Following complaints from fans of the Hitman franchise, IO Interactive has announced that they will implement a "hardcore mode" into Hitman: Absolution.
"We will get into more details at a later point [the hardcore mode], but obviously it's linked to the playing style," said Hakan Abrak from IO. "It's more pacify your enemies, be undetected, maybe solve the challenges in a smarter way. That will probably give you a stealth assassin achievement."
The demo that IO showed off at this year's E3 went well away from the franchises' roots, with much more focus on an action-packed encounter.