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Metro: Last Light on Steam includes digital copy of 'Metro 2033' novel

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Metro: Last Light buyers who activate their Windows PC copies on Steam will receive a free digital copy of Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033, the novel upon which 4A Games' 2010 game of the same name was based, publisher Deep Silver announced today.

Glukhovsky originally published the post-apocalyptic science-fiction novel in his native Russian in 2005; the English version of the book was released in the U.S. at the same time as the THQ-published video game. The novel spawned an extended universe with dozens of stories authored by other writers, as well as a direct sequel, Metro 2034, penned by Glukhovsky himself and published in Russia in 2009. Glukhovsky's two Metro novels have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

Metro: Last Light is 4A Games' sequel to its Metro 2033 game. Last Light, which is set for release May 14 in North America and May 17 in Europe on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, does not bear any direct relation to Metro 2034.