THQ registers 'Metro 2033 Last Light' domain names

Publisher grabs Lastlightgame.com, Metro2033lastlight.com, and Metrolastlight.com; no official word yet as to what they pertain to.

In 2010, THQ and 4A Games released Metro 2033--a shooter set in postapocalyptic Russia--for the Xbox 360 and PC to a warm critical reception. After confirming that the franchise would get a 3D-enabled sequel called Metro 2034 last June, THQ has said little about the project. Now, new information on the franchise has surfaced.

THQ is readying a new Metro game, but what's it going to be called?

THQ has registered several Metro 2033-related domain names, hinting that something called "Metro 2033: Last Light" is in development. The listings--spotted by Superannuation--include lastlightgame.com, metro2033lastlight.com, and metrolastlight.com.

While the domain name listings certainly might pertain to a new name for the sequel, THQ has a history of supporting its games with transmedia offerings. Last Light could also be the name of a non-video game endeavor related to the Metro 2033 sequel.

As for the original game, Metro 2033 was based on Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky's 2002 novel of the same name. The title depicts a near-future Earth where human civilization was obliterated by an apocalyptic tragedy in 2013. With the planet's surface now an inhospitable wasteland, humanity's few survivors have taken shelter in Moscow's labyrinthine underground subway system.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of Metro 2033.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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electronic_eye
electronic_eye

The timing of this article coming out was eerily uncanny - I actually just finished beating Metro for the first time the night before! Crazy huh. I've had the game pretty much since day one but took my time with it (as I do nearly all my games to savor the experience). Needless to say, I'm verry excited about this news.

massconquer
massconquer

@mcmask Is that Doom on the left!? :O

weisguy119
weisguy119

Nice. Now, double the first game's length and match its quality and we'll have a great sequel.

turok0
turok0

Metro 2033 has the prettiest graphics ever

yuksel91
yuksel91

the 2nd game of metro2033 named metro2034 man i really scare about his graphics :D

LazyGamerX
LazyGamerX

If this if a second game I really hope they beef up the gun power this time around, always sucked have the monsters take a whole clip like it was nothing.

gho5ty
gho5ty

it would of been nice too see mods on the frist. i just hope the 2nd comes along with mod add ons.

pelvist
pelvist

@VetAmrNasser Metro 2033 didnt need high system requirements, you could play the game on lower settings just fine with older hardware and it still looked just as good if not better than the 360 version. However if you have decent hardware to max it it looks amazing. Having the option to increase graphical fidelity is not a bad thing. Anyway this is good news im looking forward to another Metro game.

master_foam
master_foam

metro was such a good game but underrated i hope this new game is good..the series has so much potential

Hatemachine25
Hatemachine25

This is wonderful news, Metro 2033 was the Game that brought Story and Atmosphere back to the realm of gaming, in a World rife with mediocrity and simplicity to appeal to a larger audience for maximum sales a Game like Metro really shines all the brighter, Flaws and all.

VetAmrNasser
VetAmrNasser

hope that it don't need a powerful pc and req. that last one wanted :(

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

i really enjoyed Metro 2033, although quite difficult at times, it really was a great game, shame it didnt recieve the acclaim it deserved. Will definately be keeping my eye on this.

Johny_47
Johny_47

I hope they just give it some thought, I like Metro 2033, quite a tough and long game for once(FPS games are getting shorter and easier every day sadly =/). And the graphics, music and overall atmosphere is great. There's two endings to the first game. I had the one where *SPOILER ALERT* I had to get away from the Alien/Mutant and then detonate something, this is suppose to be the bad ending but I wonder it'll effect how the next game's story etc.

wis3boi
wis3boi

Excellent game, Metro 2033 deserves more attention

SrTVBR
SrTVBR

Can't wait for Metro 2033 sequel. This game is awesome! I bought the game and the books.

core5
core5

I bought a new graphics card just for Metro 2033, and I wasn't disappointed. I'll definately pick up the sequel, if it comes out. It was a great single player FPS. I hope they raise the bar again with the environment graphics because there were a few sections in Metro 2033 that looked almost real.

mvfs
mvfs

metro 2033 was really nice. would love to play a sequel :-)

jollybest1
jollybest1

the graphics are amazing on the pc (Still don't understand why metro didn't win the best graphic award ), did play a little but i do prefer stalker , i will probably buy the next one , it had some realistic aspects that made the game hard even on normal and not much ammo to be found, but hell it made you plan your ammo, your approach and it made you get more into the game (and this is after 3 hours of gameplay)

AceBalls
AceBalls

Metro 2033 was severely underrated. That game just rocked on many levels.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

I can't imagine why they wouldn't. Strong story, strong developer, both might have their problems but nothing that keeps the result from greatness.

smoke_dog_4ever
smoke_dog_4ever

Metro 2033 had it's share of kinks, sure, but getting past that it was such a great game! It had amazing atmosphere. I pride myself on not jumping during those cliche jump moments so common in horror movies, but on two separate occasions I jumped while playing this game. It's a really really good game and I'm glad to hear they're releasing a sequel.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

People who actually stuck with Metro: 2033 for more than a few hours, who weren't immediately put off by the slightly underwhelming HUD navigation and ammo variety explanation, all found that they were actually playing an amazing game, not to mention possibly the best looking game in the world right now.

021-Vincent
021-Vincent

Metro 2033 Is One Of My Fave First Person Shooter Games :D

gauty
gauty

YEESS! finally some news. been waiting fa this fa a loooong time. :)

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I keep seeing CONSTANT reminders I need to play the first game. I blame all the amazing gaming already in the backlog, but Metro 2033... your time is coming.

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

cool, the first game was amazing

TURK_SOLDIER
TURK_SOLDIER

Metro 2033 is an amazing game. The book is even better and more detailed. Totally recomend everyone!

Nunuxos
Nunuxos

Metro 2033 is an amazing game..i still play it from time to time..never finished it :( i recommend it to everyone!!

Barighm
Barighm

The game glitched me into an unwinnable and corrupted save, and I didn't like it that much in the first place, so I can't recommend it, but the atmosphere is very unique compared to other shooters. The book is great. You always hear about survivors hiding in the subway system, but no one mentions all of the crazy supernatural stuff that happens in the book and the game. After reading the book, I kind of wish I finished the game. Seeing the weirdness of the Kremlin brought to life in the game would have been so cool.

Takeno456
Takeno456

Hell yeah!! I love Metro 2033. I can't wait for the next game!