HITMAN: ABSOLUTION

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Overview

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.  

Showcasing IO Interactive’s new proprietary Glacier 2 technology, the game has been built from the ground up, boasting a cinematic story, distinctive art direction and highly original game design, HITMAN ABSOLUTION combines much loved classic gameplay with completely new features for the Hitman franchise. 

Features

AI

When building Glacier 2, IO focused on developing a comprehensive intelligence spectrum – something which sets HITMAN ABSOLUTION apart from other games. Characters come to life as players make their way through the world, reacting to subtle changes in the environment around them and showing a wide range of reactions, varying in degrees of urgency. We’ve also replaced trial and error gameplay with the introduction of an AI attention meter which is an analogue awareness system, triggered by sight, sound and environment, this allows Agent 47 to ‘surf’ on the fringes of being discovered.

Choice

One of the key elements to Hitman games is freedom of choice. Like a predator stalking its prey, Agent 47 typically enjoys observing people, listening to the personal stories of richly detailed characters before making the hit. Remember that even in the most hopeless situation, there’s always a choice. 

Instinct

A new feature in HITMAN ABSOLUTION is Instinct. This manifests itself in a number of different ways and allows the player to see the world through the eyes of Agent 47. It can be used to show the player how Agent 47 would expect an enemy to patrol a certain area, or view an environment as Agent 47 would; looking for ways to escape, weapons to use or shortcuts to take. It can also be used when in disguise to hide in plain sight by impersonating the character who’s clothes you have stolen. Instinct is a dynamic economy that is earned by executing classic Hitman gameplay moves. 

Disguises

Disguises have always been a central feature in the Hitman universe, in HITMAN ABSOLUTION IO has taken this feature to the next level with a huge variety of disguises which you can take, not only to blend in visually but also to impersonate a victim. But once in disguise the world around you will react to that disguise, so choose carefully. 

Living breathing world

All of these features are underpinned by a world of richly detailed and varied environments and strikingly individual and interesting characters with a dark IO twist. The power of the Glacier 2 has allowed IO to realise a level of human behaviour and visual fidelity which brings HITMAN ABSOLUTION to life; combining much loved classic gameplay with completely new gameplay features for the Hitman franchise.

Talk about your favourite game here

When will the Sniper Challenge site be up and working... I dont know how it can''t be accessed >:(
I can get on to my sniper challenge wive no difficulty at all
sniper challenge rocks can't wait for the full game
stupid sniper challenge wont let me access the site.
???
omg. i just wanna play the sniper challenge. hurry up and fix it
glad to see its not just me having problems accessing this free content!!!
yeah im not getting onto the site either. seriously, square sort it out been a week.
hitman sniper challenge will not access have tryed for three days now is it working at all.
Oh Mr.Hitman
still not lettin me access it says cant be accessed at this time ***
Mr 47 is back!
amazing only amazing, hitman <3
How come I cannot access the Hitmansniper.con site?
when is the demo out i want to try it first before getting it
I am really looking forward to the new Hitman game as I have completed every other one before it. Blood Money was awesome and I have high hopes for this one.
i just played blood money .. and it was a whole new experience .. i just loved the style and environment .. and i will buy it on its release date
clean work. 47 is giving deadly nuns absolution...well, real eyes realize real lies! ; )
I have played all 4 games.. can't wait for absolution :D
hi iv got kane and lynch2 dog days and iv got the code ut i don't no haw to put it on if you don't minde i need help thank you so much
http://member.square-enix.com/na/blog/2012/05/02/
"Hitman Absolution Trailer Introduces Agent 47, Shows New Levels" http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/02/hitman-absolution-trailer-introduces-agent-47-shows-new-levels/
В России очень ждут эту игру.Russia very very good ----HITMAN
I have played them all except blood money but i do own it on the 360 maybe i should get into it before absolution comes out.
i have hitman contracts,blood money for PS2
i dont have hitman absolution
Tried playing Hitman before but never really got into the gameplay :\ The recent gameplay trailers i seen of Hitman: Absolution reminds me alot of Deus Ex: HR, though i hope it will get harder than DE, DE was easy even on the highest diffeculty :\
To any off the staff at Square-Enix: I'm a big fan of the Hitman franchise, and have been EAGERLY awaiting Hitman: Absolution. That is, until I saw the gameplay trailer. Please tell me that the level I witnessed was just a tutorial level. If not, you've changed the whole style of the game. WHY?! Hitman is a classic for a reason. At the moment it looks like a Splinter Cell game. If fans want a Splinter Cell game, we'd buy a Splinter Cell game. We buy Hitman because its an open styled stealth game. Not an action shooter. We have enough of those kind of games without developers changing other game genres into them as well. Is this the death of another classic franchise? Are fans doomed to lose every precious game series we love? Also, we don't need games dumbed down either. The new generation of gamers can learn to play hard games, instead of veterans having to suffer easy games. Thanx for your time
I've never played the Hitman games before, but I'm interested, to say the least. However I would like to see an HD Collection of the previous games so that I can catch up.
DEL REY ANNOUNCES NEW NOVEL INSPIRED BY HITMAN FRANCHISE
http://release.square-enix.com/na/2012/01/24_01.html

NEW YORK (January 17, 2012) — Del Rey, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, announced today a second novel based on the Hitman® video game series from IO Interactive™. HITMAN: DAMNATION will be written by author Raymond Benson and will release in North America in Summer 2012. The book will also be available in many other countries around the world, please keep an eye on the Official Hitman website for further details.

Taking place between games Hitman: Blood Money® and the upcoming Hitman: Absolution™, HITMAN: DAMNATION follows legendary assassin Agent 47 as he attempts to complete his toughest assignment yet. 47 is charged with assassinating high–level American political figures, but he notices that some aspects of the mission don’t add up as he is plunged into a web of lies, deceit, and murder.

This novel is based on a Mature–rated video game.

About the Game:
Hitman was created by IO Interactive™ in 2000 and has become an award-winning, multi-million selling videogame franchise. Agent 47 the games’ iconic central character is a genetically enhanced clone, engineered into a highly skilled assassin. The franchise has boasted videogames, a major motion picture, books, comics, merchandise collectibles and amassed a voracious global fan base.

The next game in the series, Hitman Absolution is IO's most ambitious project to date and set for release in 2012.

About the Author:
Raymond Benson has penned and published worldwide six original James Bond novels and three 007 film novelizations. He is also the author (writing under the pseudonym David Michaels) of the New York Times best–selling books Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and its sequel Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell—Operation Barracuda, as well as the game tie–in novel Homefront: The Voice of Freedom (written with John Milius). He lives in Chicago with his wife.


Quoting Siliconera: "Hitman Sniper Challenge Trademarked, Is A Third Hitman Game In Development?"

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/01/25/hitman-sniper-challenge-trademarked-is-a-third-hitman-game-in-development/

"Square Enix might have three Hitman games in development. There is Hitman: Absolution from IO Interactive and possibly Hitman: Profession. Siliconera unearthed a trademark for the potential title in December.

Add Hitman Sniper Challenge to the list. Square Enix Europe filed a trademark for the term in Europe. We’ve seen Agent 47 use a sniper rifle in previous games, but judging by the title this sounds something like Silent Scope set in the Hitman universe. Maybe it’s a mobile Hitman game? Or is this the Hitman project Square Enix Montreal is developing? In either case, Square Enix has big plans for the Hitman franchise."
I noticed a Hitman Christmas card in this collection: http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2011/12/24/53605.html