505 Games and Rebellion have announced Sniper Elite V2, the sequel to 2005's well received first person shooter Sniper Elite.

The game, which will be released in 2012, takes players back to WWII as a sniper and promises to be a modern take on the 2005 game. No platforms were mentioned, except to say "current generation of consoles".

"It's very exciting to be working with one of the new breed of major publishers like 505 Games," said Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion. "Sniper Elite was an important, genre-defining property and we're hoping to have even greater success by teaming up with the talented guys at 505."

Chris Kingsley, CTO of Rebellion, also said: "It's fantastic for us to be involved in the world of Sniper Elite again. We look forward to winning even more awards with Sniper Elite V2 and wowing the consumers with what will be a great game."

"We're very excited to be working with Rebellion on this highly anticipated sequel. Sniper Elite has always been the benchmark of the genre and never been bettered....until now," said Ian Howe, Managing Director of 505 Games.