‘Sniper Elite V2’ has stores in its sights today (360, PC, PS3)

by May 4th, 2012
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Run for cover into your nearest game outlet today and you’ll still find ‘Sniper Elite V2′ waiting for you. A reboot of the cult classic snipe-’em-up ‘Sniper Elite’, ‘V2’ is set during the dying days of World War II.

Sniper Elite V2 has stores in its sights today

“We are very excited to have worked with Rebellion to bring gamers the most immersive sniping experience to date with Sniper Elite V2,” said Ian Howe, president, 505 Games North America.  “We can ensure Sniper Elite fans thatSniper Elite V2 offers everything they have come to expect and more with a deep single-player experience and an addictive online co-op mode.”

“We’re delighted to bring Sniper Elite V2 to the current generation of consoles,” said Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion. “This is no run-and-gun shooter; it’s an authentic sniping experience – rewarding stealth, forcing the player to use their brain as well as their thumbs. We’re extremely proud of how this game looks and plays – gamers are in for an absolute treat.”

Sniper Elite V2 places an emphasis on learning to handle the anticipation and pressure of the hunt and using skill, patience and cunning in order to achieve missions. Featuring detailed sniping simulation with advanced ballistics, gamers must use their environments and take into account gravity, wind, aim stability and more.  The celebrated “kill cam” from Sniper Elite makes its return and is more gratifying than ever — skilful shots are rewarded with a slow-motion sequence of the bullet running its full trajectory before the target is rendered in graphic x-ray detail, showing the bullet entering the body and causing lethal damage.

In addition to the single-player campaign, Sniper Elite V2 features two-player, online co-op in Kill Tally, Bombing Run, Overwatch and Campaign, where fans play through the single-player game with a friend. 

Developed by Rebellion, Sniper Elite V2 is available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and is rated 15 by the BBFC.  The Windows PC version is available for download at http://store.steampowered.com/app/63380/

For more information about Sniper Elite V2 and to access the game’s official forums please visit http://sniperelitev2.com/us/age.html.  Be a part of the conversation and get updates at http://twitter.com/sniperelitev2 andhttp://www.facebook.com/sniperelitev2.


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About Ben Taylor

Well, after 4 years lurking in the darkest corners of YARS, it's probably about time I updated this profile. I'm Ben, one of the senior editors here, and outside of scribbling on here, editing and finding pwetty pics to put in reviews, I'm studying 'Game Cultures' at uni. That's...that's game development in simpler terms, I don't spend my time analysing pixelated toes to determine whether they're 'art' or not. Anyway, I generally write to either save people money on utter crud or at least make them smile in some wry way with my bitterness and general disdain. If you're not laughing with me, you're laughing at me, and hey, that's progress in my books. :)