Hitman has 360 in sights

Microsoft's next-gen console added to Agent 47's "to do" list; 360 version will ship same time as current-gen editions.

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Eidos today has announced that the upcoming Hitman: Blood Money is coming after a new console. Joining the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox in fearing for their lives is the Xbox 360, making Blood Money the debut of the series on next-gen consoles. The Xbox 360 version is scheduled to ship alongside the current-gen versions sometime this spring.

In Hitman: Blood Money, gamers take on the identity of series antihero Agent 47, a professional assassin with a sketchy past. However, this time around 47 isn't doing his thing for others--his targets are from a rival agency. Players will track and locate other professional killers across a variety of environments in order to save their own skin.

The game is being developed by Io Interactive, the Danish developer that worked on the previous three Hitman games as well as on 2003's Freedom Fighters.

Hitman: Blood Money for the Xbox 360 is rated M for Mature and will likely retail for $59.99, the going price for third-party Xbox 360 games. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of the current-generation versions.

Discussion

57 comments
vamroc
vamroc

It better actually be a 360 title and not just an XBox title thats moded to play on a 360 I want my money's worth damn it. I also want compatablity for X men Legends 1&2 and Ultimate Spiderman. it's been eight months since those titles came out and in the case of the first X men Legends two full years. You gave us Shadow The Hedge Hog which shipped before X men legends 2 and it was made backward compatible. So how long do I have to wait to play one of the best RPG's on the XBOX

swiftstar183
swiftstar183

Why R u posting the same thing over and over again? what a waste of space man.

Sandman100
Sandman100

There to many hitman games now. It proble will stuck on the 360. Because they build them game for current-gen consoles not next-gen. So it will stuck big time, and not worth any of my time.

Sandman100
Sandman100

There to many hitman games now. It proble will stuck on the 360. Because they build them game for current-gen consoles not next-gen. So it will stuck big time, and not worth any of my time.

Sandman100
Sandman100

There to many hitman games now. It proble will stuck on the 360. Because they build them game for current-gen consoles not next-gen. So it will stuck big time, and not worth any of my time.

Sandman100
Sandman100

There to many hitman games now. It proble will stuck on the 360. Because they build them game for current-gen consoles not next-gen. So it will stuck big time, and not worth any of my time.

runstalker
runstalker

Guys, when there's a PS2 version in the mix, that usually becomes the baseline min spec, so everything else is a port of that PS2 version. You may have greater model detail (on select models) and higher overall resolution and texture quality on the PC/360 versions, but fundamentally a PS2-engineered game. Of course that's not to say that some PS2 games don't look fantastic, but you know...it aint next gen.

sushi_111
sushi_111

They should've spent more time on this...

OmGitsEDV
OmGitsEDV

dont knock it yet! maybe it will be a gr8 looking and gr8 game!

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

i like edios ever since PROJECT SNOWBLIND i think there a up and comming gamming company they just need some more money to compete with the big boys

Jiggafly117
Jiggafly117

it better be worth it i kinda in joyed the firstone but i am not really siked about it

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

abdu4-Or maybe it wont be on PS3. Not as easy to port from PC to PS3. Besides its coming out for PS2!! heh

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

For me Hitman is better than MGS. Its a big rush to waltz into a crowded Mansion or Night club picking off targets while no one suspects a thing. One of my favorite shooters ever.

abdu4
abdu4

nice probably its gonna be for the PS3

alialo
alialo

I think I'll stick to the PC version.

zombie_hellspaw
zombie_hellspaw

Why is everyone calling this a port, surely it could only be a port it if is released on one system first and then on others some time afterwards. Hitman games have always shipped at the same time for each system and each one version has felt as if it were built solely for it

cyprus646
cyprus646

I always liked the hitman series and this one looks the best i just wish they would make another freedom fighters that game is great as well.

