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Hitman: Absolution Voice Cast Revealed

COPENHAGEN (October 25, 2012) – IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, today reveals the stunning main cast of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION. This very talented group of well known Hollywood actors was brought together to fulfill HITMAN: ABSOLUTION‘s cinematic storytelling ambition.

Every actor and actress not only lent their voices to HITMAN: ABSOLUTION characters, but they were also fully motion-captured while acting their roles. These full performance captures took place in Giant Studios, the preeminent motion capture facility best known for their work on blockbuster movies like Lord of the Rings, Iron Man, I Am Legend, Avatar and many more.

THE HOLLYWOOD CAST OF HITMAN: ABSOLUTION

Agent 47 – William Mapother (Motion Capture), David Bateson (Voice)
previous work includes: Lost, Another Earth

Diana Burnwood – Marsha Thomason

previous work includes: Lost, White Collar

Benjamin Travis – Powers Boothe
previous work includes: The Avengers, Deadwood, Sin City

Birdie – Steven Bauer
previous work includes: Breaking Bad, Scarface

Blake Dexter – Keith Carradine
previous work includes: Cowboys & Aliens, Dexter, Deadwood

Sheriff Clive Skurky – Jon Gries
previous work includes: Napoleon Dynamite, Get Shorty

Layla Stockton – Traci Lords
previous work includes: Blade, Underworld

Sanchez – Issac Singleton
previous work includes: Planet of the Apes, Pirates of the Caribbean

LaSandra Dixon – Vivica A. Fox
previous work includes: Kill Bill, Batman & Robin, Independence Day

Wade – Larry Cedar
previous work includes: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Deadwood

Cosmo Faulkner – Jonathan Adams
previous work includes: Bones, 24, Boston Legal, Burn Notice

Jade – Shannyn Sossamon
previous work includes: 40 Days and 40 Nights, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Victoria – Isabelle Fuhrman
previous work includes: The Hunger Games, Orphan

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is scheduled for release across North America on November 20, 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Related Links
HITMAN: SNIPER CHALLENGE Official Homepage:  www.hitmansniper.com
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Homepage:              www.hitman.com
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Official Facebook® page:    www.facebook.com/hitman
Join the HITMAN community:                                  www.barcode-society.com

Keith Carradine Joins Hitman Absolution Cast

COPENHAGEN (September 7, 2012) – IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, today revealed the next Hollywood talent in HITMAN: ABSOLUTION’s stellar cast. Keith Carradine will take on the role of the villainous Blake Dexter, a twisted character and maybe the most vicious adversary Agent 47 has faced yet. Dexter comes to life through Carradine’s outstanding performance capture and voice acting skills. Keith Carradine’s latest work includes the role of Sheriff John Taggart in the blockbuster movie “Cowboys & Aliens.”

Players can learn more about Blake Dexter in the latest release of the ICA files video series. The ICA (International Contract Agency) files are a series of videos that provide in-depth background information on the main cast in HITMAN: ABSOLUTION and features exclusive art from comic artist Ben Oliver.

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is scheduled for release across North America, Europe and PAL territories on November 20, 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

David Bateson Returns to Hitman Series

August 28, 2012 – IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, today announced the talent behind the role of Agent 47 in HITMAN: ABSOLUTION.

After a long search, IO Interactive are pleased to unveil that the voice of Agent 47 will once again be acted by David Bateson who has been the voice of Hitman since the year 2000 with the seminal PC release of Codename 47.  Alongside Bateson, William Mapother (star of hit TV series LOST) has performed the motion capture work for Agent 47 which was recorded at Giant Studios.

Speaking about the decision to return to Bateson after the studio earlier declared he wouldn’t be the voice of 47 in HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, Brand Director Jon Brooke said, “IO and Bateson have been bed fellows for over a decade and like all long running relationships sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder. Looking back I think we were just playing hard to get.”

Both Bateson and Mapother now join a long list of talent announced for the game including Marsha Thomason, Keith Carradine, Vivica Fox, Shannyn Sossamon and Powers Boothe.

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is the most ambitious Hitman game IO have ever undertaken and is set to be released globally November 20, 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Square Enix 2012 PAX Lineup

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 27, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced the title lineup and fan activities planned for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime 2012, taking place August 31 – September 2 in Seattle. Square Enix will give PAX attendees a chance to play some of the most anticipated and talked-about titles to date, including TOMB RAIDER®HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™ and the critically acclaimed open-world cop drama SLEEPING DOGS™, now available in stores.

