Square Enix Marks a Target and Trademarks Hitman: Absolution

April 24, 2011Written by Cameron Teague

It has been on the rumor mill for sometime now that the developers at IO Interactive are hard at work on the next game in the popular Hitman franchise. After teasing an announcement of their upcoming game, some proof has been found in the form of a trademark that points all fingers at Hitman 5 being in production.

A few days ago Square Enix, owner of aforementioned IO Interactive, added a UK trademark for Hitman: Absolution. Now we don’t want to jump the gun, but if that isn’t a significant piece of evidence, then what is?  It has been over 5 years since Hitman: Blood Money released so it seems like just the right time for a new game in the series, don’t you think?