Metro Redux Brings New Features and Visuals

May 22, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

Metro Redux

We suspected an announcement was coming today, but we weren’t exactly sure what we would be learning about Metro: Redux. Well, it was officially announced today for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and it turns out it’s more than just Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light with better graphics.

The graphics have been improved, of course, particularly for 2010’s Metro 2033. Both the Xbox One and PS4 version will run at 60 fps.

New features have also been added. Metro 2033 will now have smarter enemies and the mask wipe feature used in Last Light. You’ll also be able to check your watch and inventory, and all of the DLC is included. The change we find the most interesting, however, relates to the gameplay.

While both games are first-person shooters with horror elements, Metro 2033 leaned more toward survival horror, and Last Light leaned more toward action. In Metro Redux, however, you’ll be able to choose either style for either game. Now that’s a cool option, and an excellent way to appeal to more players.

Check out the intense trailer, especially if you aren’t familiar with the Metro games.

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will be available as digital copies separately for $24.99 each, and they’ll also be bundled together as a retail Metro Redux for $49.99.

Some may see this as just another game coming to the new generation with improved visuals, but the new features set this one apart from the other remastered games we’ve seen recently. Does Metro Redux interest you?

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Metro Redux and More May Be On Its Way

May 21, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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It was all the way back in March when we first heard of the Metro Redux collection, a rumored bundle of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, both remastered for the PS4 and Xbox One. In a rare move, since most companies seem to like to disavow rumors and leaks even when they’re true, Deep Silver said Metro Redux was real, but that the leaked images were out of date.

We were promised more information before E3 and it looks like we’ll hear more tomorrow.

The official Vine account for Metro: Last Light posted three teasers today. The first focused on a few seconds of Last Light gameplay on the PS4.

The second showed the word “Redux” and hinted at a frame rate of 60 fps.

The last one showed a watch that displays 5:22.

It was posted along with the tease “Now, is that the time, or…?” Since tomorrow’s date is 5/22, this looks like a pretty strong indication of a Metro Redux announcement tomorrow. That would be exciting enough on its own, but Deep Silver’s Global Brand Manager hinted that we might learn even more.

What could it be? Share your theories in the comments below and wait for what tomorrow we’ll bring. Also, Metro Redux was originally leaked as a game for both the PS4 and the Xbox One, so we wouldn’t be too concerned over the fact that the three teasers only showed the PS4.

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Metro: Redux Coming to Xbox One and PS4

March 31, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Yesterday, rumors started circulating about a project called Metro: Redux, a collection containing the post-apocalyptic games Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light, remastered for the Xbox One and PS4. These rumors began due to two leaked images, which showed that Metro: Redux would include both games, their soundtracks, artwork, and special packaging.

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Deep Silver responded to the leaks, confirming the existence of Metro: Redux. The leaked images are out of date, and we won’t get to see any footage right now, but we should hear an official announcement before E3!

This is great, not only that the Metro games are coming to the next generation consoles, but also that Deep Silver was willing to admit it rather than dance around the topic until it was time for the announcement. In fact, the response even takes that into account: “We could issue a ‘We do not comment on rumour and speculation’ statement and pretend this never happened. They’re pretty boring to read. They’re also pretty boring to write.” Good show, Deep Silver, good show.

Have you played either of the Metro games, and are you looking forward to seeing them in a new form?

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