The World of Metro
The Metro video game series is based on the book series by Dmitry Glukhovsky. The story tells the tale of Artyom, who, as a baby, was brought down into the Moscow subway system during a nuclear war. Now an adult, he goes on a journey to save his station from a new threat, the Dark Ones, from the irradiated surface. While the first game was an adaption of the Metro 2033 book, the next game, Last Light, will stand on its own and will not be a direct adaption of the Metro 2034 book.
The world of Metro takes place in post-apocalyptic Moscow, Russia. Above ground are the ruins, heavily irradiated and home to dangerous mutants of all sorts. But below ground, the people have set up towns and cities in what was once the Moscow Metro System. But it is not much safer than the surface, as Soviets and the Fourth Reich Nazis fight for control. Other dangers include: mutants, bandits, occultists, and the less-than-friendly guards of neutral metro stations. The people have only the Rangers to look to in times of crisis, which plagues this new world. The conditions up top are improving and the first nuclear spring since the war is coming.
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Originally the game developed by THQ, but as some of you may have heard, they filed bankruptcy in January. But fear not loyal fans, 4A Games is still hard at work and the publishing rights were sold to Deep Silver, the publisher of Dead Island. The release date has been set for May 14th 2013 in North America and May 17th in Europe. Metro: Last Light will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Microsoft Windows platforms. Grab your gas mask and air filters folks, you're going top-side.
Metro: Last Light Gameplay
Below is the gameplay footage from E3 2012. The Metro survivors get new weapons and fancier gadgets. A new weather system is also implemented for more immersive gaming. Stealth and ammo conservation will also be main parts of gameplay.