Today, THQ announced that Metro: Last Light, previously rumored to be Metro 2033’s sequel, is in development and has a 2012 release date. The best part? The game has gone multiplatform and will release on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Players will traverse a post-apocalyptic Moscow in search of a doomsday device that could very well destroy humanity. The creatures and environment won’t be the only issue this time since this device has caused a civil war amongst survivors.
Both multiplayer and single player will see massive improvements to destruction, physics, and lighting thanks to the new 4A Engine technology backing Metro: Last Light.
Danny Billson had this to say about the upcoming title.
We believe that Metro 2033 was a flawed masterpiece. 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.
Lucky for us, that wasn’t all that was revealed today. THQ was kind enough to give us a teaser trailer. Check it out.
This has created more anticipation for E3 as we all await the revealing of gameplay footage and features. We’ll update you next week with any new developments that come out at E3.