IO Interactive and Square Enix have officially announced that the fifth Hitman title in in development for PS3, PC and Xbox 360 after months of teasing about it. Built using a new engine, Hitman Absolution promises to evolve the Hitman franchise while depicting a story where Agent 47 must escape a dark conspiracy and pursing police.

“For the first time we are taking Agent 47 on a personal journey which allows us to explore other parts of the Hitman fantasy,” said Tore Blystad, game director, IO Interactive. “This is both a familiar and yet significantly different experience from other Hitman games; something our silent assassins will relish, as will all those new to the Hitman world.”