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Metro Redux releases for Nintendo Switch in February 2020.

The internet rumour mill has been swirling with whispers of a big video game series coming to Nintendo Switch. Something of the PS3-Xbox 360 era. A game with sequels. And maybe with a remaster already done.

BioShock is the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue. People have also been talking about Mass Effect or the Arkham games.

But today’s announcement from publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games – that still satisfies all those rumours listed above – is that a Metro Exodus Nintendo Switch version is on the way.

Based on the Metro series of books by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033 and its sequel, Metro: Last Light released in 2010 and 2013 respectively. They are genuinely terrifying, set in the Moscow underground system, harried by both unpleasant human factions and horrifying mutants.

Then in 2014, both games (and DLC) were released together as Metro Redux. This was a lightly-remastered version of the originals for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It’s this remastered collection, Metro Redux, that is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Metro Redux releases for Nintendo Switch on February 28, 2020. It will be available in both retail and digital forms, and unusually, the retail version will come “on one 16GB game card with no additional download required”. (Until the inevitable day one patch.)

We don’t recommend playing this one on the tube, though, in spite of the Nintendo Switch’s portability. You don’t need that atmosphere and those scares down there. It’s a bit like that London Underground scene from 28 Weeks Later. That one put us off the escalators for a while.

Read our review of 2019’s gripping sequel, Metro Exodus.

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