Metro 2033 pulling up to 360, PC in early 2010

THQ to publish Ukrainian dev 4A Games' novel-inspired, postapocalyptic shooter next year.

Beyond its initial announcement in 2006, Metro 2033 has operated largely under the radar, even after its anticipated holiday 2008 release window came and went. That changed today, however, as THQ announced that it will publish the postapocalyptic shooter from Ukrainian developer 4A Games. Though initially slated to appear on the PlayStation 3 and PC, Metro 2033 is now scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 and on Windows desktops in early 2010.

Another sunny day in Moscow…

Based on Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky's 2002 novel of the same name, Metro 2033 posits a near-future Earth in which human civilization is obliterated by an apocalyptic tragedy in 2013. With Earth's surface now an inhospitable wasteland, a portion of humanity's few survivors have taken shelter in Moscow's underground subway system.

The game picks up 20 years after the cataclysmic event, as players assume the role of Artyom, who has spent his entire life underground. Though THQ was light on gameplay details, the publisher did say that players will battle any manner of mutants in hostile environments both aboveground and belowground. When the game was initially announced, 4A Games said that it would pull elements from both the FPS and role-playing genres a la the recently released "role-playing shooter" Borderlands.

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JP1620
JP1620

@revan_911 probably because it is the best.

childe_roland
childe_roland

Stalker is incredible, this looks amazing as well, loving the oversaturation of postapocolyptia these days.

Revan_911
Revan_911

Ignore the morons who have never heard of Stalker. They probably think that Fallout 3 is the best post apocalyptic fps

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Glad I own a 360. I would hate to miss out on this. Big fan of fallout 3 and Borderlands.

stobobros1
stobobros1

Copying other games? Is every WWII game a copy of Medal of honor? Is every driving game a rip-off of Night Driver from the seventies? You know what, this isn't a copy of fallout it's a copy of Rushin' Attack because there is a gun and some Russians. Halo must be a copy a Space Invaders for very obvious reasons. Red Faction is a rip-off of breakout cause you bust some walls in it. Heck why stop at ripping off games. Little Big Planet is a rip-off of Hackey Sack. Super Mario Bros. is a rip-off of both Dante's Inferno and the Barber of Seville as it has an italian in it. Left 4 Dead rips-off the original undead guy Osiris from way back in Egyptian times. When will it stop?

Revan_911
Revan_911

This looks too much like Stalker. Too much...

Crazy-C527
Crazy-C527

I really hopes this comes out good

steelmouth
steelmouth

sound sweet, i hope it delivers please guys stop it with the they copied x, this have been done before,been there done that, its not an original idea blah blah, get over it there are no more original ideas from games to movies to music we stuck with stuff that seems familiar to something else, until some genus is born and have a completely different mind set we gon get recycled story and plot line with different characters and locations

mrklorox
mrklorox

Hope it makes better use of RPG elements than STALKER and Borderlands combined, while remaining a shooter at its core. I also hope they keep it tactical with great AI.

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

I really don't care. I am really happy that many developers are inteerested in near-future scenarios (my favorite theme) instead of Sci-fi or eve nworse: fantasy role playing games.

duffham
duffham

@lucebuce yeah but you forget stalker had been in development for a very long time. That goes against your logic as it was 'announced' long before 2006. Regardless... this looks sweet! I loved stalker so I'm sure I'll love this as well!

Darth_Quanstars
Darth_Quanstars

you guys should really read the article this game was announced before fallout or borderlands or rage and is based on a novel that came out before that so how could this just be some copycat game?

gangster59
gangster59

"Just an FYI guys, the company that's making this(developing, not publishing) is composed of former STALKER devs that ironically left the original dev team because they felt THQ was compromising their vision of STALKER too much, Metro 2033 was supposed to become what STALKER was originally envisioned as." Ok, THAT excites me. A lot. STALKER: SOC is one of the best games of recent years.

lucebuce
lucebuce

@Kinda 1337 : The game was announced in 2006 , before the games like STALKER and Fallout 3 were released

david1233
david1233

wow this sounds interesting...

Kinda_1337
Kinda_1337

wow, a post apocalyptic shooter! how unprecedented and new. they said Halo was unoriginal...

firehawk998
firehawk998

I was one of the few people who played STALKER : SHADOW OF CHERYNOLBY and loved every minute of it. This game looks every similar to that and I hope it is good.

Herenr
Herenr

Not sure why people are talking about Fallout 3, this reminds me more of STALKER. Heck, it even takes place in Russia and is being published by THQ!

solidstein
solidstein

@fiskefyren umm we do have the cure for aids and cancer. I.e magic johnson diagnosed with aids 22 years ago and has no symptoms if you got enough money the government can cure any virus it puts out

solidstein
solidstein

how many of you play ff13 and i dont hear anyone saying omg another final fantasy oh im sick of that even if the setting is the same the difference is the story gameplay elements and what you do borderlands is 100 times different then fallout and et there both amazing games

treydawg1
treydawg1

why is everybody trying to compare this to fallout 3? this seems closer to stalker than fallout.

