Hitman Absolution E3 trailer has nuns with guns

Wednesday, 30th May 2012 13:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Square Enix has released the E3 trailer for Hitman Absolution, featuring an attempted hit on 47 and a group of assassins dressed as nuns. We’re not joking.

After a tease yesterday, Square Enix has unveiled Hitman Absolution’s E3 trailer ahead of a massive showing at the event next week.

The clip shows Agent 47 under attack at a motel from a wetworks team dressed as nuns, sent by 47′s old agency the ICA. They’re apparently called “The Saints”.

The video was made by CG studio Visual Works, who made the infamous Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Tomb Raider CG trailers, under the direction of developer IO Interactive.

Watch the trailer above. Hitman Absolution launches on November 20 worldwide for PS3, 360 and PC.



  1. Yoshi

    Thank nuns it wasn’t multiplayer :P

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Man i love Hitman and i really liked the trailer but … sexy nuns? Really? How stupid is that? And yeah, you know, the over-sexualization and all that.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    Great trailer. Looking forward to seeing more gameplay at E3, still think the November release date is bit if a gamble.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Hell fucking YES. No multiplayer. Thank nuns indeed. Now, let’s kill some nuns via Agent 47.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Lovely ladies, but it was hard to take serious (when Hitman is a rather serious game) but i can’t hate, this trailer is nuts!!!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. TD_Monstrous69

    Seeing this made me doubly glad that I reserved this last week (it also made me think, man those are some sexy ass nuns). Also, glad that this turned out not to be a trailer for multiplayer coming to Hitman: Absolution. Though if I’m not mistaken, didn’t lo interactive already say that multiplayer was coming to Hitman: Absolution back when this was announced at last year’s E3, or am I mistaken?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Red

    What’s wrong with sexy nuns?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Talkar

    It has everything a good trailer needs to have: Blood, guns, explosions, sexy characters.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    And 47 handles this situation like a fucking boss!!! :)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @7: Nothing wrong with sexy nuns. Everything wrong with sexy assassin nuns. Doesn’t make sense, is useless over-sexualization and it looks stupid. I might buy it, if 47 is in some kind of strip joint and they would use it as a disguise, but he isn’t, so why are they looking like strippers?

    Just imagine that they have to go into a shop, order specifically-made latex suit and ridiculously high high-heels that serve no purpose but hinder them from properly running and evading.

    Stupid. Just stupid.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. TheBlackHole

    @10 Totally agree.

    Also, what a waste on 47′s part. No forward thinking :)

    #11 3 years ago
  12. StolenGlory



    IO Interactive continue to affirm my suspicion that they have no earthly clue why people loved the series in the first place.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Let’s not take it overboard now. Apart from the instinct mode, which can be disabled, they’ve shown us some great things. This is the first time it’s hard to take something serious about Hitman: Absolution, i sure do hope there’s a good explanation for this ‘weird, but sexy’ trailer. I just hope for a solid,adult and dark story that makes sense.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Hunam

    The way you guys go on is almost like the whole heaven and hell club level from Blood Money never happened.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Moonwalker1982

    Exactly, and boy was that mission awesome :D

    #15 3 years ago
  16. AHA-Lambda

    pretty enjoyable trailer as f*cking ridiculous as it is XD

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Dark


    Well said.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @14: It did happen and it wasn’t nice either. But at least it fit the location. It’s more believable. This however? What do they gain from dressing like this?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Peetry

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Why can’t they just make a good, believable assassin game. I want: walk through snowy Moscow, find perfect sniping position and plan escape. Shoot target at carefully chosen opportune moment, walk calmly away. If alarm raised, trigger diversion/ improvise new escape route etc. Only kill non assassination targets if absolutely unavoidable. I do not want sexy nun assassins, I do not want Agent 47 to participate in any kung foo.

    I realise that this is just a trailer, but as a long time fan I’m annoyed that this is how they want to show the game.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus


    Sexy nuns is from some anime that i can’t remember. Sexy nuns are ok, but for Hitman setting that is just stupid.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. StolenGlory


    Or maybe it was from this:

    Either way, you could have replaced Agent 47 with Danny Trejo in that trailer and it wouldn’t have been any different.

    #21 3 years ago

    That’s some highly offensive sexism plastered all over this website, right there!


