AU Shippin' Out May 13-17: Metro: Last Light

The theme is horror for gamers this week, with the release of Metro: Last Light and Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut.

Metro: Last Light is a post-apocalyptic shooter set during the year 2034. Mutants lurk in underground catacombs following a worldwide disaster, and humanity finds itself waging war against itself to gain control of a doomsday device.

Metro: Last Light is set in the year 2034.

Like its predecessor Metro 2033, gamers will once again be able to access a variety of improvised weapons to fend off the mutant hordes and rival factions.

The game will emphasise both survival horror and first-person shooter gameplay, with scarce ammunition and firearms.

The game's competitive multiplayer component was dropped by developer 4A games in favour of focusing on the single player campaign. A Wii U version of the game was also planned, but cancelled early in development.

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut is an updated take on 2010's Deadly Premonition. The Director's Cut includes new controls, HD graphics, support for the PlayStation Move, and additional scenes. Game director Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro has also announced plans for post-launch DLC.

The original game notably never made its way down under, as publisher Rising Star Games did not submit it for classification in Australia. The publisher decided internally that the game would not satisfy the criteria for the highest possible rating at the time (MA15+) without additional changes. Australia has since introduced an R18+ classification rating for video games.

Other titles out this week include Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for the 3DS, and the free-to-play DUST 514. For more details on games out this week, check out the full list below.

May 14, 2013
DUST 514 (PS3)

May 16, 2013
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (PS3)
Mars: War Logs (PC)
Metro: Last Light (360, PS3, PC)

May 18, 2013
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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Discussion

4 comments
HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

Not getting this until a sale. Fuck you for taking out a mode then selling it back.

wils1gamefreak
wils1gamefreak

Well AngryJoe said metro has a difficulty locked so...hope they preordered if they want it!

Bamul
Bamul

@HAZCHEM88 I won't tell you not to do that since I agree with you about it, but I will say that it's a shame the developer will suffer for this - especially a shame since they had no part in this. It was the previous publisher of the game. :(