Releasing in January, the main campaign of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 stars an American sniper named John North who is fighting his way through the former Soviet republic of Georgia. With drones, melee combat and, of course, sniping, players must take out targets and make good use of the game’s open-world setting in order to prevent another Cold War.
But, while North’s story will make up the bulk of the game, developer CI Games has now revealed that Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will feature a playable female character too. This female character will be available to those who pre-order the game and unlock an additional story campaign. Find out more after the break.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Reveal Trailer via CI Games
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Adds Female Character as Pre-Order Bonus
According to the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 website, those who pre-order the game will gain access to the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 limited edition which comes with ‘The Escape of Lydia’ DLC. Details on the additional content are scant, and the image above is our only look at the female protagonist, but CI says that it will allow players to “complete the prequel missions that expand the story.”
The fact that Lydia’s missions will apparently only be available as a pre-order bonus has already caused anger amongst fans. There are lots of good arguments against pre-ordering games (noted here, here and here) and gamers are rightfully sceptical about doing so and it’s also frustrating that the chance to play as a female character may only be available to those who put money down before the game (and crucially, the reviews) are out.
Not only that, but some have raised eyebrows at the fact that the DLC is being offered as a pre-order bonus despite CI Games’ not having revealed much gameplay information about it. Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn DLC proved a strong cautionary tale for gamers on that front.
Granted, it’s true that CI Games may make The Escape of Lydia DLC available to all once Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is released – though this would be only be annoying to those who do choose to pre-order the game for the DLC. We’ve sent an email to CI Games for clarification on the DLC’s availability so we’ll update you should we get a reply.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One January 27, 2017.