5 THQ illuminates Metro: Last Light

Metro 2033 is going to get a sequel. Isn’t that sweet?! Actually, we kind of already knew that, but now THQ has confirmed that the game will be released in Calendar 2012, for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Metro: Last Light takes gamers once again to the friendly streets of post-apocalyptic Moscow, throwing them into a richly detailed, beautifully detailed game world. 4A Games are on the case, promising an atmospherically terrifying experience.

Danny Bilson, EVP of Core Games at THQ is a little apologetic about the original, but excited about what’s in store.

“We believe that Metro 2033 was a flawed masterpiece. 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.”

A doomsday device has been created, with the capability to destroy humanity forever. And, just as you’d expect, there’s a desperate civil war being waged for control of it.

Promising epic single-player and unique multiplayer, Metro: Last Light has received massive tweaks in the lighting, physics and destruction departments, something that you can thank the 4A Engine for.

Metro: Last Light

That there could be the Last Light...

…and, as you’d probably also expect, the game will be on show at E3. More news incoming, next week.

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