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Posted by Imensae

looks like batman

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Edited by Vetterli

Looks absolutely wonderful!

I just hope they throw that metal music right out the window because that has nothing to do in a Hitman game.

Also... BAAAAAAAARGH!!!!!!

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Edited by Deltex

looks interesting

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Posted by BaconBuTTy

Yep.

I'm excited.

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Posted by Ghost_Cat

Hitman has always been a favorite series of mine. No matter how buggy it was, or if some mechanics were awful, the series had feel that no other game had at the time. I can see how people compare this to the new Batman games, but this is way different.

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Posted by bunkerbuster05

Yesssssss, more Hitman is good. I love this series.

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Posted by LOZZAT

Why hell yes. God how I've missed the Hitman games.

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Posted by Nightfang

@Imensae said:

looks like batman

That's not really a bad thing.

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Edited by HermanMarte

a lot of people may not get into these type of games but i love them, cant wait for this to come out

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Posted by Packie

Looks amazing so far but way too scripted. Understandable since this looks like the tutorial level to get players used to the mechanics. My biggest worry is the "bat-vision" which is essentially a wall-hack and let's you see enemy pathways. It also doesn't fit in the context in the game. Yeah, I know it's a video game but at least the mechanic fit games like Arkham Asylum and Deus Ex: HR in the context of their universes. Agent 47 is just a pro assassin and nothing else (as far as I know, I've only played bits of Contracts and Blood Money).

That being said, I'm still excited. Let's just hope that IO gives us the option to disable bat-vision mode... or we can just avoid using it all-together.

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Posted by IkariNoTekken

Might need to watch this again...I didn't hear any line repetition.

If it doesn't have AI who repeat the same few lines over and over again I'll be ecstatic.

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Posted by KeyzerSoze1979

i need this in my bloodstream now

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Posted by xombi242

Daaaamn! Absolution looks great aside from some of the lighting showing through the bookshelves.

The musical cues add alot to the atmosphere as well. I hope that wasn't a post edit at all. The horns that play as the lightning flashes through the windows are great. I can't wait to play this one!

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Posted by Depth

It's batman as heck but you can actually murder dudes.

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Posted by TheVeteran13

I'm interested in this because it looks much different than the previous games, but I can see that this might get a similar reaction like Splinter Cell Convection from it's fans

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Posted by Sjupp

I've never played a Hitman game before but I am totally fucking sold on this one.

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Posted by leejunfan83

nicely done

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Edited by ervonymous

I'm still so used to the PS2 era blank face that his detailed mug freaks me out.

E: Wow, towards the end it turned to what they initially said Splinter Cell: Conviction would be like. Cool stuff.

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Posted by Tan

I hope they explain why batman is suddenly such a dick

Also second half of that video looks great.

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Posted by mbr2

@Sjupp said:

I've never played a Hitman game before but I am totally fucking sold on this one.

You should totally play Blood Money :)

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Posted by FilthyBastard

I don't get it... those british cops sound american as shit

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Posted by Zaccheus

Looks good. That's a pretty impressive amount of NPCs at the end. I really liked all the dialogue too.

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@FilthyBastard said:

I don't get it... those british cops sound american as shit

Check the beginning of the trailer again...its set in Chicago.

-_-

Actually, they sound like New York cops more so then Chicago cops.

and the soundtrack had a lot of THIS

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Posted by Pr1mus

This looks really good.

I wonder if Hans Zimmer did the music cause at the end there is a strong Inception feel to it.

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Posted by AxleBro

that looked so amazing.

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Posted by 014

Whoa. What is this? 16 minutes long? I guess I'll watch it at home and not work. ;)

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Posted by ProfessorEss

Soo good. 
I hope (and trust) the scripty look to this was just it being a well put together demo. 
 
Looks fantastic, looks evolved, and looks Hitman as shit.

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Posted by 49th

Damn, that was awesome! I've always liked Hitman but they were too hard for me when I was younger. I'm sure I'd enjoy this now though.

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Posted by Overwatch

Kind of reminded me of Batman Arkham Asylum, but it looks awesome. Can't wait to play it!

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Posted by Kyreo

This looks good... but different.

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Posted by Groundings

The stealthing reminds me of Metal Gear Solid. The transitioning between knee high walls reminds me of Deus Ex:: HR. And from 8:38 onwards is all Hitman. Boyah!

