WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – May 1, 2012 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, and independent game developer Rebellion today announced that Sniper Elite V2 has shipped to North American retail outlets. A reboot of Rebellion’s acclaimed Sniper Elite from 2005, Sniper Elite V2 is a third-person tactical shooter set in the dying days of World War II. Players take on the role of undercover American OSS agent Karl Fairburne who must stalk enemy prey across key historical locations throughout Berlin and attempt to unravel the mysteries and dangers of the German V-2 rocket program before it falls into the hands of Stalin’s Red Army.
“We are very excited to have worked with Rebellion to bring gamers the most immersive sniping experience to date with Sniper Elite V2,” said Ian Howe, president, 505 Games North America. “We can ensure Sniper Elite fans that Sniper Elite V2 offers everything they have come to expect and more with a deep single-player experience and an addictive online co-op mode.”
“We’re delighted to bring Sniper Elite V2 to the current generation of consoles,” said Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion. “This is no run-and-gun shooter, it’s an authentic sniping experience rewarding stealth, forcing the player to use their brain as well as their thumbs. We’re extremely proud of how this game looks and plays, gamers are in for an absolute treat.”
Sniper Elite V2 places an emphasis on learning to handle the anticipation and pressure of the hunt and using skill, patience and cunning in order to achieve missions. Featuring detailed sniping simulation with advanced ballistics, gamers must use their environments and take into account gravity, wind, aim stability and more. The celebrated “kill cam” from Sniper Elite makes its return and is more gratifying than ever – skillfull shots are rewarded with a slow-motion sequence of the bullet running its full trajectory before the target is rendered in graphic x-ray detail, showing the bullet entering the body and causing lethal damage.
In addition to the single-player campaign, Sniper Elite V2 features two-player, online co-op in Kill Tally, Bombing Run, Overwatch and Campaign, where fans play through the single-player game with a friend.
Developed by Rebellion, Sniper Elite V2 is available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. The Windows PC version is available for download at http://store.steampowered.com/app/63380/
For more information about Sniper Elite V2 and to access the game’s official forums please visit http://sniperelitev2.com/us/age.html. Be a part of the conversation and get updates at http://twitter.com/sniperelitev2http://www.facebook.com/sniperelitev2.
About 505 Games
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include Naughty Bear, Rugby World Cup 2011 and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.
505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in Los Angeles, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners within the Nordic territories and Australia. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.
Rebellion is one of Europe’s leading independent video games developers and comic book publishers. With a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, with hits such as worldwide number one Aliens vs. Predator, Star Wars BattleFront, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite, Rebellion prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship.
The publishing portfolio of Oxford-based Rebellion includes multi award-winning British science fiction comic 2000 AD, the 2000 AD Graphic Novel line, the internationally-acclaimed fantasy, science fiction and horror imprint Solaris, and Abaddon Books. Rebellion is a privately owned company based in Oxford, United Kingdom.
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