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Metro: Last Light Trailer Keeps it Real

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Live-action short film sets the tone

Metro: Last Light was one of a variety of third-party titles unveiled at E3 2011 as a game in development for Wii U. It's not due to arrive, on Xbox 360 and PS3 at least, until early next year, but like with a lot of potential Wii U games details of a release period on Nintendo's system are a mystery.

THQ has now released a live action short film to set the background for the game, which promises to be a dark, post-apocalyptic shooter. The trailer depicts an air-siren going off in Moscow, rockets being launch in the distance and panicked crowds rushing to the Metro subway building, which doubles as a refuge from attacks. While some are allowed inside others are locked out, and the trailer cuts to 20 years later: you then get a glimpse of the game world in 2033.

Wii U isn't listed as a platform at the end, but a similar thing happened with the recent trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines, so we may learn specifics for the Nintendo console release at E3. It's grim and dramatic stuff, so be warned. For those who want to check it out the video is below.

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User Comments (18)

Portista

#1

Portista said:

Wow, that is very intense! Looks cool though, as long as it isn't a horror game I might be interested! :D

JustAnotherUser

#3

JustAnotherUser said:

Now THAT'S how you promote a game.
Very good THQ.
I didn't have any interest in Metro: Last Light until after I watched that.

aaronsullivan

#5

aaronsullivan said:

Don't think I've ever seen a game promotion that gripping. Especially a live action one. That cost real money and had real talent behind it. One problem: don't know what the game is like. lol.

Nanoline

#6

Nanoline said:

That looks...incredibly cool. Crossing fingers that the game is as good as the trailer.

Nin-freak

#7

Nin-freak said:

Wow. Emotion! That's what games need in their stories, true emotion! If the game has a story as emotion and gripping as that, it will be interesting to play.

VincentV

#8

VincentV said:

Awesome. Can't wait to see E3 2012! I need more Wii U, 3DS, and Halo 4 news (even if I probably will get a Wii U over a 360).

Mercury9

#11

Mercury9 said:

Maybe in this game, we'll be able to actually see what's happening!
I found the original way, way, way too dark personally.

CommanderAudio

#14

CommanderAudio said:

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!

Remember how amazingly beautiful and disturbingly sad the Dead Island trailer was? Then remember how good the game turned out to be. If you liked the game, click here
http://www.metacritic.com/search/all/Dead+Island/results

Don't get hyped about the game because of this trailer. No one knows how good or bad this game is yet.

RaylaxStaff

#16

Raylax said:

Oh good, I feel like I know so much more about that game now. Looks like it plays really well.

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