Developer Rebellion has announced that it has created a special level in its upcoming shooter Sniper Elite 3 that features British satirist, screenwriter, and broadcaster Charlie Brooker. The developer tagged its post, "Who shot Charlie Brooker?" suggesting you'll be able to shoot him in the game.
Brooker is a big fan of the World War II shooter series and after visiting the studio, Rebellion creative director Jason Kingsley offered him the chance to have his likeness, movement, and voice appear in Sniper Elite 3.
He accepted, and performed the necessary voice and motion capture work, which you can see in the image above. Rebellion isn't yet saying what role Brooker will play in Sniper Elite 3, but the studio says it will "appeal to Charlie's dark sense of humor."
Kingsley is aware of the fact that some might see this partnership as a simple marketing ploy to drum up interest for Sniper Elite 3. But he maintains that Brooker is, in fact, a big fan of the series and that will come across when you see him virtually depicted in the game, he says,
"You can buy endorsement all you want, but gamers can tell the difference between a genuine fan and a celeb that is happy to get a payday," Kingsley said.
Sniper Elite 3, set during World War II in Africa, launches July 1 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The PC version arrives earlier on June 27.