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 did see. Odd.
Thanks to CVG for the footage, but only a half-hearted, mumbled thanks. I'm not sure how I feel about this context-sensitive action that Absolution seems to be focusing on. But then I suspect my dream Hitman game would have had most of the development time sunk into nothing more than 47's strut and the way his tie billows in the wind.
On the other hand, the last level of Hitman: Contracts, where the police storm the building you're sheltering in, was absolutely mega. Maybe this will be mega too. God, please let it be mega.