Hunt270
Hunt270

Sweet @UnknownForm its not like there are a million ways to make a post-nuclear/apocalyptic game

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

Another one of these...I thought Fallout was enough...

oldschoolKEN
oldschoolKEN

These post apocalyptic games have been around for a long time those of you who think Fallout 3 was new. There are others here that have CORRECTED you and you refuse to listen. So stop whining about "another" game.

Czech895
Czech895

Another post-apocaliptic shooter...*(sighs)* just what we need...(yawn)

jin-ro
jin-ro

MrPush dont know much about history of fallout ........,why do you think its fallout 3 ?????? .....yep coz its not the first one...:) , first one was realised in 1997 ......and world its exactly same in all fallouts.....thats why didnt have to copying any game.....

Nodashi
Nodashi

@MrPush (and all the others saying that): You notice fallout 3 has a "3" on it, right? The fist fallout was out in september/ 1997, so there is a reson other stuff is called Fallout clones and not the other way around. It really determined the post apocaliptic scenario the way all this games copy nowadays.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

It's coming out early 2010 and we only hear about in now? It means its probably going to be a crappy budget title like Soldier of Fortune Payback. I'm not going to get my hopes up.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Well, im not going to say it....... Just hope its good and being made with lots of TLC.

Nodashi
Nodashi

Ah, everyone must have a fallout nowadays. A little boring after Fallout 3/Borderlands/that new very poor MMO, but the scenario is cool, I understand the appeal to use it. Yet, let it rest for 6 months so SOMEONE forget where is it from FFS...

fiskefyren
fiskefyren

honestly... this looks better than fallout 3 ;) now please go away fangirls (calling you people fanboys would be an insult to all real men/males).

fiskefyren
fiskefyren

if this is a clone of fallout 3 then fallout 3 most be a clone of stalker... and now if people would stop being re****ed then we would all have a better tomorrow! and maybe also have the cure of aids and cancer.

awarriorg
awarriorg

Looks cool. Glad to have an XBOX360. I like the foreign feel to it - the language dialect, the location, etc. - makes you feel a stranger in the game - creates a suspense mood.

MrPush
MrPush

spOOoOOn Posted Oct 23, 2009 11:22 pm GMT -12 "The game picks up 20 years after the cataclysmic event, as players assume the role of Artyom, who has spent his entire life underground" I'm sorry.. but this is just a bit too close to fallout for my comfort, but god I love postapocalyptic games! --- Not to be a hater or anything but My guess is if this was based off a novel from 2002 that clearly was made before fallout what makes you think fallout 3 wasnt copying this game? this is a game based on the novel smarty...

osiris
osiris

another post-apocalyptic game coming out. We've seen a whole hash of these games AND movies coming out in the last year or so. Must be nearing 2012 or something... We're all gonna die by zombie's landing on Earth from asteroids coming from a destroyed planet while we're in the middle of a nuclear war over who gets the last of the fuel while trying to rid ourselves of the super swine SARS avian flu and all the suddenly hostile robotic servants. We're screwed.

spartanwrath
spartanwrath

seems like a nicer looking more immersive version of fallout 3. looking forward to it.

Wingman1977
Wingman1977

I honestly was considering getting rid of my 360 and 112 games until I saw the trailer for this game. This is the game that will have me keep my 360 and save me the trouble of selling it and all those games. If it takes what Fallout 3 did and kicks it up a notch, looks like we'll have a early front runner for GOY of 2010.

DarpSyX
DarpSyX

Probably is not a Fallout clone... but the post apocalyptic trend is selling for sure heh... anyway I think this might be more of a shooter than an RPG... still looks cool tho

eyebrowless
eyebrowless

RPG elements? ugh pass. i was hoping for a STALKER clone

rht992
rht992

I'm liking these russian and eastern European games that have been coming out. I want more games like the witcher, Stalker and this

shkar
shkar

I hope it's a bug free FALLOUT game........

chapman86
chapman86

yeah, someone pointed out below that this look like fallout and stalker hybrid..and i think that is a good thing. I love stalker atmostphere with fallout settings. makes scavenging more fun and looting is mandatory..as always.

swamptick
swamptick

Looks cool. I will have to check it out.

13thGuards
13thGuards

This one defintiely looks like one to keep our eyes on. Fallout 3 has its own merits, but this game looks like it will be taking a more serious, "realistic" approach to post-apocalypita, which is interesting in light of the oft times over the top nature of games like Fallout or Borderlands.

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

Why does everyone see a post apocalyptic game and immediately go "Fallout clone!" like Fallout invented the idea of life after an apocalyptic event? It really didn't, people...plenty of movies and books that the great Fallout itself drew inspiration from. I'm getting tired of hearing Borderlands being claimed to be a Fallout rip-off, and looks like I'm going to wind up the same with this. -=p That said, it looks nice. I'll be keeping an eye out on this one.

dreamhack15
dreamhack15

its looks a lot more like stalker then it does fallout ...

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Been there, done that, a thousand times. Still looking for some originality to hit the gaming world.