505 Games has announced that the sequel to Sniper Elite is underway, and will be published in 2012.
In the original game, which was out way back in 2005, players took the role of a US secret agent posing as a German sniper in Berlin at the close of the Second World War.
A stealthy and tactical third-person shooter, it picked up some critical acclaim, and an award from TIGA.
Details on exactly where Sniper Elite V2 will take the series are, however, extremely scant. Developer Rebellion merely states that the game will be available for the “current generation of consoles” – so it’s not clear whether there’ll be a PC version this time round.
Ian Howe, MD of 505 Games, offered the following short quote: “Guaranteed 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.”
505 Games is currently riding high in the UK game chart, securing its best position ever with Zumba Fitness bagging the number two spot after its release on the Wii.