New Hitman Novel Announced

Del Rey, part of the Random House publishing group, has announced a new book based on the Hitman franchise. Hitman: Damnation will be written by Raymond Benson, who is the author of  books based on the Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell franchises.

“Taking place between games Hitman: Blood Money and the upcoming Hitman: Absolution, Hitman: Damnation follows legendary assassin Agent 47 as he attempts to complete his toughest assignment yet.  47 is charged with assassinating high-level American political figures, but he notices that some aspects of the mission don’t add up as he is plunged into a web of lies, deceit, and murder.”

Hitman Damnation will release Summer 2012. Hitman: Enemy Within was the first Hitman book, published in 2007.

Source: Press Release



  1. new book?
    implying there was an old one?

    i’ve never heard of any Hitman books.

    i can’t say i’m familiar with Benson’s work, but if i spot a copy when i’ve got the spare cash i might pick it up, i have quite a few game tie in books and one more’s always welcome.

    • Hitman Enemy Within was the first one.

      Story updated

  2. Eh, I thought the storyline for Absolution doesn’t necessarily happen after Blood Money. The way it was potrayed was as if it’s almost completely unrelated, just in the same universe.

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