Sniper Elite V2
is, of course, the sequel from Rebellion to the Xbox original Sniper Elite
. Described by 505 Games and Rebellion as a WWII shooter "set in the dying days" of the global conflict, there is a rather interesting pre-order incentive available for the title: a chance to kill Hitler.
Anyone who places a pre-order prior to May 4th with any retailer will receive access to the "ultimate single player mission". Here's the blurb and a couple of renders from the exclusive content:
You have one chance to change history – intel has been received that Hitler is returning from Berchtesgaden to Berlin via his personal train. Players must intercept the train as it waits at the station and take down the Fuhrer as he hastily makes way for the station on foot. There is only a single opportunity for players to do what so many wish had been done – take out the leader of the Third Reich.
In addition to the extra level, players will receive access to two new weapons in the form of a Soviet semi-automatic battle rifle SVT-40 and the German standard service rifle, the Kar 98.
The title launches in May 2012 with no specific date attributed. We can guess and assume from the pre-order cut off date, however, to see this by the end of the second week of May. As always we have a wealth of back content
for you to read up on in the meantime.
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