E3 2011: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Details

By Keith Gray, 5 years ago
As promised, new information has emerged from the shadows of the proverbial E3 jungle regarding Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, the sequel to FPS title Sniper: Ghost Warrior.

Interactive City, the developer behind both titles has provided extensive details about the sequel's key features and a heads-up on the background of the latest game's main protagonist, Captain Cody "Sandman" Anderson. Here's an overview of the key features:

Diverse Gameplay
•Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 takes all the breathless anticipation, precise controls and skillful fun of sniping and mixes it with stealth and silent elimination play, action scenes, a co-operative move playbook
•Night vision and thermo vision goggles to use in limited visibility situations
•Vehicle sections are a new addition to the Sniper series
•Multiple and varied locations including urban, jungle, mountain and tundra environments

THE Authentic, Modern Sniper Experience
•Realistic ballistics take into account the player's location, wind speed and direction, breathing rate and distance from the target
•Snipers do not fight alone in the real world and nor do they in Sniper 2. Working with your spotter is key
•All environments are based on real-world locations
•An array of faithfully recreated weapons are at your disposal, including six sniper rifles, three assault rifles, heavy machine guns, and more

More Skill, More Rewards
•Silent kills allow for quiet enemy elimination and successful execution sees the player rewarded with a brutal kill animation
•Bullet cam shows particularly successful hits
•Limb dismemberment from large calibre guns and explosions

Innovation & Technology
•Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is built on CryEngine3, the most advanced multi-platform development tool for current-generation consoles and for PC
•New equipment for stealth gameplay
•Multiplayer modes designed especially for sniper duels.
•Epic story crafted by acclaimed writers
Akin to the information given in the first section of the above quote, several new pieces of artwork appear to quash the original perception (based on the screenshot linked in the first paragraph) that the locations featured in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 would have a purely oriental feel. Take a look at the following screenshots to make up your own mind:

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Captain Cody "Sandman" Anderson is an American, ex-Delta Force Sniper turned Private Security Consultant; however, Interactive City has given clearance for more personal information to be disclosed:

Anderson grew up in the cold wilderness of Alaska, where he learned the skills of hunting, marksmanship, and tracking from an early age. After his father was killed in action while serving with the Marines in Vietnam, Anderson was raised by his Native American mother. From the time he was ten years old, Anderson hunted wild game to put food on his family’s dinner table. Anderson joined the Marine Corp after high-school and trained as a scout-sniper, attached to the elite Marines’ elite “Force Recon” unit. Anderson is descended from a long line of American soldiers. He was raised in the tradition of patriotism and service to his country.
Originally confirmed back in January, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is scheduled to hit retail shelves during Q1 2012.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.