Kotaku has confirmed the findings of a Reddit user who deciphered the hidden meaning behind the barcode appearing in the first teaser trailer for Hitman: Absolution.

IO Interactive revealed earlier today that Agent 47 would be going on a deeply personal journey in Hitman: Absolution, but I never thought it was this personal; this deep. Has the true purpose of our anti-hero finally been brought to light, or will it remain covered for longer still?

This is a mystery you can uncover on your own. Take the inverted image of the barcode from the video, which I've included here, and download a free barcode scanner to your smartphone. I used Lynkee on my Windows Phone 7, and soon the truth was staring me in the face.

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Or spoil the surprise by clicking the link below. Just know that what you uncover can't be easily covered again without a good rinsing.

Spoil the Great and Terrible Secret Here [Reddit - Thanks, Coddan!]

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