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IO Interactive cuts half of staff, cancels all non-Hitman projects

Square Enix has laid off almost half of the employees at IO Interactive as part of significant changes” at the studio. In a statement passed on toMCV, a spokesperson for the studio said the Denmark-based company was moving toward a sole focus on the Hitman franchise, and as a result …

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UK CHARTS: Black Ops II holds off Hitman Absolution challenge

It’s week one numbers may have been down, but a strong second week has seen Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II hold onto the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats No.1. Sales of the shooter fell by 81 per cent week-on-week, which is notably better than the 87 per cent …

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‘Hitman is something to fear this Christmas’, warns Square

All eyes may be on Call of Duty, but Square Enix says it’s Hitman that will be the ‘last big game of the year’. The publisher has warned rivals not to underestimate the return of Agent 47 on November 20th – and has triggered a massive campaign to show how …

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How Square Enix plans to make Hitman: Absolution accessible to all

How do you appeal to a wide audience AND keep your dedicated brand loyalists happy? It’s a tough juggling act, and one that the vocal internet masses would probably argue that Capcom tried and failed to execute with Resident Evil 6. But Square Enix seems to have conjured what appears …

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VIDEO: 18 minutes of Hitman Absolution Contracts gameplay

Square Enix has posted an 18 minute gameplay video for the really quite fantastic looking Hitman: Absolution. The short focuses on the new Contracts mode, which allows gamers to create their own assassination missions that are intermingled with the existing gameplay and level layout. Players will be able to specify …

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Hitman Sniper Challenge: Publishers, bring out your deadliest

You may have a keen aim when it comes to targeted marketing campaigns, but how well do you fare with a sniper rifle? MCV and Square Enix is looking for the UK games industry’s deadliest assassin in our Hitman Sniper Challenge competition. The best performers each month will win a …

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Io: Only 20% of players will finish Hitman: Absolution

Developer Io Interactive predicts that just one in five players will finish the upcoming Hitman: Absolution. Knowing that 20 per cent of the players will see the last level of the game,” game director Tore Blystad told OPM. It’s horrible to know. It makes the people working on it really …

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E3 2012: IO apologises for Hitman trailer, is "surprised" by response

Danish developer IO Interactive has apologised to those who were offended by its recent trailer for Hitman: Absolution. The short, which featured Agent 47 taking out a group of sexually provocative killer nuns, elicited a strong reaction from some consumers and parts of the games press. They were uncomfortable with …

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VIDEO: New Hitman trailer is hard to forget

With plenty of hype ahead of its release, the new trailer for Hitman: Absolution had a lot to live up to. And it certainly delivers! Be warned, if you’re below the age of 18 please steer clear – there’s plenty of gore here. And let’s not even begin on the …

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Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition detailed

Square Enix has revealed the Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition SKU. Extra goodies include a hardcover art book featuring a foreword by the game’s director Tore Blystad, a behind-the-scenes making-of video and a limited edition clamshell box. It also includes some in-game extras – The Agency Jagd P22G pistol, the HX …

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