4A Games and Deep Silver have officially announced Metro Redux, a remastered upgrade of its Metro game series for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Both Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will feature “re-worked next-gen visuals”, 60FPS gameplay for consoles, and new and improved content and features.
According to the Metro website, Metro 2033 has been completely overhauled for the Redux version:
- 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.
Metro Last Light has also received a “graphical facelift” as well as gameplay improvements that will carry across both titles, including new melee animations, “and the fan-requested ‘Check Watch’ and ‘Check Inventory’ features.” All released season pass add-on content will also be included.
Two unique “Play Styles” have also been added to allow players the choice to experience both games the way they want. “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.”
Ranger mode also returns for both games, which removes the HUD and has hardcore rules applied for the most immersive and challenging experience.
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will be available separately as a digital download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for a suggested $24.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.
Alongside the digital release, a boxed compilation titled Metro Redux will also be available at retail for a suggested $49.99 / €39.99 / £34.99.
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux and the compilation Metro Redux are scheduled to release this summer for Xbox One PlayStation 4 and PC with dedicated Linux and SteamOS versions arriving later this year.