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David Bateson Returns as the voice of Agent 47.

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 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.

Speaking about the decision to return to Bateson after the studio earlier declared he wouldn’t be the voice of 47 in Hitman: Absolution, Brand Director Jon Brooke said “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.”

Both Bateson and Mapother now join a long list of talent announced for the game including Marsha Thomason, Keith Carradine, Vivica Fox and Powers Boothe.

Source - Facebook Hitman
David Bateson audio file announcement: (Click to show)

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Edited by zipper17 - 8/28/12 at 4:13pm
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He looks like an older agent 47 its creepy lol. Idk why when they made that pos movie they didn't get this guy or someone who ACTUALLY looks like agent 47. Oh and actually made the movie watchable.
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Looking back I think we were just playing hard to get.

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He looks like an older agent 47 its creepy lol. Idk why when they made that pos movie they didn't get this guy or someone who ACTUALLY looks like agent 47. Oh and actually made the movie watchable.

Maybe not watchable to you or OCN. But it was watchable to every one else that the movie was aimed at. The General public.
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Awesome its great to see that David Bateson will be voicing 47, it would just be wrong for someone else to.
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He looks like an older agent 47 its creepy lol. Idk why when they made that pos movie they didn't get this guy or someone who ACTUALLY looks like agent 47. Oh and actually made the movie watchable.

I could be wrong, but Agent 47 was modeled after Bateson. He was younger then, of course. It's cool to know that he will be the voice actor once again, unlike Ubisoft's Splinter Cell Black list using a different voice actor for a ridiculously young looking Sam Fisher.
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unlike Ubisoft's Splinter Cell Black list using a different voice actor for a ridiculously young looking Sam Fisher.

How to NOT make a sequel. But then again my beloved Max Payne series has always had a change of protagonists by every game. IMO I liked the 2nd one the most.
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