Additionally, Square Enix invites the general public to celebrate 25 years of FINAL FANTASY at the “Experience FINAL FANTASY” event on Friday, August 31. from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ACT Theatre (700 Union Street). Fans will be able to reexperience their most cherished FINAL FANTASY games through dozens of playable units that span multiple generations and participate in a series of commemorative activities and games for fans of the renowned franchise. Prizes include fan-favorite character plushies and a custom FINAL FANTASY XIII-2branded PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and an Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Attendees will also be able to take their picture at the FINAL FANTASY-themed photo booth and will be able to receive a special 25th anniversary poster featuring Yoshitaka Amano’s artwork.

The “Experience FINAL FANTASY” event will also include two exciting presentations. At 5:00 p.m., there will be a special content presentation from the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn team. At 7:30 p.m., fans will have the opportunity to learn new details about the direction of Lightning’s story through a video message from the esteemed creators of FINAL FANTASY XIII, including Yoshinori Kitase (producer), Motomu Toriyama (director) and Isamu Kamikokuryo (art director).

On the show floor, PAX attendees will be able to preview and play the following Square Enix titles at Booth 3625:

  • Sleeping Dogs – Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside – the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story of loyalty and betrayal unfolds, where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
  • HITMAN: ABSOLUTION – HITMAN: ABSOLUTION follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.
  • TOMB RAIDER – Armed with only raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, TOMB RAIDER delivers an intense and gritty story about the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

In addition to getting the first chance to go hands-on with these blockbuster titles, fans will have the opportunity to gain greater insight into the world of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION through a dedicated panel:

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION

Unicorn Theater: Sunday, Sept. 2, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sven Liebold, global PR manager of IO Interactive will host a special HITMAN: ABSOLUTION panel at the Unicorn Theater. The panel will focus on “Contracts Mode,” a create-to-play experience inspired by the Hitman community. The panel will feature Tore Blystad, director of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION at IO Interactive.

Along with the panel, Square Enix fans will have several opportunities to take home fun and unique items during the show. With contests, interactive activities and more, PAX attendees will have multiple chances to win amazing prizes.

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION PHOTO SNIPING CONTEST
Upload your best photo sniping image to be entered for a chance to win a custom HITMAN: ABSOLUTION console. Runners up will receive miniature figures of Agent 47, and HITMAN-themed ties and tie clips. Participants can upload their photo entries athitman.com/photosnipe or by the photo-sniping app on the HITMAN Facebook page.

SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS PASSPORT PROGRAM
Visit booth 3625 to get your Square Enix Member Passport card. Participants will receive a stamp for every title they play at the booth. Once the passport is complete, participants can turn it in to receive a set of pins featuring custom logos from Square Enix titles and a special lanyard.

MEMBERS SWEEPSTAKES
Sign up to become a Square Enix Member for your chance to win prizes including Members exclusive promotional items and a custom Tomb Raider Xbox 360 console.

Hitman Absolution E3 2012 Screenshots

Square Enix has sent out the official selection of E3 3012 screenshots from the upcoming Hitman Absolution – enjoy!

Screenshots

New Hitman Absolution Pre-Order Items Announced

LOS ANGELES (May 9, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced exclusive suits as additional pre-order items for HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™. These suits, with in-game guns to match, make the perfect addition to the Original Assassin’s ever-changing wardrobe.

Customers who pre-order HITMAN: ABSOLUTION at the following retailers will receive the following:

Amazon®
· High Tech Suit and Bartoli Custom Pistol – The advanced High Tech suit provides Agent 47™ with 50% increased armor paired with the Bartoli Custom, an engineered precision weapon, complete with sight and silencer.

Best Buy®
· Public Enemy Suit and the Bronson M1928 submachine gun – The Original Assassin can dress in a stylish Public Enemy gangster suit armed with the Bronson M1928, a classic submachine gun with high fire rate and deadly stopping power.

Walmart®
· High Roller Suit and the Krugermeier 2-2 Pistol – The High Roller suit dresses Agent 47 in a fancy tuxedo discreetly outfitted with the Krugermeier, an accurate, reliable stealth weapon with a built-in silencer.

See Boothe and Sossamon in Hitman Absolution

In this new trailer for the upcoming Hitman Absolution, we get to see interviews with both Powers Boothe and Shannon Sossamon on the topic of their roles in the game. Additionally, you get to see them act out some scenes in mocap suits!

Trailer