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Sniper Elite

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Namco
Developer: Rebellion
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2005 (US), Sept. 30, 2005 (EU)

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'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT

World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory.

"Sniper Elite" depicts the end of the European theater of World War II. The Germans are nearly defeated and the Western Allies and Soviets have begun preparing for the next war. Players assume the role of an OSS agent sent behind enemy lines in an Allied bid to keep German atomic weapons research out of Soviet hands. Taking place in war torn Berlin, a single bullet could change the course of history.

"The unique gameplay in 'Sniper Elite' offers an experience few games can compare to," said Jeff Lujan, business director, Namco Hometek Inc. "'Sniper Elite' was designed around the core sniper tenets of stealth, accuracy and instinct. These mechanics carry over to the multiplayer gameplay and deliver an online experience like no other. And, with an expansive single-player campaign, 'Sniper Elite' should offer players countless hours of gameplay."

Utilizing advanced sniping mechanics, "Sniper Elite" delivers an unprecedented battlefield experience. In taking aim at their adversaries, players will need to factor wind speed, heart rate, position and gravity in ensuring that their aim is true. With dynamic mission objectives and open environments, the single player campaign spans 28 levels that allows players the creative freedom to complete objectives in almost any manner utilizing their honed sniper skills.

The battle for freedom goes online with "Sniper Elite's" different multiplayer modes. Virtual snipers can go online to take on players from around the world in a massive game of cat and mouse for up to eight players. Multiplayer modes will include Frag'N Tags, Assassination, Deathmatch, and Team Deathmatch. Going online will also give players the chance to compare their "Sniper EliteTM" scores against people from all over the world. Players can also progress though the game's story with a friend in split screen cooperative mode, using advanced team strategies, choosing to divide and conquer or stick together for additional firepower to achieve their goals.

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