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

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Thank you, I was about to ask that, precisely!


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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.

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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...

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

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Can I shoot Russell Brand?

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Outside or inside this game?

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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)

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

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

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Oh and the theme tune is awesome. ;)

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

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

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Google some of his shows they're brilliant; Black Mirror alone is getting a movie.

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

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Oh my God, Charlie Brooker is brilliant.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> He does some TV shows and writes, pretty funny, very sarcastic but interested in games amongst other things.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> He's a journalist for video games, news and television, often known for his clever use of snark and wit in his writing.

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

He's too cool...

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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).

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

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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?"'.

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I don't like skinny hipster Charlie Brooker.


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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Too right. A bit like David Mitchell. When he lost weight and grew a beard, he seemed to become less cynical XD

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> They're not exactly appealing to a wide audience with this one, are they?

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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.

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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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> He was also games journalist that most British games journalist have tried to copy.....*Cough* Jim Sterling.

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

He's pretty well known.

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

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

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

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