Sniper Elite 4 Italia is upping the ante the previous entries in the series with more guts, literally. Judging from the trailer it seems there are now new melee kills that might even be short quick time events giving your eyeballs extra time to soak up all the gruesome detail. So far after the two proper sequels and the zombie spin-offs I’m not sure exactly where Rebellion is going to take this franchise but I’m along for the ride either way. One thing I will note, I do wish they would show the slow motion body deformation during environment and vehicle kills instead of the standard ragdoll effect. Examples from the trailer are when the box falls on the soldier and when the ship explodes. In the previous entries you do get a nice cutaway of all the major machine parts being ripped to shreds just like the humans but I think they should extend that out to the enemies caught in the blast wave as well.
Just like we’ve come to expect with a new entry in the Sniper Elite series, Sniper Elite 4 has a new DLC mission titled Target Führer where you’ll see if you can assassinate Hitler while he’s out and about on a U-Boat. You’ll also get some camo skins if you pre-order for $59.99, you know the drill, no pre-orders, and there’s even a Sniper Elite 4 Deluxe Edition which will come with the season pass for $89.99. I really liked these games in co-op and what really has me interested is this blurb from the new feature list “dedicated co-op modes for 2-4 players”. Now they do say campaign co-op for 2 players but I’m really curious to what this dedicated co-op mode is for 2-4 players. For all we know it could be standard horde mode with wave after wave of Nazi soldiers but that still would be a nice little treat. Sniper Elite 4 is coming out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 14, 2017.
SNIPER ELITE 4 TEASES TARGET FÜHRER MISSION IN FIRST GAMEPLAY TRAILER
With a brutal mix of stealth and bullet-pumping action set against gorgeous Italian backdrops, the first SNIPER ELITE 4 gameplay trailer showcases some of the many additions and improvements coming to the most anticipated WW2 shooter of this gaming generation.
Back by popular demand…
With many millions of views on YouTube and countless gameplay hours logged, the series’ renowned Hitler-assassinating bonus missions have been a fan-pleasing tradition since Sniper Elite V2.
In TARGET FÜHRER, players will once again set their sights on history’s most notorious tyrant, in a forgotten corner of the Mediterranean where a secret Nazi U-boat facility threatens Allied shipping. When agent Karl Fairburne attempts to assassinate the base’s commander, he finds his target already dead, executed in person by a shadowy visitor.
Karl’s mission has changed: TARGET FÜHRER!
Players must destroy the imposing U-boat base and take down Hitler in as many ways as they can in this replayable campaign mission for 1-2 players.
SNIPER ELITE 4 is now available for pre-order digitally and at retail on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC from www.sniperelite4.com *
ALL pre-orders will receive the TARGET FÜHRER campaign mission and CAMO RIFLES SKIN PACK which includes detailed camouflaged sleeves for the game’s seven iconic WW2 rifles.
Pre-orders are also available for SNIPER ELITE 4: DELUXE EDITION!
This value-packed digital bundle includes SNIPER ELITE 4, TARGET FÜHRER, the CAMO RIFLES SKIN PACK and ALL of the game’s DLC content.
*Pre-order availability may vary depending on region, platform and format.
SNIPER ELITE 4 will be playable at EGX – to make an appointment please emailRebellion@LickPR.com
Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe’s leading independent game developers and publishers. Whether it’s the breathtaking intensity of Sniper Elite 4, the face-hugging terror of Aliens vs. Predator or the grindhouse frenzy of Zombie Army Trilogy, the Oxford-based studio is known for creating stand-out games that thrill players.