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Hitman 5 set for 2010 release

Hitman 5 set for 2010 release

The new Hitman game is currently unnamed, but is scheduled for a 2010 release, possibly alongside a new film.

Reports have started to surface that IO Interactive's new Hitman game, which is currently unnamed and known only as Hitman 5, will be out next year and could arrive alongside a new Hitman film too.

Refuting some rumours however, IO Interactive has promised that the movie and the film will not overlap at all and that gamers can look forward to playing with Agent 47 as they've always known him, not as he was reimagined for Hollywood.

Released in 2007, the Hitman film starred Timothy Olyphant as the enigmatic 47 and was produced by Luc Besson. Despite being almost universally panned by critics the film has been quite successful for 20th Century Fox - grossing more than $100 million USD on a budget of just $30 million USD. Yesterday Kyle Ward was revealed as working on a script for a sequel.

IO Interactive has been keeping pretty quiet about Hitman 5, but took the chance to distance itself from the film when rumours started flying that the movie and game would tie in together.

"I can tell you that there is no way we will be basing a storyline for a new Hitman game on the story in a licensed movie," a IO Interactive community manager said in a statement to Kotaku. "That's just not how we work so you shouldn't be concerned about that."

Sounds good to us, as we're big fans of Hitman here at bit-tech.net - especially Hitman: Blood Money and, while we actually thought the film was fun in a mindless kind of way, having the game tie-in with a sequel would probably be A Bad Thing.

Or would it? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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lp1988 29th June 2009, 13:38 Quote
Go IO

Looks like i am going to draw blood next year,

Liked the movie so that's not bad either.
ImInTheZoneBaby 29th June 2009, 13:40 Quote
Hitman....
I actually fell asleep in that movie. First time i'd ever done so when watching a film.
It WAS late at night, but still... Hah.

The games were always pretty awesome. Different, to everything else on the market.
I'd very much like to see a new game. =)
liratheal 29th June 2009, 13:57 Quote
It wouldn't be a 'bad thing' it'd be a franchise destroying thing.

Glad to hear it's not happening.
DragunovHUN 29th June 2009, 14:03 Quote
"I can tell you that there is no way we will be basing a storyline for a new Hitman game on the story in a licensed movie,"

So this means they can base it on an unlicensed movie then?
metarinka 29th June 2009, 15:46 Quote
Big fan of all the games, have them all. The movie was dissapointing though, they turned really dark and good stories into a mindless action movie with a cliche plot.
Jack dah Stripper 29th June 2009, 15:48 Quote
I will be counting the days for the game, and praying for the movie to be good
=]
El Rando 29th June 2009, 15:50 Quote
whoop whoop! can't wait for this. Love all the games!
Yemerich 29th June 2009, 16:53 Quote
Great news!!!!
SMIFFYDUDE 29th June 2009, 19:22 Quote
There was a Hitman film?!?!?!

That completely passed me by. Was it released in Britain?
thehippoz 29th June 2009, 19:26 Quote
long as there's no mark walberg
logan'srun 29th June 2009, 22:42 Quote
What has Mark Walberg to do with Hitman? He was never in the film and has nothing to do with the games.

Hitman 5 hopefully will be awesome. Played all 4 and played the last one twice. It can only be better!
CardJoe 30th June 2009, 09:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
There was a Hitman film?!?!?!

That completely passed me by. Was it released in Britain?

Yeah. Don't expect a lot, but it's a good film to get drunk to. And the Hitman drinking game is fun.

You drink whenever 47 kills someone - two fingers if he does it with a gun, three for a rifle and a shot if it's a melee or sword kill. You have to down half your drink whenever the Interpol detective puts a cigarette in his mouth too.
NethLyn 4th July 2009, 04:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by thehippoz
long as there's no mark walberg

That was the Max Payne film...never watched it. Hitman on the other hand, went for the Bond with blood angle - loads of action and death, flashed the flesh of that girl that went on to be in a Bond, but no bonking. Cannot believe the individual Blood Money had been deleted by the time the first film was out, they could have sold stacks of it even if it was unrelated like Tomb Raider before it.

I agree with the separation simply because of the two media, what little character was established in the film was worth hanging onto for those that don't play the games, but the games have a seven year head start, so each to their own.
smajer 5th July 2009, 19:20 Quote
The last one was awsome, but ran kinda choppy, guess I should start building a new rig
Zippy 25th November 2009, 16:38 Quote
Timothy "Olyphant", isn't that a Lord of the Rings elephant?
metarinka 25th November 2009, 17:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zippy
Timothy "Olyphant", isn't that a Lord of the Rings elephant?

he's also the bad guy in live free or die hard... he's a good character actor =p

He played the part well but unfortunately only jason statham can actually be mr 47 with any amount of convincability
cool_dude 25th November 2009, 17:52 Quote
ooh looking forward to it! loved all previous hitman games
PureSilver 25th November 2009, 17:55 Quote
Some of my favourite games of all time (loved them all except Contracts), looking forward to this!
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Originally Posted by metarinka
He played the part well but unfortunately only jason statham can actually be mr 47 with any amount of convincability
What? 47's a huge Eastern European with no hair, no sense of humour, no capacity for conversation and a bar code on the back of his head. Statham's a cheeky London chappie. Crank and Transporter were not exactly Silent Assassin.
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