Diana Burnwood has been one of the constants in Agent 47's professional life, in addition to his shaved head and barcode tattoo. Thanks to some spoilery circumstances, her role in Hitman: Absolution is diminished, and Agent 47 has a new ICA handler to take Burnwood's place. Benjamin Travis is Absolution's new voice on the radio, providing mission support and updates, at least temporarily.

Square Enix has released a pair of new videos for the game, both focused on Travis, who is voiced by veteran actor Powers Boothe. In the first clip, you'll get a briefing on Travis, including his military history and how he was recruited by ICA. After that, Boothe and Shannyn Sossamon, who plays Travis' assistant, Jade, talk about their mo-cap work for the game. Boothe highlights some of the challenges, which are include trying to figure out how to naturally mime smoking a cigarette while wearing a camera-equipped headset.


Hitman: Absolution is due out later in 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.