Bangalore, India based animation studio Technicolor has stated that its development support of Hitman: Absolution was a “big undertaking”.
The studio recorded and edited more than 45,000 lines of dialogue at its Burbank, California based headquarters, whilst their India studio oversaw the production of facial animation, and motion capture clean-up. The main phase of casting and recording was directed by Jamie Mortellaro, of whom also directed the cast during two weeks of full performance capture.
“This was a big undertaking since we touched on so many different elements of the project,” said Tom Hays, Technicolor’s Director of Game Sound Services.
“We got to pretty much act as IO Interactive’s LA support team, making sure that they had everything they needed when they flew in to oversee this massive production. We’re thrilled to have been a part of the talented team that created the game.”
The ensemble voice cast of Hitman: Absolution includes the likes of Powers Boothe (The Avengers, Deadwood, Sin City), Keith Carradine (Cowboys & Aliens, Dexter, Deadwood), Steven Bauer (Breaking Bad, Scarface), Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Get Shorty), Traci Lords (Blade, Underworld), Isaac Singleton (Planet of the Apes, Pirates of the Caribbean), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Batman & Robin, Independence Day), Larry Cedar (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Deadwood), Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan), Marsha Tomason (Lost, White Collar), Jonathan Adams (Bones, 24, Boston Legal, Burn Notice), and Shannyn Sossaman (40 Days and 40 Nights, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). Motion capture performance for Agent 47 was handled by William Mapother (Lost).
Hitman: Absolution is the latest instalment into the blockbuster franchise that follows Agent 47, a cold blooded assassin, as he takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he trusted and hunted by the law, he finds himself at the very centre of a dark conspiracy that forces him to embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted in search of the truth.
As reported Tuesday, Hitman: Absolution had failed to top the charts in the United Kingdom, coming in second behind Activision’s behemoth Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix, Hitman: Absolution is available now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.