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Sniper Elite 3 Hits PS4, PS3 Tuesday

Tim Jones's Avatar + Posted by Tim Jones on Jun 26, 2014 // Head of Creative, Rebellion

We’re really excited to get Sniper Elite 3 out there on PS4 and PS3 next week. It’s the sniper game the fans really wanted, and we’re glad that we have been able to deliver. Right after Sniper Elite V2 we asked the fans what they thought about that game – the good bits, the bad bits, and what needed to happen in Sniper Elite 3.

The DLC development on Sniper Elite V2 really paved the way for SE3, as it allowed us to R&D the expansive environments that were to become the core of Sniper Elite 3. We really wanted to offer true choice to the player, a non-linear experience that allowed you to tackle objectives in the order and way you saw fit.

We know a lot of fans were frustrated that stealth was really hard in Sniper Elite V2 – it was very easy to get detected, and very hard to know if the enemy could see you or not. That’s all changed in Sniper Elite 3 – you really can go loud or be quiet as you choose.

Of course, a good sniper is as quiet as possible, but if you need or want to go loud we’ve also added a ‘relocate’ mechanic – after all, every sniper needs an exit plan. It allows you to get away from the heat and relocate to a safe place, ready to engage the enemy again on your own terms.

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Sniper Elite 3 really lets you play cat and mouse with the enemy this time around, as a true sniper should. Rouse an enemy soldier’s suspicion by using the new flint and tinder, and then lay a trap for him. Your binoculars are just as powerful as your sniper rifle, and a key part to the SE3 mantra of ‘Observe. Plan. Execute. Adapt.’ Tagging enemies allows you to see them at all times and learn crucial intel about their rank and weapon.

The signature human kill-cam is more detailed than ever, with additional muscle layer and circulatory system, showing the brutal damage a single bullet can inflict. We’ve added an all new Vehicle X-Ray Takedown Cam, which allows you to see what happens when you shoot into a vehicle’s engine block or petrol tank.

The story takes place in 1942 during the North African WW2 campaign, which was known for its many tank battles. Therefore, you’ll have to use the staged Vehicle Takedown lest you get taken out by one of the fearsome machines pretty quickly.

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We have some great co-op modes in Overwatch and Survival, as well Adversarial Multiplayer for 12 players straight out of the box. The maps in all of these modes have been specifically built for them, although you are also able to co-op the whole single player campaign as well.

Another new addition to the Sniper Elite franchise is the XP ranking system, which works across SP and MP. Rank up and unlock weapon parts to customize your sniper rifle, and set it up how you would like.

We’re really looking forward to hearing what everybody thinks!

//Add Your Own

27 Comments

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+ solidsteaktube on June 26th, 2014 at 6:18 am said:

Looking forward to this. Preordered it on PSN last night. Will there be 3D support on ps4? I read that somewhere but haven’t been able to confirm on the game’s official page.


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+ iKasai on June 26th, 2014 at 6:22 am said:

Thought it comes out on Friday 27th??


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+ Drew_Croft on June 26th, 2014 at 6:25 am said:

So excited. Pre-ordered the CE on PS4 yesterday! Can’t wait Tim! It looks great.


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+ headwing45 on June 26th, 2014 at 6:35 am said:

Awesome can’t wait to play, Canada get’s it Monday :D


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+ Fabio_R on June 26th, 2014 at 7:05 am said:

When can I expect the pre-load to start?


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+ gotstrangepowers on June 26th, 2014 at 7:51 am said:

The game currently supports stereoscopic 3D on PS4 and PC (on AMD cards).


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+ rufusmarch23 on June 26th, 2014 at 7:54 am said:

Can wait have it pre-ordered! will it have split screen on ps4?


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+ TacticsPrecise on June 26th, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

Any chance that the game offers the option for DualShock 4 motion support when aiming (at least while zoomed in)? It gives a fantastic feel in Vita games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Borderlands 2. Seems like a natural fit for a sniper game when trying to steady your aim. If it isn’t in now, add it in a patch!


