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Metro Last Light formally announced

Metro Last Light formally announced

THQ has officially announced Metro: Last Light, the sequel will take place in 2034. The game will be released in 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. PR, teaser and first screens inside.

Press release:



THQ unveils Metro: Last Light
Return to the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow in the sequel to 2010’s cult hit, Metro 2033


Woking, UK, May 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) – THQ (THQI) 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 Metro: Last Light’s bespoke 4A Engine technology.

Metro: Last Light will be unveiled to the public at this years’ E3 Convention with a live gameplay demonstration.

Teaser

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Commented on 2011-05-31 19:51:13
Nice. Also on PS3 this time.
Commented on 2011-05-31 20:02:57
Wow, really nice teaser, lots of gameplay shots hidden. New monsters. Metro 2033 was a unique experience (and a beast on PC), so have high hopes.
Commented on 2011-05-31 20:05:00 In reply to droezelke
Great atmosphere.
Commented on 2011-05-31 20:43:48 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Nice. Also on PS3 this time.
Don't hold your breath I've only ever heard the PC version being spoken off highly.
Commented on 2011-05-31 21:04:04 In reply to omniscient
Posted by omniscient
Don't hold your breath I've only ever heard the PC version being spoken off highly.
Yeah, I wouldn't trust the console port of an Eastern European game ;)
Commented on 2011-05-31 21:20:17
Damn, some of those shots look spectacular. PC GAMING FTW.
Commented on 2011-05-31 21:47:17 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Yeah, I wouldn't trust the console port of an Eastern European game ;)
Well i played the first one on my 360 and it was perfect...
Commented on 2011-05-31 22:05:27 In reply to mykmarian
Posted by mykmarian
Well i played the first one on my 360 and it was perfect...
this.

Anyone can see the digital foundry analysis and see its one of the best fps engines of last year. Great visual and some of the best atmosphere ever, with the usual "crank that s*it up" on the PC side, nothing new. Far from the Risen/Gothic ports that the usual east-europe suspects bring.

The neagtive aspects are tied to both platforms and is more akin to the gameplay itself with random/bad AI, buggy ragdoll and crappy shooting.
Commented on 2011-05-31 22:06:36 In reply to mykmarian
Posted by mykmarian
Well i played the first one on my 360 and it was perfect...
I heard of quite a few game-breaking glitches. Somewhere around a stealth mission in the military camp.
Commented on 2011-05-31 22:27:52 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
I heard of quite a few game-breaking glitches. Somewhere around a stealth mission in the military camp.
yeah, i got one where it would crash when i entered some safe zone. just had to keep doing it over and over until the game decided to let me pass. lol, bit if a mess as far as FPS's go tho, pretty crappy shooting mechanics, pretty stiff movement, bad animations, bad rag doll physics, dodgy AI, boring story and short to boot (good thing considering the story and gameplay)

some of the best textures i've seen on a console tho. but that's all the good i can say about it.
Commented on 2011-05-31 22:44:25
If they can fix the gameplay issues with stealth and AI it could compete gameplay wise.

If they could fix the robotic movement, character models and animation it could be the best looking console game.

Without fixing these issues it will never be the best at anything.
Commented on 2011-05-31 22:47:35
Oh. My. God.
Commented on 2011-05-31 22:55:40
Wasn't the first game only in tunnel underground. I think it did pretty bad. 2012 is fine but it should be far away from MW4 release date lol
Commented on 2011-05-31 23:06:37
Hmmmm, pity the game wont actually look like those screenshots...they put them through the photoshop machine and now look closer to game art than representative of what the game will look like.
Commented on 2011-05-31 23:12:47 In reply to digi_matrix
Hell yes, the world need more fps games like this one!
Posted by digi_matrix
I heard of quite a few game-breaking glitches. Somewhere around a stealth mission in the military camp.
I have played through it 3 times and have yet to encounter any significant glitch.
Posted by gow_fan
Wasn't the first game only in tunnel underground. I think it did pretty bad. 2012 is fine but it should be far away from MW4 release date lol
It had a bunch of outdoor sections, can't say i agree with this doing underground tunnel sections badly, i cant think of any game that has made a derelict subway as atmospheric and interesting as this.
Commented on 2011-05-31 23:35:22
The atmosphere in the first one was great. I had a really good time playing through it, I'm definitely looking forward to see what the sequel holds. If they just improve the shooting mechanics it could turn out really good.
Commented on 2011-05-31 23:41:24
I wonder if the sequel will be good for anything other than benchmark tests
Commented on 2011-05-31 23:47:24
Once you get to the Librarians on the surface, that's where you'll see how awesome the game CAN be. Brilliant atmosphere. Very survival horror FPS, makes it stand out amongst other FPS franchises.
Commented on 2011-05-31 23:51:14
Nice, I like atmospheric shooters even if that means it is dark and gritty no probs for me.
Commented on 2011-05-31 23:57:18
I quite enjoyed the original on the 360. Fantastic engine and environments let down by some clunky map design and really ugly character models. Definitely lots of potential there though.
Commented on 2011-06-01 02:17:25
Great news. Hope it is well optimized.
Commented on 2011-06-01 02:36:54
I bought Metro 2033 last year and still haven't installed it :/

Gotta beat STALKER first
Commented on 2011-06-01 07:29:45
I'm glad they didn't name it "metro 2034"
Metro 2033 was a great game, beat on it on 360 and easily one of the better looking games of this console generation.
Commented on 2011-06-01 09:51:33
Played the first game for like an hour and couldnt force myself for more. Extremely boring game imo.
Commented on 2011-06-01 11:04:45
meh uncharted 2 looks better

j/k
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