Square Enix trademark Hitman: Profession

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Shortly before Christmas, Square Enix filed for a trademark that suggests a title for the Hitman game set to arrive after Absolution. The name? Hitman: Profession. Siloconera spotted the trademark application, which will likely be the working title for the new Hitman game in development at Square Enix' recently opened Montreal Studio .

Hitman: Profession would be a terrible name, but the trademark coincides with a spate of unusual odd upcoming game titles...

  • Fifa 13: Sport

  • Syndicate: Organisation

  • Football Manager: Manager of Football

  • FUEL: Combustible Matter

  • Deus Ex: God From

  • Cave Story: Mostly Indoors

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R: F.A.K.E. A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.

  • Thi4f: W0rd F41l

  • Diablo: Spanish Satan

  • Call of Duty: Again

  • Transformers: Robots That are Also Cars (And Sometimes Other Things)

  • Mass Effect: The Principle By Which Element Zero Modifies The Mass Of Matter, Allowing For Faster Than Light Travel, Biotic Abilities, and Future Guns

We really hope they don't end up calling it Hitman: Profession. What's the worst game name you've ever encountered?

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.