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London (December 13, 2012) – IO Interactive
A/S, a Square Enix studio today announced HITMAN: HD TRILOGY.
Experience for the first time ever the classic and critically
acclaimed games: HITMAN 2: SILENT ASSASSIN, HITMAN: CONTRACTS and
HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY, unified in one deadly HD-Collection for
PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft.
For the very first time experience over forty incredible
missions across three classic Hitman Games, all presented in
glorious HD. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the
franchise, this is the opportunity to take on the contracts that
defined the series and fully established Agent 47 not only as a pop
culture icon, but also as the World’s Ultimate Assassin.
The HITMAN: HD TRILOGY is scheduled for release in Europe and
across PAL territories on February 1 and in North America on
January 29, 2013 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment
system, and Xbox 360.
About the Hitman franchise:
The creation of IO Interactive™, the Hitman franchise got
its start in 2000 with the release of Hitman: Codename 47 for PC.
It has become an award-winning, multi-million selling videogame
franchise. Agent 47, the games’ iconic central character, is
a genetically enhanced clone, engineered into a highly skilled
assassin. The franchise has boasted videogames, a major motion
picture, books, comics, merchandise collectibles and amassed a
voracious global fan base. Agent 47 celebrates his long awaited
comeback with HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, now available across North
America, Europe and PAL territories for the PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
About IO Interactive
IO Interactive, a Square Enix Studio, is the creative force
behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform videogames to
emerge in the last decade. Starting with the praised and
ground-breaking Hitman series, IO Interactive has since developed
the cult classic “Freedom Fighters”, the controversial
“Kane & Lynch" series and the adorable "Mini-Ninjas".
Dedication to creating original IP and unforgettable characters and
experiences are the hallmarks of IO Interactive.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses
SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment
content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group.
The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading
development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual
property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97
million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57
million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35
million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®.
Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of
Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at
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