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Sniper Elite V2 playable demo now in the crosshairs

10th April 2012 Print

505 Games has announced that the playable gameplay demo for the eagerly awaited third-person shooter, is available to download today from Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation Network. The PC demo will be available to download later this month.

Sniper Elite V2 is a third person tactical shooter set in the dying days of World War Two and is a next-generation reboot of 2005’s acclaimed original, Sniper Elite. The game weaves an explosive story of an undercover American OSS agent, stalking enemy prey across key historical locations from the Battle of Berlin in a mission to unravel the mysteries and dangers of the German V-2 rocket programme.

The downloadable demo showcases a specially prepared sequence from one of the game’s early missions set against the crumbling streets of the town of Schöneberg. Playing as agent Karl Fairburne, players must stealthily traverse the shattered streets environment on a mission to lay a booby-trap for an unsuspecting armoured enemy convoy. Travelling on board is a sinister expert in rocket engine technology, and critical documents that will lead Fairburne to a secret V2 production facility.

Sniper Elite V2 is developed by UK studio Rebellion and is rated BBFC 15 in the UK and PEGI 16+ in the rest of Europe and Export territories. The game releases in these regions on 4th May and will be available for the Xbox 360 video game, entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and PC.

In addition, 505 Games and Rebellion are extremely excited to announce that Sniper Elite V2 will be featured at this year’s Gadget Show Live 2012, at NEC Birmingham. The show is open to the public from 11th to 15th April and Sniper Elite V2 will be playable for visitors in the show’s gaming zone every day. For more information about Gadget Show Live 2012, and to purchase tickets, visit

For more information about Sniper Elite V2 check out the official game web site at

*The PC version of Sniper Elite V2 is published in the UK by Mastertronic.