Sniper Elite V2 announced for 2012

Rebellion developing, 505 publishing.

505 Games and British developer Rebellion have announced Sniper Elite V2, due for release next year.

It's a sequel to the well received Sniper Elite of 2005, plunging once more into the patient boots of a secret agent sniper during World War II.

Actual details on Sniper Elite V2 are scarce. Platforms mentioned are "the current generation of consoles"; there's nothing said about PC.

"Sniper Elite has always been the benchmark of the genre and never been bettered - until now," said 505 MD Ian Howe.

"Guaranteed that the sequel will be the most authentic WWII 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."

Eurogamer awarded Sniper Elite 7/10. All that was missing, we rued, was the budget afforded by a big publisher - both to spruce up presentation and to lavish on marketing.

"Yet what lies beneath its rather unspectacular veneer is a really well designed game that approaches the conflict from a different angle and provides a solid platform for a hugely entertaining game," wrote Eurogamer's then editor Kristan Reed.

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