Sniper Elite 4

sniper-elite-4By Tyler Wilde @ PC Gamer

I tried playing Sniper Elite 4 as a pure stealth game, carefully sneaking past patrols and waiting for a plane to roar overhead to mask the crack of my rifle as I debrained my first fascist officer. But a little while later some wandering putz spotted me and so I sniped him, too. And then my minimap turned red and everyone got all aggro and so I just went ahead and sniped them all. Cut to me standing at the top of a lovely hill on the Italian countryside with a brand new moat of bodies at its base.

Sniper Elite 4 became much more fun when I started treating it less like a stealth game and more like a shooter with some sneaking. It isn’t as playful or full of gadgets as Hitman or Metal Gear Solid 5. You can lure enemies out of cover with sound and set explosive traps on bodies, but there are no boxes to hide in and no non-lethal options. I wouldn’t expect any in a game that delights in slow-mo x-ray shots of bullets crashing into foreheads and tumbling out the backs of skulls. That’s the Sniper Elite way, and it’s never been better at doing its own thing than it is in Sniper Elite 4.

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sniper-elite-4Source: Blue’s News

Steam News announces that Sniper Elite 4 is now available on Steam, offering the latest installment in this sharpshooting series. Word is: “Discover unrivaled sniping freedom in the largest and most advanced World War 2 shooter ever built. Experience tactical third-person combat, gameplay choice and epic longshots across gigantic levels as you liberate wartime Italy from the grip of Fascism.” Here’s more on the game:

Discover unrivaled sniping freedom in the largest and most advanced World War 2 shooter ever built. Experience tactical third-person combat, gameplay choice and epic longshots across gigantic levels as you liberate wartime Italy from the grip of Fascism.

Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 transports players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to ancient forests, mountain valleys and colossal Nazi megastructures.

Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before it’s even begun.

For more game info head to the Sniper Elite 4 website.

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sniper-elite-41943. Outnumbered and deep behind enemy lines, an elite specialist hunts a Nazi Officer through the streets of Southern Italy.

There’s a time to be stealthy and a time to be lethal. A time to go low and a time to go high. A time to strike and a time to move … TIMING IS EVERYTHING!

Sniper Elite 4‘s launch trailer shows agent Karl Fairburne use all of his cunning, adaptability and ruthless precision, just as players can when Sniper Elite 4 launches on February 14th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC!

Season Pass Detailed

Rebellion today also revealed that the Sniper Elite 4 Season Pass will give players access to ALL 12 of the game’s post-launch content packs, including 4 full campaign missions for 1-2 players!

The Season Pass includes the following:

ALL PRE-ORDER BONUS CONTENT

Target: Führer campaign mission – Infiltrate a secret Mediterranean U-boat facility and use wits and creativity to take out the target in over 30 ways.
Camouflage Rifle Skin Pack – Blend into the lush environments of wartime Italy with highly detailed skins for all seven of the game’s starting rifles, for use in any mode.

THREE HUGE NEW CAMPAIGN MISSIONS
• A completely new three-chapter campaign, separate from the main storyline, which features massive, diverse new environments that eventually lead Karl out of Italy for a thrilling finale.

THREE CONTENT-STUFFED EXPANSION PACKS
• Each expansion pack will be released alongside a campaign mission, and they’ll each include 3 new weapons, 8 new weapon skins and 2 new characters.

WEAPON AND CHARACTER PACKS
Three further weapon packs – including silenced weapons, famous wartime Allied rifles, and equipment for taking on foes at close quarters…
Three new characters for use in both co-op and multiplayer.

As previously announced, all new multiplayer maps and modes released after launch will be FREE for the whole community.

The Sniper Elite 4 Season Pass will be priced $34.99 / €34.99 / £29.99 and will be available at launch.

For more game info head to the Sniper Elite 4 website.

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sniper-elite-4By  Joe Donnelly @ PC Gamer

Due in just under two weeks, Rebellion’s Sniper Elite 4 has teased a number of steadily impressive trailers—some story-focused, others showcasing snippets of in-game footage. When it arrives on February 14, the incoming third-person tactical shooter will support DirectX 12.

Billed as the “defining World War 2 game for a generation”, DirectX 12 support should mean faster load times, prettier and shinier reflections, shadows and textures, and “enhanced” frame rates for Sniper Elite 4′s war grounds. It’ll still of course support DirectX 11, however those interested in pushing the game to its limits can do so at launch.

“We’ve worked really hard to make Sniper Elite 4 our biggest and best game ever,” says Rebellion’s Co-founder Chris Kingsley in a statement. “And now the power of DirectX 12 on PC means we can take things even further for our fans who want the best sniper experience in the world. We’re turning everything up to 12!”

While Sniper Elite 4′s narrative-leaning trailers have been interesting enough, I was really taken by the “101″ trailer which landed earlier this week. The idea of timing shots against environmental background noise, as well as judging the movement of bullets in the wind sounds like a challenge I’ll enjoy trying/failing to perfect.

sniper-elite-4Plus, five stupid things you can do, but probably shouldn’t.

By Ian Higton @ Eurogamer

Since Sniper Elite 4 was announced early last year, I’ve had several opportunities to go hands on with the game. Just before the Christmas break, however, I was invited along to developer Rebellion’s studios for my most extensive play session yet.

In the first video you’ll be able to watch my valiant attempt at completing Sniper Elite 4′s first level, San Celini. It’s a mid-sized sandbox that offers multiple routes and plenty of vantage points for some impressive long-range sniper kills.

