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  SQUARE ENIX, INC. AND IO INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCE HITMAN: HD TRILOGY
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12/13/2012
 


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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 http://www.square-enix.com

Related Links

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Homepage:                    http://www.Hitman.com

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Facebook® page:          http://www.facebook.com/Hitman

Join the HITMAN community:                                                     http://ICA.Hitman.com

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION © 2012 Square Enix, Ltd.  All rights reserved. HITMAN, HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, AGENT 47, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Group. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.