Sniper Elite V2 Announced, Sets its Scope on 2012

April 6, 2011Written by Cameron Teague

Almost 6 years after Sniper Elite released, the series is back again with Sniper Elite V2 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Published by 505 Games and developed by Rebellion, this sequel will take a more modern approach to the classic Sniper Elite game.

“It’s very exciting to be working with one of the new breed of major publishers like 505 Games,” said Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion. “Sniper Elite was an important, genre-defining property and we’re hoping to have even greater success by teaming up with the talented guys at 505.”

Ian Howe, Managing Director of 505 Games continued: “We’re very excited to be working with Rebellion on this highly anticipated sequel. Sniper Elite has always been the benchmark of the genre and never been bested….until now. We guarantee that the sequel will be the most authentic WW2 sniping experience ever – not just in terms of weapon ballistics, but also in delivering the heart-pulsing tension of those do or die moments where one shot really does matter.”

Sniper Elite V2 is set to start taking down targets in 2012. Have you played the original game, and what are your thoughts on the upcoming title? Let us know in the comments below.