IO Exploring "Different Aspects" Of Agent 47 In Absolution
If you're familiar with the long-running Hitman series, you know storyline was always a major component.
And in the new entry, Hitman: Absolution, developer IO Interactive looks to focus more on the protagonist, the mysteriously named Agent 47. Lead Producer Hakan Abrak told the PlayStation Blog that the team is trying to dig deeper; i.e., into the "personal feelings" of the bald assassin. When asked if Absolution was a re-envisioning or a reboot, Abrak replied:
"I donít know that Iíd go that far, but we are exploring different aspects of Agent 47. The story is darker, more personal. You get to experience Agent 47 being placed in an unusual situation. Heís not just taking on contracts; heís being hunted and heís hunting for personal reasons. If youíre a longtime series fan, you know thatís very unusual for the cold, calculating Agent 47."
Also, from a gameplay perspective, Abrak said the team wanted to create a "more complex, more believable artificial intelligence," and they used the Glacier 2 engine to realize their ambitions. We'll be very interested to see how Hitman: Absolution turns out...
Related Game(s): Hitman: Absolution
1/18/2012 10:42:34 AM Ben Dutka