Xbox/PlayStation/PC game Sniper Elite 3 getting level featuring UK star Charlie Brooker, you may be able to shoot him

Developer Rebellion creates a special level for its upcoming World War II shooting game specifically surrounding Charlie Brooker.

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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.

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Discussion

45 comments
NTM23
NTM23

Oh, I giggled because I thought it said Charlie Brown.

15gamingguy
15gamingguy

For those that don't know who he is, Brooker is a comedian journalist and game enthusiast and was one of Yahtzee's main inspirations.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Can this one be an actual sniper game and not some shitty consolised corridor shooter?


I know this may seem really difficult and complex, but can you just take what was good about the first game and improve on it?


It's a tough challenge but maybe you can pull it off.

jarvis008
jarvis008

Charlie Brooker is great, always loved his Screenburn column in the Grauniad, he's done some really good TV shows as well.


I don't want to shoot him. Please don't make me shoot him...

sortajan
sortajan

i actually wasn't aware charlie was such a huge gamer until just recently, i've always enjoyed him though. he's fucking hilarious.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

Can I shoot Russell Brand?

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

Anything with Charlie in it will be funny, that much is certain.

If anyone is interested in his work, then please check this out...

youtu.be/HvNuzx-aqWs

Oh and the theme tune is awesome. ;)

It's only 12 minutes long (the clip not the theme tune. lol)

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

Anything with Charlie in it will be funny, that much is certain.

If anyone is interested in his work check this out...

http://youtu.be/HvNuzx-aqWs

Oh and the theme tune is awesome. ;)

Riddick123
Riddick123

Put a Piers Morgan level in where you can kill him and I will buy it on principle.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

The first thing I said was "who the hell is Charlie Booker??". 

blackace
blackace

Who!?!? lol!! Never heard of the guy. At least he's interested in games, so that's cool. Don't understand why he's in the game though.

sirslimyscott
sirslimyscott

Just watch some of this shows, such as Black Mirror, and you'll see what he offers.

themc_7
themc_7

As a Canadian....who is Charlie Brooker? 

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

But...I don't want to shoot him...

He's too cool...

Overlord93
Overlord93

I'm a big fan of his sense of humour. His shows are great, he's also one of the few celebrities who acknowledge and defend video games in the mainstream.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Don't know who he is, but he looks like someone I'd want to shoot in a video game.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

Despite being from England I can't say I know him personally, but after some research he sounds like a pretty good guy. That, and I very much like the title "Who shot Charlie Brooker?"'.

chuckles471
chuckles471

I don't like skinny hipster Charlie Brooker.


I preferred him when he was chubby and bitter about everything.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I'm from the UK and I've never seen anything with him in it.

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

Massive fan of Charlie Brooker. He's a fantastic wordsmith

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Look what having SNOOP DOGG in a game has done !!! Now everyone is doing it.

k41m
k41m

I love Sniper Elite games, I just think they need a decent multiplayer.

19James89
19James89

Who in the bluemoon is Charlie Brooker?

sirslimyscott
sirslimyscott

@blackace Google some of his shows they're brilliant; Black Mirror alone is getting a movie.

mikees1
mikees1

@themc_7  Exactly what us Brits think when some unknown around the world, but famous for nothing in America, "star" gets mentioned like he's the worlds biggest! Makes a change for our talent to be noticed, we exude much more of than do the yanks. Hence why they buy our TV shows so frequently.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@themc_7 In fact, if you look around, you might be able to find a one-off show he did Gameswipe.

Check it out; it's pretty interesting.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

@themc_7 He does some TV shows and writes, pretty funny, very sarcastic but interested in games amongst other things.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@themc_7 He's a journalist for video games, news and television, often known for his clever use of snark and wit in his writing.

Apastron
Apastron

@Overlord93 He defends common sense. It just so happens that there isn't a lot of it on display when people argue about gaming (on either side of the fence, in fairness).

pwgameverse12
pwgameverse12

@chuckles471 Too right. A bit like David Mitchell. When he lost weight and grew a beard, he seemed to become less cynical XD

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@Dannystaples14  

I knew him from PC Zone, even tho I was more of  a PC Gamer man because of Kieron Gillen and John Walker, still bought both. 

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

He does news wipe and weekly wipe on BBC2. He had a one off show on Channel 4 at the end of last year entitled 'How video games changed the world'. He also wrote the TV shows dead set and Black mirror

mikees1
mikees1

He writes and directs. A more talented man than the other so called celeb featured in CoD this week. Snoop mutt, a man who does a style of music that shouldn't even be called music , and makes up his own nonsensical words when he can't find one to rhyme with whatever hard luck criminality story he's (c)rapping about!

chuckles471
chuckles471

@PS4andXoneGamer  He was also games journalist that most British games journalist have tried to copy.....*Cough* Jim Sterling.

shingui5
shingui5

@PS4andXoneGamer  

He was even a co-host on 10 o'clock live that rna for a few series. 

He's pretty well known.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@mikees1 The music you don't like shouldn't be called music.


What?



mikees1
mikees1

Because it was the second celebrity getting a stint in a game this week. I just pointed out that ones talented the other isn't. What's so hard for you to understand there???

RJH_420
RJH_420

@mikees1 @Lhomity so this guy asked who this charlie booker guy is so you think thats your opening to hate on rap music lol? why even mention snoop dog lol ?

mikees1
mikees1

@Lhomity @mikees1  Tell me whats musical about some idiot shouting, ocassionally using real words to make it rhyme, but not fussy if he can't, when the subject is delivered by shouting. Usually a story about robbing something/selling drugs/shooting someone/or calling women bitches? What in the hell is musical about that?


If making up bullshit, non words, ripping off someone elses melody to put to said (c)rap music and shouting is considered music, then my 18 month daughter is the best fucking (c)rapper out there! It's no different to the 'music' she does, otherwise called noise!