Hitman: Absolution was a bit underappreciated. I've never been a huge Hitman guy, but that game caught my attention and I had a really great time with it. The freedom of choice, level design and old school sensibilities gave it a unique flavor I really dug (not including that schlocky nun trailer).
About a year ago, IO Interactive mentioned they were working on another game in the franchise, but have been silent since then. Until now that is as we've now been given our first hint that we'll be hearing from Agent 47 this year. When asked by a fan about the new game on Twitter (via GameSpot), the official Hitman account responded by saying:
@kirolos55 There's more info coming this year and we can't wait to share it!
— Hitman (@Hitman) January 12, 2015
This is exciting news for fans of the series. One of the highlights of IO's work on Absolution was their densely populated locations. Imagine what they could do with the new generation hardware. The developer will no doubt have a field day.