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Old 05-10-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Hitman Absolution (Hitman 5)


So after being speculated about for a long time and recently teased to be appearing at this year's E3, Hitman 5 has been officially confirmed and named - Hitman: Absolution.

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Not much to go on there. The barcode at the end refers to Agent 47 and presumably the 110706 refers to June 7 this year - the start of E3. No doubt we'll learn more then.

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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YES!

One of my absolute all-time favourite franchises back! I do hope they carry on where Blood Money left off this time, unlike the way it was done between Silent Assassin and Contracts (though very much like the lead in from the latter to Blood Money itself). I've been waiting for some official word for ages - thanks for posting Parametric.

Will have a reason to watch news out of E3 now - I'd like to see the weapon customisation kept on and a wee bit of graphical development from the last one.


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Old 05-10-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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I love the Hitman series, so I'll be keeping an eye on this one. Also lulz...


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Old 05-10-2011, 10:26 PM   #4
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Lol Mav - nice.

Interesting news that the game will use IO's Glacier 2 engine. I thought for sure it would be using the TR engine, just like Deus Ex 3.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #5
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I just want to be able to shoot the glass bottom of a jacuzzi, dropping the unsuspecting party-ers to their doom.... again.


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Old 05-11-2011, 04:20 AM   #6
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This! A thousand times this! I've been waiting for any kind of info about Hitman 5, so the phrase "Hell, it's about time" comes to mind after seeing the teaser.

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I do hope they carry on where Blood Money left off this time, unlike the way it was done between Silent Assassin and Contracts
The thing about those is that, as far as I've understood the plot - Contracts and Blood Money take place before Silent Assassin chronologically. It will be interesting to see if they continue with the pre-SA events or decide to switch a bit more forward.

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Old 05-11-2011, 07:00 AM   #7
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No, Blood Money takes place after Silent Assassin, not before. In Blood Money, the International Contract Agency is destroyed by the Franchise, while in Silent Assassin, the ICA still exists. And Contracts takes place during Blood Money.


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Old 05-11-2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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No, Blood Money takes place after Silent Assassin, not before. In Blood Money, the International Contract Agency is destroyed by the Franchise, while in Silent Assassin, the ICA still exists. And Contracts takes place during Blood Money.
If you remember the ending of Blood Money, you know the ICA was rebuilt in the epilogue. Also Blood Money is a direct sequel to Contracts which starts right where the first Hitman game left off - in the secret labs of Dr. Ortmeyer's asylum, so I'm pretty sure it all happens before the events of Silent Assassin in which 47 was off the radar and out of the business for an unspecified period of time.

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lol, people are talking about the plot of Hitman.

Anyway, if this game can be as good as (or even better than) Blood Money, it's going to steal large portions of my life soon after it's released. A year or two ago, looking at Eidos, I'd have doubted the possibility, but hearing all the positive coverage of DX:HR (even by people who went in assuming the worst, given how DX fans got burned with IW), I'm growing more confident that Eidos can still make good games.



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Old 05-11-2011, 12:13 PM   #11
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Except Eidos aren't making this. It's IO, same as all the other Hitman games. Eidos was only ever the publisher.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:35 AM   #12
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A 17 minute video of the demo they have been showing at conferences and such the last few months, highlighting how awesome and cinematic the game is. Alas poor 47, I knew you well. Farewell.

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Although the "police brutality" line was pretty funny.
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Seen it last night. Basically, if this were Splinter Cell gameplay, I'd be thrilled, however since it's Hitman, I'm not so sure what to think. One thing that definitely ruins it for me (and that I just can't understand) is the fact that they changed 47's voice actor. There's an online petition to bring back David Bateson, 47's original VA, but I doubt it will have any effect. Signed it anyway, just in case.

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It worked for Max Payne, so you never know I guess.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:36 AM   #15
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I thought the gameplay video was pretty cool. It showed off some neat stuff. Like when the one cop disappeared, the other cop made a comment about it. I want to know if that last bit on the train platform was a cinematic or in engine.

I hope they show off other levels soon.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:07 AM   #16
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New series of trailers is coming out featuring key characters. The first is for Diana:

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I haven't really been paying much attention to this, once I realised it was being changed into an Awesome Cinematic Experience™, so I'm not sure how much of the overarching plot has been detailed to date. I had thought from an earlier video that 47 would at some point try and save Diana, but now it seems he will be sent to kill her. Inevitable plot twist in the offing?
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