Post by Eorl @ 12:25pm 20/11/12 | 18 Comments
Our best assassin Dylan Burns was put on the case to find out just how the latest Hitman title has come along, and whether it lives up to the previous stealth titles that many fans have fallen in love with.
Hitman: Absolution has muddied its waters. The story is interesting enough and full of wacky characters and situations, but it has lost that clinical, professional feel that the series perfected in Blood Money.Click here for the full review.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:40am 15/10/12 | 0 Comments
Of course when they serve a practical purpose, like being able to actually see what it is you're forking out hard-earned cash for, such as in a game's collector's edition, then it all makes perfect sense. So today we've been handed an unboxing video for the Hitman: Absolution Collector's Edition (dubbed "Deluxe Professional Edition"), which features, we assume, sniper rifles, butterfly knives and silenced pistols. At a guess, anyway.
To actually see what'll be in the edition this November 20, watch the video embedded below.
IO Interactive on Hitman: Absolution's Dynamic AI, Staying True to the Series and the New Contract Online Mode
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:27pm 09/10/12 | 0 Comments
"The AI has different states, on what type of level you are. But what is very interesting about it, is that the AI -- how we set it up -- talks a lot among each other, it has to share knowledge," Roberto explained to us about Hitman: Absolution's AI systems.
"For instance, if the first cop finds a dead body, he will get alerted and start to be agitated. If there are no cops in the vicinity, he won’t be able to share this knowledge, so the other cops on the level will not be alerted. The moment that he meets another one, they can share this knowledge and they’ll both be on the lookout for you, but until that point, it’s not a hive mind, they have to talk to each other."
As usual, we have this interview in both video and transcript format, though I am particularly handsome in this one, so I suggest video ;)
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Post by Eorl @ 09:59am 29/09/12 | 1 Comments
The new mode will offer a twist on the usual silent killer game, with the chance to unlock a variety of weapons upon completing contracts. When designing a contract, players can choose to limit the target to only being killed by certain weapons or techniques, giving an added difficulty to claiming the prize.
“CONTRACTS was inspired by our loyal and extremely creative fans, many of whom are still finding new and amazing ways of taking out targets in previous Hitman games,” said Christian Elverdam, gameplay director for HITMAN: ABSOLUTION. “CONTRACTS mode finally delivers a way for Hitman players to fully realize both their creativity and competitive nature. Whether they’re fighting to shave off a split second from their time or combining elements and timing events to create unprecedented accidental deaths, gamers can now challenge and inspire each another with an endless variety of user-generated contracts.”If you have the time, you can check out the full 18 minute long walkthrough below which gives a great introduction to the new mode and hopefully we'll see some really creative contracts once players get their hands on the game.
Post by Dan @ 11:56am 18/09/12 | 1 Comments
"Choosing the right tools for job can make all the difference in the world, but you can always just improvise." explains the video's narrator "Weapons are everywhere. Anything is lethal in the hands of 47", and while you can go in guns-a-blazing or stealthily with fibre-wire garrotte, an opportunistic jerry can, coffee mug, or toilet plunger might be more your style.
Hitman Absolution is due on November 20th 2012 for PC, Xboux 360 and PlayStation 3. Watch the trailer embedded below or click here for the HD page.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:11am 29/08/12 | 0 Comments
"IO and Bateson have been bed fellows for over a decade and like all long running relationships sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder," Hitman: Absolution, Brand Director Jon Brooke said. "Looking back I think we were just playing hard to get.”
Hitman: Absolution is due to arrive on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this November 20.
Post by Eorl @ 11:49am 02/06/12 | 5 Comments
Hitman Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he trusted and hunted by the police, he finds himself at the centre of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world, in his search for the truth.Check out the screenshots below and make sure you head over to our game page where we have the latest CGI trailer featuring Nuns in latex with guns.
Hitman Absolution will be available globally on November 20th for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Post by Dan @ 04:07pm 31/05/12 | 7 Comments
The new clip is titled Attack of the Saints and here's the brief:
A run-down motel room allows Agent 47 the time to treat his wounds. Meanwhile, his former employer, the ICA, send a deadly specialized wetworks team after him: “The Saints.” The ICA wants 47 dead, but that’s easier said than done...Watch the video embedded below or click here for the HD video page.
Post by Dan @ 10:43am 11/05/12 | 0 Comments
unusual confirmation that pre-order customers of IO Interactive's Hitman: Absolution would be getting the standalone game Hitman: Sniper Challenge as a free bonus, Square Enix has now also confirmed the global release date for the game proper.
Hitman Absolution will garrote retailers on November 20th 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Watch the most recent trailer for Hitman: Absolution "Introducing Agent 47" embedded below or here in our HD video library.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:13am 11/05/12 | 0 Comments
From a balcony overlooking a roof-top party, you are tasked with taking out Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments, along with his entire staff of bodyguards. Skilled players will capitalize on score multipliers, discover secret extras, unlock equipment upgrades, and marvel at the many creative ways one can discretely dispose of a body while they work to fulfil their contract in the most efficient way possible.Moreover, you'll be able to upgrade your high-powered Kazo TRG sniper rifle and carry it, fully upgraded, over to the final game when it's released later this year.
Watch a trailer for Hitman: Sniper Challenge below, or click here for a direct link.