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Hitman Absolution's sexy killer nuns trailer 'not designed to court controversy'

"We're sorry that we offended people," says game director

Hitman Absolution's Attack of the Saints trailer - more commonly referred to along the lines of 'Agent 47 murders a bunch of sexy killer nuns' - caused a fair bit of controversy when it launched late last month, but that was never the intention, according game director Tore Blystad.

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The IO Interactive developer told IGN that the trailer was actually based on a level in the upcoming game, and he reasoned that the "series has always been extreme in many ways".

Nevertheless, he apologised for any offence the movie caused, telling the site: "We're sorry that we offended people - that was truly not the intention of the trailer.

"Of course we understand, this has been a very big topic for us and we've been reading as much as we could of the articles and responses. We were surprised that it turned into such a huge topic. We just wanted to make something cool, it wasn't the intention to stir up anything.

"It really came as a big surprise to us how it all went down," he added. "It was never the intention to provoke people with it."

We recently went hands-on with the nun-free Hitman Absolution E3 demo.

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