Hitman: Absolution recently uploaded an application that allowed you to send death threats to your friends on Facebook, threatening to assassinate them in a certain manner – it comes to no surprise that within 2 hours, publisher Square Enix pulled the app.

Square Enix then went on to make the following statement apologizing for the app:

“Earlier today we launched an app based around Hitman: Absolution that allowed you to place virtual hits on your Facebook friends. Those hits would only be viewable by the recipient and could only be sent to people who were confirmed friends."

"We were wide of the mark with the app and following feedback from the community we decided the best thing to do was remove it completely and quickly. This we’ve now done."

"We’re sorry for any offence caused by this.”

Hitman: Absolution is no stranger to controversy; a trailer of Agent 47 beating up a group of fetishized nuns also drew much criticism when it was released earlier in the year.