You'll Never Believe What Hitman's Barcode Really Means

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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?

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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.

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.

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

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wrongthinker-old
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Though the barcode would tell us different (if scanned), perhaps what they were really getting at was:

Taken in pairs, the numbers are 11, 07, 06, 04, 01, 47.

47 is the main character.

01, 04, if representing letters of the alphabet are D and A.

11, 07, 06 could reversed to read 06, 07, 11.

If you also reverse the next of the pairs, instead of DA you get AD.

In other words, on 06.07.2011 AD (the first day of E3 this year) we'll be hearing more about Agent 47.