The only thing scarier on the battlefield of World War II than perhaps the dreaded velociraptor is, of course, the chance that somewhere, hiding in the brush is a sniper readying to put a bullet through your delicious body meats. Well, for anyone who checked out the original 2005 release of Sniper Elite – or any of the plethora of sniper levels in FPS titles for the last ten years – Sniper Elite V2 will have as many one shot kills as you can get.
In this latest trailer from 505 Games and Rebellion, the kill cam is detailed showing off not just the graphic violent effect of a single shot on human brain matter, but the importance it had in altering then ultimate course of the Second World War. According to the release from the developer, the kill cam, “rewards a ‘good’ shot by explicitly demonstrating just how destructive a sniper’s bullet can be – following it along its path before switching to slow motion X-ray detail to show its actual effects on the target’s skeleton and organs.”
Squeamish pinkos need not apply.
“We’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 ‘run and gun’ game and you have to be strategic, take your time and think problems through rather than go in all guns blazing – exactly what made the original Sniper Elite such a great game.”
“The kill cam is both a big part of Sniper Elite’s gameplay and a major technical challenge – 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 we’ve taken what made Sniper Elite such a hit and built on it.”
“Sniper 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.”
Check out the trailer here and be sure to keep an eye out for more news on Sniper Elite V2 as it lurks it’s way through the brush.