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Sniper Elite V2 Confirmed For Active Duty On Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

Right between the eyes

There's no smoke without fire, as they say. As we reported last week, World War II title Sniper Elite V2 has today been confirmed as coming to the Wii U later this year - Spring, to be precise.

The game originally launched on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC last year, and is developed by UK-based Rebellion Developments. 505 Games will be handling the publishing duties in Europe.

Two new screens have been revealed which show how the game will make use of the Wii U's innovative GamePad controller.

Speaking to VG247, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley stated that the Wii U version will feature ”all new controls and a level of interactivity only possible with the Wii U GamePad touch screen.”

Kingsley added:

Sniper Elite is just the kind of mature game that is perfect for the different mechanics of the Wii U. It’s been a challenge to get it right, but thanks to our team and the fantastic support of our partners at 505 Games we believe we’ve brought the unique gameplay to a whole new platform.

It may be an old title, but Sniper Elite V2 picked up some positive reviews on other formats. Could the Wii U features make it even better? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment. In the meantime, you can check out the launch trailer for the 360, PS3 and PC version here:

[via vg247.com]

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User Comments (17)

Lan

#1

Lan said:

Cool. I saw a friend playing this on 360. Hope they clean up the muddy visuals for the Wii U release.

Grubdog

#2

Grubdog said:

Wow, kind of amazing these guys are making better use of the GamePad than some of the big third parties. This is exactly why the industry needed Wii U.

Ducutzu

#5

Ducutzu said:

That's really cool. It will go on my preorder list as soon as it becomes available.

TreesenHauser

#6

TreesenHauser said:

I played this on PS3 last year and absolutely loved it! I might have to pick up the Wii U edition.

luminalace

#8

luminalace said:

Judging from the pics, it doesn't appear that they use the Gamepad for the actual sniping mechanic which would have been cool imo. I never played the other versions so I will reserve judgement until a review comes out.

TheRealThanos

#9

TheRealThanos said:

@Lan
With all due respect, it's a World War 2 sniper simulation, not Kirby's Dreamboat Adventure. World War 2 wasn't exactly an example of shiny, happy colors, especially not in the bombed area's which are frequently portrayed in the game, so greys and army greens suit the game just fine...

Gigagator

#10

Gigagator said:

Stuff like this is wonderful news for Wii U.
I have no excuse to not get this game now. Played a demo on Steam not so long ago and it was great but thanks to work over Christmas, I had no time to play a full game.

Tasuki

#12

Tasuki said:

I played the demo of this on the 360 and liked it alot. I would pick it up for that now but I think I will wait for it to come out on the Wii U so that way I can have a bigger Wii U library.

TheRealThanos

#15

TheRealThanos said:

@Five-seveN
I have this game on Xbox360 and I must agree with you on the AI, it's pretty damn stupid sometimes.
The tense moments and kill cam definitely make up for that however, and then some, so this is still a must buy for all those people looking for this kind of game and not owning it on another system. Even I myself am curious what extras will be included as far as Gamepad usage and add-ons are concerned, so depending on that I might get this version as well.
@ PinkSpider
What's with the off topic sarcasm? Supposed to be a silent protest or something?

Capt_N

#16

Capt_N said:

I'll keep my eye on this, though I don't own a WU,... yet. Sounds interesting.

EaZy_T

#17

EaZy_T said:

I watched a video of the gameplay on another system and judging it on that I am looking forward to the Wii U release.

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