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#1 Silentguy

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:08 AM

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From the official Hitman Facebook page:

David Bateson Returns as the voice of Agent 47.

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 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 and Powers Boothe.

From davidbateson.dk:

Hi there.

Well, have I got news for you...

I am so pleased to announce that I am back as the
voice of Agent 47 in IO Interactive and Square Enix's
Hitman: Absolution.

A big thank you to the Hitman fans for all your support.
This game will blow your minds. Enjoy!

Kind regards,

David

Square Enix Press Release

Hi there guys,

So today, I was at IO Interactive's HQ in order to receive my swag from the "Vote for Hitman" thread. Nick figured it was easier for me to go and collect it, since I live just over 2 kilometers away from there. I got a nice tour around IO, and at the end I was given my fan merch along with a mysterious USB-key.

The USB-key looks like this:
Spoiler


Nick told me, that it contained a single file which I was to run when I got home. He also told me to hold onto it, since I was the only one apart from the IO team who had it in possession. Before I left IO Interactive, he also told me to publish it here with you guys at around 16:30 PM GMT+1. So I rushed home and plugged it into my PC, opened the USB-key, and this was what I got:
Spoiler


I played the file and discovered this:



The trip was definitely worth it, and I hope you enjoy the news. I am thrilled and honored to be able to give this info to you guys ;) Thanks IO, for an amazing day.

- Silentguy

Edited by Watson, 30 August 2012 - 02:07 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:10 AM

Audio file will be online at about 16:30 GMT+1 today. :) You won't be disappointed.

Edited by Silentguy, 28 August 2012 - 03:34 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:21 AM

Damn! Great for you, man. Hope it was awesome, and very cool you got a tour around IO. Wish I could have seen more when I was at gamesession, but hey, playing the game itself was also good enough. Heh :) but would be cool to see some of the interesting floors where they develop the game, and maybe say hi to Tore, Nick, Travis or Christian :)

And oh, I'm waiting for your file to work!! Interesting.

Edited by Johnny Drama, 02 September 2012 - 12:33 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:38 AM

No words, this is just awesome omg!! I just can't wait anymore, thank you for the report Silentguy!
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

Nice, im glad that you had an awesome time at IO, and it's nice to see the SWAG!, to bad you ditten have the chance to
play the game, but you will soon :)

btw. Silentguy do you know if the rest of us will recive that I.C.A folder aswell? :o
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:52 AM

This is great. Looking forward!
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made for this. But Ill never forget - those who betrayed me, and

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

Nice, im glad that you had an awesome time at IO, and it's nice to see the SWAG!, to bad you ditten have the chance to
play the game, but you will soon :)

btw. Silentguy do you know if the rest of us will recive that I.C.A folder aswell? :o


I don't think you will recieve the folder, sorry :( Of course, I can't be 100 % sure, but all the guys who are getting the SWAG are not getting the folder sent along it seems.
Nick said that they only a very low amount of the left out on IO, so I am super grateful. You haven't seen anything yet, btw. News are getting a lot better... Wait till later today.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:00 AM

Nice, im glad that you had an awesome time at IO, and it's nice to see the SWAG!, to bad you ditten have the chance to
play the game, but you will soon :)

btw. Silentguy do you know if the rest of us will recive that I.C.A folder aswell? :o


Sadly we don't have enough of those files to spread around to everyone, so silentguy got a little lucky and scored some extra swag.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:12 AM

Good for him :) but giving swag to all of these people here is just amazing, I'm really grateful for that! Amazing thing to do for the fans.

And how could these news be much bigger? We have seen gameplay videoes, trailers and the announcement of the Contracts mode. What could IO possibly have more to show? I mean, new trailers would be cool, but that's not anything big in that sense. The only thing HUGE would be the return of Bateson, and that will not happen ;) But interesting to see what it is.

Edited by Johnny Drama, 28 August 2012 - 04:14 AM.

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Always knew i didnt belong in this world. I wasnt

made for this. But Ill never forget - those who betrayed me, and

those who never failed my trust. Ill be carrying nothing from
Gontranno but this lesson: never trust anyone and rely on your

instincts. Forget the past. Ill never find peace here. So, Ill
seek justice for myself. Ill choose the truth I like.

- Agent 47, Silent Assassin


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:13 AM

Dayyymn! NICE! Let the new ARG begin? great for you, man.. hope it was awesome, and very cool you got a tour around IO. Wish I could have seen more when I was at gamesession, but hey, playing the game itself was also good enough. Heh :) but would be cool to see some of the interesting floors where they develop the game, and maybe say hi to Tore, Nick, Travis or Christian :)

And oh, I'm waiting for your file to work!! Interesting.


What about Rasmus??
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:15 AM

Got to meet Nick and Travis, aswell as Daniel Ben-Noon. Got a glimse of Christian Elverdam and saw Hakan a whole lot of times. I feel like I just saw a whole bunch of celebrities. Lol.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:16 AM

What about Rasmus??


Rasmus?

Got to meet Nick and Travis, aswell as Daniel Ben-Noon. Got a glimse of Christian Elverdam and saw Hakan a whole lot of times. I feel like I just saw a whole bunch of celebrities. Lol.


Haha. I know what you mean.

Edited by Johnny Drama, 28 August 2012 - 04:17 AM.

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Always knew i didnt belong in this world. I wasnt

made for this. But Ill never forget - those who betrayed me, and

those who never failed my trust. Ill be carrying nothing from
Gontranno but this lesson: never trust anyone and rely on your

instincts. Forget the past. Ill never find peace here. So, Ill
seek justice for myself. Ill choose the truth I like.

- Agent 47, Silent Assassin


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:21 AM

Sadly we don't have enough of those files to spread around to everyone, so silentguy got a little lucky and scored some extra swag.


Im a sad panda :(

Naa not really pretty happy with all the SWAG we will recive!. really cool that you guys at IO, goes all the way for the fans, and give
us items and stuff :)..keep up the good work IO!

Edited by Mads47, 28 August 2012 - 04:26 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:22 AM

IO Interactive...

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:45 AM

Wow! Congratulations man!
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:46 AM

I smell something big. I'm fucking hyped again!
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Always knew i didnt belong in this world. I wasnt

made for this. But Ill never forget - those who betrayed me, and

those who never failed my trust. Ill be carrying nothing from
Gontranno but this lesson: never trust anyone and rely on your

instincts. Forget the past. Ill never find peace here. So, Ill
seek justice for myself. Ill choose the truth I like.

- Agent 47, Silent Assassin


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:51 AM

I really would like one of those damn ties. Lucky guy, I'm jelly.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:52 AM

Just over 2 and a half hours till the Audio File goes online on this thread. You don't want to miss this one.

i enjoy my newly given powers, btw. :D
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:56 AM

David Bateson voice files, go!
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:09 AM

Where can i buy this USB stick?
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