News items tagged with io interactive

Square Enix Booth Impressions

Square Enix Booth Impressions

Square Enix has a very, very full booth at this year’s E3. Everything from action-adventure to role-playing, puzzle, and stealth, games were pouring out of every corner of the publisher’s massive...

By Curt Hutson on 23 April 2018
Hitman's Next Elusive Target is Actor Gary Busey

Hitman's Next Elusive Target is Actor Gary Busey

IO Interactive officially announces the next Hitman elusive target, Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey, and reveals when and where players can take him out. Back in April, eccentric actor Gar...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 April 2018
Hitman: The Voice Behind Agent 47 on His Iconic Role

Hitman: The Voice Behind Agent 47 on His Iconic Role

Now that the newest Hitman game has wrapped up its pre-planned episodic launch content, it’s fair to say IO Interactive and Square Enix’s latest endeavor will go down in franchise history as one of...

By Cody Gravelle on 23 April 2018
New Hitman Level Pokes Fun at Donald Trump

New Hitman Level Pokes Fun at Donald Trump

Developers IO Interactive hide a reference to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the new Freedom Fighters episode of the episodic Hitman game. Perhaps due to his high profile and con...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 April 2018
Hitman Developer IO Interactive Is Independent Again

Hitman Developer IO Interactive Is Independent Again

It’s been a harrowing month for Hitman developer Io-Interactive, which had been facing the possibility of being forced to close or sold off completely. Last month, Square Enix announced that it was...

By Derek Nichols on 23 April 2018
Hitman's Next Elusive Targets are Home Alone Villains

Hitman's Next Elusive Targets are Home Alone Villains

IO Interactive launches a holiday event for Hitman called Holiday Hoarders, which includes new outfits and Home Alone baddies Harry and Marv as elusive targets. This past October, the first season...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 April 2018
New Hitman Content Confirmed, Despite Sale of IO

New Hitman Content Confirmed, Despite Sale of IO

Several weeks ago, Square Enix announced plans to sell IO Interactive, which ultimately put the future of the Hitman series in flux, as the publisher could possibly retain the rights to the stealth...

By Kyle Sledge on 23 April 2018
Rumor: Hitman Series to Continue as Dev Retains Rights

Rumor: Hitman Series to Continue as Dev Retains Rights

The Hitman franchise may live on as series developer IO Interactive has reportedly retained the rights. The suggestion follows the recent announcement by publisher Square Enix that it is looking to...

By Jasmine Henry on 23 April 2018
Play The First Level Of Hitman For Free

Play The First Level Of Hitman For Free

Now that developer IO Interactive is an independent studio, it seems the company is celebrating its independence by making the first episode of Hitman available to anyone for free across all platfo...

By Boston Blake on 04 April 2018
Hitman Season 1 Finale Release Date and Location

Hitman Season 1 Finale Release Date and Location

Square Enix announces that the season finale of its episodic take on Hitman will launch later this month, featuring a location that will make many fans excited. The newest Hitman might not be heral...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 April 2018
Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza Release Date Announced

Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza Release Date Announced

The official release date for the second episode of Hitman is unveiled, meeting the promised April deadline, and offering a small teaser of the Sapienza coastline. The latest entry to the Hitman fr...

By Sarah Fields on 04 April 2018
Square Enix Wants to Sell Hitman Dev; Series in Danger

Square Enix Wants to Sell Hitman Dev; Series in Danger

Life for the rebooted Hitman series wasn’t always a smooth ride, being delayed multiple times, and eventually moving to a somewhat controversial episodic release structure. To many fans, however, t...

By Derek Nichols on 04 April 2018
Hitman Series Finds New Publisher in Warner Bros.

Hitman Series Finds New Publisher in Warner Bros.

The Hitman series has a new publisher as developer Io Interactive teams up with Warner Bros. Interactive Games, also announcing Hitman: Definitive Edition.

By Jasmine Henry on 02 April 2018
The Division Game Director Has Left Ubisoft

The Division Game Director Has Left Ubisoft

Ubisoft Massive’s Ryan Barnard, the game director who worked on The Division, has left the studio after accepting an offer for a posi...

By Cody Gravelle on 29 July 2017
Hitman Passes 5 Million Players

Hitman Passes 5 Million Players

Hitman’s episodic title is a great success, judging by IO-Interactive’s announcement that the game has surpassed 5 million players across all platforms.

By Maxwell Jeffery on 23 July 2017
Hitman Episode 1: Paris Review

Hitman Episode 1: Paris Review

Square Enix and IO Interactive’s new take on Hitman successfully blends the qualities that made the game famous with some modern innovations and remarkable detail. It’s been a while since gamers hav...

