If you enjoyed Metro: Last Light then you'll no doubt be excited about this sequel. Announced at E3 2017, here's everything you need to know about one of the most talked about upcoming games, Metro Exodus.
In the developers own words "Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created."
Here's everything we know so far about Metro: Exodus, including release date and gameplay news, and the latest trailers.
When is Metro: Exodus coming out?
Metro: Exodus release date: 22 February 2019
Though Metro: Exodus was originally supposed to be released in 2018, 4A Games and Square Enix took the decision to push the release date back to Q1 2019. In a press release, developers reassure fans that development is going well and that they are "really excited by what [they] are seeing", but that the decision was taken to push back the release date in order to "deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve".
Following the announcement, Metro: Exodus was showcased during Microsoft's E3 2018 briefing and, along with new gameplay, we saw the confirmation of the release date: 22 February 2019.
Metro: Exodus gameplay
The game is set in the year 2036 and follows the events of both Metro: Last Light and the novel it's based on, Metro 2035. Essentially, the game is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth that has been devastated by a nuclear war more than 20 years ago.
It's another first-person shooter (FPS) with survival, horror and stealth elements, though much is yet to be revealed. You'll play Artyom and as you flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on a continent-spanning journey across Russia in search of a new life in the East.
As alluded to in the E3 2017 trailer, Artyom must hitch a ride on the 'Aurora' train. Fans of the series will also spot a returning character, Anna, who is now Artyom's wife. The storyline will span a year of time including spring, summer, autumn and the depths of a nuclear winter.
Developed once again by 4A Games, Metro: Exodus is being described as "one of the most immersive game worlds ever created" and "the most ambitious Metro game to date."
Features include vast, non-linear levels with a sandbox style meaning you can explore as you like. The developer is also touting dynamic weather, deadly combat (watch the trailer for a taste) and stealth.
You'll be able to scavenge and craft as you go to customise your weaponry as you take on both human and mutant enemies. Choices you make as you play will affect not only what happens to you, but also your companions so 4A is hinting at decent re-playability.
New gameplay was showcased at E3 2018 but instead of being one long clip, it's a bunch of short combat clips that give us our first look at combat mechanics in the highly anticipated game. That trailer can be seen below.
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Metro: Exodus trailers
Following the announcement trailer, which can be viewed at the top of this article, the second Metro: Exodus trailer surfaced during The Game Awards 2017. This can be seen below: