Hitman 5 ARG concludes with screenshot

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Last week we mentioned the start of a Hitman alternative reality game, in which members of the Hitman forums have been following real world clues to try and uncover more information on Hitman 5. Last week the community was busy deciphering a mysterious image of Agent 47's signature black leather gloves next to what looks to be a script for a new Hitman game. Since then the plot has thickened, with encoded number-strings, references to the Berliner beer festival, a picture of CN tower in Toronto, Canada, and the first image of Hitman 5.

You can follow the whole mystery on the Hitman forums , which now features more than 40 pages of speculation and detective work, all of which leads the first image of Hitman 5. Are you sure you're ready for this?

It's the back of a man's hand! More specifically, the back of Agent 47's hand. And he's screwing on a silencer. Actually, the CN tower clue is much more interesting. The CN tower is the largest free standing structure in the world, and it's in Toronto. Does this mean Hitman 5 will be set in Canada? Is there even much of an assassination market in Canada? Eurogamer note that the ARG has now been declared over by IO, who also confirm that more Hitman 5 info will be revealed at this year's E3 in June.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.