Deep Silver has formally pulled back the curtain on the long-rumored Metro Redux. However, while the original rumor suggested a collection of content from Metro: Last Light, the final product from 4A Games is proving to be far more than that. The full Metro Redux package will feature separate downloadable remasters of both Last Light and Metro 2033 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, each going for $24.99. A boxed compilation will also be avaiable at retail for $49.99.
The remastered Metro 2033 and Last Light will both feature unreleased content and features, making them somewhat of a 'Director's Cut' of each game. They'll also both run at 1080p and 60fps, regardless of platform.
Metro 2033 has been rebuilt from the ground-up using Last Light's 4A Engine, which will add environments containing advanced lighting, dynamic weather effects, and improved animation. Cinematics and quick-time events have been rebuilt from scratch. The upgrades also extend beyond the game's visuals, overhauling the enemy AI and combat. Expect to see the 'mask wipe' mechanic make its debut in 2033, along with weapon customization and stealth mechanics.
Last Light will receive a similar graphical upgrade that includes new melee animations. The Last Light redux will also feature new 'Check Watch' and 'Check Inventory' features. In addition, the game's Season Pass content will all be included.
4A is also allowing players to select their specific play style. Those that appreciated the action-focused aesthetic of the newer Last Light will be able to take the 'Spartan' play style and set it for Metro 2033. Likewise, those that prefer the classic limited resources and slower reload speeds of 2033 will be able to play with the 'Survival' setting on the new Last Light. Each game will also feature Ranger Mode, for the masochists seeking a true challenge.
Metro Redux is set to release this summer. SteamOS and Linux versions are also expected later this year.