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Hitman is a series of stealth-based shooter games created by Io-Interactive and published by Square Enix, and follows the life of a genetically enhanced contract killer named Agent 47. The series began with Hitman: Codename 47 (2000) and has since had a number of new titles, the most recent of which is HITMAN™ 2 (2018), as well as various side games. A new game, HITMAN™ III, is scheduled for release in 2021.
Agent 47 (known as "The Hitman" and "47," among many pseudonyms like "Tobias Rieper") is a highly skilled assassin, both in ability and in his techniques. His genetically engineered mind and body make competition next to nothing, and for this reason, Agent 47 is considered to be the greatest (and not to mention, most discreet) assassin in the world.
Agent #47 was created on September 5, 1964 in Ort-Meyer's asylum in Romania. He had the numbers "640509-040147" tattooed on the back of his head ("64-05-09" is the date of creation, "04" marks he is part of the Series IV series, "01" marks that he is the first, and "47" is to represent that he is the 47th clone), followed several years later by a Universal Product Code when the technology was made available.
Nevertheless, Dr. Ort-Meyer saw 47 as his first genetically complete success and gave him slightly more attention, even though he had other specimens to consider.