“Hello there 47. For your next assignment, we’d like you to do something a little differently. There’s an amateur blogger who’s about to post the exact details of your first few assignments, threatening to blow the Agency’s secrecy out of the dark. Although we could easily deal with this breach of security ourselves, your particular services are required since he appears to be planning on passing a judgement on you. We’d hate for your reputation to be dirtied. We need you to take him out before he does”.
A briefing like that is a death toll for someone. Agent 47 doesn’t care who they are, what they do, or who called for their little problem to be taken from the world from the living. He gets this message and by the end of the week, the person it speaks about will die. That there is the premise of Hitman: Codename 47: that you are the eponymous Agent 47, and you are an assassin. Continue reading