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Metro: Last Light gets live-action short

THQ is now ramping up its marketing for Metro: Last Light, the sequel to the 2010 released first person shooter Metro 2033. Today, the publisher sent out a short live action film that basically sets up the premise for both games, developed by 4A Games.

The live action short film shows the citizens of present day Moscow in a state of panic as a nuclear attack is about to be made. People start heading for the Moscow Metro subway station to hopefully avoid the fallout. The Russian army allows just a few people to enter the subway system before the bombs fall.

The end of the film switches to 20 years after the attacks as a man, armed and covered in radiation gear, opens up the surface doors to the station. The movie then uses the Metro: Last Light game engine, showing the massive devastation of Moscow.

Oh, and the movie is nearly all in Russian.

Metro: Last Light was first shown briefly behind closed doors at E3 2011 for a planned 2012 release. Since then, the game has yet to be seen or demoed and THQ is now saying it will be released sometime in 2013 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms.

Source: THQ and YouTube

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