    #22 3 years ago
  23. DreamCleaver

    Trailer reminded me of the anime Black Lagoon.

    And I agree, it doesn’t fit the Hitman setting. Seems to be some sort of fan-service. I’m not sure we will actually encounter the nuns in-game, but if we do, I’ll never go at it that way. Seems too risky and impulsive.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael


    It’s it’s own context it’s funny. As part of Hitman, it just seems completely out of place, as a franchise that usually plays it completely straight.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Telepathic.Geometry

    Does it make a lick of sense? No.

    Was it fucking awesomecakes? YES!!!

    #25 3 years ago
  26. lkm

    wow this site full of retards, i mean you want to kill only drug dealers and murders in hitman? this assassins is a good chance, and probably in game they gonna give a lot of trouble, plus they have a style they looks like a mad assassins that ready to kick your ass in a brutal way, or you just want cups in armor start shooting you like in the previous game.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Gama_888

    Theres no context here. For all we know it could be completely relevant.

    I thought it was an awesome trailer.
    Despite whatever the game is actually like the trailer was always going to have lotsa shit blowing up, and half naked women shooting people.
    Because thats just how trailers go.

    And to prove my point you can read the comment below and try tell me its not a successful trailer :)

    #27 3 years ago
  28. roadkill

    F**king A! I was not going to buy this game. But now.. I’ve just preordered! :D

    edit: Also going to watch some nun-hentais. :))

    #28 3 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    @26: Yeah, we are retarded, yet you seem to be completely unable to detect what the problem for us is.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. albo88

    looks stupid and perverted this is why west will go down soon cos we keep pissing our own culture keep it up

    just imagine the street of London now if this where Muslim woman’s

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    Called it.


    #31 3 years ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    @31 You called that there would be a Hitman trailer involving over-sexualised assassins in nun habits? Them’s some pretty powerful prophetic skills you have there, DSB. =P

    #32 3 years ago
  33. YoungZer0

    @30: Not sure if the ’88′ in your nickname stands for the year you were born in or for ‘heil hitler’.


    #33 3 years ago
  34. DSB

    @32 Hrm hrm. I wrote it down and everything!

    “It could just be a gang in the singleplayer no?

    Either way, smexy nuns. Awesome achieved.”


    @33 It’s definitely the latter. He used to make racist comments all the time.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    @34: Glad my racist-detector still works well.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. ManuOtaku

    Well iam with the guys that do like this, i mean this reminds me a lot of the No more Heroes crazy Boss fights, put those fights but with this crazy killers nuns, and they got something here, something really good in my eyes, but it will depend on how the handle it.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Gheritt White

    “Does it make a lick of sense? No. Was it fucking awesomecakes? YES!!!”


    #37 3 years ago
  38. xino


    man this show be banned!:P

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    @34 Huh.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. DSB

    @39 I called it. Shut up!

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Ireland Michael

    @40 Yes you did. Colour me impressed.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Edo

    Nuns as Assassins? Meh…

    #42 3 years ago
  43. OrbitMonkey

    It’s odd reading how seriously some people take Hitman. I admit I’ve only played Blood Money, but one of the reasons I loved it was it’s sense of fun and the viscously dark comedy that ran throughout….

    This is just more of that.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Ireland Michael

    P.S. This is strangely hot.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. osric90

    I’m trying not to buy this one because I want an HD trilogy but it’s becoming more and more impossible to not buy it…

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Maximum Payne

    @43 Exactly.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. YoungZer0

    @44: The slow-mo nose-breaking?

    #47 3 years ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    @47 Well mainly the leather clad nuns, but that too.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. YoungZer0

    @48: Oh, that, yeah, i guess it’s fair to say that there is nothing strange about finding it hot.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. albo88

    if you put religion as race then good for your IQ my friends
    plus EDL said them self they hate Nazist as much as Muslim right ,lol
    yeah well game looks awesome and for sure ill get it not day 1 cos im looking at far cry 3 but is sad that they use nuns figure when this are not even so popular in public and are really devoted to something
    so yeah that’s it happy now

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Da Man

    Now I know I won’t be playing this.. video game.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. albo88

    @ #34 DSB
    show me 1 racist comment that i made don’t be like that Muslim woman that accused the police for violating her right insulting her religion and race when police car camera was filming all and nothing like that happen
    infarct she was even jailed for false accusation
    all my time in this blog i haven’t talked 1 time a part this out of gaming topic

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Kabby

    Google Translate is of no help here.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @49 Other than the potential chance of eternal damnation in hell for doing so.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Old MacDonald

    Some guy killing a bunch of sexy girls… I dunno. I liked the girls, I just didn’t like the part where they all got killed.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. DSB

    @52 Uhuh. I’ll show you a few from the highlight reel.

