by: Tech21 | March 7, 2004
With the release of the second Hitman: Contracts
we finally got a glimpse at some real ingame action, as well as a dossier-style
look at many of 47's targets this time around. There are a few familiar faces:
the slovenly Meat King is already well known, and Tzun and Lee Hong from
Hitman: Codename 47 make a brief flashing.
But like any good marketing tool, the new Contracts trailer gives
us only teasing tidbits of footage (ok, it's got more cuts than an
episode of The Shield). This makes it very difficult for us viewers
to soak up everything presented - so we want to know more, and see more.
Damn those marketing people.
So what HitmanHQ has done, is slow things down a bit. Below, you will
find a screen capture of each "target" highlighted in the trailer, and
a brief description of what is known (or not known) about them. And at
the end, there are a few wildcard screens thrown in for good measure.
So here we go.
The 411: I'm going to assume this guy is the Blue Lotus Emissary that
47 was hired to kill in the "Ambush at the Wang Fou Restaurant" mission
from Hitman: Codename 47. The limo is there, and the streetscape looks
similar. Could this mean we'll get to replay this mission in Contracts?
The 411: This spunky little dude seem to
be the target (or one of the targets) in the Siberia mission. The footage
briefly shows him walking out in the snow with another individual, before
cutting to technicians working on a bomb, then to the above closeup.
The 411: Yes, it's the Meat King. He's
probably the most extravagant of the bunch, and thusly, this is probably
why Eidos chose to reveal him first (or maybe IOI is making up these
characters as they go along). In case you haven't heard, the Meat King owns
a meat processing plant in Romania, and it's 47's job to seek revenge on
the king for the murder of his client's daughter.
The 411: The camera
quickly zooms on two Blue Lotus guards before panning and zooming on this
guy. In short, he's not Lee Hong. Then who is he? ... No idea.