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Posted by boxoflawls

hahah bong hits.

No but really I am excited about this game. It's been too long since a good hitman came out.

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Edited by enemymouse

Looks like I am going to have to kill those hippies myself.

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Posted by I_smell

I've never played these games I didn't know you played as sneaking-powers Kratos.

I thought it was funny how they get you to sympathise with people you're expected to kill.

and when he first entered the peace house was funny. I might like this game.

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Posted by orshick

The game looks amazing, but, anyone else feel there is something of a dissonance with the character of agent 47 and his actions. I picture him as being somewhat the suave type ala James Bond, but all that crouch-walking really doesn't fit the archetype.

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Posted by oldskooldeano

That was pretty amazing. However like most Hitman games when I play it it will probably have me stumbling into someone and it devolving into a mass brawl and firefight. Impressed though. IO have still got it, it would seem.

Oh and these Batman comparisons? Batman borrowed heavily from this and splinter cell so it's only fair Hitman steals his bat-vision.

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Posted by Agent47

@Zaccheus:Yeah I was kind of worried with the new voice for 47 and Jesper Kyd not working on this but the gameplay looks solid, and alot would argue that the new x ray thing is dumbing down but I think they are trying to make it even because no Hitman game has ever had this many NPCs actively hunting you down at once makes a helluva lot of sense to give the player some help so they don't constantly die but it's good that they also turn it off on harder modes for the purist players.

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Posted by sgt_waffles

Se7en?

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Edited by Dezinus

@orshick said:

The game looks amazing, but, anyone else feel there is something of a dissonance with the character of agent 47 and his actions. I picture him as being somewhat the suave type ala James Bond, but all that crouch-walking really doesn't fit the archetype.

Yeah. Killing all those random dudes seemed weird too. I forget if Blood Money penalized you for that. Dunno if I'll buy this.

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Posted by Agent47

@Packie: Well compared to Blood Money that had little events going on all over the map at a certain given time this could work, seeing as how the developers said they were working alot on AI and dynamics.I was worried about the x ray vision thing but seeing how many NPCs were ACTIVELY seeking out 47 it seems more fair.They never had this much guys after you in previous ones so I guess they made the decision to help the player out.

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Posted by Kaidorin

Had no idea this was coming. First part looked kinda meh.. then it turned totally sweet.

Looking forward to it.

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Posted by ALIENX

It actually makes me want to play it after this trailer. Also Agent 47 is using the abilities that Ezio has in Assassin's creed Revelations.

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Posted by snazzle

@Dezinus said:

@orshick said:

The game looks amazing, but, anyone else feel there is something of a dissonance with the character of agent 47 and his actions. I picture him as being somewhat the suave type ala James Bond, but all that crouch-walking really doesn't fit the archetype.

Yeah. Killing all those random dudes seemed weird too. I forget if Blood Money penalized you for that. Dunno if I'll buy this.

I find it rather fitting. Agent 47 does need to carry himself as the "suave" type, seeming to appear as a rather confident business man given his attire. However, being an assassin, and not a secret agent, it would make sense for the crouching and all that to occur. I find it quite fitting that the two types of character traits exist in one man, it would make sense. More than Mr. Bond, 47 has to blend in and play the role of any person, police officer, business man, secret agent, and so on.

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Posted by mrcraggle

This actually looks really good but I'm so horrible at these games. I'll make sure the coast is clear and I do everything thoroughly but i'll still end up just shooting my way out of most cases due to something dumb and the whole town coming out to kill me.

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Posted by AlexW00d

@Pr1mus said:

This looks really good.

I wonder if Hans Zimmer did the music cause at the end there is a strong Inception feel to it.

Wait, was that not actually the Inception theme?

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Posted by the_r0n1n_named_47

this makes me want this game asap...but im willing to wait if they take there sweet time and fine tune it :D

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Posted by Itwastuesday

cause, you know, hitman!

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Posted by Detrian

Ice some cops, kills more innocents than ever before and then get lost in a crowd of clones aaaaw yeaaah hitman series.

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Posted by internal_dialogue

Bwaaaaaahhhhhhh!

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Edited by BluPotato

Don't fuck with 47.

Whats up with the batman vision though?