Lead producer of Hitman: Absolution, Hakan Abrak has revealed that the game will feature a stealth assassins style “hardcore” difficulty to please veteran fans of the series.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Abrak said that the hardcore stealth mode of the game will be linked to achievements/trophies by giving players the option to play the game in the stealth assassins style.
“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.”
Some fans of the Hitman series have complained that Absolution has taken away the hardcore stealth gameplay of previous Hitman titles but Abrak responded;
“We have a lot of difficulty levels in the game as well,” he said. “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.
“There’s a huge replayability value in it and we have some features in the game I cannot speak about that will enhance this and make this easier, and heighten the replayability value for the hardcore players as well.”
Check out the short gameplay trailer of Hitman: Absolution below.
Hitman: Absolution is set to be released on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and P.C in 2012.