E3 First Impressions: Hitman: Absolution
Posted on Wednesday, June 8 @ 23:24:47 PST by Daniel Bischoff
Wait, what? Hitman: What? Hitman: Absolution from IO Interactive is that new Hitmangame you're looking for, and Game Revolution's E3 2011 sneak peek today showed how Agent 47 is still the violent, open-ended, and humorous action game we all know and love. While the developers behind Hitman's return haven't released gameplay to the public, we got a sneak peek at a mission that turned 47 from hunter to hunted.
IO's demo starts in a rainy Chicago with Hitman crashing through an abandoned library window. Police enters on the ground floor searching for 47. Though our anti-hero starts on a second floor ledge, he quickly drops down and sticks to cover as he moves past police patrolmen. Before entering the next section of the building, 47 watches an inept policemen fiddling with the fuse box. After he moves away from the box, 47 disables the electricity and lurks in the shadows past more guards.
Once in the second part of the level, 47 has to kill several policemen to progress. He strangles one with a power chord, smashs another guard's face with a statue bust, and snaps the neck of another. Once he makes it to the exit of the building, he pulls out a pistol he picked off a policemen earlier and kills even more of them as they funnel up the stairs.
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