Artyom and buddies might escape the sealed, haunted world of Moscow’s subway tunnels in Metro Exodus, however the newest story trailer exhibits there’s loads of issues on the floor too. 4A Games might have switched up the environments to incorporate some deep, dank swamps and harsh trying deserts, however the threats are acquainted. There’s nonetheless a spread of bizarre mutant monsters, and evidently regardless of the place you go there’s nonetheless going to be Nazis. Ah nicely, a minimum of they supply a subset of the post-apocalyptic human inhabitants you possibly can shoot with out guilt. Take a peek on the new video beneath.
After two games of slim tunnels and the occasional gasping gas-masked sprint throughout the poisoned floor, the brand new environments appear to be a (literal) breath of contemporary air. In his Metro Exodus preview final yr, Tom Power concluded that the game needs you to really feel liberated. You’re in a position to transfer about with out restrict. You’re not counting the seconds as you sprint between buildings, and may discover every of its giant environments and meet the locals as you journey throughout Russia. It appears like there’s nonetheless going to be plenty of closely scripted setpieces, and the occasional tunnel infested with monsters or waves of human troops.
Personally, I’m hoping to see extra anomalies and psychic weirdness on this new story. So far all of the threats proven have been comparatively mundane – all issues you possibly can resolve with a dose of lead. Part of what made the world of earlier Metro games appear so menacing was the otherworldly threats down within the tunnels, together with some extraordinarily haunted tunnels. It actually gave me the sensation that the world actually was lifeless, however people – cussed beasts that we’re – simply refused to let it go. I fear that it gained’t really feel like Metro except there’s some bizarre, inexplicable stuff on the market.
Metro Exodus launches on February 15th for £50/€60/£60 for the common model, or £70/€85/$85 for the Gold version with season move. You can discover it right here on Steam and Humble. It’s printed by Deep Silver.