Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Absolution Gets November Release Date
Written Thursday, May 10, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Hitman: Absolution has a release date. The sneaky murder and baldness simulator hits stores on November 20th.

The news came as the game's mysterious countdown clock reached zero, revealing not only the release date but also confirming the Sniper Challenge outed on Tuesday. We already knew about it, of course, but now there's a new video to accompany it, so that's always nice. Plus, it takes the piss out of Assassin's Creed. Watch right until the end.

Sniper Challenge is a "standalone pre-order sniper experience," exclusive to GameStop in North America and, well, just about everywhere (Amazon, ShopTo, etc) in the UK. What that means in English is that if you pre-order the game from May 15th, you'll be able to access a standalone sniper mission that you can play immediately. Succeed in-game and you'll unlock various in-game perks usable in Hitman: Absolution itself.

The game does not carry any Trophies. Vid's below.


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Comment #1 by grimydawg
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 08:33:58 AM
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If I can just drop a piano on someone again, then I'm golden

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Comment #2 by JoBot 8000
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 08:38:30 AM
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Nice little piss-take at the end, but what about UK people? I checked the UK GameStop site and there's no sign of the sniper challenge anywhere, I hope this isn't something we've been shafted on.

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Comment #3 by TroubleMaker411
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:06:39 AM
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I have gotten a code through pre-ordering with

Granted, I pre-ordered the professional edition, but I just activated my code on the site.

Now I'm pissed i have to wait until the i5th to get my code and play it

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Comment #4 by AndyBeans
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:08:06 AM
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@2 Reread the article "exclusive to GameStop in North America and AMAZON in the UK" However I'm still not sure how accurate this is, are advertising the game with the Sniper Challenge bonus too.

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Comment #5 by JoBot 8000
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:15:50 AM
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@4 I must be blind, I read that article twice. It seems then that most places in the UK will do this offer then.

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Comment #6 by kakihara301
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:22:57 AM
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@Lee Bradley

"Baldness simulator"?

I lol'd. Especially since, from your pic, both you and I don't need a simulator for that. DAMN MY FATHER'S GENETIC TRAITS!!! ; )

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Comment #7 by LeeBradley
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:26:27 AM
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@4 As are ShopTo. I'll update the story.

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Comment #8 by wheatley
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:31:55 AM
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Definitely getting this in November so will be enjoying this mini game until then.

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Comment #9 by Alex Fly
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:57:03 AM
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Looking forward to november then ! :)

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Comment #10 by Roxton
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 10:13:43 AM
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Is it just May 15th in the UK? Cause I got my code on the 8th and I've been playing it since. I'm in the US. Have to say the challenges are vague and there doesn't seem to be any guides yet that I can find. But there's already people in the leaderboards with rediculous high scores. I'm only at about 2 million so far.

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Comment #11 by MrTxxThaxxLad
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 02:46:52 PM
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That was a nice little 'snipe' at AC ;) haha

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Comment #12 by oswald41
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 06:53:58 PM
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IGN says they game will have trophies.

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Comment #13 by timewarp
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 01:50:41 PM
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Why is every game being released in November/October?! TOO. MANY. CHOICES

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Game Info
IO Interactive
Square Enix


US November 20, 2012
Europe November 20, 2012
Japan January 24, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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