New Hitman: Absolution trailer showcases a living, breathing world

IO Interactive has been releasing a series of trailers for its upcoming stealth action game, Hitman: Absolution, which explains the gameplay and world of the game. The latest trailer shows how the world of the game is a living and breathing one.


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.

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Earlier this month, 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.

While the game is stealth based, it is not exactly impossible to play guns blazing. The game supports the Rambo gameplay style as well, where you can simply take out your Baller pistols and paint the level red. The trailer, as is the norm these days, also features Agent 47 – the main protagonist of the game – walking away from the explosion in slow motion.

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.


Published Date: Nov 05, 2012 11:09 am | Updated Date: Nov 05, 2012 11:09 am