Remastered Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light Announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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To learn that 4A Games and Deep Silver are re-mastering Metro: Last Light for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (and PC) comes as no major surprise. We’ve already seen a number of recent last-gen titles get enhanced or “definitive” re-releases. The real surprise is the fact that they are also going back to remake the original Metro 2033, a game I have yet to play but am now more excited to dig into than ever, having just purchased a PS4 within the past week. I also loved Last Light, so there’s that too.

Carrying the Redux tag, both games will feature the expected 60FPS gameplay and HD texture upgrade, but as the oldest of the two games, Metro 2033 is obviously receiving the most work. Metro 2033 is being completely overhauled to incorporate all of the 4A Engine gameplay and graphical enhancements seen in Last Light. Such as:

· The original game has been rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine, bringing all the graphical and gameplay improvements from Metro: Last Light to Metro 2033 Redux

· Experience radically improved gameplay: advanced enemy AI, improved combat and stealth mechanics, superior weapon handling and more responsive, intuitive controls plus signature features from Last Light such as the atmospheric ‘mask wipe’ mechanic, weapon customization, and silent kills and takedowns

· Enjoy completely re-mastered visuals: advanced lighting, dynamic weather, more detailed characters with improved animation, more dynamic destruction and improved smoke, fire and particle effects

Last Light Redux will similarly sport improved visuals and new animations, as well as ‘Check Watch’ and ‘Check Inventory’ gameplay features and all of the previously released Season Pass DLC.

In addition to the HUD-less Ranger Mode, both games will offer a choice of Survival or Spartan campaign play styles:

Those who favored the more survival horror oriented gameplay of Metro 2033 can play both campaigns in the ‘Survival’ Play Style, a fraught slow-burn fight for survival with limited resources, deadlier enemy AI, and slower reload speeds. Those who enjoyed the more action oriented gameplay of Metro: Last Light can try the ‘Spartan’ Play Style, providing Artyom with a powerful set of combat skills and more plentiful resources.

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will be released this summer as standalone digital downloads for $24.99 each on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with dedicated Linux and SteamOS versions to launch later in the year. A boxed compilation simply titled Metro Redux will retail for $49.99.

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