Sniper Elite 4 reloads for more WW2 shooting later this year

The Sniper Elite series will return in 2016 with Sniper Elite 4, developer Rebellion has announced. While the shooter franchise will remain rooted in the events of World War 2, it won't take place in the oft-employed setting of Germany. Instead, hero Karl Fairburne will be fighting Nazis across 1943 Italy.

Rebellion notes that this will be the first Sniper Elite game built from the ground up for current-generation hardware, and as such will feature maps much larger than those previously found in the series. Other than that, expect the same stealth-focused gameplay, where you sneak across environments before taking up prime sharpshooting position and dispatching Nazis.

Sniper Elite 4 is due on PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.

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