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Published on May 31st, 2011 | by Charlie

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Metro: Last Light Officially Revealed

Today, THQ revealed Metro: Last Light, the highly anticipated sequel to Metro 2033. Even though the game did not do well on consoles, it was the PC port which gave it a slight push for the game to recieve its sequel. That, and THQ fully believe that the franchise has legs, and I couldn’t agree more. It’s one of those games where the first game gets a low audience, but over time, it starts to get big. Metro 2033 was based on the book of the same name, set in a post-apocalyptic Russia, where the people lived in the Metro, Russia’s subway system. Above the surface, there was no clean air, and creatues began to lurk through the tunnels, threatening the people. But we’re talking about Metro: Last Light. “We believe that Metro 2033 was a flawed masterpiece,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “It was a beautiful, original game that didn’t get the marketing support it needed. We won’t make that mistake with Metro: Last Light. This game improves on the original in every way – it will have more polish, deeper and more sophisticated gameplay, and satisfyingly visceral combat, without losing what our fans loved about the original. Metro: Last Light is another artful piece of game development from an Eastern European studio that will thrill and terrify anyone looking for a more cerebral experience than your typical first person shooter.” The game will also have multiplayer. Yay or nay for that? The game itself will be officially unvield at E3 2011 and will be released in 2012 (*cough*2012 apocalypse*cough*). Check out the trailer and screens below.                   Return to the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow in the sequel to 2010’s cult hit, Metro 2033.
THQ today announced that the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010’s multiple Interactive Achievement Award finalist, Metro 2033, is scheduled for release in Calendar 2012, for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
Metro: Last Light will immerse the player in the haunting, desolate ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, one of the most richly detailed, and beautifully realised gaming worlds of modern times. Developer 4A Games will deliver a terrifying, atmospheric single-player adventure that fuses thrilling combat with exploration and survival horror to create a unique, memorable experience.
“We believe that Metro 2033 was a flawed masterpiece,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “It was a beautiful, original game that didn’t get the marketing support it needed. We won’t make that mistake with Metro: Last Light. This game improves on the original in every way – it will have more polish, deeper and more sophisticated gameplay, and satisfyingly visceral combat, without losing what our fans loved about the original. Metro: Last Light is another artful piece of game development from an Eastern European studio that will thrill and terrify anyone looking for a more cerebral experience than your typical first person shooter.”
Metro: Last Light pitches the player into the midst of a desperate civil war for control over a doomsday device that threatens to destroy humanity forever. The epic single-player campaign and unique multiplayer experience will benefit from the extraordinary lighting, physics and destruction made possible by the Metro: Last Light bespoke 4A Engine technology.
Metro: Last Light will be unveiled to the public at this years’ E3 Convention with a live gameplay demonstration.
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