IO Interactive releases Hitman: Absolution - E3: Behind the Scenes
| by Shunal Doke |
Game developer IO Interactive has released a video detailing the back-end processes and steps taken to showcase the latest game in the Hitman series - Hitman: Absolution - at E3 this year. The video, Hitman: Absolution - E3: Behind the Scenes, between shots of backstage activity at E3, gives viewers a glimpse of what it took to bring the game to E3, which was held earlier this year.
Hitman: Absolution is the latest entry in the Hitman series of games and will be released in India on November 20 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Pre-ordering the game right now will get you access to a standalone sniping game, called 'Hitman: Sniper Challenge' across both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. If you go in for the PC version, you’ll have to wait till August 1, which is when Sniper Challenge will be available on Steam.
The Hitman series has been one of the more popular stealth action games, where the player takes on the role of Agent 47, a big bald guy in a suit with a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. Agent 47 is a Hitman for a mysterious organization known only as The Agency. The games have the player travel around the world, assassinating high profile targets. How one manages to go about doing this is completely up to them. Players have the option to either run and gun through the level as if it’s an action game, or quietly pick off only necessary targets and steal their clothes, hence being able to go deeper into the level without being detected, unless either Agent 47 acts too strangely, or someone finds the corpse of the person whose uniform Agent 47 is wearing.
The games always rewarded stealthy gameplay and minimal violence with a higher rating and more money to upgrade weapons or equipment. Later games like Blood Money added an extra consequence to going on a wanton killing spree, there would be more security guards on the next level, making it harder, or if someone recognized Agent 47, the next level would be even more difficult.
Here's a quick description of Sniper Challenge: From a balcony overlooking a roof-top party, you are tasked with taking out Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments, along with his entire staff of bodyguards. Skilled players will capitalize on score multipliers, discover secret extras, unlock equipment upgrades, and marvel at the many creative ways one can discretely dispose of a body while they work to fulfill their contract in the most efficient way possible.
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