When Hitman: Absolution releases next year, the game will be catering to long term, hardcore fans of the Hitman series. The game will feature a stealth-centric mode with a self described hardcore difficulty level should keep long term fans happy with the upcoming release.
In a recent interview, Hakan Abrak described the new mode.
“We will get into more details at a later point, but obviously it’s linked to the playing style, Abrak said. It’s more pacify your enemies, be undetected, maybe solve the challenges in a smarter way. That will probably give you a stealth assassin achievement… We have a lot of difficulty levels in the game as well. Rest assured, the hardcore fans that like to have replayablity value in the game or want to have this stealth assassin – you know, I’m the ultimate stealth assassin – that playing style, those Achievements, are very much in the game.”
Hitman: Absolution is coming in 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC from IO.