    “finally a game that let you kill Muslims”

    “dont forget Germany is a Muslims country now so this stuff is normal”

    “some times i thing muslims and middle east peoples are close mind but looks like even this dumb ass Europeans looks to be the same trash so whats next”

    “#19 He is more hacker then racist,
    this days peoples thing if is worth it burn that empty dvd or not sick fucking shit
    anyway niggers are trash everyone agree on that and that’s not racism but reality”

    “that’s the typical transsexual nigger lol here in Italy we have a lot of them watch out what do you pick on the streets in dark”

    “racist language? infarct there is a nigger you interrogate in the game cant wait even if he is innocent ill put it in jail”

    “americans are trash just look t the way they eat
    sell them even shit and they will buy so dont worry kaos they will by you’re game”


    I guess you’re not a racist. You’re just a “realist”.

    #56 3 years ago

    Oh, wow.

    He’ll love me then. Being a black Muslim and all… Lol!

    How was this guy never banned??

    #57 3 years ago
  58. Da Man

    Please ban user albo88. Thanks.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. DSB

    I don’t know. He seems nice!

    #59 3 years ago
  60. YoungZer0

    @56: Impressive.

    #60 3 years ago
  61. Fin

    How DARE IO Interactive do something that I don’t like? Don’t they know I am the BEST QUALIFIED person to tell them how to make their game????
    This should be EXACTLY like the previous games. ALL games should stay EXACTLY the same as their previous iterations.

    But, again, ye all rant on Call of Duty.

    Fucking hypocrites.

    #61 3 years ago
  62. YoungZer0

    And i agree, he should be banned.

    #62 3 years ago
  63. Edo

    Yes,ban him like yesterday.

    #63 3 years ago
  64. YoungZer0

    @61: ?

    Who here tells IoI what to do? We only ask the question: Is there a need for the female assassins to dress like strippers?

    Reading would’ve helped you understand that, but instead, you choose to be offended.

    #64 3 years ago
  65. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve banned albo88 and blocked his IP.

    #65 3 years ago
  66. Da Man


    #66 3 years ago
  67. YoungZer0

    I second that Thanks.

    #67 3 years ago
  68. Patrick Garratt


    #68 3 years ago



    #69 3 years ago
  70. polygem

    the 88 stuff in his name speaks for itself…everyone knows what that stands for right? (88 stands for HH stands for heil hitler). then albo prolly stands for albino, what he probably thinks is the whitest of white…i am a very tolerant guy but this is just too much. thx for banning.

    edit_ok i see. the 88 stuff was dicussed already thx anyway.

    #70 3 years ago
  71. KrazyKraut

    Nice trailer, will keep my pre-order.

    #71 3 years ago
  72. majicship

    I read all of the above comments with great interest (I also had no idea what 88 represented other than a poker hand), especially after reading an online article called What The Hell Is With That Hitman Trailer? It was written by a woman who said “it fetishizes the violence and sexualises the women.” Mind you, she did go on a bit and 400 people said she was ‘uptight’, but hey! I just figured the comments were mostly written by young blokes.

    But chicks with guns? What’s not to like. Who cares if they’re dressed either slutty or nice? I thought that was juxtaposition. No matter how you try and dress this thing up – no pun intended – chicks with guns shifts products because everybody is talking about it. You can’t buy better publicity than that. I had to watch it again. Purely in the course of research I’ll have you know, but I think it’s nothing but clever marketing. This advert is doing its job very well indeed.

    #72 3 years ago
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    #73 3 years ago
  74. tatjanakgb

    [deleted for racist content]

    #74 3 years ago
  75. tatjanakgb

    [deleted for racist content]

    #75 3 years ago

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