Hitman: Absolution midnight launch in Mumbai, Delhi on November 19

With the release for Hitman: Absolution just around the corner, the Indian distributor for the game - e-xpress Interactive - has announced that it will hold a midnight launch event for the game.

The midnight launch will start on November 19 from 11.30 p.m. at Games The Shop in Oberoi Mall in Mumbai, and Landmark Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj in New Delhi.

Customers attending the midnight launch stand to get exclusive merchandise such as T-shirts and posters. Those who buy the game at the midnight launch event will also receive Hitman Sniper Challenge for free along with a discount of five percent.

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Recently, IO Interactive had released the last trailer for Hitman: Absolution that showcased some aspect of the game. The latest trailer shows the use of Intuition, a mechanic that wasn't present in the previous games. Intuition lets you see enemies and targets through walls, keep an eye on their patrol route; and lets you look for anything that might give you an advantage if things suddenly decided to go sour.

Earlier this month, IO Interactive had released the penultimate trailer in the series that showcased how Hitman: Absolution had a living, breathing world. The trailer - appropriately titled Living, Breathing World - shows how the people in the world created in the game interact with each other, complete with having their own lives with moments of comedy as well as tragedy. The trailer highlights how Agent 47 can use this to his advantage, for example, by learning information needed to get to his target, or learning the daily routine of his target to better set up an assassination.

The previous trailer of the game – titled Disguises – showed the use of disguises in the game. Disguises in the game allow you to hide in plain sight by stealing your disguise from some unfortunate victim. This allows you to get in closer to your targets, kill them, and walk out the front door without anybody noticing. This also allows you to set up kills to look like they are accidents.

Back in October, IO had released the Kill Mode trailer for Hitman: Absolution. One of the important ways to kill people in the Kill Mode is making the killing look like an accident. This ranges from hooking up an exposed electrical wire to a fence to electrocute the next person to touch it, to making surgical equipment malfunction and kill the patient on the spot. Other ways include the incredibly cartoonish idea of dropping heavy objects on your targets.

IO Interactive had released a similar trailer for Hitman: Absolution back in September. The trailer, titled Tools of the Trade, showed off the wide variety of weapons that will be available at Agent 47’s disposal. These weapons range from 47’s iconic fibre wire – which he uses to take enemies out quietly – to machineguns and his signature steel plated Baller pistols. The game seems to provide for every playstyle, ranging from a master assassin to a crazed maniac with an axe. The trailer also shows that random objects can be improvised into makeshift weapons, giving players the ability to bludgeon enemies to death with a fuel canister.

Hitman: Absolution is the latest entry in the Hitman series of games, and will be released in India on November 20 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Pre-ordering right now will net you the Hitman: Sniper Challenge game.

Published Date: Nov 16, 2012 03:38 pm | Updated Date: Nov 16, 2012 03:38 pm