20 Years of Hitman

Proud history, exciting future

20 Years of Hitman

November 11, 2020 HITMAN, IOI Studio, News

This November marks the 20th anniversary of the Hitman franchise – and we’re in the mood to celebrate!

Agent 47 was first introduced to the world in November 2000 with the release of Hitman: Codename 47. Since then, the franchise has spanned a total of seven major games with Agent 47 travelling to 6 continents and performing more than 100 missions. Across those 7 games, we are proud and excited to announce that the Hitman franchise now has more than 70 million lifetime players.

Not only that, the franchise has developed into a multimedia brand with two movie adaptions, two novels, a comic series and two mobile games.

This year, we have already announced HITMAN 3, the eight major video game instalment in the franchise and we’re looking forward to sharing more news and reveals in the next few months leading up to launch on 20 January 2021.

We are immensely proud to reach the significant milestone of 70 million lifetime players and we are honoured to have such a strong community of players, fans and partners that have helped us to continue making games, building on Agent 47’s legacy and providing hours and hours of enjoyment in the last 20 years. Thank you for your inspiration, passion, dedication and support that has fuelled our drive to continually improve and create.

To commemorate the 20th year of Hitman and Agent 47 this November, we’ve lined up some moments of celebration that will enable us to reflect on what we have achieved over the years and to look ahead at what’s to come in HITMAN 3.

Join us over the coming weeks for the celebrations by using #Hitman20Years across social media and share your favourite memories, trailers, fan art, gameplay clips, cosplay and anything else that reminds you of the past 20 years. We’ll be doing the same on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – and sharing the best of your contributions too!


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