WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — North Africa, 1942, the British Army deploys its Long Range Desert Group to the region in an effort to thwart the progression of the Axis forces. Along for the ride is OSS Agent Karl Fairburne; an elite Sniper tasked with clearing a path across the region – from the Libyan port town of Tobruk, through the Gaberoun and Siwa Oases, the twisting canyons of Halfaya ‘Hellfire’ Pass, the ancient ruins of Kasserine Pass, to uncover the secret machinations of the Nazi war machine. In an effort to derail plans to unleash a Wunderwaffe Wonder Weapon on the world, which will crush allied resistance and turn the tide of the war.
Sniper Elite 3 is bigger, better and bolder than any game in the series with larger and more open levels, greater tactical choice to go loud or stealth as you please, and improved next gen engine and graphics rendering technology. The series’ trademark x-ray kill cams are back with even greater detail than ever before and have even been extended to new vehicle take downs.
Launching with competitive & co-operative multiplayer and challenge modes alongside the rich, detailed campaign across the warzone that turned the tide against the Nazis in Europe – famously described by Winston Churchill as “the end of the beginning”, Sniper Elite 3 puts the power in your hands. With more choice than ever before and the freedom to tackle your objectives head on, however you see fit.
“We’ve been blown away by the support from media and our community for Sniper Elite 3 since we announced the game last year,” said Ian Howe, president, 505 Games North America. “Working with such an outstanding development team as Rebellion, we knew that we had something really exciting on our hands and we can’t wait to hear what fans of the series make of all the incredible additions and improvements that have been made to the game.”
“The development of Sniper Elite 3 has been a team effort from a talented group of people building on our own plans for the series, our own technology and the community’s feedback,” said Jason Kingsley, Co-Founder and CEO, Rebellion. “Releasing five formats of a quality title like this, at the same time, is something that any studio in the world would be rightly proud of, and we are. Internet buzz is very strong and people are looking forward to it. We’re sure it’ll be a huge hit for us, which is worth celebrating for a true British independent studio like Rebellion. Thanks to 505 Games and our digital and physical distribution partners and all those who have helped make Sniper Elite 3 such a success.”
Sniper Elite 3 is now available at retail stores nationwide for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3. The game is also available digitally on the same day via the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and on the PlayStation®Network for both PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3. The PC version, which is being self-published by Rebellion, released on June 27.
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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 leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include, Sniper Elite V2, PAYDAY 2, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, How To Survive, Tiny Brains, and the upcoming Sniper Elite 3, Defense Grid 2, ABZU and Adr1ft.
505 Games has offices in Los Angeles, Milton Keynes, UK, 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 the studio behind worldwide number one hit games such as Sniper Elite V2 and Aliens vs. Predator. One of Europe’s leading independent video games developers and comic book publishers, Rebellion is privately owned company based in Oxford, United Kingdom, and prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship. It has been responsible for a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, including Star Wars BattleFront, Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite.
Rebellion’s publishing portfolio 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 Books, and shared-world pulp imprint Abaddon Books.
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