In May of last year, sniper video game fans got their hands on "Sniper Elite V2". The game was a remake of the 2005 game "Sniper Elite", hence the "V2" in the title. The game pulled in okay reviews and respectable sales, so it's no surprise there's going to be a third game in the series.
According to a financial press release back in January by the company that owns the team behind "Sniper Elite V2", a new game is on the way sometime in 2014. The reason the news wasn't leaked in January was a simple one.
"We were hoping the news would remain quiet within the Italian financial community until we could formally announce the game which we plan to do soon," said a company rep to Joystiq.
The question remains, why is the next game titled "Sniper Elite 3" when the last game was just a remake of the first, and not an actual sequel? This is going to confuse a lot of gamers who start to look for the first game in the series and then the second, and realize there's some shenanigans going on.