Hitman: Absolution will see assassin Agent 47 returning to what he does best after a long hiatus. IO Interactive hasn't completely forgotten about the rather complex character and will be putting him back into the seedy underbelly of the world to relieve it of the sketchiest of individuals... for a price.
This latest video for Hitman: Absolution is slightly different from the previously released Hitman: Absolution uncut trailer in that it features director Tore Blystad and gameplay director Christian Elverdam providing commentary to the various features and new abilities of the world's greatest assassin. A lot of work has been put in by the development team to ensure that the latest Hitman game will meet expectations of long time fans while still offering something entirely new.
When the cinematic trailer for Hitman released, it gave players an idea of what to expect from the revamped gameplay. The physicality of 47 had increased and he became much more well-versed at dispatching individuals with his hands, the environment and of course, with any weapon. Obviously, that's been something Hitman fans have been wanting for quite some time; what kind of world-class assassin doesn't know at least some amount of martial arts?
If you had watched the original gameplay trailer before, you'll definitely benefit from watching it again with the commentary to get some insight behind the design process of the game, the new Glacier 2 engine IO is utilizing, and how the AI design has changed, among other things.
Some people might find the addition of the new "Instinct" mode to be a form hand-holding, especially with being able to see guard paths, but character wise, it does play up the perceived intelligence of 47. IO wants to inject a lot of personality into both the characters and the world and give the player the options to interact the way they choose to. For instance, when they brought up situation where 47 can potentially kill the sergeant in charge while in the library - Perhaps the notoriety system from Hitman: Blood Money will be making a return.
We also got a chance to get a look at Hitman: Absolution when it made its appearance and debut at E3 2011, which is also worthy of your investigation. Hopefully, in the near future we will get a look at an actual assignment and see a complete playthrough approached in different styles.
Hitman: Absolution will be releasing in 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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