Hitman Absolution Preview

26 December 2011
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This Hitman Absolution preview will give a quick look at what can be expected from IO Interactive’s upcoming stealth title.

Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted – and now hunted by the police – he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.

A stealth game, it is currently being developed by IO Interactive and will run on the “Glacier 2” game engine, which will combine original Hitman-style formulas and mechanics with all-new features of gameplay.

Though no official launch date has been announced, we can expect to see a release sometime in 2012!

Game director Tore Blystad covers all bases in this video interview directly from the roof of IO Interactive!

Christian Elverdam, the gameplay director on Hitman: Absolution, talks about the “Glacier 2” engine and the new changes to the Hitman formula.

Square Enix takes a look behind the scenes of Hitman: Absolution, with this 16 minute commentary version of Run For Your Life play through. Take a look at Part 1:

And the play through continues in part 2!

Key Features of Hitman: Absolution

Here is a list of key features that will be available in IO Interactive’s Hitman: Absolution based on news and announcements made so far.

IO Interactive have, so far, been very tight-lipped about Hitman: Absolution though some information has slipped through the net. These include:

Voice Acting: David Bateson will not be voicing Agent 47 in Hitman Absolution and Vivienne McKee, who has voiced 47?s handler since the first installment, has been replaced by Marsha Thomason.

Foes: The main antagonist is a man named Blake Dexter, a new character to the series. Little to no information has been shared regarding who he is, but the character will be voiced by Keith Carradine.

Setting: At least one portion of the game will take place in Chicago, but it has not been confirmed whether the rest of the game will take place in other cities, or even other countries.

Multi-Player: The new title will feature an online or possibly multiplayer option – a first for the series!

Take a look at the stunning cinematic teaser trailer!

Excited for this game? Can’t wait to re-enter the Hitman universe? Perhaps you weren’t a fan of the original games? Leave your comments and opinions in the section below!

Be sure to check out our Hitman: Absolution Screenshot Gallery!

Thanks GameFAQs and Wikipedia.

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