Sniper Elite V2 takes aim at the Wii U for a spring release

Sniper Elite offs Wii U spring 2013
Wii U owners can steady their aim because Sniper Elite V2 is definitely coming to the console. Rebellion's World War II-based stealth marksmanship game, which took out PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 last year, is coming to Nintendo's new console this spring. The GamePad screen will be used to tag and track enemies, mark booby-traps, and scrutinize explosives' blast radii.

Developer Rebellion is scheduled to reveal even more news this month, with a teaser pointing to the possibility of an undead horde coming to the Sniper Elite franchise. The trailer promises more details on February 14.
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5 February 2013
Experience the sniping genre's elite with better interactivity than ever before
Milton Keynes, UK - 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, and independent game developer Rebellion today announced that they will be bringing smash hit Sniper Elite V2 to Nintendo's new Wii U™ console with all new controls and a level of interactivity only possible with the Wii U™ GamePad touch screen.

Players will enjoy the same thrilling, visceral experience as they guide American OSS agent Karl Fairburne around historical locations throughout Berlin and attempt to unravel the mysteries and dangers of the German V-2 rocket program but now with even greater tactical depth and flexibility thanks to brand new functionality through the GamePad – tag enemies and booby-traps, track enemy locations and activity, even monitor the blast radius of planted explosives – all with a glance at the touch screen and without leaving the battlefield for even a second.

Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion said "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."

Sniper Elite V2 places an emphasis on learning to handle the anticipation and pressure of the hunt and using skill, patience and cunning in order to achieve mission goals. Featuring detailed sniping simulation with advanced ballistics, gamers must use their environments and take into account gravity, wind, aim stability and more. The celebrated "kill cam" from Sniper Elite makes its return and is more gratifying than ever - skilful shots are rewarded with a slow-motion sequence of the bullet running its full trajectory before the target is rendered in graphic x-ray detail, showing the bullet entering the body and causing lethal damage.

Developed by Rebellion, Sniper Elite V2 will be releasing for the Nintendo Wii U™ system in Spring 2013 and was previously available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and is rated 15 by the BBFC. The Windows PC version is available for download at

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About 505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include Zumba® Fitness, the Cooking Mama World series, Rugby World Cup 2011, Naughty Bear and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.

505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in Los Angeles, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners within the Nordic territories and Australia. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit

About Rebellion

Rebellion is one of Europe's leading independent video games developers and comic book publishers. With a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, with hits such as worldwide number one Aliens vs. Predator, Star Wars BattleFront, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite, Rebellion prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship.

The publishing portfolio of Oxford-based Rebellion includes multi award-winning British science fiction comic 2000 AD, the 2000 AD Graphic Novel line, the internationally-acclaimed fantasy, science fiction and horror imprint Solaris, and Abaddon Books. Rebellion is a privately owned company based in Oxford, United Kingdom.

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