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Metro 2033 to be published by THQ

Metro 2033 to be published by THQ

Metro 2033 is a post-apocalyptic shooter set in the underground train complexes of a half-destroyed Moscow.

Metro 2033, the new game from Ukrainian developer 4A Games, has been picked up by THQ and given a new release date of early 2010, according to a recent announcement.

If you've not heard about the game before now then join the club - this is the first announcement we've seen on the game too, via RockPaperShotgun.

Likened to both Fallout 3 and STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, Metro 2033 is based on a novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky and tells the story of humanities remnants, who have survived an earth-side apocalypse by fleeing into the abandoned underground train tunnels of a half-destroyed Moscow.

Players are cast as a man who grew up in the underground society, trapped there by the inhospitable cold and roaming beasties that control the surface. After discovering something nasty is happening though, it's up to you to warn the various groups within the tunnels - though details beyond that are scarce.

According to 4A Games, the communities that have sprung up within the tunnel-cities will be a focal point of the game and players will get a chance to interact with democratic, totalitarian, military communist and primitive groups as they progress through the game. There'll be plenty of mutants to fight with too, obviously.

Metro 2033 will be released for PC and Xbox 360 in early 2010, with the first official trailer watchable below. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Skiddywinks 23rd October 2009, 15:15 Quote
Saw the trailer last night. Looks quite interesting. Graphics are good as well.
Krikkit 23rd October 2009, 15:20 Quote
Sounds interesting, let's hope they don't go Stalker on us and make it virtually illegible in the English version. :p
Mankz 23rd October 2009, 15:27 Quote
^^ Im with the cricket.
YAK!>Incubus 23rd October 2009, 15:29 Quote
Looks good, Hopefully it's been developed on PC first tho.
Jipa 23rd October 2009, 15:30 Quote
More of the same gray-brown-themed post-apocalyptic-bs? Haven't we kinda sorta seen this already..

Or then I just need a cookie.
Tyrmot 23rd October 2009, 15:51 Quote
humanities = humanity's
[sorry!]

sounds intriguing though, always nice to discover an upcoming title like this...
Xir 23rd October 2009, 16:20 Quote
...more mutants to shoot!
and people say WWII is getting old :D
OtakuHawk 23rd October 2009, 17:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
Sounds interesting, let's hope they don't go Stalker on us and make it virtually illegible in the English version. :p

what i'm hoping is that it won't be as buggy as STALKER was on initial release.

/get out of here stalker, get out of here stalker, get out of here stalker.
mjm25 23rd October 2009, 17:33 Quote
looks interesting... i sitll don't know why i have no motivation to play STALKER clear sky... it looks like stalker, it plays like stalker... but it just ain't stalker how i like it :/. this could be good though! like the idea of the different political parties too
frontline 23rd October 2009, 17:42 Quote
Looks promising, the eastern european style of the stalker games was welcome after endless generic US shooters, but agree that it would be nice if you didn't have to wait for the 5th patch to buy it.
Star*Dagger 23rd October 2009, 18:16 Quote
I think we should give Eastern Europe and Russia a stimulus package of 10 billion to develop games (and SIMS!!) I think it would give us an endless stream of great games, this is like the 20th title in the last 10 years to come out of there.

Yours in Eastern Euro Model Loving Plasma,
Star*Dagger

P.S. If you have never been to Prague, go, just go, you will figure it out when you see the women.
Evildead666 23rd October 2009, 18:23 Quote
This looks good.....

Stalker clear sky was actually a better play than Shadow of Chernobyl.
Just wished it had really been an 'open' game with no specific barriers inbetween the sections, like Oblivion was.
johnnyboy700 23rd October 2009, 19:07 Quote
Looks pretty good from the trailer, but then again I doubt they would show a bad trailer.

I'll give it a shot when it comes out, hopefully it won't take as long as Stalker.
Trefarm 24th October 2009, 12:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
I think we should give Eastern Europe and Russia a stimulus package of 10 billion to develop games (and SIMS!!) I think it would give us an endless stream of great games, this is like the 20th title in the last 10 years to come out of there.

Amen to that... every game on my HDD is from eastern european developers, and all the ones on the shelf gathering dust are AAA titles from the 'industry leaders'.

P.S. Poland, Estonia also rate highly
infi 24th October 2009, 16:15 Quote
I first read about this game years ago, been looking forward to it ever since.
Kiytan 24th October 2009, 18:17 Quote
Wow yeah, that does look good (and a very cinematic trailer, could easily have been a film). However i do agree that post-apoc is slowly becoming the new WWII. Which doesn't bother me overly as I do love post apocalyptic settings.
liratheal 25th October 2009, 17:11 Quote
I pray to christ that:
A: It doesn't go and do STALKER bugs on us.
B: It's not a Fallout 3 clone
C: The voice acting is varied, and we don't get the same Russian blokes and ladies saying the same three things from different sides of the room.

Otherwise, looks like it might be a good laugh!
[PUNK] crompers 26th October 2009, 00:53 Quote
too many games!!
Dragunover 26th October 2009, 10:25 Quote
Hopefully it's a more tactical, logical game than other post-apoc shooters.
If so, I'll probably get it.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 27th October 2009, 03:10 Quote
I love European vehicles, women, and video games. (thank god for NATO) this looks good as long as it's not a Fallout 3 clone (not my cup of tea). It can clone STALKER (not the bugs) more FPS than RPG but RPG element very important and you got a winner. The Europeans are making great games of late. time to trade old Ben for some Euros
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