By Cody Gravelle on 20 June 2017
Hitman's Physical Release Date Gets Delayed

Hitman's Physical Release Date Gets Delayed

Publisher Square Enix officially announces that the physical release date for the episodic stealth-action video game, Hitman, is dela...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 June 2017
Hitman is Now Episodic

Hitman is Now Episodic

After a release push-back and a mysterious pre-order cancelation, developer IO Interactive announces that Hitman will no longer be a...

By Evan Hopkins on 11 May 2017
Hitman Releases World of Assassination Trailer

Hitman Releases World of Assassination Trailer

Sony and IO Interactive release a new trailer for the first season Hitman that displays the potential for a sleek and highly stylized...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 May 2017
Hitman Season Finale Teaser Trailer Released

Hitman Season Finale Teaser Trailer Released

Square Enix and IO Interactive officially release a teaser trailer for the launch of Hitman’s Season Finale, which is set on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

By Kyle Sledge on 23 April 2017
Hitman Pre-Orders Cancelled on PSN

Hitman Pre-Orders Cancelled on PSN

PlayStation Network cancels all Hitman preorders, claiming Square Enix made the call to make needed fixes to the game, and new preord...

By Boston Blake on 23 March 2017
New Hitman Game Delayed Into 2016

New Hitman Game Delayed Into 2016

2015 has been a mixed year for the barcode marked hitman known as Agent 47. Initial impressions of the latest title in the assassination franchise, creatively titled Hitman, were primarily...

By Evan Hopkins on 05 January 2016
Hitman Gameplay Video Leaks

Hitman Gameplay Video Leaks

The Hitman series has been a favorite of gamers for close to 15 years, entertaining players with its intuitive gameplay and flexibility when it comes to its major kills. While the games allow for pl...

By Cody Gravelle on 12 December 2015
Hitman E3 2015 Gameplay Trailer

Hitman E3 2015 Gameplay Trailer

The Hitman games have been entertaining people for almost 15 years. Playing as trained assassin Agent 47, Hitman fans have killed marks in a variety of ways including poisoning them with bad fish, s...

By Jasmine Henry on 12 October 2015
E3 2015: Hitman Trailer

E3 2015: Hitman Trailer

After months of hints from IO Interactive, fans of the Hitman franchise can finally rejoice – the series is set to travel to the current generation. Like most games revealed at E3 2015 this year, th...

By John Jacques on 03 October 2015
Win An Agent 47 'Hitman: Absolution' Prize Pack!

Win An Agent 47 'Hitman: Absolution' Prize Pack!

The original assassin, Agent 47, has returned! To celebrate the release of Square Enix’s Hitman: Absolution, we’re giving away three ’47 Initiative’ Prize Packs, consisting of an Orisue t-shirt, a...

By Rob Keyes on 30 May 2013
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Far Cry 3,’ and ‘Halo 4’ headline the nominees for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards. Check out the full list of nominations right here!

By Jeff Schille on 23 April 2013
Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution

After a six year absence, IO Interactive ushers in the return of Agent 47 in ‘Hitman: Absolution’. Read on for our review to see if the wait was justified.

By Rob Keyes on 23 April 2013
This May Be First Teaser Concept Art for ‘Hitman 6’

This May Be First Teaser Concept Art for ‘Hitman 6’

Amazing live sketches drawn by Square Enix Montreal’s Rasmus Poulsen and Leonid Enin may offer our first look at Agent 47 and a new enemy faction in ‘Hitman 6’.

By Rob Keyes on 23 April 2013
Conan O’Brien Plays ‘Hitman: Absolution’

Conan O’Brien Plays ‘Hitman: Absolution’

We know what you’re thinking: sure, Hitman: Absolution will be bringing new levels of stealth and story to Agent 47’s beloved franchise. And yes, you can easily find out what any number of gaming af...

By Andrew Dyce on 31 May 2012
‘Hitman: Absolution’ Director Responds To ‘Saints’ Trailer Concerns

‘Hitman: Absolution’ Director Responds To ‘Saints’ Trailer Concerns

A few weeks back, IO Interactive released the “Attack of the Saints” trailer for its upcoming title Hitman: Absolution. The trailer’s content caused an uproar from gamers, though the game’s director...

By Anthony Mole on 30 May 2012
‘Hitman: Absolution’ Director: Only 5th of Gamers Will See Final Level

‘Hitman: Absolution’ Director: Only 5th of Gamers Will See Final Level

‘Hitman: Absolution’ Director Tore Blystad believes that while he hopes that gamers experience multiple playthroughs only about 20 percent of them will finish his game.

By Anthony Taormina on 23 April 2012
E3 2011 Awards: Nominations

E3 2011 Awards: Nominations

[Update: The Game Rant Best of E3 2011 Award Winners have been announced!] Leading up to E3, the Game Rant team put together a pair of lists of our most anticipated confirmed games E3 2011 and our...

By Rob Keyes on 13 February 2011