Fair warning: The above short film for 4A Games’ Metro: Last Light is not the pick-me-up you might want in the morning — or even the afternoon. It’s fairly depressing. Oh, and there are no subtitles, but assuming you don’t speak Russian, you won’t miss the important parts.
Nearly twenty years after Moscow is destroyed in a nuclear war, the remnants of Russia’s capital city struggles to survive in the tunnels of Moscow’s Metro. Mutants stalk the catacombs and gargoyle-esque creatures hunt in the poisoned skies. Like any post-apocalyptic world, mutants and the environment aren’t the only worry, as the left overs of mankind fight amongst themselves for the few remaining resources.
Metro: Last Light is a sequel to 4A Games’ 2010 cult-hit Metro 2033, and players will again take up the mantel of Artyom as he attempts to survive above and below Moscow’s streets.
We had a couple of chances to look at Last Light during E3 last year, and we were impressed. Metro doesn’t give players a lot of resources and the shadowy world of Moscow in 2034 hides a lot of horror and danger, which gives the FPS something a bit unique.
The game was slated for a Spring release this year but it appears that we won’t see Metro: Last Light until 2013. It will be out for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. We’ll more than likely see the game at E3 next month so check back in with us for more information.