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First Screenshots Of Hitman: Absolution Leaked, Absolutely Awesome

by Ernice Gilbert on June 4th, 2011, under E3, E3 2011, Hot, News, PC, PS3, Screen Shots, Xbox 360

First batch of Hitman: Absolution screenshots has landed, get them below the break.

Said the game’s director Tore Blystad on the game’s new accessibility:

“The Hitman games of the past have been very hardcore, he said, “Even though the fantasy of the Hitman universe has a very universal appeal, the games have been so difficult to play, that it’s been more of an acquired taste.”

“The biggest challenge that we had with this game was to make it much broader in every sense, so that it was easier to play and more accessible, but still retain a very strong, hardcore side as well. We don’t want to alienate any of our fans who have been extremely loyal for so many years.”

Blystad also said that the AI in Absolution benefits from the firm’s new game engine, the Glacier 2, and how it allows the characters to “act as believable as possible,” and even said it was “the most central part of the game.”

“If you attack an enemy from any angle, than we’re able to have them fight back, or continue on in a normal state if you ignore them,” he said. “There are similar things in games like GTA or these bigger sandbox games, but it’s on a much less granular level because we have a very strong focus on the abilities of the characters.”

The game releases next year for PS3, PC and Xbox 360, with more details coming from Square-Enix’s press conference at E3 in a few days!

Video Thirst: Hitman Absolution Interview With Director Tore Blystad

8 Comments

  1. Sat, 4th Jun 2011 at 8:48 am

    i really hope to see some actual gameplay during E3.

  2. Sat, 4th Jun 2011 at 8:53 am

    Yes they will. I’ll post up a vid with an interview in this thread….give be a bit.

  3. Sat, 4th Jun 2011 at 8:55 am

    There.

  4. Sat, 4th Jun 2011 at 9:27 am

    THANKS Gilbert :)

  5. Sat, 4th Jun 2011 at 9:52 am

    You’re very welcome!

  6. Sun, 5th Jun 2011 at 4:36 am

    really looking forward to this!
    just a word of warning $e IF YOU DO TO THIS WHAT YOU DID TO FFXIII……. YOU WILL BE STRUNG UP AT THE GALLOWS HANGING FROM YOUR OWN ENTRAILS!!!!!!!!!
    hitman has and ALWAYS will be a stealth game!
    wont go turning it into a mindless action shooter, now will you?

  7. Sun, 5th Jun 2011 at 5:17 am

    Yeah, I hope they don’t change it up too much.

  8. Sun, 5th Jun 2011 at 7:33 am

    My favorite was Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. That mission in Japan was super hard. I remember because I smashed a controller playing it. LOL!!!

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