Look at this Hitman: Absolution video, "Attack of the Saints:"
The trailer's shocking imagery of armed assassins dressed as sexy nuns struck a chord. I thought it was a nice homage to over-the-top action directors like John Woo, but it was, apparently, controversial enough that IO Interactive decided to tweak the Hitman level where the nuns appear.
"We learned from the trailer that we really needed to give these characters some context and some backstory," Hitman Absolution director Tore Blystad said. " We're working within the game - within that level - to build these characters up before you meet them. That way you know what you're getting and you aren't put off by them."
"We were surprised by the reaction to it. We've been trying to find out, y'know, how could we not see this happening? If we knew it would get such a negative reaction we would have done it in a different way," Blystad said. "The game is inspired by Grindhouse-style movies, so for us the trailer was natural way to deal with that subject matter. We hope when people play it they have fun with it."