THQ announced today that early birds who pick up a launch copy of Metro: Last Light next March (or those who pre-order the game) will find that they have a specially marked “Limited Edition” version that includes three digital bonuses.
The first bonus is an unspecified number of in-game “military grade bullets” that can be used to purchase weapon upgrades, equipment, or to waste on killing an enemy. Early adopters will also get the AKS-74U, which in real life is a short barrel version of the red-commie AKS-74 rifle. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, THQ announced that the Limited Edition will give players the option of playing the game’s Ranger Mode. For those that missed out on Metro 2033‘s Ranger Mode, this means that you can play the game with less ammo, no HUD, and deadlier weapons.
Sony also announced today that anyone who pre-orders the Limited Edition of Metro: Last Light over the PlayStation Network will get an exclusive Metro Theme along with a free digital copy of THQ’s Homefront.
Metro: Last Light is currently scheduled to launch sometime in March 2013 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The full press release announcing the Limited Edition bonuses is posted below.
Ranger Mode Returns in the Metro: Last Light Limited Edition – Now Available to Pre-Order, Shipping March 2013
The ultimate Metro experience is back, alongside a range of exclusive pre-order bonuses
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 14, 2012– THQ confirmed that Metro: Last Light – the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010’s cult classic Metro 2033 – is scheduled for release in March 2013 on Microsoft Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Initial copies of THQ Inc.’s (NASDAQ: THQI) Metro: Last Light will be sold as a Limited Edition packed with exclusive content. To guarantee the free upgrade to the Limited Edition, Metro: Last Light is now available to pre-order from the THQ Store and select retailers, including Amazon.com, Best Buy, EB Games, GameStop and Walmart.com for an SRP of $59.99 on console and PC.
The Metro: Last Light Limited Edition will include a standard retail copy of the game with ‘Ranger Mode,’ the fan-favorite game type from Metro 2033 that represents the ultimate, immersive Metro experience. Additionally, the Limited Edition includes the Ranger load-out, containing bonus military grade bullets to spend on weapon upgrades and equipment, and the deadly AKS-74U modified Russian rifle.
“‘Ranger Mode’ provides the definitive Metro experience,” said Huw Beynon, creative strategist, THQ. “It’s deservedly regarded as one of the most immersive, atmospheric challenges in gaming and we think fans will be very happy to see its return in the Metro: Last Light Limited Edition.”
Beginning on Dec. 18, fans in North America who pre-order the full LE digital version of Metro: Last Light on PlayStation®Network will receive a free digital copy of the popular shooter Homefront at launch. For instant gratification, purchasers will acquire a free Metro: Last Light PlayStation Network theme at the time of pre-order.
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