Larkspur, Calif., May 31, 2013 — Deep Silver today announced that Metro: Last Light has enjoyed a stunning first week of sales, significantly outselling its predecessor Metro 2033 over the same launch period, and earning stellar reviews from the gaming media on all three platforms.
On Windows® PC, the game more than tripled Metro 2033’s worldwide sales over the same opening week period
In the US, Metro: Last Light sold through more boxed units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 has managed lifetime to date
Across all formats worldwide, Metro: Last Light has sold more units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 managed in 3 months
Metro: Last Light has shot to #1 in the weekly charts in multiple European territories including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and also in the UK, where publisher Deep Silver recorded their fourth straight week at number 1
Metro: Last Light has garnered praise from players and critics alike, with all three formats enjoying a Metacritic score of 80+ and a slew of 9 / 10 reviews from GameSpot, Official PlayStation Magazine, Joystiq, The Escapist and more.
Metro: Last Light is Deep Silver’s most critically acclaimed game to date, said Menno van der Bil, International Commercial Director at Deep Silver. We are delighted with the deserved critical and commercial success the game has achieved, and hope that this success represents a statement of intent for future quality titles from Deep Silver. We would like to thank 4A Games for their talent, passion and commitment in helping us reach this milestone.”
4A Games are honoured by the reception our latest project has received, said Andrew Prokhorov, Creative Director at 4A Games. We are a small but dedicated team who are lucky to have been given the creative freedom and support to make the kind of experience we dream, as gamers, of playing. Our work on Metro: Last Light continues with new single player DLC, and we look forward to revealing future projects from the team. We want to thank all the Metro fans for support we have received.
Deep Silver announced earlier this week that 4A Games will support Metro: Last Light with a series of original single player content packs throughout the summer. Metro fans can pre-purchase all future DLC at a discount with the Season Pass, now available on Steam, the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft and the PlayStation Network for €14.99 / $14.99 / £11.99 / 1200 Microsoft Points. The Season Pass also grants an additional weapon, the deadly Abzats, a semi-automatic shotgun rifle with a devastating secondary fire mode that unleashes six shells in one blast.
The Season Pass will include:
The Faction Pack and the Chronicles Pack, featuring new, original single player gameplay that expands on the Metro: Last Light universe and story
The mysterious Tower Pack, a unique solo challenge to Metro veterans
The Developer Pack, giving creative players some interesting tools with which to explore the world of Metro…
Metro: Last Light is available now for PlayStation®3, the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows® PC .
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About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 200 games worldwide since 2003, including the best-selling zombie action Dead Island franchise, the critically-acclaimed Metro: Last Light and this summer, it will publish the fourth title in the action adventure open world Saints Row series, Saints Row IV. Deep Silver is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH, and includes the renowned development studio Deep Silver Volition, based in Champaign, IL. For more information, please visit www.deepsilver.com or follow us on twitter at @deepsilver.
About 4A Games
4A Games is a computer game development studio based in Kiev, Ukraine. The studio was established in December 2005 by the veterans of Ukrainian game industry, with the aim of developing premium quality computer games for high-end PCs and next generation consoles supported by the in-house developed “4A Engine”.
At the heart of the company are around 80 talented designers, programmers, artists, sound specialists and writers, with years of experience in software development and computer games in particular.
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