By Nathan Grayson on September 7th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.
You might remember that John tried out a little bit of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army a while back. And by “a bit,” I mean “a bit over half an hour.” Then he quit playing forever, tore out his own brain stem, and offered it as a chew toy for a pack of encroaching, maggot-riddled undead mongrels. Such were the depths of his loathing for Rebellion’s not-particularly-rebellious spin-off. So of course the developer’s making another. Naturally. It’ll be out this year, because why not release a sequel months after the obviously rushed original? Maybe it’ll be a little better this time? Somehow? We can only hope.
Eurogamer received the news straight from Rebellion, who boasted of an even more “hellish” experience. I doubt they understood the double meaning.
“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.”
So no real fundamental changes. Just more stuff. I suppose that’s pretty good news if you liked the original.
I get the impression, however, that very few people really enjoyed it, but I guess it sold well. Its title is essentially “Videogame: The Videogame Of Videogames,” so maybe that contributed? I don’t know. Is anyone excited about this? Anyone at all? Have you looked in the mirror recently? Are you absolutely certain you exist?