New and Improved: Metro Redux release date announced, enhanced scares coming soon

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Revealed earlier this year as a PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC exclusive, Deep Silver and developer 4A Games have announced a set of release dates for Metro Redux, a compilation of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light featuring enhanced visuals and gameplay improvements, too.


Due for release in the US on August 26th and in Europe on August 29th across PS4, Xbox One and PC, with releases on Linux and SteamOS to follow, Metro Redux will bring 4A Games’ two excellent first-person action horror games to new generation consoles in style with improved visuals, smoother frame rates and even enhanced gameplay, with all previously released downloadable content included in the package.

The Metro 2033 of Metro Redux

How has 4A Games reworked Metro 2033? Here’s a feature list:

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

– 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

– 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

The Metro: Last Light of Metro Redux

What about Metro: Last Light? 4A says that the game has also received a “graphical facelift and gameplay improvements,” with new melee animations, as well as a ‘Check Watch’ and ‘Check Inventory’ ability requested by fans. If none of that was enough, previously released DLC will add another ten hours of singleplayer gameplay to the experience.

Fans of the series will also be able to replay both games in different difficulty modes, explained thus:

“Those who favoured 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.

“In addition, the legendary Ranger Mode returns to both games, providing the most immersive and challenging experience as the HUD is stripped away and hardcore rules apply.”

Check out the announcement trailer for Metro Redux below:

Metro Redux – Official Announcement Trailer

How much will this massive collection cost? Deep Silver says that the downloadable version will go for a suggested $24.99 / €19.99 / £15.99, while the boxed copy will retail for $49.99 / €39.99 / £34.99.

Worth it? Have you already played the Metro games and not interested in playing them again?

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