Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hitman: Absolution

For many years I've been a considerable fan of the Hitman series of stealth assassination games. While the series has been saddled with poor controls that effectively make it impossible to play it like an FPS; the games are nonetheless glorious -- perfect "hits" often end up as orchestras of planning, timing, and a little luck.

It's been some years since the last title (Blood Money) was released, and with its ending there was no doubt in anyone's mind that the saga of everyone's favorite genetically engineered assassin wasn't over.

I was reading around this internet this morning, and came across some info on the upcoming title.

David Bateson will not be voicing Agent 47.

Vivienne McKee, who has always voiced 47′s handler, Diana, has been replaced by Marsha Thomason.

The original soundtrack for the game is composed by Peter Kyed and Peter Peter, replacing the game's previous composer, Jesper Kyd.

The new title will feature an online or possibly multiplayer option unlike previous titles.

Different 47. Different Diana. Different composer. Multifuckingplayer mode.

Multi-motherfucking-player. In a Hitman game.

If anyone needs me, I'll be quietly sobbing in front of my altar to Silent Assassin.


  1. A multi-player stealth game. How would that work exactly?

  2. In theory? I have no idea.

    In practice, I foresee GTA assassination mission-esque behavior.

    It'd be nice if game companies would stop shitting everything up with multiplayer. I will state once again that if I wanted to deal with morons I'd be out in the real world, and not on the computer.

  3. I'm totally with you there, Nos. I've often thought that I'd enjoy playing some of the online multiplayer games -- even if it's just classic Doom deathmatches -- but then I remember the idiots...

  4. Multiplayer assassination/stealth game... Seriously? I can't see that working well, if at all, unless your team mates are sitting in the same bloody room as you are. But the more people involved in a hit, the greater the chance of it getting fracked up I would think.

    But hey, what do I know? I've never done wetwork.