Sniper Ghost Warrior 2: New Gameplay Shows Off Stealth, CryEngine 3
The appeal of the video game sniper is obvious. It's the power to hit your unwary enemy between the eyes from half a mile away like an unseen bullet god. Also you get to lie down a lot, and who doesn't enjoy a lie down?
That appeal goes some way to explaining the success of 2010's Sniper Ghost Warrior, which was hampered by AI and graphical issues but sold two million copies nonetheless (its mid-range pricing helped). Happily, those two million sales let developer City Interactive splash out on the brawny CryEngine 3 for the (similarly priced) sequel Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, which looks splendid.
See it for yourself in the four minutes of new Xbox 360 gameplay footage in the preview above. Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 comes out on January 15 2013.