Square Enix Montreal to Bring Surprises to Next Hitman Game

Square Enix’s Montreal division, tasked with taking over the Hitman franchise, promises to bring surprises that will change the way you experience Hitman games.

In a blog post, Game Director Karsten Lund expressed his fondness for the franchise, as well as what his team plans to bring to it. He wrote:

“The Hitman games best represent some of the things that gaming is all about: living, immersive worlds for you to play in, and the freedom to do things your way. Io Interactive have been doing a very good job of putting the player front and center and have given us some of the most memorable moments in gaming; emergent stories of how players completed missions shared at the water cooler, this to me is the core DNA of a Hitman game. I know how hard that is to create; I was at Io for the last 11 years. Our challenge is obviously to retain that DNA, while establishing ownership in our team and of our game.”

Lund couldn’t get into the specifics, but did promise some surprises. He wrote:

“While I can’t reveal any details right now, I can promise you that there’s going to be some unexpected surprises that will change the way you experience Hitman games. Forever.”

As a Montrealer, I’m looking forward to seeing what the team comes up with. Bonne chance!

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5 Comments on Square Enix Montreal to Bring Surprises to Next Hitman Game


On October 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

Im calling it now.

Theyre adding multiplayer.


On October 27, 2012 at 2:23 am

@Axetwin: Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing :P


On October 27, 2012 at 6:46 am

@ Kevin – Yeah, it kinda does. Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 3, Lost Planet 2, Bioshock 2, Resident Evil 5 and 6. All games that were just fine as a single player experience, yet suffered when multiplayer was forced into it. The ONLY exception I can think of here is Assassin’s Creed and thats only because in a rare twist, the MP wasnt one of the main selling points for the game.

But Im getting WAY ahead of myself here. Lets wait to see what the announcement is.


On October 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

If it’s multiplayer let it be like Splinter Cells spy vs guard style.

I’m honestly hoping for a mini-ninjas crossover since that was IO Interactive’s last good game.


On October 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

screw all this shiate… I cant wait for Star Citizen :D