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E3 2011: Metro: Last Light officially announced, gets freeze-framable trailer

Ready the pause button, Metro fans. THQ has unveiled an announcement trailer for the upcoming Metro 2033 sequel, Metro: Last Light, and it may take a few frame-by-frame viewings to get a full taste of the monstrous post-apocalyptic action to come.


Above: The most epic use of a Portishead song in a trailer, ever

Developed by 4A Games, makers of Metro 2033, the sequel will return players to the gritty underground tunnels of Moscow in an original story concerning the search for a doomsday device that threatens to wipe humanity from the face of the scorched, futuristic earth for good.

While announcing the sequel, THQ's Danny Bilson called Metro 2033 “a flawed masterpiece” that suffered for its lack of support, saying,  "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.”

That sounds ... promising. Metro: Last Light is being developed for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It is slated for release sometime in 2012.

June 6, 2011 

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11 comments

  • jakeythesnake - June 13, 2011 1:52 p.m.

    To be honest I'm disappointed at the polish announcement; I thought that the lack of polish is what gave it a very authentic feel. I like that the weapons were bad and that the monsters were hard to kill - that just made it all the more realistic. I actually disconnected from Xbox Live and *uninstalled* the patch to finish playing after it was released. Bioshock is my favourite game of all time, but Metro...came close.
  • wraith509 - June 7, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    @Bobbety the story is not based off any metro book it was written for the game, it involves trying to get rid of the nazis. the main character is still artyom , khan returns and is with you most of the game
  • asspills - June 7, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Recaptcha: Upside-down A, "u" (or an upside down "n"), upside-down A, "v", upside down A, "w", [, P, u, v, CSOREA -wtf?!?
  • asspills - June 7, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    I'm actually very happy about this. Metro 2033 delivered some very amazing gaming moments for me. And for my money, had some of the best implemented "always optional stealth" in any shooter on the 360. I beat most of the "Go in guns loaded" levels, without getting more than a few bullets shot in my direction.
  • e1337prodigy - June 7, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    Yay really loved metro 2033. Hopefully I have a killer pc by the time this comes out.
  • Bobbety - June 7, 2011 5:56 a.m.

    What? Is this tied in with another book? Will it still star Artyom? I have so many questions! I haven't played Metro 2033 yet, but I read the book a couple months ago and the game is downloading from Steam as I speak. It's promising to see that people think it was a good game.
  • Yeager1122 - June 7, 2011 5:31 a.m.

    Was always intrested in Metro 2033 so ill definatley be keeping an eye on this.
  • HankVenture - June 7, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    I really enjoyed Metro 2033, though I felt some parts were lacking like the ghost bits.. ps http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa183/rabit_302/Capture.jpg that looks interesting :D
  • Joe_F_Ugly - June 7, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    Hell. Yeah.
  • snipes101 - June 7, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    This excites me. Metro 2033 was one of my favorite games from last year. Underrated is right.
  • TheTygerfire - June 7, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    Metro 2033 is an underrated game. Glad to see more of the world.

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