Those who pre-ordered Sniper Elite 3 received the Hitler-assassinating Hunt the Grey Wolf mission as a bonus, and it’s available from today to all players as standalone DLC.
While at the time of writing the DLC isn’t yet available on any of the South African platform stores, we have confirmed with Sniper Elite 3’s local distributor that it will indeed be coming today, so keep your eyes peeled. The cost isn’t known, but it goes for $8 on US stores, so expect it at around the R100 mark.
If you recall, we mentioned it a while back: Hunt the Grey Wolf pits Sniper Elite’s elite sniper Karl Fairburne against not one, but three Hitlers (two doppelgangers and the real deal), and it’s up to him to establish who the real one is and then take him out.
Apparently the Sniper Elite narrative includes multiple Hitlers, as we’ve already taken him out once before in the Kill Hitler DLC for Sniper Elite V2. It was then that we discovered, much to the delight of our inner 12-year-old, that the old war songs about Adolf only having a single testicle were lovingly illustrated by the game’s slow-motion X-ray kill-cam.
You had to pull off the right shot, of course, but the payoff was seeing ol’ Adolf’s lone nut explode in satisfyingly gory 3D. It’s a good bet that this new DLC features similar anatomical nuances, but we don’t know for sure yet. Perhaps that’s how you tell you’ve killed the real one.
In the meantime, watch the trailer below if you haven’t seen it already and check out our review of the main game, which we rather enjoyed despite a few quirks:
[Image – SniperElite3.com]