole slew of titles both new and old, including Bayonetta, a trio of Hitman games and the PlayStation 2 classic, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
If you're a fan of Jesper Kyd and you're a fan of Hitman there's some bad news in store for you: The famed composer won't be lending his talents to the upcoming game from IO Interactive and Square Enix. Why? Well, basically the same reason David Bateson, Agent 47's voice, wasn't originally part of the game either, IO just didn't reach out with open arms.
One of the things that irked me a bit during the demos of Hitman: Asbolution was the change in the voice actor for agent 47. The new guy sounded younger, hipper and mostly less threatening. It reminded me of how Ubisoft is trying to youthinize Sam Fisher for the Splinter Cell games. Well, on the upside, IO apparently worked out some kind of deal because Bateson is back.
Square Enix is expanding their presence in the city of Montreal. They plan to expand the Eidos Montreal studio and also open a second studio, dubbed Square Enix Montreal, next year.
A re-released version of the near 17 minute Hitman: Absolution trailer has appeared online, with IO Interactive's gameplay and game directors giving commentary and insight for the gameplay walkthrough video, as well as giving hints about key gameplay features.
IO Interactive released the complete 16 minute gameplay walkthrough trailer for Hitman: Absolution. The new gameplay footage showcases a lot of Agent 47’s new abilities as well as a few striking changes made to the character.
IO Interactive, Eidos and Square Enix released a new trailer for Hitman: Absolution featuring some shooting, some hiding and some of Agent 47’s up-close-and-personal melee skills.
Jack Thompson is in some little corner of the world, cheering from a windowless, dank room as he watches the news from a black and white laptop monitor, because a new study has finally linked violent video games with aggressive behavior in gamers. Even though there were studies that once proved otherwise, this heart-stopping study could prove to be a major blow to the gaming industry.
Four popularized Eidos titles have joined the ranks of the cloud-based gaming service, OnLive. The four titles include Just Cause, Hitman: Blood Money, Tomb Raider: Legends and Mini-Ninjas. In addition to the games being available on OnLive the games are also available as part of OnLive’s Playback program.
Kane and Lynch, the game at the center of the Gamespot controversy back in 2007, is getting a sequel. It's being developed by IO Interactive, who's also hard at work on a new Hitman game.
No, this is not an article about a series of bad games from EA’s Pandemic studios. This is an article about passing the time while conveniently staying out of harm’s way…better known as Swine Flu.