WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – May 20, 2013 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, and independent game developer Rebellion today announced that Sniper Elite V2 for Nintendo’s Wii U™ will ship to North American retail outlets tomorrow.
The Wii U version of the highly-acclaimed Sniper Elite V2 gives gamers an all-new, immersive experience via the Wii U™ GamePad touch screen. Using the GamePad, players can tag enemies and booby traps, track enemy locations and activity as well as monitor the blast radius of planted explosives, never having to leave the battlefield for a second. Gamers also use the GamePad to easily access the weapons/inventory system and play the entire game on the tablet itself, no television required.
Sniper Elite V2 offers gamers the most authentic World War II sniping experience by putting them in the middle of war-torn Berlin amidst the frenzied final battle between German and Russian forces. Set at the end of the war, elite U.S. sniper Karl Fairburne must rescue or eliminate members of a team of scientists working on Hitler’s deadly V2 rocket program before they fall into the clutches of Stalin’s Red Army.
With an emphasis on learning to handle the anticipation and pressure of the hunt, players are forced to use skill, patience and cunning to achieve their missions as they find themselves facing life-altering choices. The celebrated “X-Ray Kill Cam” sees shots rewarded with a slow-motion sequence of the bullet running its full trajectory from barrel to target as well as featuring graphic detail of the effects of the bullet entering and destroying a target.
Sniper Elite V2 for Wii U is priced at $59.99 and has been rated “M” by the ESRB. For more information about Sniper Elite V2 follow the game on Twitter http://twitter.com/sniperelitev2, http://www.sniperelitev2.com/and http://www.facebook.com/sniperelitev2.
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 leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include Sniper Elite V2, Terraria, Way of The Dogg, Naughty Bear as well as the upcoming Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, PAYDAY 2 and TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre.
505 Games has offices in Los Angeles, Milton Keynes, UK, 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 www.505games.com.
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.