Okay, the latest Hitman: Absolution E3 trailer, called “Attack of the Saints”, is out and causing quite a stir…but you people are missing the point.
People are losing their mind over the fact that Agent 47 is kicking the hell out of some oversexed leather-dressed strumpets wearing nun habits and carrying assault rifles. What exactly are people expecting 47 to do with a woman coming after him with a rocket propelled grenade launcher? Someone call Gloria Steinem and have her put together a drum circle outside Square and IO Interactive.
The thing that damn concerns me is how over-the-top flamboyant the damn trailer is. The trailer starts out great. Quietly. Subtly setting the scene. Then, a super-villian team of giant-breasted nuns sent to kill 47 at which point he starts jumping around in a fight scene taken right out of something Metal Gear Solid’s Hideo Kojima would be proud of? Was Goichi Suda (Suda-51, Killer 7, No More Heroes) consulted for this trailer?
I understand that this is to get the Call of Duty devoted 18-35 year old male demographic excited about the game with some boobies and gratuitous violence, but this is a Hitman game. Absolution will be a game that will undoubtedly have some analog of the “Silent Assassin” achievement attached to it for having a playthrough assassinating every target in the game without anyone knowing that Agent 47 was even there. This trailer tells me that Hitman: Absolution is a silly Japanese third person shooter. Mixed messages for sure.
I’m hoping this is just a marketing ploy and not some change up of the stealth action style of game I’ve come to love over the years. Mark my words, if they figure out someway to shoehorn some kind of multiplayer in the game…