While Deep Silver confirmed the existence of METRO REDUX back in March, the publisher wasn't quite ready to divulge the details. Today, Deep Silver unveiled that "METRO REDUX features fully re-mastered and improved versions of both METRO 2033 and METRO: LAST LIGHT, creating the most compelling Metro experience ever." However, it's more than just a simple HD upgrade for next-gen platforms.
The biggest changes come to the first game, which has been completely rebuilt in the latest iteration of the 4A Engine, providing the graphical and gameplay improvements seen in Last Light. Re-mastered visuals include "advanced lighting, dynamic weather, more detailed characters with improved animation, more dynamic destruction and improved smoke, fire and particle effects. On the gameplay side of things, improvements include "advanced enemy AI, improved combat and stealth mechanics, superior weapon handling and more responsive, intuitive controls plus signature features from Last Light such as the atmospheric 'mask wipe' mechanic, weapon customization, and silent kills and takedowns."
While not as drastic an overhaul, Metro: Last Light Redux also includes some graphical and gameplay improvements, "including new melee animations, and the fan-requested 'Check Watch' and 'Check Inventory' features," along with all the Season Pass content. If that wasn't enough, both Metro games now have two unique "Play Styles" players can choose. The "Survival" Play Style is for those that enjoyed Metro 2033's survival horror oriented gameplay, featuring limited resources, deadlier enemy AI, and slower reload speeds. The "Spartan" Play Style is for those that enjoyed Metro: Last Light's more action oriented gameplay, featuring a more powerful set of combat skills and plentiful resources. But if you really want to be hardcore, the HUD-less Ranger Mode returns for both versions.
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will be available separately as digital downloads for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at $24.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 apiece, while a boxed retail compilation containing both games will be available for $49.99 / €39.99 / £34.99. All aforementioned versions are scheduled to arrive this Summer, while dedicated Linux and SteamOS versions will arrive later this year.
Source: Press Release and Official Site