Hitman: Absolution most expensive Danish game ever, loads of gameplay footage shown

Wednesday, 8th June 2011 22:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Danish National News did a feature on IO Interactive this evening, more specifically, on Hitman 5, and how it is the most expensive Danish game in history.

The newscast speaks a bit with the development team, and it is also reported that Danish Universities are creating courses specifically designed toward programming, thanks to IO setting the benchmark with development.

Turns out, the Danish government is now seeing game development as a legitimate industry, as there is  money to be made.

You can watch the newscast through the link, which has plenty of in-game footage as well.

Thanks for the tip and translation, Mike.



  1. distraet

    Wouldn’t go as far as saying the Danish government is seeing it as legitimate industry just yet. On a yearly basis the Danish movie industry receives roughly £50 million in subsidies, whereas the games industry only receives £500,000. Hopefully games as LIMBO and Hitman 5 will do something about that.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Mike

    Well the fact that universities are starting courses and the Hitman is internationally renowned, it’s only a matter of time until they wake up.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    America has plenty plenty hell Nintendo hires most of them from one particular school in Washington.

    BTW where is this footage there was a 1 sec glimpse if that and I am not going to watch the entire thing to find it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    Loads of gameplay? I’m grateful for this VG247, for sure…but it had alot of Blood Money footage and just a smalllll piece of Absolution :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Hunam

    That’s some language they’ve got there.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Mike

    Still more footage than we’ve seen to date.

    If you watch the whole thing you see inside of IO Studios.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    just as everyone expected its a splinter cell conviction clone

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    I think it looks lovely. Now they just have to make sure they don’t fuck the gameplay up, not make it too casual. KEEP the multiple ways to kill your target. Ah well….i’m hyped!!! Finally one of my fav games is back.


    That’s nonsense..i suggest you read the previews from sites who’ve seen the gameplay in action for several minutes. A full mission, it very much is still a Hitman game.

    This part makes me smile….


    47 leaves, as police rush up the stairs, and start going door-to-door. Some glance over at 47, ask each other “isn’t he going the wrong way?” But most ignore him. When they do get slightly suspicious, time slows for a brief moment, and 47 ducks his head. It’s a very cool, very cinematic touch.

    Finally, we’re at the lobby, and it’s a clear homage to the final scenes of Leon. 47 is dressed as a cop, but there’s a wall of police ahead of him, all dressed in full riot gear. He’s not getting through. 47 spies a box of doughnuts. A solution presents itself. 47 grabs a doughnut, and starts munching away.

    “Hey, I know you,” shouts one of the bored beat cops. 47 barely gives him the time of day. Instead, he’s watching the riot police, who start running up the stairs. The escape route is clear. He leaves.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. PEYJ

    This was a typical Danish main stream media approach to the gaming industry.

    “Danish games are doing so well in this huge industry”. A rough translation but that was basically what they said in the feature. Typical media agenda; they did the same (different TV station though) with Kane & Lynch last year.

    They always fail to see the bigger picture. Sure, the gaming industry has a bigger turnover than movie industry but that is not necessarily the case when it comes to revenue. A game cost more money at retail than a theater ticket and a bluray movie combined, that’s the reason for the larger turnover.

    As for the game, it seems like (from the looks of it and various previews) that you cannot choose not to kill the cops in this chapter. Where is the Silent Assassin in that? Very disappointing.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. xino

    well it plays like Conviction, quite easy which is a good thing but sorry of a bad thing.

    the game should play like Hitman originals but allow more optional play style like playing it stealth or run and gun

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982


    But i think this is the first mission, and it’s about 47 getting hunted down. I agree..there should be multiple ways to get away from that place, maybe jump out of a window or anything.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. PEYJ

    @ 11 Could be but the whole “the beg for their life before you break their necks” is just too sick in my opinion. I really like the clinical touch where you just killed them without much drama. It was more about form of the missions than the flair in the killings. Seems like I have to kill cops in this first mission even though I never do that. If true, then I going to avoid it.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Yeah, know, if it’s true that there’s no other way to get out of that building(even though i love the Leon-esque part from the previews) i just hope that’s the only mission where that’s the case.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight


    I am with you on that in all of the Hitman games I went with using the piano wire or the sedative/poision syringe. I sticked with the silenced Ballers for the “oh shit” moments but that was it. FOr me it was about getting the mission done without raising any alarms.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Moonwalker1982

    Yep definitely, and restarting the mission to try out the different ways of getting the job done, loved it. They better not fuck with that.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. PEYJ


    I love that term: “Oh shit moments” : )

    Those are by the way the only times to use a gun in a stealth game in my opinion.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Espers

    KANE AND LYNCH 3 PLEASE !!! of course under Square-Enix publishing !!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Talkar

    Please don’t x)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @17, NO!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    I actually enjoyed the Kane and Lynch series and feel it should be continued just not being mixed into Hitman keep that crap separate.

    #20 4 years ago

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