Square Enix Europe has filed a trademark for Hitman: Profession. Siliconera dug up the paperwork, which gives us very little information beyond a name and the potential for hours of speculation on what it means.

The most obvious guess would be it's the name of the new Hitman game, in production under IO supervision at the Square Enix studio in Montreal. Considering Hitman: Absolution won't be ready until sometime in 2012, it'd be surprising if Square had already filed trademarks on the next installment.


Another Hitman game? Sure, why not it’s one of the key IPs from the Eidos acquisition and Square Enix’s plan is to develop ten strong franchises. In fact, Square Enix Montréal is working on another Hitman title. Perhaps, that game is Hitman: Profession.