‘Metro: Last Light’ Moves From March To May

Developer 4a Games announced that the shooter would be slipping from its previously-announced release date this month into May for some additional polish.

Taking to the game’s Facebook page to explain the shift, developer 4a Games said:

The extra time will go towards a final layer of polish, in order to provide fans of mature and atmospheric first-person shooters with the best possible single-player experience we can offer. We are working on details for pre-orders, and hope to have these available soon.

The new release date puts “Metro: Last Light” out on May 14 in North America and May 17 everywhere else for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. If you’ll recall, “Metro” was one of the titles snapped up during the first THQ sale, in this case by “Dead Island” publisher Deep Silver (who also nabbed “Saints Row” developer Volition).

Here’s the official synopsis:

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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