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Book 'Em Up: New Metro Game Coming In 2017

We’ll be revisiting the subways of post-apocalyptic Moscow next year, it seems, according to a website for the book series first-person shooters Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are based on. With the English edition of Dmitry Glukhovsky’s trilogy-capping novel Metro 2035 coming in December, the site has added of a timeline of the series with a little note saying yup, another game will follow.

Listing a new game for 2017, the site offers this teensy blurb:

“It all adds up to something. Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up. An era of great discoveries lies ahead…”

Ah yes, and where do the books end their story? I’ll avoid spoilers as the book’s not even out in English yet, but here’s the site’s synopsis for Metro 2035:

“The final part of the trilogy takes us back to Artyom and his struggle to get the people back to the above world they once ruled. This is a standalone story that can be read independently from the previous books and games — yet for those who have been following Artyom from the very beginning, Metro 2035 crowns the saga in its own way. Characters of all the books and games meet here, their destinies intertwine, and everything you knew about the world of Metro is turned upside down…”

Neither Metro developer 4A Games nor publisher Deep Silver have announced anything about a new game but hey, this site says so. I should mention that neither Dmitry Glukhovsky’s own site nor social media profiles, nor the official Metro 2033 site, nor the series’ social media profiles, have linked to this site. That’s not to say it’s a hoax but it is a bit odd. The domain was registered years ago with a different e-mail address to the Metro 2033 site, but who hasn’t had a few addresses? This would all be a weird amount of effort for such a minor, pointless hoax but hey, the Internet can be weird.

We’ve dropped Deep Silver’s PR peeps a line to ask what’s up.

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