First Hitman: Absolution Screens Emerge

Following an official teaser trailer confirming the game’s existence, publisher Square Enix has released the first screenshots for IO Interactive’s upcoming Hitman title, Hitman: Absolution.

The game’s protagonist, Agent 47, is displayed in the two new screenshots. Check them out below, courtesy of NeoGAF:

Hitman: Absolution‘s story will focus on the life of Agent 47, with IO giving a short synopsis:

Betrayed by those he trusted and hunted by the police, he finds himself at the centre of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world, in his search for the truth.

Although gameplay details have yet to be discussed by IO Interactive, the developer has said the game will boast “completely new gameplay features for the Hitman franchise.” Hitman: Absolution will also utilize the studio’s brand new Glacier 2 graphics technology engine.

The fifth installment in the Hitman series is currently scheduled for a release in 2012.