It all starts off pretty well and I manage to demonstrate a couple of new additions to the series, including silenced ammo for your rifle, which allows you to take out a few targets without having to worry about using environmental sounds to mask your shots.

However, as with most things I do, chaos was close at hand and, as time for my hands on started running out, the pressure to rush through increased, resulting in a panicked firefight inside a swanky Italian villa. Hardly the stealthiest of approaches, but a good chance to show off some grenade and assault rifle kills.

Watch the videos and read more of the article here.

sniper-elite-4Watch the atmospheric first video reveal of Target: Führer, the campaign mission for 1-2 players FREE with all Sniper Elite 4 pre-orders (all editions, all platforms).

Catch a world-first look at the daunting U-boat facility you must infiltrate, crawling inside and out with elite Nazi troops and packed with an array of creative environmental kills! There are literally dozens of ways to takedown the Führer – how many can you spot?

For more game info head to the Sniper Elite 4 website.

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sniper-elite-4Fans hungry for more info on Sniper Elite 4 can now watch “Italy 1943″, the first in a series of new story trailers for 2017′s first AAA shooter.

Featuring previously unseen concept art, environments, factions and brand new story details, “Italy 1943” recounts the intricate machinations behind the Allied invasion of Italy. In Sniper Elite 4, Karl Fairburne will help release the country from the shackles of Fascism, fanning the flames of resistance, and in doing so uncover a terrifying Nazi technology threatening the whole of Europe.

In a detailed post for PlayStation Blog, Sniper Elite 4 Narrative Designer Colin Harvey sets the scene for the game’s thrilling World War 2 campaign:

In Sniper Elite 4, Karl is plunged into a country that’s been under the yoke of Mussolini’s Fascism for over two decades. Political opposition to the regime was either crushed early on or escaped abroad. Now, though, discontent is growing…

Look out for future intel videos in the coming weeks: Each one will offer choice insights into Sniper Elite 4‘s dramatic story, revealing the intriguing characters, stunning locations and absorbing subplots you’ll encounter in wartime Italy.

Sniper Elite 4 launches across PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 14, 2017.

For more info and to view the reveal trailer, head to the new Sniper Elite 4 website.

sniper-elite-4Pre-orders for Sniper Elite 4 now to receive free copy of DLC campaign mission TARGET FÜHRER and additional bonus content on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Today, independent UK developer, Rebellion, released the debut gameplay trailer for the latest title in the popular award-winning Sniper Elite franchise, Sniper Elite 4. Additionally, as a surprise to expectant fans of the third-person tactical shooter, Rebellion concluded the trailer with a teaser for the first downloadable content (DLC), TARGET FÜHRER – available now for FREE on PS4, Xbox One and PC to gamers who pre-order Sniper Elite 4 at retail or digitally via www.sniperelite4.com for $59.99.

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 and are back by popular demand. 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. And with this, Karl’s mission has changed: TARGET FÜHRER!

Sniper Elite 4 pre-orders will include:

  • The full  game;
  • TARGET FÜHRER campaign mission: 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;
  • CAMO RIFLES SKIN PACK: Includes detailed camouflaged sleeves for the game’s seven iconic WW2 rifles.

*Please note, pre-order availability may vary depending on region, platform and format.*

Sniper Elite 4 is a third-person tactical shooter combining genre-defining ballistics and emergent stealth tactics across the largest and most diverse environments ever seen in a Sniper Elite game. Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series’ World War II heritage by transporting players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to colossal Nazi mega structures, to daunting forests and giddying mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino.

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sniper-elite-4Independent UK developer Rebellion is delighted to announce the release date for Sniper Elite 4: its new entry in the award-winning, chart-topping World War 2 shooter franchise will open next year’s Q1 of big-hitting game releases, landing worldwide on February 14, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Jason and Chris Kingsley, co-founders of Rebellion, explained the decision to release the studio’s marquee title in February:

“When we revealed Sniper Elite 4 back in March our plan was to release it at the end of 2016,” they explained, “However, we now know Battlezone will release in October as a launch title alongside PlayStation VR. That gave us a tough decision to make. Ultimately, we’re a relatively small independent studio, and releasing two major titles in the same quarter didn’t seem like a sensible thing to do. A few of our shared internal teams will probably sleep a bit easier now!”

While this does mean players will have to wait just a little longer to get their hands on the title, there is another big benefit to a 2017 release:

“Launching Sniper Elite 4 in February gives us the opportunity to take a game that’s already received some of the best preview feedback we’ve ever had, and give it that extra bit of attention,” the Kingsley brothers affirmed, “We know a lot of you will be disappointed you won’t get to play Sniper Elite 4 this year, but we feel this decision will prove in the long run to be a win-win for both us and you, the fans.”

Check out some new screenshots here (Hosted by Blue’s News).

sniper-elite-4By Christian Vaz @ GameWatcher

If you had told Sniper Elite developers, Rebellion, back in 2005 that their franchise would go on to sell over ten million copies by 2016, they’d have probably laughed in your face. Today, the Sniper Elite franchise has become the go-to sniper game for casual and hardcore audiences alike.

We were given the opportunity to chat with Tim Jones, Head of Creative at Rebellion, about its upcoming game, Sniper Elite 4. He sheds some light on the new addition to the Sniper Elite series and gives us an insight on the series as a whole.

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