It's weird to consider that we've been controlling Agent 47 as he takes on contracts and completes stealth hits for more than a decade now. The Hitman brand took its roots back in 200o on the PC. Hitman: Absolution will be the fifth game in the franchise, and the first we've seen of the series since way back in 2006. This is also the first Hitman title planned to see release on the PlayStation 3.

The video above is a teaser of the E3, Eurogamer and gamescom demo walkthrough shown off to each set of convention goers. According to the description of the clip, players will be able to catch this:

"Hunted by the police, completely unarmed, Agent 47 seeks refuge in an abandoned Chicago library…"

Hitman: Absolution is being published by Square Enix and developed by IO Interactive; the developers have helmed the entire series, while Square Enix is publishing instead of their acquired Eidos Interactive. The project features the Glacier 2 engine, a proprietary work from IO.

By the way, friends, you have just finished watching a minute-long teaser trailer for an upcoming, full-length gameplay trailer. Why? Because this is the gaming industry. Still, we figured Hitman fans, of which there are many, would appreciate catching as much word and coverage for the upcoming gameplay drop as possible before it hits.

The full trailer is set to release later in the day tomorrow, October 11th, and it will feature the unedited gameplay from this entire Chicago library sequence. Hitman: Absolution is currently planned for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms and is set for a release during 2012. We'll have more on the game as it arrives.

Until then, we have to ask you folks this: Are you excited for the return of Agent 47 and the Hitman franchise? Or, has it been way too long for you to care anymore?