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.