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Metro 2033 arriving in March

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-alike for PC, 360.

THQ has announced a 19th March release date for PC and Xbox 360 game Metro 2033.

Created by Russian studio 4A Games, this is a post-apocalyptic shooter based on a popular novel by author Dmitry Glukhovsky. The idea is that loads of bad stuff happens on the earth's surface so humans are forced underground into Moscow's metro system. Twenty years later, you - as Artyom - are forced into the heart of the Metro system on a desperate mission. Discoveries await.

Atmosphere, narrative, harsh conditions and an unashamedly Eastern European flavour are top of the bill. And like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. before it, this could be worth keeping an eye on.

Eager to be noticed, THQ flew us out to Moscow late last year to see Metro 2033 for ourselves. Our hands-on impressions of Metro 2033 will tell you more.