THQ has released a new Metro: Last Light live-action trailer entitled “Enter the Metro” that shows the event surrounding Metro 2033 and its sequel. Metro: Last Light will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U in early 2013. So this backstory should build some anticipation…
The Moscow Metro. A monumental feat of Soviet engineering, with a dark secondary purpose – to serve as a refuge in the event of an atomic attack. As the Cold War thawed and the threat of nuclear annihilation seemed to fade, this purpose was forgotten – except by a few, waiting for the signal, ready to open the vaults… the last refuge for the remnants of mankind.
Watch the Metro: Last Light Live-Action “Enter the Metro” Short Film to see how Artyom ended up surviving in this post-nuclear world.
The survival-horror, first-person shooter game takes place in the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above.
But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour.
Key Metro: Last Light Features:
- A gripping, story-driven first person shooter, Metro: Last Light is the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed cult classic Metro 2033.
- Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of hand-made weaponry against deadly foes – both human and mutant – and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness.
- Fight for every bullet and every last breath in a claustrophobic blend of survival horror and FPS gameplay.
- Next generation technology boasting stunning lighting and physics sets a new graphical benchmark on both console and PC.
- Wage post-apocalyptic warfare online, as Last Light delivers an intense multiplayer experience amongst the dark Russian ruins.
“Underground Battle” artwork from Metro: Last Light.
“A Look Outside” artwork from Metro: Last Light.
Note: Although Metro: Last Light was originally announced as Metro 2034, the story doesn’t follow that of Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2034 book. I was looking to pick up the book to learn more about the story in the Metro universe, but apparently it hasn’t been translated from Russian into English yet. Which makes me all the more curious about Metro: Last Light.