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THQ Confirms Metro 2033 Sequel's 'Last Light' Subtitle, We Pray for Return of Ghost Train

Everybody hop on the ghost train.

No one can tell you what the ghost train is, you must experience the ghost train for yourself.

Though the Ukranian-developed Metro 2033 didn't set the world on fire, there's really nothing else like it, and I'm not joking when I'm saying Metro 2033 was easily one of my favorite experiences from last year.

Domain registrations have pointed to the Metro 2033's sequel being dubbed Metro 2033: Last Light, which THQ finally confirmed on a conference call this afternoon discussing their financial results. The game isn't scheduled for 2012 sometime, but THQ famously green-lit another one before Metro 2033 released.    

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Posted by patrickklepek

No one can tell you what the ghost train is, you must experience the ghost train for yourself.

Though the Ukranian-developed Metro 2033 didn't set the world on fire, there's really nothing else like it, and I'm not joking when I'm saying Metro 2033 was easily one of my favorite experiences from last year.

Domain registrations have pointed to the Metro 2033's sequel being dubbed Metro 2033: Last Light, which THQ finally confirmed on a conference call this afternoon discussing their financial results. The game isn't scheduled for 2012 sometime, but THQ famously green-lit another one before Metro 2033 released.    

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Edited by Bobdaman18

esf


also, i wish metro wasn't as scary
Posted by Afroman269

When I see ghost train, I think ghostbusters 2

Posted by tunel

I did hope it wound be titled Metro 2033: 2034

Posted by rjayb89

Ever since Klepek mentioned "ghost train," I've been wanting to play this.

Posted by Kyreo

Mildly interested in this.

Posted by Rukus

I wonder what ending they're gonna be basing it off of. The book ended with the "bad" ending, so maybe they'll run with that.

Posted by Animasta

hell yeah metro 2033 was the best shooter last year

Posted by bobpie24

DUDE GHOST TRAIN! Seriously though, 2033 is amazing.

Posted by patrickklepek

GHOST


TRAIN
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Posted by dvorak

Metro was pretty great. The only thing I didn't like were the jump scares. They all seemed to be kind of hinted at before they happened, so they were never really that surprising.

Posted by paulithon

haha i dont no why but im still interested to see what happens next even tho i didnt get on to well will the a.i in 2033 


hope its good!
Posted by BeachThunder

D: I still need to finish Metro; maybe I should get around to doing that.

Posted by Mikemcn

I wish I could have seen Ghost Train =(

Posted by Scodiac

I really really enjoyed playing through Metro 2033. The sequel is a no brainer for me. Looking forward to it.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Metro 2033 was GREAT.  I've actually got two hours to go, only recently purchased it.  I love everything about it.

Posted by Sin4profit

man, am i the only one that didn't care for this game?

Posted by Th3_James

I was playing some metro 2033 today lol. Artyom is best.

Posted by CrazedMaverick

I enjoy Klepek's enthusiasm for ghost train.

Posted by Seedofpower

Hopefully they will do a proper debug before release. The floating cup was funny but I wouldn't say the same for the rest of them.

Edited by Vorbis

Ghost Train was a pretty great moment, that game had an amazing atmosphere that not many games can pull off. Just hope they rebalance the damage against human enemies a bit better.

Posted by Zero_Tactility

Awesome.  I adored Metro 2033 for all the little atmospheric touches it had: the gas mask, the watch, the lighter, etc.  I can't wait for more news about this.

Posted by Xpgamer7

What's the ghost train? I need to know.

Posted by SirOptimusPrime

Metro 2033 is so far my 2011's 2010 GotY, so this is more than exciting news. If this improves on some of the poor monster AI and ass-final three chapters (I loved the hectic and unwieldy gunplay, but not against the mutants), then this will be fucking awesome. 

Posted by GunslingerPanda

This is good news. Metro 2033 is a great game.

