Rebellion has announced that British satirist, screenwriter and broadcaster Charlie Brooker will appear in a specially created level in Sniper Elite 3
. Brooker has been a very vocal supporter of the series in the past, calling Sniper Elite V2
the "Rolls Royce of sniping games."
The studio has kept quiet so far as to what role Brooker's character will play in the game, although they have said it will "appeal to Charlie's dark sense of humour," alluding to the fact that he might not necessarily just be a good-guy. Rebellion has also stated that players will have the opportunity to shoot his character, so that's further evidence that he'll possibly have more of a villain role.
Rebellion founder and creative director, Jason Kingsley, explained the significance of having someone like Brooker on board for the project:
You can buy endorsement all you want, but gamers can tell the difference between a genuine fan and a celeb that is happy to get a payday. At one stage it seemed like Charlie mentioned Sniper Elite every few weeks in his Guardian columns and we’re incredibly grateful for his support, so this seemed like the perfect way to say ‘thanks’. It was also a great opportunity to reward our team who have worked so hard to get the game ready for its launch in June and we really appreciate Charlie championing a British-made game series. We had a fun time doing his motion capture scenes and in return have promised to give him one of the first copies of the game in June so he can shoot his character with a sniper rifle to his heart’s content.
You too will have your chance to shoot Brooker's character when Sniper Elite 3
releases on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on June 27th in Europe, and July 1st in North America.