On The Horizon – Metro: Last Light

Welcome back to On The Horizon, the Gamer Horizon weekly update on what video games are coming out and preview of the new content we’re working on for the site.

Last week was a bit unusual since there were no major video games released. This week we have one! Metro: Last Light, the sequel to Metro 2033, will be available on Tuesday, May 14th on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Developed by 4A Games, Metro: Last Light was one of the titles that was auctioned during the closure of THQ. It and the entirety of the Metro Intellectual Property ended up being acquired by Deep Silver, so they will be publishing Metro: Last Light. Here’s what they have to say about the game:

A gripping, story-driven first person shooter, Metro: Last Light is the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed cult classic Metro 2033.

  • Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of hand-made weaponry against deadly foes – both human and mutant – and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness
  • Explore the post-apocalyptic world of the Moscow Metro, one of the most immersive, atmospheric game worlds ever created
  • Fight for every bullet and every last breath in a claustrophobic blend of survival horror and FPS gameplay
  • Next generation technology boasting stunning lighting and physics sets a new graphical benchmark on both console and PC

Sean is going to be picking up Metro: Last Light, so expect his review within the next couple of weeks. He is also applying the finishing touches to his article on the subject of EA and Star Wars, and why that pairing might actually be a good thing. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also writing about Square Enix’s recently discussed plan to spend less money, work on smartphones, and develop regional games.

Since it became a free PlayStation Plus title, Alex has been taking a look back at Sleeping Dogs. Is it too soon to call his upcoming review retro? He should have that for you within the next week or two. He is also preparing an interview with Jessy Carolina, and will be asking questions about her band’s involvement with creating some of the songs in Bioshock Infinite. That should be interesting!

Our resident fighting game expert, Ted is writing an article about Injustice: Gods Among Us that may be helpful to new and intermediate players. It will act as a guide about how to play for people coming from other fighting games. He will also be providing his weekly PlayStation Plus update. I wonder what this week’s free game will be!

Chris and Ari will be providing content as well, and as always, stay tuned to Gamer Horizon for news as it develops. Have a great week everyone!

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