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?