Ahead of next week's E3 trade show, THQ have lifted the veil
on Metro: Last Light, a sequel to last year's Metro 2033 (Ausgamers 8.8
), the grim first person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic Russia, developed by Ukraine-based studio 4a-games.
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.”
A teaser trailer -- embedded below (or here in HD
) -- doesn't offer a whole lot, but the first set of screenshots
are looking quite impressive.
Metro: Last Light is due in 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and we expect to see more of the game next week at E3.