THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the release of Metro 2033™, a landmark title in the first-person genre. Based on a novel by the Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 combines classic first-person-shooter action with elements of survival horror and intelligent plot and character development not seen before in gaming, to create a true genre original. Metro 2033 is now available to purchase at retail stores around the world for both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows®.
“Metro 2033 offers gamers an experience unlike any other,” said Richard Williams, Vice President, THQ Global Brand Management. “We’ve taken an extremely deep, engaging story, an incredible Russian twist on the post apocalyptic setting, and wrapped it up in some of the very best cinematic, first person action gameplay. The world of Metro 2033 is going to be talked about for years to come, just like other great gaming worlds that have gone before.”
Metro 2033’s unique atmosphere is made possible by the brand new technology powering it. The proprietary 4A Engine produces some of the most spectacular visuals yet seen on Xbox 360, while PC owners will benefit from a host of advanced features that ensure Metro 2033 sets a new standard in graphical fidelity.
Metro 2033 has already earned critical acclaim around the globe, and is set to become the definitive ‘Sleeper Hit’ of 2010 as early reviews point to a modern classic:
“Bioshock crossed with Half-Life in Fallout’s world”
– 9 /10 – Xbox World 360 Magazine – UK
“There is only one word to describe the game: brilliant”
– 9 / 10 – GameReactor.de – Germany
“Metro 2033 is a fascinating world where each bullet is pure gold”
– 9 / 10 – 3DJuegos.com – Spain
The Launch trailer for Metro 2033 can be found on the official Metro 2033 website,Metro2033Game.com.
About Metro 2033
Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands.
In 2013, the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.
The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.
You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised Underground. Having never ventured beyond your Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind.
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