New Hitman trailer shows 47 absolving nuns

With a title like Hitman: Absolution, you might expect the game to have some sort of religious undertones, but I expect you weren't expecting these nuns to be delivering it.

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With a title like Hitman: Absolution, you might expect the game to deliver some sort of religious undertones. But you probably weren't expecting the messengers shown in the new pre-E3 trailer released by Square Enix.

The trailer was teased yesterday in an image released by the publisher, but now we get to see 47 take on a band of nuns bent on delivering him to Hell. I'm not sure if the transformation from chaste to unholy has any significance except to unduly titillate, but there seems to be a gaping chasm between what the CGI imagery depicts and how the game will actually play.

Hitman: Absolution is slated to hit shelves for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Nov. 20. A pre-order gets you the Hitman: Sniper Challenge standalone spinoff mission, already available on consoles. The PC version hits Aug. 1.

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    May 30, 2012 6:45 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, New Hitman trailer shows 47 absolving nuns.

    With a title like Hitman: Absolution, you might expect the game to have some sort of religious undertones, but I expect you weren't expecting these nuns to be delivering it.

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      May 30, 2012 7:25 AM

      Did they get Volition to make the trailer?

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      May 30, 2012 7:27 AM

      ...did I miss something? I always assumed, as an outsider to the series, that the Hitman universe was partially believable.

      This is like some Saint's Row shit right here.

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        May 30, 2012 7:34 AM

        My opinion is usually 3/4 to 4/5s of the missions are regular "assassinate this guy and then things go off the rails" style. The remainder are crazy wacky stuff like the above or popping out of a coffin at your own funeral and murdering all the bastards that put you there.

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      May 30, 2012 8:01 AM

      Wait, you said available on all three platforms Nov. 20th. The trailer said PC Version available August 1st.

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        May 30, 2012 8:36 AM

        That's the sniper challenge pre-order incentive. PC version of that is not available until august (console pre-order incentives are already live and playable)

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      May 30, 2012 8:04 AM

      What a bloody horrible thing.

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        May 30, 2012 8:20 AM

        Take it easy on the Keef, sponge. Not everyone can write with your sharp English wit.

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        May 30, 2012 8:36 AM

        Do you consider it demeaning and base, Miss Sponge? I thought it was knowingly gratuitous and absurd with high production values, and as such enjoyed it.

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          May 30, 2012 9:01 AM

          It makes me angry because it alludes to a more action oriented Hitman game that I just don't want. Real 47 would have been dressed as one of the nuns and walked passed them unnoticed.

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            May 30, 2012 11:36 AM

            Well, they've alluded to more action options before. That said, he still garotes two of them and that was enough to satisfy my concerns! They did need to branch out from the infalible clothes horse thing TBH.

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      May 30, 2012 8:16 AM

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      May 30, 2012 8:31 AM

      wat

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      May 30, 2012 10:32 AM

      i must, he sure gave them something to pray about !
      and in return got a taste of his own medicine :)

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      May 30, 2012 10:34 AM

      You know, I was kind of excited for this game before, but now... I'm not so sure. What a cheesy, tasteless trailer.

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      May 30, 2012 11:42 AM

      Crazy-ass nuns in black latex makes me feel funny like when we climb the rope in gym class.

      But... that's not really what Hitman is about... is it?

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      May 30, 2012 11:44 AM

      Nuns in latex = rottdcorpse has a hard-on.

      At least until 47 starts killing the shit out of them. Man, Blood Money was awesome, I'm looking forwad to this game.

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      May 30, 2012 11:54 AM

      Also, I quite like the direction the game is taking.

      All these people banging on about it being tasteless, etc, etc...have you played Blood Money? Have you seen the chest on EVERY female in the game? Have you dressed as the pool boy during the Suburbia mission and then been dragged by a horny housewife to her bedroom for sex, only to knock her out with a sodium pentothal (?) hype then go next door and douse her daughters panties with Ether so you can knock out a patrolling guard who also happens to be a secret pantie sniffer?

      Give me bad ass nuns in black latex EVERY fucking time.

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      May 30, 2012 1:13 PM

      god this game looks worse and worse each time i see it

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      May 30, 2012 2:09 PM

      Here's hoping for a marketing team that decided to go off on its own tangent.

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        May 30, 2012 3:35 PM

        What's with all the moaning about a bit of fun? You could dress as a fucking clown in the last one, come on.

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          May 30, 2012 3:44 PM

          This is marketing the game as a Michael Bay-style actioner.

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            May 31, 2012 6:00 AM

            He garrottes the first two! Best of both! You could always go guns blazing in Hitman if you wanted.

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          May 30, 2012 5:42 PM

          Oh come come now.

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          May 30, 2012 11:34 PM

          I agree man, trailer was fun, I enjoyed it. And having seen the gameplay as well, I know the trailer is just that, a titilating bit of fun. The game still plays like Hitman.

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      May 30, 2012 5:39 PM

      Hahaha "stealth" games.

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      May 30, 2012 11:43 PM

      I want more Timothy Olpyhont (sp lmao) and Olga, the movie was surprisingly watchable.

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      May 31, 2012 12:05 AM

      Not one habit joke. I'm let down shack.

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      May 31, 2012 11:21 AM

      well......that was hot.

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