Sniper Elite 5

Leading up to Sniper Elite‘s May 26 release date, Rebellion has been doing a great job highlighting the various aspects of the game through their spotlight trailer series, Previously, we got a glimpse into the mind and motivations of series protagonist, Karl Fairburne. But with the second spotlight trailer, we now get to see all the work Rebellion has put into capturing the accuracy of the era-specific vehicle and weapon sound effects.

To do this, Rebellion worked with historian and the star of the TV series Combat Dealers, Bruce Crompton. Plus, they tapped into the Imperial War Museums and the Royal Armouries museum for photos and audio recordings, as well as the actual era-specific vehicles that were integral to both the Allied and Axis armies as they attempted to shape the face of the globe’s geopolitical make-up at the time.

Of course, this is nothing new; there’s a long tradition of game developers capturing real-world weapon and vehicle sounds and mechanics. Even so, it’s nice to see the team at Rebellion doing their diligence to ensure that accuracy is up to snuff.

For me personally, I definitely appreciate the authenticity that comes from Rebellion’s exhaustive research and recording efforts. After all, that’s what lets me hear that pitch-perfect rifle sound right before I get that sweet, sweet X-ray crotch cam kill, with all of its testicle-exploding glory.

Sniper Elite 5‘s launch is fast approaching, and it’s definitely at the top of my most anticipated releases for the months to come. With each new trailer, I can feel the hype train gaining speed and momentum. Now all I have to do is wait for end of next month.

In the meantime, you can check out the most recent spotlight trailer below. Just don’t expect a ton of new gameplay footage aside from the in-game examples of the sound effects compared against their real-world counterparts. If you want to pre-order Sniper Elite 5 you can head over to the Rebellion website and find a link to all of the available digital storefronts.

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