Posts Tagged ‘Square Enix Montreal’

Hitman GO: Definitive Edition Sneaks Onto PC

As promised, the ‘Definitive Edition’ of Hitman Go [official site] is upon us. Not in a ‘sneak up, choke us out, strip us to our pants, and toss us into the bin while it goes and hangs out with our pals’ sort of upon us, just… out. It’s out. Square Enix have released the video game. Nothing weird. Hitman Go: Def Ed is a fancied-up port of the mobile game which sees Ian Hitman taking down targets through turn-based sneak-o-killing in pretty little dioramas. They really are quite pretty. The murder’s not bad either.

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Hitman Go: Definitive Edition Sneaks Out Next Week

Hitman Go [official site] is a pretty little take on the murder simulator, reimagining it as a turn-based puzzle game of sorts for pocket telephones. It looks like lovely murderdioramas. It’s been on PC for a fair while, for newer versions of Windows through the Windows Store, but I forget about that because I forget about the Windows Store. Not sure I’ve ever used it. (Lara Croft Go is there too, you know.) But now it’s getting a more formal PC release through a ‘Definitive Edition’ next week.

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While We Wait: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

When is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] coming out? Not that soon. Not soon enough. But while we can’t magically give it to you to play now, now, now, we can give you a fun selection of things that will help keep the cravings at bay. From games to books and beyond, here are some recommendations for both getting into the cyberpunk, mechanical and freedom loving mood. Got any others to suggest? Let us know in the comments. For now though, grab your wallet and prepare to enter the future… even if you can probably do without something kinda like Adam Jensen’s coat. (Nobody asked for that*.)

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You Can Complete Deus Ex Mankind Divided Without Killing Anyone, Even The Bosses

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] can be completed without killing anyone – even the bosses. This as confirmed by the game’s Executive Game Director, Jean-Fran├žois Dugas, in a tweet responding to the question. If you’re a fan or familiar with Deus Ex, or particularly Human Revolution, then you’ll understand why this is significant news. If not I’ll explain below.

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IO-Nara: Squenix Montreal To Make Next Hitman

With Hitman’s latest subtitle so recently creeping into public view, IO are already talking about 47’s future. Speaking to OPM, Absolution’s director Tore Blystad confirmed that the next title in the franchise will be developed at Square Enix Montreal rather than remaining in-house. Blystad reckons development will follow a similar pattern to work on the Call of Duty games, so presumably we can expect development duties to alternate between Squenix and IO as they do between Treyarch and Infinity Ward. It almost certainly means we’ll be seeing the wigless wonder more frequently in the next few years. Three weeks ago I would have said that was a good thing. If you’ve played Absolution, perhaps you’d care to compare your thoughts with mine?

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