Ubisoft has agreed a deal with MC2 France to publish Sniper Elite, developed by UK studio Rebellion. The game will be released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC this autumn. The deal gives Ubisoft the publishing rights in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and all export countries.

Sniper Elite is set during the final Soviet advance of Berlin during World War II. The game is described as an action/adventure sniper simulation using both 1st and 3rd person interaction. Experts say this is the most realistic sniping simulation ever.

"In a market dominated by first person action games, Sniper EliteTM offers players a different perspective on the shooter genre," said Rob Cooper, Ubisoft's managing director for UK/Ireland/Australia/N-Z and Export. "We are very excited to be bringing this game to the market, and we are delighted to be continuing our partnership with MC2 France and Rebellion."

"We wanted to achieve something new with Sniper EliteTM. Sniping, by its very nature, is a completely different discipline to normal combat," said Jason Kingsley, CEO and creative director at Rebellion. "We think the unique nature of this game gives it enormous potential and we are pleased to be working with Ubisoft, a major publisher which has the channels to create a successful launch for the game."

"We are pleased to be working with two such respected partners as Ubisoft and Rebellion," said Olivier Grassiano, vice president international sales at MC2 France. "We believe that Sniper EliteTM will breathe fresh air into the market, and Ubisoft has all the necessary channels at its disposal to make it a successful launch."

Expect more on the game in the months ahead.