74w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has posted up a Hitman: Absolution PS3 Q&A today where IO Interactive goes for the throat!
To quote: By valuing stealth, careful observation, and meticulous planning over the run-and-gun bulletstorms of its contemporaries, the Hitman series has earned a sizable fan base over its long and celebrated career.
As coldblooded antihero Agent 47, the player quietly stalks his prey through a Kafka-esque maze of guards and security measures, donning disguises, blending in with the crowd, and evading or subduing threats in order to efficiently fulfill his latest contract kill.
The key phrase here is blending in; in Hitman, to stand out is to be detected, and to be detected is to die in a hail of gunfire.
This tense, analytical formula has served Hitman well over many successful sequels. But the steep learning curve and unforgiving stealth segments have also proven polarizing, preventing some newcomers from embracing what is by all accounts a uniquely rewarding stealth-action title.
Taking a cue from 2011's successful launch of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - another stealth game that sought to broaden its appeal without betraying its roots - Hitman: Absolution seeks to have its bloody cake and eat it, too.