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Rebellion’s big plans for Sniper Elite 4

Sniping games are one of those peculiar genres that are almost always praised by their players but mauled by the critics. And the Sniper Elite franchise is no exception to the rule. Critics may not have always backed the series, but it has built a massive community eagerly waiting each …

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Rebellion: ‘Sniper Elite 4 will be our largest marketing campaign’

With only three months to go before the release of Sniper Elite 4, UK-based developer and publisher Rebellion says it will be supporting the title with its biggest marketing push to date. This fourth entry in the franchise is due to hit shelves on February 14th, having previously been scheduled …

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Niche ‘n’ easy: Meet the cult games that defy Metacritic

You may have not played Farming Simulator, Deadly Premonition or Sniper Elite, but it’s extremely likely you know them by name. These, and games like them, are examples of mid- and low-budget titles that have managed to achieve either commercial or critical success, despite their position outside the realm of …

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Sniper Elite franchise surpasses 10m copies sold

The Sniper Elite franchise has surpassed 10m copies sold, developer Rebellion has revealed. The UK-based studio announced the news in a video update (posted below). The first Sniper Elite title launched in 2005, meaning sales average out to right around 1m per year. Whether you’ve bought one or whether you’ve …

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To self-publish or not to self-publish?

In the first of a series of pieces, Rebellion CEO and creative director Jason Kingsley discusses the Sniper Elite studio’s journey into self-publishing There are advantages and disadvantages to developers self-publishing. The complex decision as to whether we should self-publish happened over an extended period of time and a series …

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Kingsley: Metacritic is irrelevant to Rebellion

There is a disconnect between games reviews and games buyers that renders Metacritic meaningless, according to Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley. The studio’s Sniper Elite series has nailed average review scores of between 77 per cent and 53 per cent, but that hasn’t stopped the last two main games in the …

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Rebellion announces zombie-themed Sniper Elite spin-off

The Walking Dead. DayZ. The WarZ. Resident Evil. Dead Rising. Left 4 Dead. And then there’s games with zombie spin-offs like Call of Duty, Yakuza and Red Dead Redemption. Yet amongst all of that some still believe there’s room left in the market for yet another zombie title. Rebellion has …

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UK CHARTS: Sniper Elite V2 still reigns

505 Games’ Sniper Elite V2 is the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats No.1 for the second week on the trot. It maintains top spot despite a 38 per cent drop in sales. EA maintains its Top Ten strength with five titles – FIFA Street (2nd), FIFA 12 (3rd), Mass Effect …

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