Posted by BaconGames

I LOVE that Patrick is representing that game on the site because honestly Dave's review wasn't enough (and he recognizes this as much).  I'm disappointed in the title because I felt "Metro 2034" sounded like a much better name but I guess franchising requires the name to be the same.

GHOST TRAIN LIVES ON (OR DOES IT?!?!?!?!?!)

Edited by ptys

Ok, if they're selling for you THQ. Another FPS set in post apocalypse is the last thing that interests me personally... unless you count RAGE.

Posted by AuthenticM

It saddens me that they didn't call it Metro 2034.

Posted by Agent47
@AuthenticM: Well maybe they want to spread the story of Metro 2033 and mix it with Metro 2034(which I heard was mediocre at best) which could be more creative and allow them to do things they couldn't before would seem pretty cool.
Posted by AuthenticM
@Agent47: What are you talking about? There is no Metro 2034. Last Light is 2034.
Posted by Rudeboy217

CHOO CHOO

Posted by DeadMonkeys

Sexy ghost trains!

Posted by iShayman
BOO BOO
Posted by RsistncE

is it just me or does the last sentence make no sense?

Posted by JEC03

I just finished metro 2033 its not a bad game but the combat feels out dated and weapon sounds are weak the strongest thing about the game is the location and atmosphere.

Posted by PandaBear
@RsistncE said:
" is it just me or does the last sentence make no sense? "
I read it three times. I have no idea what it means either.
Posted by Agent47
@AuthenticM: Who said that?I haven't seen Metro 2034 anywhere.Besides my idea gave me hope don't ruin my moment.
Posted by Korolev

Nice. If they can optimize the graphics engine and making the targeting a little easier, then I'm on board for the sequel. The first game was pretty good - atmospheric, good graphics, interesting story, interesting characters and some pretty strange moments. It's just that the shooting was... a bit rubbish, but that can be easily fixed.

Posted by Korolev
@PandaBear said:
" @RsistncE said:
" is it just me or does the last sentence make no sense? "
I read it three times. I have no idea what it means either. "
THQ authorized a sequel before the first 2033 was released. They were so enthusiastic about the potential for a series that they didn't even wait for the sales figures to come back. 
Posted by NukePuke

Metro 2033: Run a train. Because underground the ratio of male to female is 20 to1.

Posted by masternater27

I was really digging it and then it autosaved me in a part where I was being shot by three people at once and I didn't wanna start over. Maybe I'll buy it on pc.

Posted by audiosnag

OOOOOOH
Im so excited for this. I loved the first one so hard.

Posted by Box3ru13

Really liked the 2033 and its setting and story. Great atmosphere and gun play. This sequel should be good. 

Posted by MrKlorox

I'm down for another. Just bring on an open world entry in the series at some point. I wanna see STALKER from another angle.

Posted by Microshock

I'll take a look at this one. Metro 2033 was incredibly frustrating for no reason. The sneaking aspects were garbage and the combat was no better. 


And come on, the whole gas mask and notebook thing is a big gimmick. It could be replaced with a menu and it wouldn't have made it any different, maybe even made it better.
Posted by valrog

I thought the sequel is going to be called Metro 2034... Are they not following the books anymore? Either way, I can't wait.

Posted by chilipeppersman
@Microshock said:
" I'll take a look at this one. Metro 2033 was incredibly frustrating for no reason. The sneaking aspects were garbage and the combat was no better. 

And come on, the whole gas mask and notebook thing is a big gimmick. It could be replaced with a menu and it wouldn't have made it any different, maybe even made it better.
"
YES YES! Someone who shares exactly the same opinion as me on this game. it sucked real hard.
Posted by weavminas

I didn't realize that so many people really enjoyed this game, I had written it off but seeing all this support for it is going to make me watch Steam for a crazy sale and maybe take a chance.

Posted by hibikino

Cool, metro story is pretty intriguing. 

Posted by Bruce
@weavminas: 

It was on sale for like ten dollars last week; I think you missed your chance. :(
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