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(Pocket-lint) - Rebellion's Sniper Elite series has consistently surprised and improved with every iteration, resulting in a superb outing last time around.

Now there's a new one inbound - Sniper Elite 5 - and details are continuing to emerge about it.

Here then is everything you need to know about Sniper Elite 5.

Sniper Elite 5 release date

Sniper Elite 5 will be released on Thursday 26 May 2022.

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Sniper Elite 5 formats

The game will be available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.

It has also been confirmed as a day one release on Xbox Game Pass.


There is a bonus mission up for grabs if you pre-order the game. You will receive the latest mission in the "Target Führer" campaign entitled "Wolf Moutain".

Sniper Elite 5 setting, story and plot

The action moves from Italy - the location for Sniper Elite 4 - to France.

It follows hero Karl Fairburne after he discovers a Nazi plot, Operation Kraken, that can potentially turn the tide of the Second World War in their favour.  As Fairburne, you will have to take on (and out) a number of senior Axis officers including Abelard Möller, an Obergruppenführer who will prove to be a considerable challenge.

In terms of gameplay, Rebellion has announced an all-new invasion mode. When activated, a human-controlled Axis sniper can enter your game with the task of taking you out before you complete your mission. You don't know where or who they are, simply that they are out there as the game will alert you that an invader has joined.

You can turn invasion mode off though, if you just want a pure single-player experience.

"For those players who just want a solo gameplay experience there will be the option to switch invasion mode off, but we recommend that everyone gives it a try at some point. We have been having a lot of fun with it in the studio, jumping into each other’s games and finding innovative, stealthy ways to take each other out," said Chris Kingsley, the CTO of the developer.


Sniper Elite 5 trailers

A couple of trailers have been released so far. You can see them below, with the latest first.

Sniper Elite 5 screens

We will include official screengrabs as they are released to scroll through below.

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Writing by Rik Henderson.