The release date of the latest game in the Sniper series – Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – for India has been pushed back. Originally slated to be released in India on October 9, 2012, India will see the game hitting shelves only on January 15, 2013.
Sniper 2 is said to have very diverse gameplay. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 takes all the breathless anticipation, precise controls and skillful fun of sniping and mixes it with stealth gameplay. The game rewards skilled gameplay and difficult shots with a bullet cam for critical hits, such as head shots. The game shows your kill in excruciating amounts of detail. The game has variety in levels. Some of the varied locations include jungles, mountains and urban levels. All the environments of the game are based on real world location.
Hide in the bushes and shoot stuff… next year
The game has realistic ballistics that take into account the player’s location, wind speed and direction, breathing rate and distance from the target. Working with spotters is the key difference between life and death. There are night vision and thermal vision goggles to use in situations with limited visibility. The game also includes realistic weapons at the player’s disposal, including six sniper rifles, three assault rifles, heavy machine guns and more.
The game is built on CryENGINE 3, one of the most advanced multi-platform development tool for current generation consoles and the PC. The game has added more equipment for the player to use for stealth gameplay. There are multiplayer modes designed especially for sniper duels.
The game features a story where the main character, Captain Cole “Sandman” Anderson is a Private Security Consultant and ex-Delta Force sniper. Anderson grew up in the cold wilderness of Alaska where he learned the skills of hunting, marksmanship and tracking at a very early age. Anderson was raised by his Native American mother after his father was killed in action while serving with the US Marines in Vietnam. From the age of ten, Anderson hunted wild game to put food on his family’s table. Anderson joined the US Marine Corp after high school and trained as a scout-sniper, attached to the elite Marines’ elite “Force Recon” unit. Anderson is descended from a long line of American soldiers. He was raised in the tradition of patriotism and service to his country.
Those interested can watch the trailer here.
Origin games will distribute the game for City Interactive, who are publishing this game in India. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 will be available for Rs. 2,599 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and Rs. 999 for the PC.
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