Three years after the release of Hitman: Absolution, developer Io Interactive and publisher Square Enix are rebooting the action game franchise with a new title that's due on December 8 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms. Indeed, this new game is simply called Hitman with no subtitle.

Once again, players will control the genetically enhanced super-assassin known as Agent 47. Here's the quick summary:

"HITMAN will see players perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world, from the highly fashionable Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this creative stealth action game."

"Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike and who to kill - it is all up to you. And for the first time HITMAN will lead with a digital release inviting players into a world of assassination."

Io Interactive plans to offer new missions and content for the game on a regular basis well into 2016 after Hitman's release.

Source: Hitman (YouTube)