IO Interactive, the developer behind the upcoming Hitman: Absolution has confirmed that David Bateson will once again voice the infamous agent in his latest game.
IO Interactive expanded on the news in a press release, saying:
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 of 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.
IO Interactive previously said that Bateson would not be voicing the famous assassin however, Brand Manager, Jon Brooke explained that “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.”
The developer also reminded Hitman enthusiasts that ‘Both Bateson and Mapother now join a long list of talent announced for the game including Marsha Thomason, Keith Carradine, Vivica Fox, Shannyn Sossamon and Powers Boothe.’
Hitman: Absolution, developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix is set to be released globally on November 20th, 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.