Metro 2033 Sequel Named Metro: Last Light Teaser Inbound [UPDATE]

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THQ has just announced the Sequel to the cult hit Metro 2033. Some of us here at the WPR Offices (Basements) loved the first one, but can they improve on what they’ve already built?

Metro: Last Light takes place in the near future and exactly one year after the previous game. The world has been ravaged by nuclear war and any of those who have survived have taken refuge in the metro stations of Moscow, you play through the eyes of one of these metro dwellers in the center of a civil war for a weapon of with the power to wipe out mankind.

“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.”

The video doesn’t do much to illustrate any new features, which is pretty sad if you ask me. Last time I checked Metro 2033 didn’t sell too well. My day job at [Unnamed Department Store] carried Metro and it dropped in price within a few months after release. Which was a huge shame because I loved it when I eventually picked it up during a Steam sale, but could see how it would be overlooked as just another shooter. So I don’t really see the point of a teaser trailer. I can only hope they support this game more than they did the first one.

[UPDATE] It seems that THQ has answered my prayers because we finally get a little bit of gameplay, and whatever is shown in this new video is freaking intense!

After doing some googling some publications who were allowed a sneak peak mentioned improved physics, lighting, sneak mechanics, and AI, all of which sound like great improvements of the first one. What I am excited for the most is the mention of multiplayer. I can only hope that it’s not just a Call of Duty clone and actually makes use of the fantastic atmosphere they were able to create with the first one.

Expect another fantastic looking game that will take you into the bowels of the Moscow underground. Metro: Last Light is set to drop sometime in 2012 [Metro Site]

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