Things are about to get a little bit meta, as THQ releases a behind-the-scenes trailer for Metro: Last Light – but instead of featuring any gameplay footage, developers or much information on the game, it explores the making of the recent, jaw-dropping live action trailer which made waves just before E3.
Live-action trailers for video games are a controversial topic, with nay-sayers left wondering why in-game footage or cinematics weren’t used instead, while fans are grateful for an extra look at the mindset and aesthetics behind the development of a new title.
Either way, it seems everybody was at least intrigued by this promotional piece for post-apocalyptic shooter Metro: Last Light, so getting behind the camera and into the nitty gritty of organising those crowd shots, air raid sirens and empty train stations is never a bad thing. And yes, it was all filmed on-location in chilly Moscow, for that extra, frozen touch.
Metro: Last Light, the sequel to 2010’s Metro: 2033, is headed our way early in 2013, for PS3, PC and Xbox 360. Gamers are thrown into a “desperate civil war” battling it out for control over a doomsday device which threatens to destroy life as we know it. For more information, check out our preview of the game, and stay tuned for more updates.