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.

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!]