With just over a year separating the release of Metro Redux with Metro: Last Light, one has to wonder what makes this release so special. Firstly, it contains both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light in a bundle. It might be easy to think that it’s just Metro 2033 as an HD remake and a simple re-release of Metro: Last Light for a quick cash-in to go along with it. This is not so. Many significant, substantial changes have been made to remaster each game that warrants the purchase, even if you’ve played recently.
Before today, bikes and guns have never made a better and more deadly combo in games. The new weapon, Multi Barreled Bicycle Shotgun is available now in Metro Last Light. 4A Games has taken a fan-designed weapon and built it in-game, which can be downloaded as part of the “Developer Pack” DLC.
Deep Silver today announced that the ‘Faction Pack’ – the first piece of DLC for 4A Games’ critically acclaimed Metro: Last Light – is set for worldwide release on Steam, Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network from Microsoft and the PlayStation®Network on July 16th in North America and July 17th in Europe and the rest of the world.
The ‘Faction Pack’ includes three original single player missions, each casting the player as a different specialist from the warring Factions. Returning to some classic locations from Metro 2033, these missions feature new weapons, the return of a truly terrifying mutant foe, and offer three distinct gameplay challenges which we will leave as a surprise.
The Faction Pack costs $4.99 / 400 MSP, and is the first of four DLC packs to be included in the Metro: Last Light Season Pass, which at $14.99 / 1200 MSP offers a discount over buying the packs separately, and also includes an additional exclusive weapon, the Abzats.
Deep Silver also revealed additional details on the content of the future DLC packs:
UPDATE: It appears that the PDF novel and associated DLC may not be available Steam users outside the North America region.
Prior to the release of Metro: Last Light, I was looking through my DLC tab and nothing was there. I restarted Steam today, and while I was looking for something else, this caught my eye:
It isn’t explained to you, but if you navigate to where Steam is installed:
/Steam/steamapps/common/Metro Last Light/novel/
You’ll see the file: Metro 2033 – English text.pdf
Go ahead and copy it out to read on your PC, phone, or other devices. If it didn’t work for you, the DLC can be downloaded (for free), at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/43163/
Dmitry Glukhovsky’s book, Metro 2033 was the inspiration of the 2010 game of the same name. Also drawing from Metro 2033 is Metro: Last Light, which does not relate to Metro 2034 novel sequel. You again play as Artyom, a Ranger who is trying to find “The Dark One” who may hold answers to their questions. Along the way is tension, action, betrayal, and loyalty. If you didn’t happen to play the first game, the opening cinematic of Last Light does a good job of catching you up.
Deep Silver today released Metro: Last Light: The highly anticipated sequel to the extraordinary Metro 2033 is now available in North America for PlayStation®3, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows® PC. Within the rest of the world, the first person shooter will be available from May 17, 2013.
“We are happy to release Metro: Last Light and very confident with the quality of the game” said Menno van der Bil, International Commercial Director, Deep Silver. “I am sure that Metro: Last Light will meet the fans expectations, and Deep Silver is very proud to embrace such an outstanding title in its lineup.”
Metro: Last Light is a first person shooter developed by the Ukrainian studio 4A Games.
While looking around the hub town of “Venice” in Metro: Last Light, I came across a table containing the Metro series of books. Among them was the Metro 2035 book cover. It is going to follow the same story as the video game Metro: Last Light, but covering the plot and dialogue in much greater detail and length. No release date has been announced yet for Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2035.
It’ll be interesting to see if the following series of Metro games will borrow from 2034 and 2035.
Deep Silver today released a new in game trailer for Metro: Last Light, titled ‘Redemption.’ Anna, the Spartan Order of Rangers’ top sniper and daughter of their uncompromising leader Miller, talks about the hope of the survivors that rests on Artyom’s shoulders. Will he be able to lead humanity to salvation, and find personal redemption in the tunnels of the Metro?
