Sniper Elite V2 Trailer
Sniper Elite V2, the long-awaited sequel to 2005â€™s critically-acclaimed Sniper Elite, is scheduled to hit consoles next year. This premiere trailer for the game shows “the unique â€˜kill camâ€™, which rewards a â€˜goodâ€™ shot by explicitly demonstrating just how destructive a sniperâ€™s bullet can be â€“ following it along its path before switching to slow motion X-ray detail to show its actual effects on the targetâ€™s skeleton and organs. The kill cam rewards good gameplay but reinforces the chilling impact of the sniper on the battlefields of World War Two.”
It also demonstrates the distinctive direction of Sniper Elite V2â€“ this is no â€˜run and gunâ€™ shoot â€˜em up. Players must carefully thread their way through the ruins and complete covert missions, otherwise hordes of German Wehrmacht will come running.
Released in 2005, Sniper Elite saw gamers playing an American OSS secret agent disguised as a German sniper in Berlin during the final days of World War II. It earned considerable public and critical applause with its blend of stealth action – which emphasised patience and cunning over reflexes alone – culminating in being awarded â€˜Best PC/Console Gameâ€™ at the TIGA awards 2005.
â€œWeâ€™re really excited by the new teaser trailer for Sniper Elite V2,” Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion, said. “It gives a sneak peek at the kind of action you can expect from the game, as well as the chance to see what makes it so unique. This is no â€˜run and gunâ€™ game and you have to be strategic, take your time and think problems through rather than go in all guns blazing â€“ exactly what made the original Sniper Elite such a great game.â€
â€œThe kill cam is both a big part of Sniper Eliteâ€™s gameplay and a major technical challenge â€“ recreating in exacting detail the effect of a bullet on the human body,” Chris Kingsley, CTO of Rebellion, said. “This is just a glimpse for now, but we know fans of the original Sniper Elite will be thrilled to see weâ€™ve taken what made Sniper Elite such a hit and built on it.â€
â€œSniper Elite V2 will be the most brutally realistic military sharpshooter out there on the market,” Ian Howe, President of 505 Games US, said. “Our WW2 Berlin is utterly realistic in terms of locations, weapons, vehicles, uniforms, music and other important details. We want the player to really feel like they are really there at an important moment in time where WW2 started to drift into the beginning of the Cold War. We want them to get into the mindset where one bullet really does count.â€
Source: Press Release