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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.

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%26ldquo;a flawed masterpiece%26rdquo; 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.%26rdquo;

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

June 6, 2011