Metro Redux launches Aug. 26 on PC, PS4, Xbox One

Metro Redux, the remastered bundle of the two existing games in the Metro series, is set for release Aug. 26 in North America on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Deep Silver announced today.

The package is scheduled to be available Aug. 29 in Europe. Linux and SteamOS versions are also on the way, although they'll be released at a later date.

Deep Silver confirmed the existence of Metro Redux in March, and officially announced it in May. The collection consists of remastered and reworked versions of 2010's Metro 2033 and 2013's Metro: Last Light. Series developer 4A Games made Metro Redux in-house, with the goal of delivering experiences beyond mere up-rezzed versions of those games, according to Deep Silver.

Both Metro 2033 and Last Light will look better in Redux than they did in their original incarnations, but 4A also went back and improved the way they play. Additions include oft-requested features such as the ability to check your watch and inventory, and the studio took some features that appeared in Last Light and incorporated them into the remaster of Metro 2033. Deep Silver told Polygon during E3 2014 that this experience will help 4A in developing future projects on the new consoles.

Both titles will include all previously released downloadable content. 4A Games is aiming to have the console versions run at 60 frames per second; they'll be rendered in 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One. Each remastered game will be sold digitally on its own for $24.99, while a disc-based bundle of both titles will cost $49.99. Check out our article about Metro Redux for all the details.

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