In terms of gameplay differences and alterations for the Switch port, expect plenty. The Metro series is known in PC circles for really pushing PC hardware to it’s limits, so the developers likely have to scale back the visuals a fair bit to make the game run well enough for the portable platform. Expect all of the main games and DLC content. That means that Metro Redux on the Switch includes remastered versions of the classic Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light games.
Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed this new release after months of speculation and waiting by fans. Early rumors surfaced about a possible Switch port a while ago, and they have persisted since. It’s all but certain that the recent releases and confirmations of Switch ports for The Witcher 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2 helped this process along a bit.
For those who somehow haven’t encountered this incredible post-apocalyptic story before, here’s a summary from the author of the original books:
“In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.
The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.
You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat.”
That setup encapsulates both the desperate circumstances of the series, and offers a great backdrop for which your adventures occur. And if you want a more visual prep, check out the trailer for Metro Redux on the Switch down below.
And yes, the game is also getting a physical release on Switch. Metro Redux will include all of the content in the main games as a singular release on the physical version, great for those looking to save on storage or bandwidth. And for those super fans, there’s something else too. If you pre-order thee new game, you’re in for a special few bonuses.
Pre-ordering Metro Redux on Switch comes with a custom sleeved case with art inlay, which includes four double-sided art cards, and an A2-sized poster that’s also double-sided.