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Sniper Elite V2 Wii U coming to the UK in spring

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Sniper Elite V2, the number one Xbox 360, PS3 and PC tactical shooter, will be coming to Wii U this year. With a UK release date set for Spring 2013, Nintendo fans will get the opportunity to get behind a sniper rifle in the last days of World War 2.

Released for other formats in 2012, Sniper Elite V2 is a remake of Sniper Elite, a Wii Zapper game that was released in 2010.

Playing as American OSS agent Karl Fairburne, you're dropped into Berlin during the final days of World War 2. Your mission is to unravel the mysteries and dangers of the German V-2 rocket program.

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This is a sniping simulator where patience and cunning is rewarded as you have to use your environment to stay hidden and be aware of gravity, wind, and aim stability before taking out your target.

Sniper Elite V2 also boasts a kill cam which shows your kills in graphic detail if you manage to pull off a particularly skillful shot. You'll witness the bullet in slow motion as it enters the body and causes lethal damage. Lovely.

According to publisher 505 Games, the Wii U GamePad has enabled developer Rebeliion to add even greater tactical depth and flexibility - you can tag enemies and booby-traps, track enemy locations and activity and even monitor the blast radius of planted explosives by looking at the touchscreen.

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."

Are you interested in Sniper Elite V2 Wii U?


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  1. Switzerninmaster Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 11:18

    Please, please, please don't be full price, a great game for sure, but a late port doesn't justify a high cost

    I'm only setting myself up for disappointment :(

  2. BIGBUTTER Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 11:27

    It all depends the Price. I already have it for 360. I paid 19.99 for it new. I Love my Wii U but an over priced port is not going to get me to buy it.

  3. franksello Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 12:03

    Just hope this doesn't start a trend for lazy ports of 360 and PS3 games that promise "unique gameplay" and to take advantage of the Wii U's "Different Mechanics", but ultimately end up as nothing more than a cheap way to squeeze more money from old games.

  4. imbusydoctorwho Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 13:10

    Could be good,but I won't be paying Ł40+ for it.

  5. turnmebackwards Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 13:46

    That looks amazing I can't wait :D

  6. Xenobladeperson Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 17:03

    The "kill cam" was frustrating by he end of the 10-minute demo on other platforms, but the gameplay was good enough, I suppose.

  7. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 19:00

    Now, I'm not exactly interested in realistic shooters, but surely they could have come up with something better to put on the GamePad screen than a map...
    Surely, the Game Pad should have be used as an expanded and free-moving sniper-scope. I mean, that's not me being mental, is it?

  8. 3DSRulesO.K Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 19:28

    I mean, maybe it's okay just to test the waters, but there are way too many ports, even though I haven't played a lot of the ports on Xbox, a lot of people are using the ports argument to hate on the Wii U.

  9. Mr Roboto Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 at 19:47

    As said by other people another port!

    That's why Wii U sales are rubbish t the moment and the bad press.

    Why would people buy a new console just to play old games on it.

    Exclusive games should improve soon I hope :roll:

  10. awesomeadam15 Saturday 9th Feb 2013 at 22:53

    I'm surprised, but pleased, to see that this game is coming to the Wii U. I'm sure it will make great use of the gamepad, as a scope or radar/map etc. Might pick this up as long as it isn't over Ł35.

  11. awesomeadam15 Saturday 9th Feb 2013 at 23:00

    As said by other people another port!

    That's why Wii U sales are rubbish t the moment and the bad press.

    Why would people buy a new console just to play old games on it.

    Exclusive games should improve soon I hope :roll:

    I see your point, but in a case like this one it, hopefully, won't be a straight, lazy port and should have extra features (using the gamepad) that the other version wouldn't have.

    Also, a lot of people don't have any other consoles that have already had these games, like me (and probably many other people) I don't have an Xbox, PS3 or computer capable of playing this kind of game so for me ports are a chance to play games I've wanted to play but previously wasn't able to.

  12. rip-it-up Sunday 21st Apr 2013 at 08:43

    This game is available for Ł21.59 on wii u as a peorder from hd wow. ... e-releases

    You can also get a extra 10% off if you share the link on fb twiiter etc.

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