Developer IO Interactive who are developing Hitman: Absolution have said that it wasn’t their intention to offend people with the recently shown Hitman trailer featuring tightly clad nuns – which most people deemed as sexist.
“We’re sorry that we offended people – that was truly not the intention of the trailer,” game director Tore Blystad Blystad commented at E3 when barraged with a flood of questions from journalists.
“Of course we understand, this has been a very big topic for us and we’ve been reading as much as we could of the articles and responses. We were surprised that it turned into such a huge topic. Something similar happened with our Sniper Challenge pre-order bonus… We just wanted to make something cool, it wasn’t the intention to stir up anything.”
“The religious themes have been there from the very beginning, along with outlandish party scenes. And there are a lot of movie influences in Hitman Absolution, like Tarantino and Rodriguez. The grindhouse theme is something that we’re using throughout the game. It tends more towards sixties exploitation movies – these were a fascination [for us] because they were so extreme,” he added.
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