THQ’s big hope for early next year is the follow up to the shockingly undervalued Metro 2033. An embargo on a preview event held by THQ has just lifted so we can get some further details about Metro: Last Light out into the public.
This game has no relation to the original author’s direct sequel to his 2033 book but apparently Dmitry Glukhovsky was involved so the narrative should retain the same oppressive, claustrophobic themes. It’s set in a post apocalyptic Russia, as you’d expect and by all accounts, it’s looking fantastic.
The bullets-for-currency idea has been simplified and is explained more explicitly so hopefully it will be slightly more approachable than its predecessor. Previews seem generally impressed with the game engine and tone but the claims THQ is making about offering up an antidote to modern FPS fatigue have been heard before. Of course, Metro 2033 was something a bit different so perhaps this time we’ll truly get something new and complete enough to offset the slew of modern military shooters.
Oh, and according to Digital Spy, it’s not longer definitely coming to Wii U.