WW2 Fanfic: Sniper Elite 3 DLC Saves Churchill

By Alice O'Connor on July 18th, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

Just two guys, hanging out.

You would like to shoot Adolf Hitler, wouldn’t you? You wouldn’t want Winston Churchill to die, would you? No, you’re not a monster, are you? Sniper Elite 3‘s big DLC packs focus on rewriting history, but it comes off a bit tacky to me. Yesterday brought the first part of a three-chapter DLC campaign about foiling a plot to assassinate Churchill and it’s not the most enticing start, reusing and reworking an old campaign level. Still, Rebellion have also released a free new multiplayer map.

The Save Churchill mini-campaign will see your sniper fella trying to stop a plan to off Winnie at the Casablanca Conference the only way he knows how: shooting men then spending an eerie amount of time imagining how the bullets must look as they blow through flesh, daydreaming about bones shattering, organs rupturing, and testicles exploding. Part 1 is up now on Steam for £4.99, set in the Siwa Oasis level, though now at night and a bit bombed-out and overgrown.

The other two parts are arriving later this summer. One’ll go through a pretty-looking river valley to a weapons facility, while t’other has an amphitheatre which Rebellion say is “the largest environment we’ve created in any of the Sniper Elite games.” That might have been a far fancier way to kick off a package which’ll cost £15 in all, and one which doesn’t even seem wholly ready yet.

Co-op support isn’t in Part 1 at launch, but Rebellion do plan to add it later. Of course, they’re still working on adding co-op to the £7 Hitler-shooting DLC too. “Really soon now” for both, they say.

Anywho, alongside the DLC arrived a new patch, including the new multiplayer map Airstrip, which works in all modes. Here’s Rebellion gabbing up everything they’re up to:

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10 Comments »

  1. Freud says:

    Can you turn off the kill cam? Seemed very gimmicky and annoying to me and one of the reasons I haven’t tried one of these games.

    • Runty McTall says:

      Seconded – seems like it would really pull me out of the action and in any case is rather gratuitous.

      • Halk says:

        Of course you can.

        But you shouldn’t, ’cause it’s awesome.

  2. Solidstate89 says:

    Friendly reminder to not support this shitty company.

    http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/06/30/sins-of-a-solar-empire-studio-speaks-out-against-new-rebellion-legal-action/?ns_campaign=article-feed&ns_mchannel=ref&ns_source=steam&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0

    Sniper Elite studio Rebellion Developments filed a lawsuit against Ironclad Games in 2012 over Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, claiming that the title infringed on Rebellion’s trademark. A judge dismissed the case more than a year ago, ruling that the title qualifies as “expressive speech” and is thus protected by the First Amendment, and if you’re wondering why you didn’t hear anything about it until now, it’s because Ironclad opted to not to publicize the victory in an effort to “let bygones be bygones.” But now Rebellion has launched new legal action against the game in Canada and the U.K., and that’s prompted Ironclad to speak up.

    • int says:

      This just in! DICE is suing Hasbro for using dice in many of their board games!

  3. SIDD says:

    A £40 game … and with 4 pieces of “day one pay-for DLCs” that contained some of the most famous sniper rifles in the WWII era that ought to have been included in the game from the start (Springfield, Mosin-Nagant..still waiting for the KAR98) and now 3 weeks after release additional DLCs shows up?!

    EA, look out…Rebellion have their eyes on your “shittiest company of the year” awards!

  4. Choca says:

    I somehow read this as ” Sniper Elite 3 DLC Saves Chtulhu” and was almost interested.

  5. Vandelay says:

    I got Sniper Elite v2 on Steam Summer sale and just uninstalled the other day out of frustration with it.

    There is a lot of potential to make something interesting here. Make levels in the style of Hitman Blood Money then leave the player to find the perfect vantage point and then reach this place through stealth means. Execute the sniping and then exfiltrate. Sounds great!

    Instead, we get linear levels that require you to just sit back and snipe enemies to clear your path and then proceed. Stealth in the game is awful, with you only receiving a shitty silenced pistol as a silent take down method. Trying to use this from cover just makes the protagonist launch himself from behind the wall as soon as you want to aim. There is distracting methods, in the form of rocks, but areas you encounter enemies clearly are designed purely for gunning everyone down.

    I don’t know if 3 corrects these problems, but I’m not overly interested in finding out any more. Really regret not getting the latest Splinter Cell instead. Even Hitman Absolution would have been a better pick!

    • nrvsNRG says:

      You’re right about V2, Sniper 3 is better in some ways, but I just gave up on it after an hour or so. Lucky I got it cheap from one of those allegedly stolen keys that hit some stores right before the release. (mine didnt get taken from my steam account so I may have been lucky). The DLC scam they pulled here makes me sick, you hardly get any rifles in the game. (and btw Splinter Cell Blacklist is an excellent game, you definitely should get it).