If it's crap ... We'll tell you
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! There have been rumblings a plenty for a while now, but today, ladies and gentleman, I present to you the teaser for the new Hitman game, Hitman Absolution:
Nothing worse than a snake that's packing heat.
All right! So now we know ... pretty much nothing. I can't say I'm exactly floored here. It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that the next Hitman game is going to have Codename 47 in it and he's going to have a gun. I suppose we'll have to wait until E3 for more concrete information. All that aside, I'd be lying if I didn't say that this little clip got the old Hitman juices flowing again.
I think what's really got me going about the possibility of a new Hitman game is to see what the folks over at I/O can do with the current generation of gaming technology. The first four Hitman games gave us a style of play that was (and remains) singularly unique. Rather than giving you a set path with which to complete each mission, Hitman has always attempted to give the player the freedom to develop their own scenario for victory. Do you want to poison the target's food? Shoot them with a rifle at long distance? Or maybe put the unlucky mark in a situation where another character or situation altogether takes him out? On one of the last email shows we did, Korey put forth a theory about a game world that was completely interactive. At this point in gaming, Hitman's about as close as we've come.
So bring on E3 I say! Let's see this new beast in all of its stealthy, clothes changing, assassination glory! I just hope that this time around 47 starts wearing a wig. I mean, I know he's the world's best assassin, but if I were a bodyguard, I'd probably want to give the 6 foot tall guy with the shaved head and the barcode tattoo a second glance. I'm just saying ...
New Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Whooo? I can't tell anymore.