Did you know that it only takes a single well-placed bullet to explode even the nimblest of military vehicles? Well, that's how things work in Sniper Elite 3 at least, which is slated to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC sometime next year.

Sniper Elite 3 takes series protagonist/OSS operative Karl Fairburne's World War 2-era adventures to North Africa, where the hunt is on for secret German technology that could turn the tide of the war. This hunt will, presumably, involve shooting tons of dudes/jeeps/tanks from varying distances with high-powered rifles.
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American OSS Agent Karl Fairburne is back in action! Check him out in the first footage of Sniper Elite 3. He is still behind enemy lines in World War II however, this time, he is deep in the exotic and deadly terrain of North Africa where his crucial sharpshooting skills are needed to help the Allies battle Germany's fearsome Tiger tanks.

This latest intelligence mission quickly turns into a hunt for a new threat - a German technology that could crush Allied resistance for good.

With a stronger focus on sandbox-style gameplay and the advanced, popular "kill cam" taken to new explosive, vehicle shredding levels, Sniper Elite 3 is scheduled for release in 2014 for Xbox One, Xbox360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC.

For all the latest intel on Sniper Elite stay tuned to @sniperelitegame, facebook.com/Sniperelitegame and www.sniperelite3.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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