It’s time once again to pick up that trusty Carcano Rifle and return to the Siwa Oasis as the first in a three part DLC set makes its way to Sniper Elite 3 on consoles. Save Churchill: Part 1 - In Shadows was released on PC back in July, but now is the first time players will get the opportunity to play through it on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Taking place after the events of the main Sniper Elite 3 campaign, the aptly titled Save Churchill DLC trilogy sees players take on a mission to uncover a Nazi assassination plot and save the British Prime Minister in the run up to the 1943 Casablanca Conference. The DLC brings with it new weapons and new units to tackle along with a new night-time take on the Siwa Oasis, as players return to the scene of a mission played out in the main campaign.
There is also the promise that the remaining two parts of this DLC trilogy will bring with them the largest level ever to feature in a Sniper Elite game to date. New encounters, unit types and weapons should also help the DLC freshen up the game a bit more. I was a bit disappointed by the stock rifles in Sniper Elite 3 and usually found myself sticking with the Carcano over anything else so any improvement here is welcomed.
Sniper Elite 3's Save Churchill: Part 1 - In Shadows is available right now through Xbox Marketplace and the PSN store at $7.99 for anyone wanting to pick up the first part of the DLC set. Alternatively, a Season Pass is also available through Xbox Marketplace and PSN for a cost of $29.99, granting access to the entire Save Churchill DLC set as each part is released. The Season pass also includes the Hunt The Grey Wolf DLC plus access to five weapon packs which are normally priced at $3.99 each.