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Hitman 5 teased in ARG

Hitman 5 teased in ARG

IO Interactive has been teasing an upcoming Hitman 5 reveal in an ARG ahead of E3 2011.

IO Interactive is believed to be teasing an upcoming announcement for the fifth game in the Hitman series, using an on-going alternate reality game to sow suspicions.

Alternate reality games are based in the real world and involve seeding clues and puzzles across wide areas for distributed fans to solve together. Valve previously used an ARG to tease the unveiling of Portal 2, for example.

IO Interactive’s ARG has had members of the Hitman forum chasing clues that seem to point towards an upcoming Hitman 5 unveiling.

The forum user who started the post has been receiving images which include a picture of a script and a pair of black leather gloves on a table. The next clue supposedly points to the Belinale film festival.

IO Interactive has previously confirmed that it is working on a fifth Hitman game, but hasn’t offered any details beyond that and a speculative 2011 release date.

The last game in the series, Hitman: Blood Money, was released in 2006 and is still held up as a classic.

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mi1ez 17th March 2011, 15:56 Quote
How much of a bitch would it be if no-one into Hitman was going to the fest!
Yemerich 17th March 2011, 15:57 Quote
WANT!
CrazyJoe 17th March 2011, 16:33 Quote
Fantastic news! Hopefully it will be out before 2012.
Lizard 17th March 2011, 17:29 Quote
WANTS!!! I may have to exercise my editors wand to make sure that I, and not Joe, gets the review code for this ;)
greypilgers 17th March 2011, 20:33 Quote
I have yet to be introduced to the Hitman... Whats the best one to get then (bearing in mind how old they are?)?
stonedsurd 17th March 2011, 20:46 Quote
Do want.
tripwired 17th March 2011, 20:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by greypilgers
I have yet to be introduced to the Hitman... Whats the best one to get then (bearing in mind how old they are?)?

The Hitman series is definitely still enjoyable today, despite it's age. Grab the first one, Codename 47. I still regard this one as the best - (£5.99 on Steam). If after that you're thirsty for more, grab the latest one, Blood Money (also £5.99 on Steam). Don't bother with Hitman 2, it wasn't that good if i'm honest...
chrisb2e9 17th March 2011, 21:15 Quote
I only really liked the first one to be honest.
barbary 17th March 2011, 21:37 Quote
Outstanding and timely news we have been on a mad hitman kick recently playing them all right from the begining. So true what was said above about Codename 47 and Blood Money being the best.
mute1 17th March 2011, 23:24 Quote
HItman 1 was awful. The AI was probably the worst I've seen. I turned on invisibility and noclip just to get through it. The levels were remade in Hitman: Contracts anyway, so one would be better off playing that. Hitman 2 wasn't bad but Blood Money was definitely the best.

I've got a soft spot for no. 2 because of getting to kill jumpy little ninja *******s. The Malaysia levels weren't bad either (seems IO Interactive could joke about the first game too - if you've played the level, you'll know what I'm talking about).

EDIT: apparently 'ba*stard' is a bad, bad word.
connos 18th March 2011, 08:12 Quote
Hitman games are all good, especially the story of the second. Also blood money is very good. The first not so as it had a lot of bugs and I couldn't finish it.
Waynio 19th March 2011, 12:47 Quote
Awesome I love the Hitman games really hope they don't botch it .
Waynio 19th March 2011, 12:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by tripwired
The Hitman series is definitely still enjoyable today, despite it's age. Grab the first one, Codename 47. I still regard this one as the best - (£5.99 on Steam). If after that you're thirsty for more, grab the latest one, Blood Money (also £5.99 on Steam). Don't bother with Hitman 2, it wasn't that good if i'm honest...

Only problem is you can't get the 3rd game on steam :( unless thats changed.
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