It is time for more of Our Week in Games as the football transfer window approaches last orders, the kids get ready to go back to school and the end of year big hitting games get ever closer to launch. That’s right, we are now in September, a month where we will see Rome II and Grand Theft Auto V launch. You can see the latest GTA trailer after the break before we get down to business.
Climbing through the upper floor window I identify the target moving into a room at the end of the hall. Moving forward I dispatch the two guards ahead of me with ease and hide their bodies. Bursting through the door I’m surprised to see the target now surrounded by four body guards. None the less I take the shot killing the target and prepare to run for safety. Shots fire behind me as I start to panic. Not sure of where to turn, I run down the stairs and spot my chance to hide. Enemies who only seconds ago saw me run down the stairs, pass by me without even a thought of looking inside the small space I now occupy. Ah, cupboard my faithful friend, you may be damp and small but you have saved my life on many occasions.
The drip-drip-drip of Absolution trailers continues, like an expertly inflicted and historically questionable Chinese torture eroding your (my) armour of cynicism and doubt. The latest session reveals the many outfits the dear old mass-murdering clone can don in his bloody work.
Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout November 2012. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.
After the in(s)anity of Hitman: Absolution‘s latex-clad-nuns-slaughtering first trailer, perhaps it is time to give Agent 47 another chance? In The Kill, our favourite bald assassin shows off the tricks of the trade, right after the jump.
Showing us pictures of a toilet plunger and a cup of coffee the narrator states that “Weapons are everywhere. Anything is lethal in the hands of 47”. So don’t worry if you find yourself short on bullets or missing a knife or razor wire for silent takedowns, you can always count on that brick lying on the street or the lead piping in the scrapyard. Professor Plum would be proud.
On Saturday we reported about the slump in business for UK retailers, leading to the lowest week in software sales since records began. After the slow summer season salvation may be around the corner however, as the Christmas rush for AAA releases could bring in as much as £320 million to stores across nation.
47 has come a long way since his days in the Italian monastery where he attempted to pay for his sins under the ministrations of a kindly Padre. Opinion is divided on whether he has travelled in the right direction.
Agent 47 is nearly back in his first fully fledged outing since Blood Money, but if you want to get a small taste of 47 action now you can play Sniper Challenge, the innovative pre-order bonus for Hitman: Absolution. I’ve been playing around with the sniper mini-game, and I am quite impressed with the ideas behind it.
Hitman: Sniper Challenge is an innovative new pre-order bonus for Hitman: Absolution, it is its very own standalone singleplayer mini-game, and it is now available to play for anyone who has pre-ordered the game. There is a trailer after the break, but in brief, Sniper Challenge puts you in the shoes of Agent 47 with the task of eliminating a high roller and his bodyguards in a fifteen minute time frame. Leaderboards and bonus content in the final game are also promised. It is quite an innovative idea to let people play such a mini-game as a pre-order incentive, especially one this far away from the November launch of Absolution. Anyone taking a look at this, or are we all too busy playing Diablo III and the DayZ mod?
At the Eurogamer Expo, Michael and I attended a developer session on Hitman: Absolution which blew me away. This new trailer has reminded me of how good this game might be. I’m hoping though that we don’t need to go in all guns blazing like in this trailer, I want to see some more of the sneaky sneaky action.