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One of the levels in the upcoming Hitman Absolution has been edited based on the negative fan reaction towards a trailer which featured Agent 47 fighting several scantily-clad killer nuns.

In an interview with Eurogamer, director Tore Blystad 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."

Blystad goes on to discuss the subsequent reaction to the trailer. "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.

"The game is inspired by Grindhouse-style movies, so for us the trailer was natural way to deal with that subject matter. We hope when people play it they have fun with it."

Hitman Absolution launches on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on November 20.

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BC_Animus's Avatar


I doubt any overzealous religious parents would be watching games preview trailers, so I have to wonder just who exactly are going nuts over games like these. Surely not gamers - at least not gamers like ourselves.

Anyways it saddens me to see so many people up in arms over so many of our games. Especially when all the other media mediums are dominated by heavy use of sex, drugs and violence.
Posted 12:56 on 18 August 2012
CheekyLee's Avatar


It is important to realise that nothing has been removed from the game, but that the changes are all additions. The Nuns are still in it, and you still kill them.
Posted 16:18 on 17 August 2012
Batmamerc's Avatar

Batmamerc@ MJTH

Ok you win the theory game but no population workings out, dissapointing lol.
Posted 15:17 on 17 August 2012
MJTH's Avatar


When this trailer came out, to me, it felt like people were less angry about the fact that they were nuns or the fact they ended up as scantily clad women ( the sexist or religious undertones) and more offended by the idea that the devs thought their core audience for this game were people who would enjoy something like that.

I think that the vocal people who were against this trailer were people who wanted this game to be stealthy and smart like the older games. So when the saw this trailer depicting an obvious fight against a bunch of hot women who were for no reason dressed like nums or very little dressed at all, they were out raged by the way they saw the game was going.

They were hoping for a smart stealth game, and when the trailer was released it portrayed a game, that seemingly was neither of these things.
Posted 12:21 on 17 August 2012
manuurn's Avatar


but combined they represent probably 1% of the entire gaming marketplace.
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Posted 04:30 on 17 August 2012
s_h_a_d_o's Avatar


We want nun.
Posted 04:09 on 17 August 2012
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Batmamerc@ FantasyMeister

I did google how many people like school girls to do a comparison on that but may have been flagged now so I'll just say its less than how many like nuns.
Posted 23:28 on 16 August 2012
Batmamerc's Avatar


Can't believe they gave in sellouts. My theory is that most ppl that went mental bout it were Americans without stereotyping of course so I will narrow it down to Kansas and Mississippi all though 40% of all Americans are very religous And 28% are moderately religious, and 72% of Americans play videogames, there are 314,173,880 people in America so There are 219,921,716 gamers And 149,546,766 of them Gamers are religious so thats a lot of angry people, I forgot where I was going with that but got carried away with google lol. P.S I live Americans so plz don't hate on me.
Posted 23:24 on 16 August 2012
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Personally I think they're overreacting. Sure it caused a storm in our little universe of the gaming press, but not everyone tracks the gaming press, I'm betting 95% of Hitman fans saw the trailer, 3% got vocal about it, but combined they represent probably 1% of the entire gaming marketplace.

And every last one of us seems to have conveniently forgotten the APB Reloaded Live Action Trailer, which didn't seem to cause any ripples. Here's a refresher (Rated M+ for Mature, so only click the spoiler if your IQ is higher than 17).

Schoolgirls shoot security guards in the head at point blank = Good
WhateverthefusswasaboutHitmansTrailer = Bad

P.S. Watch out for killer nun at 2m 20s.
Posted 18:55 on 16 August 2012

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