One intriguing tidbit that I picked up involved the possibility of no-kill playthroughs. This may sound somewhat counter-intuitive in a game about sniping enemies and making their various bones and organs explode, but the idea arises from the Sniper Elite 3's sophisticated AI system. With enemies constantly seeking out anything suspicious and able to react to noise accordingly, no-kill playthroughs become an enticing challenge. Rebellion notes that certain levels can be completed without killing any enemies at all, aside from high-value targets.
Sniper Elite 3 appears to continue the series' penchant for high-skilled shooting and for highly-graphic action. The open levels make single-player and co-op play ideal, which is why it's somewhat disappointing to hear that co-op will only be restricted to two players, with Rebellion citing game balance as an issue. There are also a number of competitive multiplayer modes in the works for up to 12 players. While standard deathmatch and team deathmatch are available, some modes revolve around the sniper aesthetic. For example, one of the game's modes (Distance King) will have players competing over who can take the longest shot.
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Killcams in Sniper Elite 3 are even more detailed than their predecessors