Hitman's killing spree to start in May

Agent 47's Blood Money will be earned late next month in Eidos' action game on Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC.

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They say that when you realize Hitman's antihero Agent 47 is after you, it's already too late. Thankfully, Eidos' heads-up of the bald assassin's coming to the PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, and the Xbox 360 doesn't mean piano wire around gamers' necks. The latest installation of Io Interactive's Hitman series, Hitman: Blood Money, begins a new set of contractual killings on May 30 in the US, Eidos announced today. As with UK-based Eidos' other recent release, Tomb Raider: Legend, the game will be released four days earlier in Europe.

In the game, things go awry for Agent 47 as fellow members of his agency are picked off, one by one. Believing he's next on the list, 47 heads to America and begins hunting down members of a rival agency, who he believes picked off his coworkers.

This is the fourth game in the Hitman series, following Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and Hitman: Contracts. All four games have been under the Eidos banner and developed by Copenhagen-based Io Interactive, developer of 2003's Freedom Fighters. In March 2004, Eidos acquired Io, and less than a year before it was itself bought by SCi Entertainment.

Hitman: Blood Money is rated M for Mature, and will retail for $39.99 on the PC, $59.99 on the Xbox 360, and $49.99 on current-gen consoles. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

34 comments
Kfoss
Kfoss

AHAHAHA!! i love the thumbnail for this!!! KILLER SANTA!! YAYAYA! i want a poney..and a MAC 10, a desert eagle anNNNNDDDDDD A PONEY... please santa!!! i promise i wont attempt to deep fry small furry creature or commit acts of mass terriorism!!!! PLEASEE SANTA!!!!!! *poney kicks me in the face* LOL

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

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thatguytony
thatguytony

I just hope this dosen't suck because it feels like it has taken them forever to put this out.

enemyvillain
enemyvillain

Been waiting for the game for a very long time...Loved the last two games and hated the fisrt game.

XAF1
XAF1

Sounds great but not $10 dollars more great for the Xbox 360. Sorry but I'm tired of being ripped off for a better looking version of the same game that isn't really next gen. Guys start speaking up or you will keep getting ripped off. It's funny but by now I would have owned every good game that was out there for my new system but a number of them aren't worth the extra $10 bucks. I own hundreds of game for each of one my console from every generation and the money has never bothered me if I knew the game was original but that's not the case right now. We're looking at conversions of conversions and prettier isn't enough any more. $49.99 is reasonable for multi system/platform (Computer) games. Elderscroll Oblivion was worth $59.99 and some of the games coming up later this year are but the majority of the 360 games have not been. If the industry doesn't get smarter soon there will more than likely be a bigger drop in videogame sells than the one we are seeing now. Both MS and Nintendo have realized this going into the next gen and have said that their 1st party game prices may change from game to game. I can take that if the game is exclusive or is coming out on the PC and a console only but not all platforms. The game looks great but when I look at it versus OBLIVION, Huxley, Gears of war, or Too Human there is no debate on where my cash will go. If I had to buy all 4 of those games together at once then my extra $40 would be there.

StealthyBurrito
StealthyBurrito

i luv the freedom to do missions in a gagillion different ways

rbunnell
rbunnell

Finally, the fourth game in the crappiest series out. I can't wait not to buy it.

UltimatumCHIEF
UltimatumCHIEF

Every time i play this Game, makes me feel like Hitman:|

cyprus646
cyprus646

Ohhhh killing ppl in a santa costume very very intresting I want this one.

DemonJD138
DemonJD138

Wasn't this one of the most objectionable games of 2004 according to some parents' group with their heads up their butts? Way to go, guys. The only reason I objected to it in 2004 is because I wouldn't get to play it for another year and a half.

venator117
venator117

AWSOME hope this game is like contracts

Hulkster905
Hulkster905

Finally they give an official release date, yes! This should be sweet.

_LEGIONS_
_LEGIONS_

Hitman series have been one of my favorites

smackbang
smackbang

finally i have been waiting a loooong time for this

paradyme777
paradyme777

I'm so buying this game. I love Hitman and haven't played it for awhile. I hated Contracts that game was WAY to hard and now that people don't have ESP it should make it better.

Weeoo_86
Weeoo_86

I hope a demo pops up for the 360 marketplace

TraiklinX3
TraiklinX3

why would I buy it for the 360 when the PC version is $20 cheaper? unless I missed something I don't picture them spending extra time to make the 360 version $20 more impressive then the PC version when they could just edit a few files and port it to the 360 and get the same results.

XOXIXO
XOXIXO

hey scarecrow89...plz read the item before posting..LAWL

oliverh
oliverh

Hope to pick off more target's in BLOOD MONEY

redwinder
redwinder

wow is kinda cheap for the pc,now i only need to get me a good pc... :(

kai05
kai05

hmm me like this news!!

masoumi
masoumi

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to play this game.

toment
toment

Ummmm..... Hardcore?

4esth
4esth

Sweet, I've loved all of them especially Contracts.