Square Enix Europe has filed a trademark for Hitman: Profession
dug up the paperwork, which gives us very little information beyond a name and the potential for hours of speculation on what it means.
The most obvious guess would be it's the name of the new Hitman
game, in production under IO supervision
at the Square Enix studio in Montreal
. Considering Hitman: Absolution
won't be ready until sometime in 2012, it'd be surprising if Square had already filed trademarks on the next installment.
could also be some kind of transmedia tie-in, mimicing Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed
model and creating experiences -- loosely tied to the core game -- covering comics
. Like we said: speculation!