Square Enix has revealed the box art
for Hitman: Absolution, opting for the “crouching against a
blood-red wall while duel wielding” approach, which is all the rage
with assassins these days. Or so we assume, anyways. Check it out above.
This final image is similar to the sample cover we selected from Square Enix's marketing survey last
year. The only difference appears to be that Agent 47 replaced his
tie and has adopted a stealthier pose.
Speaking of style, Hitman: Absolution
is being built using IO Interactive's Glacier 2 engine, which has
afforded IO the opportunity to give Agent 47 an upgraded look and a
few new tricks.
“It's an entirely new technology –
an in-house technology – which gave us a lot of possibilities of
developing new technologies alongside the creative ambitions
that we had for the project,” said IO in an interview with OXM.
IO's Interactive's Roberto Machese also
noted the game will be more accessibly for first-time players, but
retain the hardcore modes and challenge for seasoned veterans.