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+ Catcher_BR on June 26th, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

I’ve already pre order as well, i expect the pre load (EPIC THANK YOU SONY) starting today.


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+ Bad_Brains on June 26th, 2014 at 8:28 am said:

Preordered and paid off. Game looks great. This series needs more attention!


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+ Bad_Brains on June 26th, 2014 at 8:38 am said:

Also I just have to say, good on you guys for releasing a COMPLETE PACKAGE of a game. Single player, co-op, competitive multiplayer, and even Overwatch and Survival modes right out of the box. So many devs DLC these things. Way to not be like the rest of them!


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+ DoTheKiller91 on June 26th, 2014 at 10:23 am said:

Totally agree with post 11, thank you for releasing a complete package. I’d love to see you guys make a modern sniping/stealth game!

Will there be a demo?


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+ Swotam on June 26th, 2014 at 10:47 am said:

Really looking forward to this one, thanks!

@5 @9 Pretty sure there’s no pre-load for this title, it’s not on the list of eligible titles that Sony released around E3.


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+ Catcher_BR on June 26th, 2014 at 10:53 am said:

@13 it says on PS4 store that the pre load starts on 06/26, and the timer is running. i’ll guess later today it will begin :D


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+ Fabio_R on June 26th, 2014 at 11:25 am said:

Pre-load is starting. :)


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+ Swotam on June 26th, 2014 at 12:03 pm said:

Hmm, didn’t know that, guess the timer only shows up if you pre-order.


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+ Thr1ftyN1ckeL on June 26th, 2014 at 1:19 pm said:

When does the Pre-load start? I did pre order it this morning, but should I still have access to the pre-load today being the 26th of June?


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+ bardygrub on June 26th, 2014 at 7:46 pm said:

When I try to access the multiplayer, I get the following message ” sniper elite 3 this portion of the title has not been installed yet.please try again when instillation is complete” I did the digital pre order and everything has downloaded. Anyone offer any help please?


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+ gR3G0rYmUrPhy on June 27th, 2014 at 7:43 am said:

is there any way i can get (Hunt the Grey Wolf Bonus DLC) without preorder ? is it included in the special edition version ???
interested to try it in 3d also ???


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+ Catcher_BR on June 27th, 2014 at 7:45 am said:

o yeah, pre-load done, just wait until Release day, the future is now, thank you Sony.


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+ Thr1ftyN1ckeL on June 27th, 2014 at 7:51 am said:

Why hasn’t my pre-load for Sniper Elite 3 started? Is anyone else having this problem?


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+ Welmosca on June 27th, 2014 at 12:39 pm said:

Oh amazing trailer….I still need to buy Sniper Elite 2…but this one is already on my to-buy list too….game looks really good….btw you guys should’ve not added MP to it….it may have spoiled the good game….just saying.


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+ Budapesti on June 27th, 2014 at 12:44 pm said:

Please reassure me that Nazi Charlie Brooker will be in the US version. I definitely need some Nazi Charlie Brooker in my life.


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+ walkyrje on June 28th, 2014 at 7:31 am said:

The multiplayer and challenge mode are not working here. say it must been installed first. And there is nothing on the download screen. on the ps4 menu. The campain mode are working.

It,s a digital copy from ps store.


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+ SWE_BOSS on July 5th, 2014 at 4:54 pm said:

Could someone please tell me the price for upgrading the game from ps3 to ps4 on PS store.


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+ Wilkz13 on July 5th, 2014 at 9:05 pm said:

Can’t play Grey Wolf dlc, preordered on psn, the dlc shows ready to use but cannot access downloaded missions in the game :(


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+ tfernandez2000 on July 7th, 2014 at 8:23 pm said:

I pre-ordered the game on June 27th and got it on July 1st, hoping I was going to be able to play the “Hunt the grey wolf” dlc, but when I go to campaign the “downloaded missions” tab is unavailable. Any help is appreciated, Thank you


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