Sniper Elite 5 Released

Rebellion announces that Sniper Elite 5 has hit its target date, and the sharpshooting sequel is now available for Windows via Steam as well as for Xbox and PlayStation. This puts you behind enemy lines in World War II in a test of your stealth, marksmanship, and stomach for X-ray views of internal organs being destroyed. All three of those elements are amply shown off in the Launch Trailer. Apparently the game was pre-sold at some point on the Epic Games Store, as the Rebellion Help Centre explains: "If you have pre-ordered through Epic, you should have received a refund - if not, please reach out to them here" (thanks Reddit). Here's word on this chance to be the soldier who saved D-Day:
Sniper Elite 5 takes place in the events around D-Day in France, 1944, as our hero Karl Fairburne joins a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany. There he makes contact with French Resistance, and they begin to uncover a secret Nazi plot that threatens to turn the tide of the war back in the Nazi’s favor: Operation Kraken. It is now down to Karl to reveal exactly what the Axis forces are planning and end Operation Kraken, and the mastermind behind it, Abelard Möller, before it can be launched.

Rebellion CEO, Jason Kingsley, said, “We are extremely proud to be releasing Sniper Elite 5 today and cannot wait for players to get their hands on the game. The franchise continues to go from strength to strength and the entire team at Rebellion has done a fantastic job to create the best game in the series to date. We are particularly proud of the new Invasion Mode which we think will be a real fan favorite. The tension and challenge that the invasion creates really intensifies and heightens the gameplay experience.”