After watching the E3 2011 footage, we felt a bit underwhelmed about the latest adventures of Hitman. You see, one of the main concerns about the upcoming Hitman game was its gameplay direction and whether or not the stealth mechanics have been dumbed down. To make things worse, an ‘Eagle mode’ was present that felt out of place, especially for a Hitman game. If you were one of those disappointed fans, rejoice. Why? But because Hitman: Absolution will feature a hardcore stealth mode.
According to Roberto Marchesi, players will be able to turn off that annoying ‘Eagle mode’ in higher difficulty modes. In addition, a new, purist difficulty mode will be available in which the entire GUI is turned off. This means that you won’t have any indication about your armor or your health. In other words, this will be the best mode for those interested in experiencing Hitman: Absolution in stealth mode. Hell yeah!
Roberto has also revealed that there will be more stealth gameplay and the game won’t be as action oriented as the E3 footage hinted to.
Enjoy the following video, courtesy of Destructoid, in which Roberto reveals the new, stealth gameplay mode.
Hitman Absolution New Gameplay and Interview! Hardcore Stealth, Combat, and Dynamic Music