Metro: Last Light announced, trailer has moving artwork

By on June 1, 2011

Players to once again return to the post-apocalyptic Moscow.

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THQ yesterday unveiled Metro: Last Light, sequel to last year’s superb first-person shooter Metro 2033. Developer 4A Games are once again handling the reins, with the game scheduled to release sometime next year for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

“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.”

Metro: Last Light pitches the player into the midst of a desperate civil war for control over a doomsday device that threatens to destroy humanity forever. The epic single-player campaign and unique multiplayer experience will benefit from the extraordinary lighting, physics and destruction made possible by Metro: Last Light’s bespoke 4A Engine technology.

THQ has promised to showcase the game in a live demonstration at E3 this month. Check out the announcement trailer and screenshots for now.

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