Sniper Elite 4 Shoots To Thrill In ‘Italy 1943’ Trailer

Become a hunter of fascists in Sniper Elite 4.

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With the February release of Sniper Elite 4 fast approaching, developer Rebellion has released a new trailer for the game shining some more light on the upcoming shooter’s backstory.

The “Italy 1943” trailer sets the stage for the game’s campaign, detailing the misinformation efforts that went into diverting Nazi forces from Germany to defend their southern allies during the Allied invasion of Italy. Sniper Elite 4 puts players behind the scope of Allied sniper Karl Fairburne as he puts the Fascist forces in his cross-hairs while growing a resistance to topple Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and discover a secret Nazi technology that threatens threatens to all of Europe.

Check out the “Italy 194” trailer below:

In a recent post on the PlayStation Blog, Sniper Elite 4 Narrative Designer Colin Harvey outline’s the game’s World War 2 campaign saying:

“In Sniper Elite 4, Karl is plunged into a country that’s been under the yoke of Mussolini’s Fascism for over two decades. Political opposition to the regime was either crushed early on or escaped abroad. Now, though, discontent is growing…”

You can read Colin Harvey’s full rundown of the game’s Italian Campaign here. In his post he details the real-world events that frame Sniper Elite 4‘s campaign and sheds light on many of its features, including the maps, which are touted as being at least 3 times the size of those found in Sniper Elite 3. Of course, these sprawling new locales are also teeming with numerous vantage points to exploit as you shoot your way through the ranks of the Axis forces.

Those eager to get behind the gun and spread democracy one bullet at a time won’t have to wait long. Sniper Elite 4 is currently in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is currently slated to release on February 14, 2017.

So, are you setting your sights on the latest entry in this popular shooter franchise? As always, we’d love hear your thoughts. Be sure to let us know in the comments section.

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