Sniper Elite 4 has been confirmed by Rebellion Developments as a direct sequel to Sniper Elite 3. However, when it comes to working with the new Nintendo console, the Nintendo NX, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley didn’t have any idea what was going on with them.
Speaking to Videogamer, he confirmed that they haven’t had any time with the new hardware at all despite having a good working relationship with Nintendo:
“Nintendo are brilliant. They’re a fabulous company and I love them. I always feel they’re quite eccentric. They come up with some incredible hardware. Even the Virtua Boy back in the day was really intriguing, and then the clamshell design of their handhelds. To be honest, I just don’t know [whether Rebellion will support NX]. The only way I can answer the question is, when we know what the machine is we’ll see and we’ll have a look. I’ve always loved Nintendo, I love their games and love their hardware.
“I know no more about [NX] than you do, so we’d be purely speculating. If it’s something that will run our games and if it isn’t some weird wobble balance board or something that’s totally irrelevant to what we’re doing then, if we can and if there’s a market there, if there’s a commercial opportunity, then we definitely want to capitalise on that.”
As you can surmise from Kingsley’s comments not a whole lot is known about the Nintendo NX by either the fans or the third-party developers. It is expected to release towards the end of this year though, and yesterday we were treated to a rumor of a few potential games including a new Luigi’s Mansion.
Sniper Eilte 4 will also release this year, although a specific release date still evades us. The third-person tactical shooter will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC.