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New Metro: Last Light Details and Images

First sight.

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.

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14 Comments
  1. uncleniccius
    Member
    Since: Jan 2012

    2013?

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 16:25.
    • SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      2033

      Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 16:42.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      ha, yes, it’s set for the first quarter of 2013 but the first game was set in 2033. Confusing!

      Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 17:32.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        Thanks:)

        Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 17:37.
  2. parryman
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    I always wanted to play 2033 but wasn’t going to buy an xbox just for that.
    If this is ps3 I will give it a whirl

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 16:42.
  3. SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    I’m liking the look of this but that’s just because I like post apocalyptic themes. I doubt it will make any major mark on the industry like THQ are claiming.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 16:44.
    • yogdog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      You say that, but the first had the most atmospheric campaign in an FPS I’ve ever played. Utterly brilliant game.
      Got very high hopes for this.

      Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 17:53.
  4. rht992
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Huge fan of the Stalker games but never got a chance to play the first of these. Here’s hoping they come to PS3 at some point.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 17:16.
  5. yogdog
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    Cannot wait to play this, certain day one buy and I’ll be getting the special edition if one is announced :)

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 17:54.
  6. Kamokazi-UK
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    If it stays exclusive I’ll pick this up eventually. Having trouble getting into the original on the xbox.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 18:30.
  7. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I wasn’t paying too much attention to this as i didn’t play the original – the screens look fab though – much brighter and more colourful than i expected.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 19:33.
  8. jbni
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    It looks great. I’ve just started playing Metro 2033 on Steam and it’s superb – very similar atmosphere to Stalker. I got it for £2 from Gamestop downloads, which was a bargain.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 19:47.
  9. RudeAwakening
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Really looking forward to this after watching the gameplay preview, the atmosphere and tension it brought across was amazing and that was from just watching someone play through it, i can only imagine what is like playing it myself.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:11.
  10. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Originally bought the 360 to play the exclusive games it had to offer and Metro 2033 was easily one the most memorable experiences I had during my time with the machine. I’d never played anything like it before and haven’t since.

    This is right up there with the Tomb Raider reboot in my most anticipated games on the horizon. Should be special.

    Comment posted on 29/05/2012 at 21:18.

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