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All Articles: Metro Redux
Recently, the trend of re-releasing old games as shiny, new PlayStation 4/Xbox One versions has become the standard operating procedure for many video game publishers. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, The Last of Us Remastered, and Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition sit alongside titles like OlliOlli, Hotline Miami, and Escape Plan as games that straddle the console generations. With Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition and Grand Theft Auto V still to come later this year, it’s fair to say it’s not a short-term trend. This time, it’s Deep Silver’s turn to add to this big list of titles. However, give Deep Silver some credit, Metro Redux offers a lot of value with a significant amount of gameplay tweaks and graphical upgrades. (more…)
If you’ve been keeping track of the recent retail releases and yesterday’s PlayStation Store update, then most of today’s Xbox Live update should look pretty familiar:
- There’s the annual gridiron football simulation from EA Sports (better known as Madden NFL 15) for the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.
- Deep Silver and 4A Games have also made their Metro re-do, Metro Redux, available for download on the Xbox One (individual downloads of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are also available).
- Telltale Games has finished up The Walking Dead Season 2 with the fifth episode, “No Going Back.”
- And finally, Rising Star and GRev have released the Dreamcast update, Under Defeat HD.
More details on all of these titles can be found after the break. (more…)
Deep Silver has more than one surprise planned for this weekend’s PAX Prime convention. Besides the previously announced unveiling of Volition’s next project, the publisher will offer the following playable demos at its booth in the South Hall:
- Dead Island 2: Experience the first hands-on in the United States for the upcoming AAA zombie blockbuster from Yager Development.
- Escape Dead Island: The world’s first consumer hands-on for the third person survival mystery spin-off, set in the Dead Island universe.
- Metro Redux: Play Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light together with all DLC now on new-gen consoles running at a seamless 60 frames per second.
Deep Silver also plans to showcase at least one secret title at their booth. So it seems likely that if you miss the Volition panel on Friday morning you’ll still get a chance to get a good look at their next game. And who knows, perhaps Deep Silver has a few other surprises up their sleeve…
Sony’s latest PlayStation Store update is now available and it features a ton of great new releases such as…
- Madden NFL 15 (PS3, PS4), it’s football time, so you can count on a new Madden game for your PlayStation platform of choice.
- InFamous: First Light (PS4), a standalone expansion to Second Son that stars Fetch.
- The Walking Dead Season 2: No Going Back (PS3, Vita), the final entry in Telltale’s second Walking Dead adaptation.
- Metro Redux (PS4), a next-gen re-release of 4A’s underseen shooters Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Both games are also available to download separately.
- OlliOlli (PS4/PS3/Vita Cross-Buy), Roll7’s skateboarding game is now available on the PS4 and PS3 too.
There’s more information on all of these games (and even more new releases) to be found after the break. And be sure to head over to the PlayStation Blog for a rundown of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)
The month of August is coming to a close and its taking the Summer gaming drought with it.
As they do every year, EA Sports wants to ask: “Are you ready for some football?” If you are, then you’re probably already aware that Madden NFL 15 will be available this week. Just like last year, the game will be released for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. And if you haven’t made your next-generation console choice yet, there’s going to be a Madden NFL 15 Xbox One Bundle available as well.
A different kind of battle will take place on the 3DS this week with the release of Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney. These two titans of the handheld puzzle game genre will go head-to-head to prove once and for all that… actually, nevermind. Neither character challenges the other and, in fact, they team up in Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney to solve a crime. So I’m not sure where the “vs” in the title comes from.
Finally this week, a trio of games will receive spiffy re-releases on a new platform. NIS America resurrects the first game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series on the Vita as Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 1. And Deep Silver is bringing back Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light in a next-generation package known as Metro Redux on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Deep Silver and 4A Games previously confirmed that Metro Redux, a next-generation makeover of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, would be released this Summer. Now we know that the compilation will be available on August 26.
In addition to the Metro Redux compilation, enhanced remakes of Metro 2033 and Last Light will be available to download separately for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
After teasing Metro Redux back in March, Deep Silver and 4A Games are ready to officially announce that the compilation will come to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this Summer. Priced at $49.99, the compilation pack will include enhanced remakes of Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, and all of Last Light’s downloadable content. Metro 2033 has received the bulk of the enhancements including redone graphics and gameplay using the more advanced Last Light engine and “radically improved gameplay” such as…
- Advanced enemy AI
- Improved combat and stealth mechanics
- Superior weapon handling
- More responsive, intuitive controls
- Weapon customization
- Silent kills and take-downs
The complete “Redux” overhaul will also extend to each game’s unique play style. Players can now play through both campaigns using 2033’s “Survival Play Style” (a fraught slow-burn fight for survival with limited resources, deadlier enemy AI, and slower reload speeds) or Last Light’s more action-oriented “Spartan Play Style” (more powerful weapons and more plentiful resources).
Finally, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light will both be available as individual downloads through PC download services, the PlayStation Store, and the Xbox Live Game Store. Each game will be sold separately for $24.99 each.
4A Games has been headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine since the company was founded in 2005. Today, the developer announced plans to open a second office in Malta, possibly due to Ukraine’s growing conflict with Russia over Crimea.
The Kiev branch of 4A will remain open, but Creative Director Andrew Prokhorov, Chief Technical Officer Oles Shishkovstov, and other members of the development team will move to Malta. The two offices will work together on 4A’s future projects including Metro Redux, a next-generation remake of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, and several unannounced projects. In a statement posted on their official website, 4A revealed that multiple Metro titles are in development, so we might also be hearing about Metro 3 before too long.
“This marks the start of a new chapter for 4A Games,” said Prokhorov. “We are proud of our achievements as a young studio, and humbled by the response to our output so far. The team is looking forward to this new adventure.”