The lights are on
A recent trailer for Hitman: Absolution showed Agent 47 facing off against a group of assassins dressed like nuns. They carried a variety of weapons, including rocket launchers and submachine guns. They also happened to be wearing revealing vinyl/leather outfits under those habits. A new trailer not only shows off where the mysterious group, call the Saints, came from -- it also addresses their controversy-baiting nature head on.
The video below explains how the Saints were recruited from both prisons and strip clubs, and then honed into an elite fighting force. Their job is to eliminate rogue field agents, including Mr. 47. It didn't turn out so well for them when they approached the motel where the Hitman: Absolution protagonist was hiding out. Or did it?!
The clip also has a few fun freeze-frame moments, including the shot below, which shows that even factions within the ICA bureau had issues with the group's appropriation of religious symbology and fetish outfits.
As a bonus, take a look at this behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game, featuring actress Vivica Fox. She plays head nun Lasandra Dixon, and something tells us that we haven't seen the last of her. Well, that something is the trailer you just watched. It's not exactly subtle.
Look for Hitman: Absolution on November 20 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Email the author Jeff Cork, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
No one has commented on this article.