A sequel to the hugely popular zombie shooter has been announced.
Rebellion are working on a sequel to their successful Steam expansion/standalone shooter, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army originated as sort of a DLC for Sniper Elite V2, and has since evolved into it’s own Sniper Elite sub-series.
The game will act as a direct sequel to its predecessor, following Karl Fairburn and his three friends in their fight to defeat the source of the zombie uprising deep in the heart of Berlin. Rebellion’s head of creative had this to say about the new campaign:
“We really wanted to heighten the demonic, nightmarish tones of the first game. The environments, the levels, the soundtrack all give a strong feeling of descent – each encounter, each level becoming progressively more hellish. Most importantly though, we’ve expanded the legions of Nazi undead with some really intimidating new enemies which we’ll reveal soon.”
Rebellion founder and CEO, Jason Kingsley spoke to the hugely positive reaction to Nazi Zombie Army from fans:
“It was amazing. At that point we hadn’t announced Sniper Elite 3. A lot of Sniper Elite V2 fans had been asking for 4-player co-op content, and we thought it would be a good test of our gameplay mechanics. So we thought ‘Why not?” and self-published it. What we got though was a breakout hit.
The co-op and the price put the game on the map, and suddenly we were at the top of the Steam charts. We had hundreds and hundreds of requests from YouTube channels wanting to do “Let’s Plays” and reviews, and the game just took off. When we had a second to breathe, we looked at the player data and it turns out most of them had never actually played another Sniper Elite game. We never knew it would tap into such a broad audience.”
He went on to comment on the possibility of a release across other gaming platforms:
“We have to admit, we underestimated the demand for the original game. All of sudden we had console gamers desperate for us to port the game to 360 and PS3, but without a publisher this just wasn’t feasible. We left a lot of Sniper Elite fans disappointed. They didn’t want to hear excuses from us, they just wanted to play it. As an independent, we’re obviously really excited about what we’re hearing from Sony and Microsoft when it comes to self publishing on PS4 and Xbox One. We think the series could be a great fit for them.”