So there have been lots of rumours about the next Hitman game in the long-standing assassin series and today, Square-Enix decided to release a teaser of the latest game; Hitman: Absolution.

This is what the official press release had to say:

“Hitman Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he trusted and hunted by the police, he finds himself at the centre of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world, in his search for the truth.”

The teaser shows the gloved hand of whom we can assume is 47, the star of the series, affixing a silencer to a pistol.

We also see a snake coiled around another pistol.

And a barcode, with the last two digits ’47’ turning red, meaning the protagonist, Mr 47.

Also, right near the end of the teaser, we see the first six digits of the barcode turn red – ‘110706 – or 7th June 2011′ coincidentally the date that E3 gets underway.