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GOG.com has added five titles to their library from Deep Silver and Nordic Games. Each title is on sale as part of a week-long discount to celebrate the deal, with DarkSiders 1 and 2 available for up to 75% off ($7.99, $11.99, respectively), Metro: Last Light Redux for 50% off ($12.49), Saints Row 2 for 60% off ($3.99), and Saints Row: The Third for 66% off ($4.99). All releases are available DRM-free, and as with other older titles, Saints Row 2 has been modified to work without issue on modern rigs.
Metro returns today with the enhanced next-genified re-release Metro Redux. The $49.99 bundle includes Metro 2033, its sequel Metro: Last Light, and all DLC released for both titles for PS4 and Xbox One. Each is also available separately via download for $24.99. Both games have been enhanced with new animations, new voice overs, refined combat mechanics, and improved enemy AI. Ranger Mode is also available in both games as is the option to select two different play styles, the action-heavy Spartan mode and resource-restricted Survival mode.
The final downloadable pack for Metro: Last Light, Chronicles Pack, has launched today for 360, PC, and PS3. The single-player pack includes three new missions that run parallel to Last Light’s story and feature characters that Artyom encountered along the way. Players will be able to see how Polis sniper Anna attempted to save Artyom from Reich forces, how Pavel broke free from the Bandit Lair under Venice, and how Khan and Ulman made it through the tunnels of Polyanka.
Deep Silver has announced that Metro: Last Light’s third DLC drop, Developer Pack, will be available on September 17 for 360, PC, and PS3. The pack will include a new solo mission, The Spider-Nest, which will require that players clear a catacomb of spiders using the lighter, torches, and the new Flamethrower. In addition, there will also be three new areas to utilize: a Shooting Range, where players can compete in marksman challenges with all gun and attachment combinations; an AI Arena, in which customizable squads of human soldiers and mutants face off in challenges; and a Metro Museum, where players can learn more about the characters and their mutant enemies.
Deep Silver announced that Tower Pack, the second of 4A Games’ planned four downloadable packs for Metro: Last Light, will launch on September 3. The 360, PC, and PS3 drop adds a new tower that houses a virtual combat simulator. Players who enter must battle their way up the booby-trapped tower against waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
4A Games is preparing to send Linux and Mac gamers into the mutant-infested world of post-apocalyptic Russia with Metro: Last Light. Publisher Deep Silver has announced that a Mac version is near completion, scheduled for release on September 10, and that a Linux version is currently on track for launch later this year. Both versions will support the same DLC as the console and Windows versions, as well as Steam Play, which means that owners of any Steam version will find the latest releases automatically added to their library. The Season Pass, the Faction Pack, and the Tower Pack will be available at launch for the Mac version, and the remaining two packs, Developer and Chronicles, will launch simultaneously with the other versions.
Metro: Last Light’s first downloadable add-on, Faction Pack, is now available for consoles and PC. Developed by 4A Games, Faction Pack includes three new single-player missions, with one mission for each of the game’s main factions: the Rangers, the Redline, and the Reich. As a Polis Ranger, players must hunt for artifacts and relics in the library. The other two offer a chance to infiltrate a Reich oupost as a Redline sniper and hold the frontline as a Reich ‘heavy’.
Deep Silver is looking to expand the Metro: Last Light universe next week with the launch of Faction Pack. The 4A Games-developed drop will include three new single-player missions, each featuring a character from a different faction: a Redline Special Detachment Sniper tasked with infiltrating a Reich Outpost, a Reich ‘Heavy’ assigned with defending the Frontline, and a Polis Ranger on the hunt in the Library for artifacts and relics.
Alexander Bereznyak, lead technical artist on Metro: Last Light, has finished work on a project showcasing the world of Metro, the Mobius trailer. Bereznyak began work on the three-minute clip when he was a capture artist at 4A Games and continued to work on it after moving positions. It’s a nice encapsulation of Last Light, with a series of shots following a handful of the remaining humans as they struggle to survive underground in makeshift cities against the violent mutated wildlife and one another.