Now that the holiday rush is basically in the rear view mirror, it’s already getting time to turn our attention to the big hitters arriving in the new year. Sniper Elite 4 is one of the first to drop, zeroing in on February and ready to bring the gift of gonad-busting, x-ray slow motion sniper shots. Naturally enough you wouldn’t just rupture the spleen of any old person. You’d need a bit of provocation. Fortunately we’ve got the first story trailer for Sniper Elite 4, reminding us just why Karl Fairburne has to be such an unrelenting psychopath.

I’m just going to come out and say it - Sniper Elite 4 doesn’t look as fun when you aren’t shooting things.

Anyway, The populace are in turmoil and fascism rules the world. No, I'm talking about 1943. SE4 is set entirely in Italy during the latter stages of World War 2. Kyle Fairburne is assisting the Italian resistance in the fight against Mussolini, subverting the Italian cause from within.

Sniper Elite 4 is out February 14th, 2017.