505 reveals Sniper Elite sequel

505 Games has announced a sequel to 2005's critically acclaimed WWII long-range shooter, Sniper Elite. Arriving next year, Sniper Elite V2 (Electric Boogaloo?) will be handled by the series' original studio, Rebellion Developments, and add a modern slant to its third person tactical shooter formula.

“It’s very exciting to be working with one of the new breed of major publishers like 505 Games,” said Rebellion's co-founder Jason Kingsley. “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.”

Sniper Elite won ‘Best PC/Console Game’ at the TIGA awards and, more importantly, received a high score from GR's own crack team of virtual marksman.

Above: The first screenshot for Sniper Elite V2

That was six years ago, and the genre has become a lot more crowded since. Nevertheless, the UK studio's other co-founder, Chris Kingsley, is optimistic for Sniper Elite V2's chances, saying,  “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.”

10 bucks says they'll use Eminem's Lose Yourself for the trailer music.

April 6, 2011

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  • Balaska - April 7, 2011 10:11 a.m.

    @ Matt Bradford, really? crowded? If you actually played the original Sniper Elite you would know that even Ghost Warrior is really nothing like it, the slow pace, the slightly cumbersome yet satisfying movement of your character, I really look forward to this, the original was more like Chess with guns.
  • Jbo87 - April 7, 2011 9:43 a.m.

    Supremely happy to hear this. Loved the first game spent hours with a mate a uni in the co-op mode. It was awesome, one of the few games to make a properly tense co-op experience. Probably a pre-order for me as soon as there is one available.
  • Triscuitable - April 7, 2011 5:36 a.m.

    At least now that stupid Ghost Warrior game won't have to live in vain. Because now we have a worthy game. WHAT THE FRICK, GR?! YOUR FREAKING CAPTCHA IS IN SANGHEILI NOW? IS THAT FUNNY? GRAAAH!
  • jayajaya415 - April 7, 2011 2:17 a.m.

  • kazimierz3000 - April 7, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    Was thinking the same thing haha
  • farsided - April 6, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    10 bucks also says that the guy sticking his gun 2 feet out the window isn't a very good sniper.

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