New Hitman: Absolution details reveal Agent 47′s nemesis and much more

By Debabrata Nath, Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:03 GMT

New details about Hitman: Absolution, including information about Agent 47’s main nemesis in the game, his handler and much more has emerged.

The main villain in the IO sequel is a guy called Blake Dexter, played by Cowboys and Aliens star Keith Carradine.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Diana Burnwood, played by White Collar’s Marsha Thomason will again be Agent 47’s handler in the game. She’s said to have a “close relationship” with 47.

“Diana is 47’s only true human contact,” Thomason said. “They’ve known each other an extremely long time, and in the Hitman world, she is what Q is to James Bond. So she sets the assignments, tells him where to go and who to kill.”

“The character I play in Hitman: Absolution is as multidimensional as any well-imagined character should be,” Carradine said.

“The vividness of the world entered by the gamer hinges on detail. To fully engage the attention of the player requires nothing less than the most completely realized universe of geography and personality.”

IO’s working with a dozen Hollywood actors for Agent 47’s next outing, confirming its captured “complex scenes” with up to seven actors on set at once. Absolution focuses on the emotional stories that evolve, director Tore Blystad said.

“We had actors like Marsha and Keith come in and do full-body acting with facial and voice being captured simultaneously in scenes.

“Some of these scenes were very complex with all kinds of props and interactions amongst the actors.”

Hitman: Absolution was announced earlier this week, and will be releasing for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC next year.

A new Hitman movie is in production and will be releasing next year, coinciding with the game’s release.  The film, penned by Daniel Casey (Jimmy Six) is said to have an original story and characters, “but will retain the look and feel of the new game.”

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