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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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505 thanks retail for Sniper chart success

Publisher 505 Games is toasting retail this week as Sniper Elite V2 hit the top of the charts. The shooter was comfortably the biggest seller, besting action rival Prototype 2.505 says the game’s success was due to the ‘amazing’ support from its retail partners, which included GAME in Milton Keynes …

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior tops 2m sales

City Interactive has announced more than 2m copies of Sniper: Ghost Warrior have been sold worldwide to date. The FPS was a surprise hit when it landed in the UK last year, quickly gunning for a position in the UK All Formats Top Ten. Sniper passed the 1m sales mark …

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City expects 2m Sniper sales

Sniper: Ghost Warrior will have sold 2m units by the time its sequel arrives, says City Interactive. The first-person shooter – released by Mastertronic in the UK – has been a global smash hit across several platforms. It is about to reach 1.5m unit sales, with the PS3 version of …

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1m sales for Sniper: Ghost Warrior

City Interactive has announced that Sniper: Ghost Warrior has sold over a million copies worldwide across Xbox 360 and PC. The game was one of the surprise hits of 2010, breaking into the Top Ten in its first week of release in July. "A lot of hard work and dedication …

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior sequel confirmed

A sequel to one of 2010’s surprise hits has been confirmed by Polish publisher City Interactive. Sniper: Ghost Warrior arrived last summer and was a surprise inclusion in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top Ten, much to the delight of the game’s distributor Mastertronic. Incidentally, it was the Huntingdon …

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OPINION: City lacking class

Surprise hits are increasingly rare these days, so MCV has enjoyed covering the success of Sniper: Ghost Warrior on PC and Xbox 360. It topped the charts and has sold 60,000 units since the summer. A good game from Polish outfit City Interactive? Absolutely. But much praise should go to …

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Strategic ads key to Sniper triumph

Mastertronic claims Sniper: Ghost Warrior proves smaller publishers don’t need a massive marketing budget to make their game a success. The City Interactive FPS has sold over 60,000 units since July, and is still present in the Top Five of the Xbox 360 chart – no small feat for a …

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Sniper Elite targets Wii

Reef Entertainment will release Sniper Elite on Wii in the summer. The game is based on the original 2005 release, which debuted on PS2 and has since launched on other formats. Reef’s CEO Peter Rezon said: Sniper Elite represents our most ambitious project yet. We have taken a game that …

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