Sniper Elite 4 has been announced today by developer Rebellion and takes place in the “immediate aftermath” of 2014’s Sniper Elite 3. The game is set in Italy during 1943 and is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Playing as “elite marksman” Karl Fairburne, you’re tasked with joining the brave men and woman in the Italian Resistance as they battle the forces of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and presumably the man himself as well.
“If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landing, and no victory in Europe,” Rebellion commented in the game’s announcement press release.
Sniper Elite 4 runs natively at 1080p on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Rebellion said. It’s also the first game in the series that will not be held back by “the constraints” of last-generation consoles which, Rebellion says, will allow them to make the “definitive World War II shooter.”
Sniper Elite 3 was released on PC as well as current-and-last-generation consoles in 2014.
The game’s diverse range of maps include forests, mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino, Mediterranean coastal villages, and “colossal” Nazi fortresses. At least some of the maps in Sniper Elite 4 are said to be “many times the size” of the ones featured in Sniper Elite 3.
Rebellion has released a single piece of art for the game, which depicts a coastal town and can be seen below. A short teaser trailer for the game is available at the top of this post.
More than 10 million copies of the Sniper Elite series have been sold to date, Rebellion also confirmed today.