Petri87
Petri87

Hitman is a great series. Hope the 360 version is good.

jdcflash
jdcflash

I'd rather be hearing about the next-gen Freedom Fighters. The stealth thing is a gimmick. Take Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. Stealth in that game is just one of many strategies you can choose to take on. Hitman has always forced its strategy on the player. While I agree MadonnaProject is a retard for buying a game just for the collection and then never playing it, not all ports, as he mentions are bad. It's just ports of old game franchises that are bad. So, let's all ban together and get rid of recurring gaming franchises such as: Tony Hawk, Madden, Hitman and, even though I think the dude rocks, the Splinter Cell series needs to go as well. I think what a lot of next gen gamers want is something new- not the tried and true. Which is why I mention Freedom Fighters - I thought that game was almost ahead of its time. Question... what sequels in games are better than the originals? RPGs are excluded from this question.

dukerav
dukerav

Lol MadonnaProject, do you buy all your games just for as you put it " the sake of collection "? If you dont think you will ever play it why even bother buying it letting it collect dust, just curious. As for me I will buy it as long as it gets a good review from most sources, because I have rather enjoyed the series.

UltimatumCHIEF
UltimatumCHIEF

Hitman: Blood Money is the Best in series.....buy It ! 8)

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

I never played any of the Hitman games so whatever.

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

GameSpot seems to get there news a bit late... Anyway, there's nothing bad about a new 360 game, but I don't really like Hitman.

HimHvoHitman
HimHvoHitman

Thats cool.. I'm looking forward to that game.. I preordered it not long ago for PC.. I think its going to be great.. The new movie "the art of disguises" is cool too!

tatu2004
tatu2004

i might look into it i'v all ready pre-oredered the xbox 1 version of hitman 4

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

If this baby runs smooth with all the effects on the 360 version will be better than the PC version port or not.

doomsoth
doomsoth

The 2nd one was the only one I've liked in the series.

thekey
thekey

Well it better be better than the current gen versions I mean there charging $20 more for it.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Don't mind Hitman series. Will be a nice rental on the 360. At least it isn't taking any additional time to be released.

BZSIN
BZSIN

They should quit making Hitman games. Give us Freedom Fighters 2!!

Pablo620
Pablo620

$10 just for graphics and achievements? Sure it doesnt sound like much but after 4 or 5 ports that measley $10 turns into $40 and $50 which could buy you another game. You will trade in another game for achievements nobody but you cares about???

CrazyMark3
CrazyMark3

Why does everyone view a port as a bad thing? I want this game on 360 not on the Xbox. Will it have better graphics and achievement awards? Yes, then I'll pay the extra 10 bucks. When that turns into 20 or 30 then we have a problem until then pay the 10 bucks for the better game.

fat_shark
fat_shark

Could they possibly give a stronger vibe that this port is an afterthought? I agree that not all ports are bad, but it's situations like these that have made "port" a dirty word in the gaming world. Problem is, people will by the game regardless, sending the message that developers can crap out half-hearted conversions of current-gen titles and still cash in.

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

oh cme on, its HITMAN. does anyone even give a damn about it, its been delayed for ages and no one even cared. i have all hitman games and i never touch them. and just for the sake of collection i will get this one but i am not sure if i will play it again. you play one eidos game youve played them all.

man-of-mystery2
man-of-mystery2

Old. While GS were too 'busy' posting April Fools jokes and getting peoples hopes ups with World of Starcraft, IGN posted this yesterday. GS should really get their act together. Good news anyway...

Redsaturn
Redsaturn

if teh graphics r as gd as the PC shots iv seen this game shud rock!

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

**I had my fingers crossed for a 360 version** I will be buying this for my 360 and NOT for my PC -as long as it gets an equal review. The way I dont have to uninstall anything else. =)

Schillinger
Schillinger

Ahh another current gen port for the 360, congrats.

Vic_Vega1994
Vic_Vega1994

They are all ports except the PC this series was orinally on the PC and not all ports suck

KojiBrother
KojiBrother

it's a good thing that Gamespot posted this story now....I was begining to feel like it was an April Fools joke.