Sniper Elite V2 has arrived in stores in Europe and North America with next to no fanfare. When little is said about a port landing on Wii U, and its publisher hasn't even arranged a downloadable eShop version, alarm bells should ring.
Yet there's no escaping Miiverse, and it's quickly emerged — thanks to early adopters — that this Wii U version has no online content. We interviewed Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley about the game earlier this year, during which he did confirm that there were no DLC plans at that point; a familiar refrain with some Wii U releases. The absence of the online co-op missions are an unexpected blow, however, baking the title down to a single player-only game.
The absence of online play is surprising as we know the Wii U can handle it rather well; many major ports from Ubisoft, Activision and Criterion have featured substantial online play, while Capcom has also delivered most recently this week with Resident Evil Revelations.
We're hoping to review the game in due course, but it seems that the absence of online modes is dissatisfying many that are voicing their opinions on Miiverse.