Meet Hitman: Absolution's Agent 47

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
The Hitman series has been around for years, and its anti-hero of a protagonist, Agent 47, has always been a man of few words. He lets his actions speak on his behalf. The best part of the series, which this new gameplay video emphasizes, is those "actions" are always defined by the player. Do you silently infiltrate a room of guards, perhaps even in disguise? Or do you go in guns blazing and mercilessly end everyone's lives in a heartbeat? It's always been up to you.

In Absolution, the gameplay has been modernized to include an Instinct mode (a la Batman's Detective mode) and a cover system, which the previous games have lacked, but when it comes to taking out your targets, the freedom of choice remains.

Hitman: Absolution is still painfully without an official release date, but is on track to release this year. There's plenty of other coverage to see, most importantly this nearly twenty minute, unedited gameplay excerpt.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.