Hitman: Blood Money is a stealth video game developed by Danish developer IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. It is the fourth installment in the Hitman game series. It was released on 26 May 2006 in Europe, 30 May 2006 in North America, and 30 August 2007 in Japan. The renewed (HD) version was released on 29 January 2013 in North America, 31 January 2013 in Australia, and 1 February 2013 in Europe.
The story follows the life of professional hitman, Agent 47, as narrated in cutscenes by a former Director of the FBI to a journalist who is interviewing him. The wheelchair-bound ex-director recounts how his agency tracked 47 over a two-year period. The game also marks 47's arrival to the United States. The game was a commercial success, selling more than 2.1 million copies. It is the last game in the series to feature composer Jesper Kyd. The sequel, Hitman: Absolution, was released on 20 November 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It was then released in Japan on 24 January 2013.