Introducing Metro Redux, the latest in the eye-roll inducing trend of ‘next-gen remasters’.
Metro Redux takes Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, two games you probably should have played already, dusts them off and makes them look pretty for the new systems.
To be fair, these two titles do appear to be getting an agreeably thorough going over. For example the original game has been rebuilt in the latest iteration of the 4A Engine, bringing all the graphical and gameplay improvements from Last Light to Metro 2033 Redux.
The developers have even gone so far as to adding in fan-requested features, such as ‘Check Watch’ and ‘Check Inventory’. You also get all the DLC included, and are able to play the game in the notoriously tricky Ranger mode.
Upon release, Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will each be available separately as a digital download for Xbox One, PS4 and PC for around $24.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.
Alongside the digital release, a boxed compilation containing both games, titled Metro Redux will be available at retail for a suggested $49.99 / €39.99 / £34.99.
So yeah, it sounds like 4A and Deep Silver are going all out with these games, using it as an excuse to build upon what came before rather than just dusting it off and popping it on an Xbox One disc. Good show chaps, I’ll stop rolling my eyes for now.