Sniper Elite 4 trailer sets its sights on war-torn Italy in 1943

Rebellion has launched a new story-focused trailer for its upcoming World War II-based shooter, Sniper Elite 4.

Sniper Elite 4 trailer zooms in on Italy, circa 1943

Colin Harvey, Sniper Elite 4’s Narrative Designer, shares some insight into the game’s backstory to set things up for the new trailer. 

"Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Casablanca to discuss the Allies’ next step. The Americans favour pushing across the Channel, through France, to attack Germany’s industrial areas. By contrast, Churchill argues an invasion of Italy will allow the Allies to attack the Nazis’ ‘soft underbelly’ and take the pressure off the Red Army in the East. Churchill’s view prevails.

"Ahead of the planned invasion of Italy, the Allies have intelligence concerning Hitler’s latest wunderwaffe (wonder weapon) and dispatch Lieutenant Karl Fairburne to a secluded Italian island to investigate.

"Subsequent assignments take him from a beautiful coastal village on the Italian mainland to a vast, verdant forest region surrounding a viaduct. And of course, we’ve designed the game so you can take advantage of the spectacular scenery. Choose to climb up high for the perfect vantage point from which to snipe your adversaries, or look for a secret tunnel to enable your surprise attack, whatever it takes to complete your mission."

Check out the trailer below.

Rebellion has set a Sniper Elite 4 release date of February 14, 2017 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.