Deep Silver today revealed the final chapter in the ‘Ranger Survival Guide’ for Metro: Last Light. Exploring the unique equipment and brutal, hand-made weaponry every Ranger needs to survive the perils of the Metro, this chapter also teaches you how to use light as an ally (or even as a potential weapon) as well as detailing Metro’s infamous bullet-driven economy and gun trading and customization mechanic.
As Artyom, your survival (and indeed the fate of all mankind) now rests in your own, hopefully competent, hands.
[box_light]The game will be available from May 14, 2013 in North America and May 17, 2013 across Europe for PlayStation®3, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.[/box_light]
Publisher Deep Silver and Developer 4A Games today announced the official minimum, recommended and optimum PC specs for the upcoming First Person Shooter Metro: Last Light. The highly anticipated sequel to Metro 2033 will be available from May 14, 2013 in North America and May 17, 2013 across Europe for PlayStation®3, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
Metro: Last Light is powered by 4A’s proprietary technology, the 4A Engine. Designed to take full advantage of the latest, most powerful PC hardware and DirectX 11 graphics cards, the 4A Engine also supports a host of bespoke NVIDIA® features including NVIDIA PhysX® and NVIDIA 3D Vision.
PC gamers wishing to test the suitability of their hardware can run the NVIDIA ‘GPU Analyzer.’ Is your PC ready to run Metro: Last Light? Find out here:
Windows: XP (32-Bit), Vista, 7 or 8
CPU: 2.2 GHz Dual Core e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo
Direct X: 9.0c
Graphics Card: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant e.g. NVIDIA GTS 250 (or AMD equivalent e.g. HD Radeon 4000 series) or higher
For 3D Vision Support:
Windows: Vista, 7 or 8
CPU: 2.6 GHz Quad Core e.g. Intel Core i5
Direct X: 11
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 580/660 Ti (or AMD equivalent e.g. 7870) or higher
For 3D Vision Support:
Windows: Vista, 7 or 8
CPU: 3.4 GHz Multi-Core e.g. Intel Core i7
Direct X: 11
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 690 / NVIDIA Titan
For 3D Vision Support:
Deep Silver today opened the next chapter in the Ranger Survival Guide for Metro: Last Light. The second video in a series of three, “Enemy Danger” prepares the player against the hostile inhabitants of the Metro, both human and mutant. While deadly creatures control the desolate Moscow wastelands, the human survivors, having splintered into extremist factions, gangs of bandits, and the order of Rangers, try to maintain a hold on the tunnels of the Metro. To stand up to them, the player has a choice: will he try to sneak past the threats, save their lives and rare ammunition, or will he seek direct face-off to wipe them out once for all? Both ways carry risks and every action has consequences within the tunnels of the Metro.
Deep Silver today announced that Metro: Last Light, the highly anticipated first person shooter sequel to the extraordinary Metro 2033, will be available on May 14, 2013 in North and Latin America and May 17, 2013 across Europe for PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
“The new release date is the ideal way to strike the balance between bringing the best out of Metro: Last Light and not keep the fans waiting longer than necessary,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. “We won’t leave that time unexploited and will work closely together with 4A Games to make the game even better. It will receive all the attention it deserves.”
In the year 2034, a nuclear war has turned the world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. In Moscow, the tunnels of the Metro have become a new home for the former inhabitants of the city. Within the catacombs, they fight for their survival, fending off hordes of hideous mutants born from the toxic atmosphere, as well as other factions desperate to take control of what little hospitable land remains. As they fight, they also search for a doomsday device that could be the key to their victory. A civil war is inevitable. During these dark hours, the players will embody Artyom, and become the last light for all of mankind.
The plot of Metro: Last Light was written by Dmitry Glukhovsky, acclaimed author of the novel Metro 2033 which inspired the creation of both video games. Also, Glukhovsky is responsible for all dialogues in Metro: Last Light. Glukhovskys novels Metro 2033 and Metro 2034 have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. In 2013, his latest book Metro 2035 will be also available outside of Russia.