Rebellion has revealed the release date for the Sniper Elite 3 on the Switch. They will be releasing both the physical and digital versions of the Ultimate Edition on October 1.
But the Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition on the Switch isn’t simply a port. Rebellion has announced some unique features for the Nintendo Switch version. It boasts local multiplayer with wireless multiplayer for both the 2-player co-op campaign and competitive multiplayer against up to 4 players.
Apart from that, the general online multiplayer that Sniper Elite 3 on other editions is also available. Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition on Switch will use the console’s HD Rumble to let you feel bullet impacts. This you can use to microadjust the aiming with gyroscope controls. As is the par for Nintendo Switch games, you also have Pro Controller support.
Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition is a third person tactical game. It puts you in the shoes of, you guessed it, a snipe. You carry out missions during World War 2, in North Africa. These can be carried out in a variety of ways, thanks to the extensive arsenal of weapons and tools you posses. Think Metal Gear Solid, but with no mechas.
However, it does have its fair share of fantastical scenarios. These can be found in the DLC, which luckily are bundled with the Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition. There’s a series of missions where you save Winston Churchill from assassination.
Not enough to satisfy you? Well there’s a separate mission where you get the chance to assassinate Hitler. Other than that, there are customization options to help you find your WW2 aesthetic.
However, before picking up this game for release make sure your Nintendo Switch doesn’t have a drifting problem. If it does, be sure to get it repaired for free from Nintendo, but only if you’re not in the UK.
PlayStation users, don’t despair, if you want to get into the Sniper Elite fun, you can get Sniper Elite 4 for free on PS Play for the month of August. And if you reallyyy want to see those xray shots in HD, on what might be the next gen console, you can wait for Sniper Elite 5’s release.
Sniper Elite 3 Switch release date is set for October 1. Preorders for the physical edition are open now at participating retailers, and digital preorders will be available September 17th.