There’s been a lot of hysterical uninformed nonsense written about this trailer.

Of course it all skirts around the real issue here.

The trailer looks a bit shit. If this trailer is in any way indicative of the final product, it looks like Hitman has finally abandoned his roots and I confidently predict that there will be chest-high walls. Possibly even a 2 gun limit and regenerating health.

Sigh.

As for the issue of sexualised violence, why does gaming get singled out? Comic books and films do it all the time, and nobody bats an eyelid. Here’s a perfect example:

One rule for one kind of media, another for videogames.

(NOTE – I do sincerely hope that Daddybrown turns out to be right and I’m wrong on this and that Hitman: Absolution comes out farting rainbows to critical acclaim, but if Kane and Lynch 2 is anything to go by, I think IO may have lost the magic.)