|[December 14, 2012]
Ranger Mode Returns in the Metro: Last Light Limited Edition - Now Available to Pre-Order, Shipping March 2013
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
THQ confirmed that Metro: Last Light - the hugely anticipated
sequel to 2010's cult classic Metro 2033 - is scheduled for
release in March 2013 on Microsoft (News - Alert) Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system and Windows PC. Initial copies of THQ
Inc.'s (NASDAQ: THQI) Metro: Last
Light will be sold as a Limited Edition packed with exclusive
content. To guarantee the free upgrade to the Limited Edition, Metro:
Last Light is now available to pre-order from the THQ Store and
select retailers, including Amazon.com (News - Alert), Best Buy, EB Games, GameStop and
Walmart.com for an SRP of $59.99 on console and PC.
The Metro: Last Light Limited Edition will include a standard
retail copy of the game with 'Ranger Mode,' the fan-favorite game type
from Metro 2033 that represents the ultimate, immersive Metro
experience. Additionally, the Limited Edition includes the Ranger
load-out, containing bonus military grade bullets to spend on weapon
upgrades and equipment, and the deadly AKS-74U modified Russian rifle.
"'Ranger Mode' provides the definitive Metro experience," said Huw
Beynon, creative strategist, THQ. "It's deservedly regarded as one of
the most immersive, atmospheric challenges in gaming and we think fans
will be very happy to see its return in the Metro: Last Light Limited
Beginning on Dec. 18, fans in North America who pre-order the full LE
digital version of Metro: Last Light on PlayStation®Network will
receive a free digital copy of the popular shooter Homefront at
launch. For instant gratification, purchasers will acquire a free Metro:
Last Light PlayStation Network theme at the time of pre-order.
For more information and a list of local retailers, please visit Twitter.com/MetroVideoGame
or become a fan at Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame.
About Metro: Last Light
It is the year 2034.
Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the
Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from
outside - and within.
Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt
amidst the poisoned skies above.
But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked
in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the
military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity
from the face of the earth forever.
As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our
survival - the last light in our darkest hour…
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