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  • Casting Gag: The voice actor of Dino Bosco was planned to replace David Bateson as 47's voice in Absolution, but the fanbase protested. His level has lots of gags and Self-Deprecation about this.
  • Dark Horse Casting: Jonny Cruz, voice of Jordan Cross in the Bangkok Mission, wasn't a popular voice actor at the time of the games' release, though later averted as he's more well known for playing Lucio in Overwatch.
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  • The Cameo: Some NPCs have names inspired by forum usernames.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: Rocco, the guy who lives above the ICA safehouse in Sapienza, is voiced by the #1 place holder of Hitman: Sniper Challenge. The game can be seen in his apartment.
  • Executive Meddling: Suffered from this big time at the hands of Square Enix according to some people who worked there
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Giant Bomb popularized the nickname "Pitbull" for Agent 47, due to his resemblance to the musician (tall, bald, muscular, fair-skinned, sometimes wears similar sunglasses).
    • The Vampire Magician outfit is sometimes referred to as "The Dio Outfit", due to its resemblance to the infamous top hat and feathered cape look Dio wears when going on an alcoholic binge in the first arc. Combine with the knife for added hilarity.
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    • The black ICA19 pistol gained the nickname "Blackballer" pretty much immediately after fans saw it.
    • After IOI upped 47's health in the June update, the nickname "Tank 47" catched on. The high health was later toned down during the combat balance updates.
    • The game is sometimes called Hitman: No Subtitle.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition:
    • The collector's edition comes with the game, an art book, a tie and clip set based on the one 47 wears, and a statue of 47 sitting on a chair, Silverballer in hand.
    • A "Complete First Season" box came out a year after release. In addition to the game, it also comes in a steelbook case and includes the soundtrack and making-of documentary.
    • The GOTY edition, released November 7th 2017, includes the entire first season, three new outfits and weapons, 3 new escalations required to unlock said weapons, and "Patient Zero", a new short campaign where 47 is trying to stop a virus outbreak in modified versions of Sapienza, Colorado, Bangkok and Hokkaido. It costs 60$ for new players, note  while those who already own the game can upgrade to it for 20$.
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  • Lying Creator: Downplayed due to the whole Square Enix thing. The devs confirmed that the briefcase would appear in the game, but in hindsight it likely was meant to be absent until Season 2. In the end, Season 2 was turned into a full sequel, meaning that the briefcase will not be part of this game.
  • Meaningful Release Date: The Linux Port was released by Feral Interactive on February 16th, 2017. For those who don't follow, February 16th was the 47th day of 2017. Agent 47 is the titular character of the game? Get it?note 
  • Pre-Order Bonus: Pre-ordering the game got you an in-game Requiem Pack, which includes a suit inspired by Blood Money, a chrome-finished suppressed ICA-19 pistol, and white rubber duck explosive. The pack was made available for purchase separately in January 2017.
  • Recycled Script: A single man manipulating the agency to take down his opponents? Sounds familiar. It's even lampshaded by 47 note :
    Agent 47: It's happened before.
  • Screwed by the Network: Despite the critical and commercial success of the game, In May 2017 Square Enix cut all business ties with IO for undisclosed reasons. While IO (now independent) will retain rights to the IP, this may still affect the future seasons and the series as a whole.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The earliest announcement of the game suggested that it was to be a prequel to Hitman: Absolution, but this was later discarded and the game explicitly takes place after it. A possible remnant of this is 47's more youthful appearance in the game compared to Absolution.
    • Alpha builds of the game had briefcases around the level that 47 could use to store and carry weapons without arousing suspicion. It was cut before the first episode was released, likely because it made it too easy to sneak weapons by guards.
    • In the Beta, shooting an unsuppressed gun while out of sight caused the guards to inspect the area, and frisk 47 after the detection meter filled. If nothing was found, they would leave 47 alone and keep searching. In the released game, they will skip this step and just try to arrest him instead. It's likely that this was also cut for balancing.
    • Some of the earlier trailers showed a very different version of the game (Although, the trailer is made with the same tools as the cutscenes are, so it's likely even IOI didn't know what they would do later.) Perhaps most notably, the trailer has a man sitting near a pool, before going to a basement to photograph and seemingly kill a young woman. Some speculate that this guy was Jordan Cross, before he was rewritten as a Jerkass Woobie. Other changes include Silvio Caruso looking much more businesslike.
    • Some early footage had Looney Tunes-like stars circle an unconcious NPC's head. This wasn't very well liked and it was replaced by the current "Youtube buffering" dots.
    • There will no longer be a second season, seamlessly integrated into the framework of this game alongside the currently existing content. Instead, a standalone sequel, Hitman 2 (not to be confused with Hitman 2: Silent Assassin), was announced on June 7, 2018, set to be released on November 13th. However, the devs managed to reverse the original plan; owning this game gives you free access to the legacy pack, allowing you to play this game's levels in the sequel.


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