In 2017, at the Xbox E3 Briefing, an intriguing and eerie trailer filled the conference, as we saw a character make their way through a dilapidated subway line, fighting hoards of monsters. At the end, we learned that this was Metro Exodus, the next chapter in the Metro series, based on the Metro 2035 novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky. There wasn’t much detail about the plot of Exodus, at that time, but with just a month until the game’s release, they’ve finally released a story trailer to remedy that.
Narrated from the perspective of Anna, the Spartan Order’s top sniper and Artyom’s wife, the Story Trailer explores the hostile world of Metro Exodus that lies in wait for the crew of the Aurora as they flee the ruins of Moscow and embark on an epic year-long journey into the unknown. Artyom always believed that there was life beyond the Metro – now his hopes and dreams will be put to the ultimate test in the crucible of the Russian wastelands.
Along with the Story trailer comes news of the Metro Exodus Xbox One X bundle. For $499.99, gamers who desire the system that is dubbed as the world’s most powerful console can get their hands on a 1TB Xbox One X, an Xbox Wireless Controller, Metro Exodus, Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux, and 1-month trials to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.
The addition of the first two games is a really cool get, as it allows gamers to play the series from the very beginning the way it was always meant to be experienced. While the near $500 price tag does seem hefty, receiving 3 games with a strong console, like the Xbox One X, is actually a heck of a deal, even though 2 of the games are not very recent.
It’s also worth noting that the Cinelinx team did play an Alpha version of Metro Exodus at E3 2018. In our demo, the game felt like Fallout, in a lot of ways, but with survival mode on at all times, which means it was very challenging. Here’s hoping they made the rowing a lot quicker.
Metro Exodus releases February 15, 2019 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.