When I read Stephen's written preview of Hitman: Absolution, many of my fears about the game were assuaged.

It certainly sounds a lot like Blood Money, which is one of my favorite games. And now, thanks to this B-roll that was given to press at the preview, we can all see that it really seems to play like Blood Money as well. Here, VG24/7 takes a run through the game's demo level.

I'm certainly not getting the sense that the game is going to be some action-fest, or that they've dropped any of the strategyriffic open-endedness from it. Which is good news, indeed.