Sniper Elite 4 will take its shot on the Xbox One and PC later in 2016

Fans of Rebellion's Sniper Elite series will be happy to learn that the next game in the franchise, Sniper Elite 4, is coming later in 2016. Rebellion will release the game for the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 platforms.

This time the game is set entirely in Italy:

"Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series' World War Two heritage by transporting players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to colossal Nazi mega structures, daunting forests and giddying mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino.Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before it's even begun. If his mission fails, there will be no Operation Overlord, no D-Day landings, and no Victory in Europe."

Rebellion adds that the game will run at 1080p on all three platforms. Hopefully the developer can solve the screen tearing issues that plagued Sniper Elite III and Zombie Army Trilogy. This one will include a campaign for one or two online players, along with "dedicated co-op and adversarial multiplayer modes."

Are you guys excited for the next generation of World War II sniping?

John Callaham