Thanks to outcry, Hitman Absolution changed
Following public outcry over one its teaser trailers, IO Interactive has made changes to one of it’s levels in the upcoming Hitman game. The teaser trailer showed Hitman Absolution‘s protagonist Agent 47 making short work of assassins dressed as provocative, gun-toting nuns. In an interview with Eurogamer, the game’s director Tore Blystad explained that the trailer was based on a level in the game. A level which was now altered to provide greater context.
“One way to go about that level is to go in all-guns blazing, but of course, it’s not the smartest way,” he said. “We learned from the trailer that we really needed to give these characters some context and some backstory. We’re working within the game–within that level–to build these characters up before you meet them. That way you know what you’re getting and you aren’t put off by them.”
“We were surprised by the reaction to it. We’ve been trying to find out, y’know, how could we not see this happening? If we knew it would get such a negative reaction we would have done it in a different way.”
Blystad also shared his thoughts on whether he thought the drama would be in peoples minds come launch time. His response was, “People will have forgotten about it.”
Hitman Absolution is due out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on Nov 20.