During a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase last month, Rebellion Developments revealed that a Nintendo Switch port of Sniper Elite 4 was on the way. At the time, a release window of this holiday was announced, but nothing more specific. Now, as we edge closer to that period, the team has nailed down a proper release date. Sniper Elite 4 on Switch launches Nov. 17.
The game follows Sniper Elite V2 Remastered and Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition, which are both already out on Switch. The fourth entry takes us to the Italian battles of World War II, a relatively less explored region of the war, at least in video game format.
As the title suggests, the series isn’t a typical World War II shooter. It focuses on stealth and long-range engagements, backed up by a refined sniping system. Players can make use of plenty of tools including detailed scopes and the famous X-ray camera showing exactly where the bullet hits. Of course, Sniper Elite 4 features plenty of other iconic World War II weaponry, but it all plays backup to your trusty sniper rifle.
The Nintendo Switch version will support motion aim with gyro, local wireless multiplayer for co-op modes, and Pro Controllers. The team says that HD rumble also translates your character’s heartbeat while sniping, a cool way to use the tech.
Will you be taking aim with Rebellion Developments’ Sniper Elite 4 on Switch on Nov. 17?