Hitman signs retail Contracts

The third installment in Eidos' killer-for-hire action series ships out today.

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Eidos announced today that Hitman: Contracts has shipped out to stores. Like a well-timed assassination, the game was released right on schedule--just six days after it was sent to the factory.

Developed by the now-Eidos-owned Io Interactive, Hitman: Contracts recalls the past exploits of the titular assassin, Agent 47. Told via flashback, the game's story lets players engage in a series of murderous missions using both high- and low-tech implements of death. Featuring improved and more-stylized graphics, the game also takes players to a series of international locales, including France, China, Russia, and England.

Hitman: Contracts is rated "M" for Mature and has a retail price of $49.99. It is available for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. A sequel to the game is already being planned.

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