First Hitman: Absolution screens appear, are debatably pre-rendered, undeniably brilliant

So instead of going to all of that contrivance and trouble, just have a look at these rather gorgeous first two Hitman: Absolution screens, which have just appeared on the official Hitman forums, and tell me how real you think they are.

So, in-game? Pre-rendered? Somewhere in-between? Personally I'm going for "originally in-game but now heavily touched up to look even prettier". That acknowledged, I reckon we're still looking at some very nice lighting and a lot of heavy atmosphere in the game itself. And regardless of everything else, new Hitman art just keeps reminding me that new Hitman is indeed coming, and coming soon. And after waiting this long, that makes me very happy.

June 06, 2011

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.