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Is Hitman 5 called 'Hitman: Absolution'?

Has a trademark filing revealed the title early?

'Hitman: Absolution' is now the odds-on favourite bet for Hitman 5, which is expected to be revealed at E3 in June.

IO Interactive has been dropping hints on the game in the past few weeks without revealing any real details. But a recent trademark filing from Square Enix for a 'Hitman: Absolution' would appear to at least reveal what the game will be called.


IO revealed what looks like the first image from the game late last month (pictured) showing what appears to be Agent 47's hands attaching a silencer to a gun.

It came out of a viral campaign that has been poured over by fans over at the official Hitman forums who were encouraged in a "warmer, colder" kind of way from "IO Community Guy" Nick at various intervals.

After much decoding and investigating on various viral teasers the fans have come up with the date: June 7 2011, which is the start of this year's E3. All eyes on the show, then.

[ SOURCE: Siliconera ]