Rebellion has today announced a small avalanche of games in its Sniper Elite series, and at least two of them are headed to Switch.
The news comes from a Sniper Elite Development Update video, where Rebellion’s CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley confirmed that four games are currently in development for the tactical shooter franchise: Sniper Elite V2 Remastered (the original, of which, actually appeared on Wii U back in the day), Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition especially for Switch, a new, standalone Sniper Elite game for VR devices, and the next major title in the series as a follow-up to Sniper Elite 4.
The first two in that list have been confirmed to be headed to Nintendo’s machine and we’ve got the lowdown on both of them for you below (we should note that talk of 4K resolution and HDR support is, of course, not relating to the Switch version):
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered: As announced in a stunning gameplay trailer, Sniper Elite V2 Remastered launches on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch in 2019. Fans can return to Berlin and revisit an epic campaign set in the final moments of World War 2. Offering stunningly enhanced graphics, 4K resolution and HDR display, this is the visually definitive version of Sniper Elite V2. It will introduce new playable characters, a brand new photo mode, expanded online multiplayer for up to 16 combatants, as well as all the content ever released for the game. Sniper Elite V2 Remastered will be released both digitally and at retail later this year.
Some Sniper Elite V2 Remastered screenshots for your enjoyment:
And now on to Sniper Elite 3:
Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition: Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition is also coming to the Switch in 2019, offering intense sniping in soaring temperatures, all on the go. This feature-complete experience includes all the additional content ever released for the game, and Switch-exclusive local wireless multiplayer and motion controls. Fans can look out for more details soon.
Platforms have not yet been announced for the upcoming mainline entry mentioned above, and new details aren’t expected to be shared on that project until 2020, so it’s unclear whether or not that one also stands a chance of launching on Switch. Still, we’ll happily take the announcements we have.
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