David Bateson returns to voice Agent 47 in Hitman: Absolution

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Square Enix announced today that David Bateson will return to reprise his role of Agent 47 in Hitman: Absolution.

Bateson, who has been the voice of Hitman since the year 2000 with the PC release of Codename 47, was selected after a long search by developer IO Interactive.

“IO and Bateson have been bed fellows for over a decade and like all long running relationships sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder," brand director Jon Brooke said about the decision to bring Bateson back after the studio earlier said he would be the voice of Agent 47 in Hitman: Absolution. "Looking back I think we were just playing hard to get.”

William Mapother, of hit TV series LOST, has performed the motion capture work for Agent 47. Both Bateson and Mapother now join a long list of talented cast members which includes Marsha Thomason, Keith Carradine, Vivica Fox, Shannyn Sossamon and Powers Boothe.

Hitman: Absolution is set to release globally on November 20, 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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