"The name Agent 47 is just a whisper on the lips of the dead". Thus intones the sonorous Hollywood-style voice over at the beginning of the latest Hitman: Blood Money movie, which has just hit us like a bullet between the eyes.
"Anyone got a Nurofen? This doesn't half sting", is our immediate reaction, but actually the latest movie from Agent 47's adventures is looking very good indeed, with a 30-second build up and then lashings of actual gameplay action from Eidos' eagerly anticipated assassin romp.
Agent 47 certainly seems to be moving with a spring in his step too, displaying Lara Croft-like agility as he swings and cavorts across the back streets before indulging in all the usual adopting of disguises, disposing of bodies and killing people in a variety of cruel and unusual ways.
If you look closely there's even a brutal Santa slaying for connoisseurs of the assassin's art - hurrah!
Hitman: Blood Money is due out this spring on Xbox, PS2 and PC, so not long to wait.