Metro 2033 goes Gold
THQ have announced that their post-apocalyptic shooter Metro 2033 has gone gold and is on course to launch on Xbox 360 and PC March 16th in the US and March 19th in the EU.
“We’re excited to be bringing such a truly original experience to market,” said Richard Williams, Vice President of Global Brand Management at THQ, with Williams going on to describe Metro 2033 as having “the most impressive visuals seen on either PC or console to date.”
For those of you with the appropriate hardware, Metro can also be played in 3D.
Metro 2033™ Goes Gold
The Post-Apocalyptic First Person Shooter from THQ and 4A Games
Locks and Loads for a March 16th Release
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Mar 5, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Metro 2033™, the atmospheric first person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic Moscow, has passed the gold master stage of development and entered manufacturing. Powered by brand new technology – the formidable 4A Engine – Metro 2033 will set a new graphical benchmark on both Xbox 360® and PC when it hits retail outlets on March 16th in the US and Germany, March 18th in Australia and March 19th in the rest of the world.
“We’re excited to be bringing such a truly original experience to market,” said Richard Williams, Vice President of Global Brand Management, THQ. “Metro 2033 couples a deep and engaging story with incredibly atmospheric first person shooter gameplay, and the 4A Engine provides cutting edge technology behind the most impressive visuals seen on either PC or console to date.”
Metro 2033 has already been acclaimed for its graphical prowess on both Xbox 360 and PC, with the latter benefiting from advanced DX11 features and NVIDIA PhysX implementation. In addition, gamers can enjoy Metro 2033 in 3D, powered by NVIDIA 3D Vision.
A brand new trailer for Metro 2033 – ‘Ghosts of the Metro’ – can be found on the official Metro 2033 website, Metro2033Game.com.
About Metro 2033
Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands.
In 2013, the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.
The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.
You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised Underground. Having never ventured beyond your Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind.
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