Hitman: Absolution getting prequel novel

New novel <i>Hitman: Damnation</i> set between events of Hitman: Blood Money and upcoming entry, penned by noted James Bond writer.

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Gamers keen on delving deeper into Hitman history will have that opportunity when a new prequel novel titled Hitman: Damnation hits shelves this summer.

This summer gamers can get caught up reading about bleeding.

Announced today by publisher Del Rey, Hitman: Damnation is set between the events of 2006's Hitman: Blood Money and the upcoming Agent 47 title Hitman: Absolution.

Hitman: Damnation is being penned by Raymond Benson, a well-versed spy writer, most famous for being the fourth official James Bond novelist.

Hitman: Damnation follows iconic assassin Agent 47 and his mission to take out American political figures. According to Del Rey's description of the novel, events quickly turn south, and Agent 47 is thrust into a "web of lies, deceit, and murder."

In addition to Hitman: Absolution and Hitman: Damnation, fans of the franchise will have a new Hitman feature film to watch in 2012, if a report from last May is any indication.

Hitman: Absolution is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2012. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

Discussion

20 comments
suko1983
suko1983

Hitman "the movie" was a piece of CR4P!

blacksaibot
blacksaibot

@Gelugon_baat why don't you go back to school and learn how to comprehend what you read? The Hollywood film from WAY BACK IN 2007 has NOTHING to do with the Novel.

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

Just keep some of the previous game elements. I don't want Hitman Absolution to be a very linear game.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

I don't care about a novel, all I want is for the game to be as good as or better than blood money

max-hit
max-hit

I have a funny feeling that they are destroying the title.

MGS2244
MGS2244

But does that mean that the game wont come out till after the summer? I'll be getting the book. The Mass Effect and Deus Ex books worked and were a good read so I have good hopes for this one aswell with a good writer on board.

ezjohny
ezjohny

i hope this book is good.

Henrique2324
Henrique2324

@blacksaibot - Kids are too busy playing that Coowadoody bullcrap.

Rovelius
Rovelius

If there's big money involved, the end product is usually bad. And oh surprise, this is indeed looking bad. Sigh, I hope it's not.

Spartan1017
Spartan1017

He also wrote the first two Splinter Cell novels. They're weren't bad.

vivalatour
vivalatour

a book would be a bed time tail ! NO action NO excitement NO blaring sound effects ! yup a book would be pure stealth !

blacksaibot
blacksaibot

A book? LOL. Kids don't read these days anymore. Should have made a short CGI film or a video comic.

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

I love all hitman series but I won't buy the book though

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

The more I hear about this game the more concerned I become about the franchise.

ShotgunSamurai
ShotgunSamurai

I hope its a good book, but i do certainly hope that i don't have to read this book to get the full experience of Hitman: Absolution