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Hitman: Absolution

7 years ago

Wish You Were There? EG Expo Session Vids

Hello. Hello you. Did you go to the Eurogamer Expo this weekend? Did you have fun? Because I couldn't go, so I couldn't have fun. My bitterness could destroy worlds. Fortunately, I can catch up with at least some of what I missed, as Eurogamer have posted videos of a great many of their developer sessions. Valve! Hitman! Molyneux! Tomb Raider! Assassin's Creed! DayZ! Remember…

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The Contract Is On: Hitman – Absolution

My relationship with Hitman and his latest subtitle is one of love at fifth sight. It hasn't been a whirlwind romance, instead starting with something more like a few gentle but malodorous gusts of disappointment, but now I think we're just about ready to snuggle again. The Contracts mode, with its freeform hits, could have been designed to twang at my heartstrings and with David…

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Knives To Meet You: Hitman Absolution

Marketing is a funny old thing, by which I mean it's the sort of amusingly affable codger who will tell you anything you want to hear if you give him a handful of coin for his troubles. Conversely, sometimes he'll be hawking something awesome, say an actual magic carpet, but he'll insist on unpicking some of the ancient weave in order to stitch in a…

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Hit Factory: See Hitman’s New Contracts Mode In Action

Slowly, ever so slowly, Hitman: Absolution has won me over. I was pretty distraught at how Square-Enix were representing the game: it didn't look stealthy enough, it looked overly linear, and there were sexy hitlady nuns. It felt like one of my favourite series was slipping away. But it seems there was a Hitman game there all along, and the closer we get to release…

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Feature: The Hit Machine

Much Obliged: Hitman’s Freeform Contracts

I’ve doubted, I’ve cursed and I’ve hoped. That it’s taken this long for Hitman’s new subtitle to reveal the glory of an older subtitle has given me good reason for the clip full of cynicism I’ve often been tempted to level at its gleaming tessellated cranium. But witnessing today’s announcement of the Contracts feature has filled me with a sort of giddy glee. It’s a…

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8 years ago

Streets Ahead: New Hitman Video Is Rather Good

People kept telling me this would happen. I first saw Hitman Absolution doing its thing at the Eurogamer Expo last year and expressed some concerns. It was just one level, I knew that, but it was the level chosen to represent the game to the public and the press. Then, nuns. Still, the man on the street (I think his name is Billy Crumpets) would…

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Hitman’s Sniper Challenge Available Now To Pre-Orders

We mentioned Hitman's pre-order oddity, Sniper Challenge, a few days back. It seems the PC version of the pre-order is now in alignment with the rest, and is yours today if you pre-order. On another note, pre-ordering is a ridiculous thing, paying money for a game before you know whether it's any good or not. It's mad. Why are you doing it? The game's not…

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Hitman: Sniper Challenge Aiming For August Launch

Hm, I'm not sure how to feel about this. I mean, I'm not usually a fan of pre-order bonuses - especially given how inconsequential they ultimately turn out to be relative to how frequently they're paraded in front of us, bells jingling and doves emerging from places where doves shouldn't be (sleeves, obviously). Also, there was a time when this would've been a free demo…

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Violent Night: Hitman Absolution

I doubt and pout a great deal whenever Hitman: Absolution is mentioned. Until I play it I'll hold out hope that I can be a silent assassin, or at least a low-pitched liquidator, rather than the boisterous chap blasting his way through the majority of the footage I've seen. Let me play dress-up and put bodies in cupboards. Let me scope out an area and…

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Character Assassination: Hitman Absolution’s Cast

Hitman doesn't just have subtitles, it also has people, and not just the sort that are like pinatas stuffed with money waiting to be popped open by an enterprising exterminator. The first in the "International Contract Agency Files" series gives the background detail on Diana Burnwood, the hairless one's handler. The word is that Absolution is a more personal story, so maybe the Olyphant man…

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Feature: The laughing man

Stealth Assured: Hitman Absolution Interview

Just after seeing Agent 47 do his rather John Woo-like thing, our man Dan Gril sat down with Tore Blystad, game director for Hitman: Absolution aka Hitman 5 aka Hitman: Subtitle, and asked the most pressing of questions: whether we've lost the silent assassin to open action aimed at impatient console gamers, or if stealth and caution are still very much the order of the…

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Feature: Silence please

Killer Instinct: A Hitman Absolution Preview

Agent Griliopoulos was dispatched to see the game formerly known as Hitman: Subtitle for us. He returned bathed in blood, dressed as a sailor, and bearing these words. Update: now with brand new screenshots! Oh, we are skeptical souls at RPS. Though we loved Hitman: Blood Money, we have been somewhat wary of Hitman: Absolution. Partially, because there are mild changes to something we loved…

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Hitman: Absolution, When Subtitles Attack

The VGAs coughed up a new trailer for Hitman: Absolution, which is crammed with sneaking, stealthery and silence. Except for all the parts with windows exploding in slow motion and The Bald One murdering almost every single person in his path, which just happens to take him through a hospital ward. Those parts are quite noisy. There's also a crying nun. She is crying because…

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Talking And Stalking – Hitman: Absolution

When I witnessed a playthrough of Hitman: Absolution I expressed my concern that there was more murder than assassination and that the level shown looked rather linear. I was fully aware that what was on display may not be representative of the actual hits in the game, showing barcoded-billiard-bonce on the run rather than in his more usual mode of calmly calculated cash-for-cadaver commerce. Here…

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Very Disco: Hitman Absolution

Somehow, this is the first official in-game footage of Hitman: Subtitle which has been released to the hungry eyes of the public. Feast, feast! As Adam worried in his preview t'other week, old 47 doesn't appear to be quite so silent an assassin as he once was, but it's good to see he's still playing fancy dress in between punching people and shooting people and…

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Feature: 47 Turns It Up To 11

Noisy Assassin – Hitman: Absolution

Hakan Abrak, lead producer of Hitman: Absolution, held a developer session at the Eurogamer Expo this weekend and I was there to see the game in action. The version we were shown was a pre-alpha build running on PS3 and only covered a single level but, notepad in hand, I managed to scribble down enough impressions to share the bits that made me excited and…

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Agent 47 To Attend Eurogamer Expo

Perhaps not in person, but in spirit. IO Interactive are sending lead producer Hakan Abrak to give a presentation on Hitman: Absolution to the good people attending E2 this year. We've already had a sneaky peak at some early footage of Hitman 5 in action, but hopefully this will be a chance to see it being played properly, and prod at the mind of the…

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9 years ago

Hitman: Absolution Details Talk “Variety”

Ripten's only gone and harvested a entire picnic of Hitman: Absolution details from the latest issue of Edge, including the following bombshell- "47's voice actor will not be returning." An era is over, my friends. A weird era, but one that did, at least, perfectly capture the voice of a psychotic man raised in a jar. 47's agent and only friend, Diana, is being played…

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Hitman: Absolution In-Game Footage Leaked

Oof, there's no telling how long this one will stay online, but some scamp has posted footage of the behind-closed-doors showing of Hitman: Absolution (EDIT: turns out it was the Danish news. Oops.). According to our man John Walker, who actually saw the full demo, the following is an odd compilation of scenes from it, cut with scenes from the glossy, ambiguous cutscene that we…

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