THQ has confirmed that a sequel to Metro 2033 is in development and will be released in 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Metro: Last Light takes players to the haunting, desolate ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, and promises to be one of the most "detailed and beautifully realised gaming worlds of modern times". Developer 4A Games will deliver a terrifying, atmospheric single-player adventure that combines exploration and survival horror.
"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 single-player campaign and multiplayer experience will benefit from the extraordinary lighting, physics and destruction made possible by Metro: Last Light’s bespoke 4A Engine technology.
Metro: Last Light will be unveiled to the public at this years’ E3 Convention with a live gameplay demonstration. You can see the E3 teaser trailer.
Strategy Informer recently got the chance to see a presentation of Metro 2033 in action, check out our first exclusive preview here.