On Thursday, 505 Games announced that Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition will be coming to Xbox One and 360 and Playstation systems in March. That will be an excellent time to buy the game, as the Ultimate Edition will include tons of DLC at no extra cost. But maybe you'd like to get it sooner…
Lucky for you guys, 505 Games has kindly given us more than twenty copies of Sniper Elite III (spread across Xbox One, PS4, and Steam) to give out as prizes tonight. All you have to do is follow me at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch and then tune in to our stream at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) for 90 minutes of sniping fun. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Update: The stream and contest have ended. Thanks to everyone who turned out! Read on for the full stream replay, where you can hear Paul and his new cohost discuss Sniper Elite III and many more fun gaming topics as Paul plays.
The only good Nazi is a sniped one
Sniper Elite III, the third game in the cult favorite series takes place in North Africa – a fresh setting for World War II-era games. Players will take on the role of series hero Karl Fairburne as he battles Germany's infamous Afrika Corps. Allied intelligence indicates that the Nazis are developing a super weapon that could turn the tide of the war, making it imperative for Karl and his allies to stop them.
The main game consists of eight massive missions that can be completed in multiple ways. They really are quite long – I spent more than two hours on a single mission and had a blast the entire time. But leaving and coming back won't be a problem since the game allows players to save anywhere.
With a full online campaign co-op for two players, several single-player Challenge modes, and both cooperative and competitive online modes for up to 16 players, players won't run out of things to do in Sniper Elite III. If you enjoy sneaking around and taking out enemies methodically, you can't do any better on the Xbox One.
Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition arrives on Tuesday, March 10. The Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions will cost $39.99, with the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions selling for $29.99.
We'll be streaming Sniper Elite III for 90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 23 game codes:
- 9 for Xbox One
- 9 for Playstation 4 (US only)
- 5 for Steam
To enter, just follow me at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll deliver codes to the winners via Twitch message (PM) during the stream. No code begging!
What's the best way to experience Twitch? If you don't have a PC, you can get the Xbox One or Xbox 360 Twitch app and watch from the comfort of your couch. Or grab the unofficial app Livegaming for Windows Phone. It has plenty of great features, including the ability to chat along with your fellow viewers. Unfortunately you'll have to add our channel to your favorites from the Twitch website, outside of the app.
I'll be available for a few minutes before and after the stream if you have any questions or just want to say hi. If you enjoy the stream, I'd love for you to tune in to future streams. For now, we'll do one every weekend, with a few non-contest streams throughout the week.
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekly Twitch streaming contests? Here's our upcoming schedule:
- Saturday, January 24 : Tyler will play Thomas was Alone on this channel.
- Saturday, January 31 : The Golf Club from HB Studios
- Saturday, February 7 : Fibbage from Jackbox Games - Play along with us during the stream!
- Saturday, February 14 : Guacamelee from Drinkbox Studios
- Saturday, February 21 : Chariot from Frima Studio
Set a recurring alarm on your phone and tune in those days for your chance to win each game on Xbox One (and sometimes other platforms)!
Congratulations to these excellent viewers!
Many thanks to 505 Games for providing tonight's prizes. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderator DerekDoesIt (who goes by isi mcf here at Windows Central) for moderating the stream and giving away the prizes!