Hitman trademark causes confusion over next game’s title

By Posted 26 Jan 2012, 01:46

With news about the upcoming Hitman installment, Absolution beginning to heat up at last, we have some fresh news that has caused some confusion over what the next game’s title will be. While IO Interactive is working on the current title, reports have indicated a new title could be on the cards being created by Square Enix who has just trademarked the name Hitman: Sniper Challenge.

Nothing official has been announced as of yet but the new trademark suggests that this could be the name of the next installment. News of the trademark comes from Siliconera who also reported that earlier this month the company trademarked the name Hitman: Profession, again suggesting it could be the name of a new title, although to us both names sound more like the titles of downloadable content.

Earlier this month we brought some good news for PS3 owners as it was announced by Hitman: Absolution’s game director, Tore Blystad, that the game would initially be an exclusive to the Sony console. Not only that but he also claimed that better results will be achieved in terms of game performance on the PS3. Despite the disappointment Xbox 360 gamers will be feeling they shouldn’t let that put them off as the game looks set to be best in the series yet.

Whatever the names turn out to be for, one thing we can be sure of is that they will belong to something, whether it’s a new game on another platform or just some extra content, and that something will be in development now. If you have not been keeping up with the Hitman news we have been providing so far you can check out the epic Run for Your Life trailer to get a taste of what you’ve been missing.

Are you looking forward to the new Hitman game?