Get PERSONAL! Hitman: Absolution (PS3/Xbox 360/PC) Release Date: 20th November 2012
Load your weapons, iron your suits, and straighten your neck ties - Agent 47, the original assassin, is back!
After a 6-year long hiatus, the classic "murder-simulator" is BACK with an all-new installment that raises the stakes to a climatic peak - Hitman: Absolution!
After being assigned to do the unimaginable; assassinating his former partner; Agent 47 finds himself betrayed by people he once trusted and off on a quest to crush the rising of a huge conspiracy. Agent 47 must use all his wits and assassin prowess to eliminate all who stand in his way to find out the TRUTH!
Hitman: Absolution is touted to have the most advanced and complex AI amongst ANY game in the stealth-genre to date. AI characters move, behave, and interact with the scenery, Agent 47, and with one another in extremely realistic ways, which both forces the player to act quickly and tactically, but also opens up plenty of different methods to get by situations. Players can sneak around, throw objects for distraction, hide bodies, and even don disguises to walk amongst the enemy!
The game is also designed to be more accessible to newcomers to the franchise, and yet, still be challenging to old-timers to the series. A new key feature to the game is Agent 47's Instinct, a move that lets the player spot possible useful objects to make use of, predict the movement paths of enemies, and to unleash devastating finishing moves! Most importantly, instinct is needed to help blend in better when in disguise - use it wisely!
On the multiplayer front, players can challenge one another by setting Contracts for one another by playing a level in a particular way, and seeing if others can match your abilities. Kill a specific target while in a particular disguise, and leaving no trace of yourself? Or perhaps gunning down everyone and everything might make for a more challenging contract? Record, upload, and share the mayhem!!
With many previous cast and crew members returning to the fold, Hitman: Absolution looks set to be a blast! Will you join the fray too? It's time to come to a decision - make it Absolute!
Images courtesy of Square Enix, Eidos, & IO Interactive!
Stay tuned for our interview with Art Director, Roberto Marchesi!!