In April of 1945 the dictator of Nazi Germany took his own life in order to avoid capture by the Red Army during the Battle of Berlin. The move left millions feeling as if they were cheated out of an opportunity. The preorder bonus for Rebellion’s Sniper Elite V2 gives customers a chance to make up for unspent bullets.
Putting five dollars down on the World War II sniping simulation at participating retailers earns players what 505 Games is calling “the ultimate mission”. Intel has the Führer returning from Berchtesgaden to Berlin via his personal train. The player must meet the train at the station, find some cover, and place a substantial amount of metal into the head-meats of one of the most hated men in history. You’ve got one bullet; one chance to change history.
Of course you won’t be changing anything in the game proper. It’s not as if the entire course of the narrative will suddenly shift to accommodate for the fact that the villain checked out early. It’s all about catharsis.
Sniper Elite V2 is due out in May for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3.