Announcing New Elusive Target: The Drop (Active, 27 october - 27 November 2023)

Don’t worry about it, name of most VA’s from Hitman won’t ring a bell as they’re usually from UK, and mostly play small roles. Bennett voiced Graves, Ljudmila, Royce and many other targets and NPC’s.
I just found it interesting that since VA’s contracts are apparently for 5 years, she re-appeared again.

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It’s weird that her graphic says “Out Now”.

Or is it? She probably received that from IOI and posted it early?

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Yeah lol probably marketing stuff she got early for her socials, and wanted to drum up hype, but obvs. that’s all she had or used the wrong one haha

Good to hear we’ll have some new NPC dialogue though, always fun to hear what new mini side-stories come with these ETs

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Obvs anyone can google, but I’ll leave this here as a service. yw.

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Elise Bennett’s voice is iconic and recognizable as fuck, surprised that some people don’t know her name, but it’s understandable lol :sob:

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think she’s the only female voice actress that has been consistently in the game since 2016 (starting with Bangkok or earlier), a real veteran of the Hitman’s voice cast :muscle:

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I wish IO used her less than they did across the trilogy tbh. She’s clearly not one of those VAs that can do a wide range of voices, so every single main mission target she’s voiced sounds exactly the same. :frowning:

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She’s come back for various ETs in Hitman 3’s life (most notably Lowe/Bayswater).

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Nah, that’s clearly cross posted from the official Hitman Instagram. IOI messed up. It’s the 2nd slide here: HITMAN on Instagram

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I like her voice, but they should use her to voice 2 targets at max. Unfortunately, IO does not seem to use their VA’s at full potential. People like Derek Hagen, Ben Crowe or Susan Taylor have pretty wide range of accents and dialects they can do, but it’s never utilized. Hell, if they wanted to have Vetrova actually sound Russian, they could ask Taylor, who has it in her creditentials.

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I think a big reason they don’t have them do that is because they want to reuse existing voice lines for their generic lines. Using their normal voice means that their accent won’t change, like it does for Oliver Cotton (in Miami especially), who switches between his natural English accent the worst American accent I’ve ever heard; Susan Taylor, who goes between her normal voice and the tourist-type voice; and Adam Bond, who started out with a weird “somewhere between New York and Boston” accent that he dropped around the time New York released, ironically enough.

Alexander McMorran also does a lot of different voices, but somehow it’s made less jarring by the fact that pretty much every scripted line by him has some kind of different voice.

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Honestly, I would be okay if they just accents and not extra voices for generic lines, because you wouldn’t normally trigger them.

Anyway, back to The Drop: I hope they asked Alexios Laskaridis to also do extra lines for his generic behavior so he doesn’t get switched to random VA, like they did with Sean Bean.

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One can hope (it would really help modders) but, I find it unlikely.

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It’s unlikely he’ll have a full set, but Sean Bean/Mark Faba did have a small amount of generic lines, most noticeably when he was made sick or held at gunpoint. I think it’s likely enough that The Drop will be the same. Probably nothing too significant, but as Anthony said, one can hope. :​)

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two days left to face the Drop et this friday who’s ready

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I’m just not sure which method will be more appropriate, assuming I can do either: making him Drop to his death, or Dropping something on him. Decisions, decisions.

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I’m surprised IO hasn’t been trying to drum up some hype for this on socials leading up to release. Its been so long since it was first announced that I’ve lost any hype I previously had.

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Hard to be hyped for an Celeb ET when it’s just gonna go away forever eventually unless you’re on PC :man_shrugging:

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Do we want to have a new topic for this ET, with the dates in the name, and a pinned comment to the top with a brief but full explanation on How To Twitch for the olds?

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They’ve been unusually quite. Their Twitter hasn’t announced either of the previous 2 ETs either which is odd since they usually announce each one.

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