It’s been a rocky few months for Metro: Last Light, the stunning post-apocalyptic shooter from Deep Silver. For a while back there during the sell-off of defunct publisher THQ’s assets, it looked as though the Metro 2033 sequel had seen *ahem* its last light of day. But it’s been saved from the ashes of development hell thanks to a purchase from Koch Media and now has confirmed release dates. And they’re not that far away!
Metro: Last Light will land in America on May 14th and Europe on May 17th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
The game once again follows apocalypse survivor Artyom as he trawls the subways of Moscow, fending off mutant nasties and attempting to prevent a civil war amongst rival underground stations.
Based on the series of books by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, the original Metro 2033 game launched to critical acclaim back in March 2010, praised for its atmospheric visuals and tense tone.
We awarded Metro 2033 4-stars in our full review, which you can read by clicking here. If the sequel can nail a more satisfying shooting system than its predecessor, there’s nothing stopping it from becoming a game of the year contender.
By Gerald Lynch | March 1st, 2013