Hitman: Absolution's Agent 47 voice actor revealed

by: Nathaniel -
Square Enix announced today that David Bateson will return as the voice of Agent 47 - the titular hitman from the Hitman franchise - for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution.  He's been the only voice Agent 47 has known going all the way back to 2000's PC release of Hitman: Codename 47.

Other notable actors involved in Hitman: Absolution are William Mapother (Lost, Justified, many other one-off TV appearances).  Mapother has performed all the motion capture work for Agent 47.  Also on board are Marsha Thomason (White Collar), Keith Carradine (Deadwood, Dexter), Vivica Fox (Kill Bill p1 & p2, Independence Day), Shannyn Sossamon (How to Make it in America), and Powers Boothe (Deadwood, 24, History's recent Hatfields & McCoys mini-series).

Hitman: Absolution hits stores (yes, pun intended) on November 20 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
SQUARE ENIX CONFIRMS DAVID BATESON AS VOICE ACTOR FOR AGENT 47 IN HITMAN: ABSOLUTION

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August 28, 2012 – IO Interactive A/S, a Square Enix studio, today announced the talent behind the role of Agent 47 in HITMAN: ABSOLUTION.

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.

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, Shannyn Sossamon and Powers Boothe.

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION is the most ambitious Hitman game IO have ever undertaken and is set to be released globally November 20, 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
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