Posts Tagged ‘Hitman Absolution’
Context is important when discussing issues of sexism and racism, and it's important to recognize that the contexts presented by these two trailers is different, and this difference is a key point in discussing them.
It has been 12 years since the release of Hitman: Codename 47. It established a world of complicated assassinations, disguises, and a dark humor that permeated every aspect of the game. Since that first release, developer IO Interactive has iterated on that same formula to varying success, culminating in 2006′s Blood Money, the apex of […]
There has been a lot of consternation on the internet today about the newly-released trailer for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution, featuring a pack of female assassins attacking Agent 47 in ludicrous, exploitative, slow-motion. The trailer has been used as a springboard to launch into Feminist critiques of gaming, and while I agree that gaming has […]
IO Interactive presents a deeper look at the development process behind creating the Hitman: Sniper Challenge. Go behind-the-scenes as the team from IO Interactive tells the story of how a fun experiment turned into a one of a kind pre-order experience. The team also released the latest screenshots to follow the most recent edition of […]
Square Enix, in association with GameStop, today announced Hitman: Sniper Challenge, a stand-alone sniper experience exclusively in North America for GameStop customers who pre-order the game. The challenge pre-order promotion will be available starting May 15, 2012. Hitman: Absolution will be available on November 20, 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. […]
Square Enix and IO Interactive today revealed Introducing: Agent 47, the first gameplay trailer in a new original series. Created entirely from original gameplay moments, Introducing is dedicated to show the richness, depth and possibilities surrounding the living and breathing world of Hitman: Absolution.
Square Enix and IO Interactive have revealed Benjamin Travis, a new character in Hitman: Absolution, in the latest video from the ICA files series. Benjamin Travis, a new ICA handler, is voiced by Powers Boothe, known for his roles in Sin City and 24. Fans can meet the talent behind the new character in another […]
IO Interactive, is pleased to reveal the first edition of the “HOPE NEWS TIMES.” The local newspaper for Hope, South Dakota, HOPE NEWS TIMES is a weekly publication reporting the latest news from the town, and reveals a brand new chapter in Hitman: Absolution. Hope and its citizens are heavily influenced by local legend Blake […]
Square Enix has announced that the Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition is now available for pre-order. The Professional Edition includes a premium hardcover art book with a foreword from Game Director Tore Blystad, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes “making of” video. All packaged up in a clamshell box that looks as sharp as Agent 47 in his […]
Today Square Enix launched two new videos for their upcoming release; Hitman Absolution. This is the first video in “The International Contract Agency Files” series, which introduces the main cast in HITMAN: ABSOLUTION. Featuring exclusive art from comic artist Ben Oliver, the ICA Files provide an in-depth background check on the leading characters in HITMAN: ABSOLUTION. The first file […]
Dedicated to all things Hitman, The Barcode Society is run by IO Interactive to give Hitman fans a single place to get information about their favorite assassin. The Barcode Society Blog will give quick access to the latest Hitman news and behind-the-scenes access to the developers, as well as insights into the processes that lie […]
Square Enix has just released new screenshots for the new Hitman Absolution. You can view all of them on our Facebook page here. Hitman Absolution, developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix, is powered by Glacier 2 and scheduled for release in 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, and PC.
“A Personal Contract,” is a new Hitman: Absolution trailer created entirely with IO Interactive’s new proprietary Glacier 2 technology. Having just killed his ICA handler Diana Burnwood, the original assassin accepts her dying wish and takes on a very personal contract. This leads Agent 47 to the Rosewood Orphanage in Chicago, where he finds himself […]
Join Game Director Tore Blystad and Gameplay Director Christian Elverdam as they take you behind-the-scenes of the award-winning Hitman: Absolution, with a 17 minute commentary version of “Run For Your Life” playthrough. Learn first-hand what it takes to create a living and breathing world, gain new insight into the creation and ambition for the game […]
Hunted by the police, completely unarmed, Agent 47 seeks refuge in an abandoned Chicago library…is where this playthrough begins. See where it ends.
HITMAN ABSOLUTION combines the much loved classic gameplay with completely new and exciting features for the Hitman franchise. Grab a sneak peek at the teaser video today before watching the uncut playthrough available tomorrow.