Ready to head back to the Metro? Deep Silver and 4A Games have today revealed details surrounding the Metro Exodus Expansion Pass!
Metro Exodus arrived to wow the Xbox One, PS4 and PC gamers back in February 2019, delivering a beautifully hostile world, an incredible journey and some of the best sandbox survival experiences you could ever wish for. But now it’s time to look to the future, and once more we’ll be given the chance to fall back into the world with two major new pieces of story-driven DLC – but these won’t be seen through the eyes of Artyom.
The Metro Exodus Expansion Pass will instead focus efforts on a brand new character; one of the Spartan Rangers, the Aurora’s only American, Sam. Both of these narrative driven adventures will be available as part of the expansion pass, but will also be available for purchase separately.
Before we go any further, a quick word of warning: if you have not yet completed the Metro Exodus campaign, the following contains spoilers. So, either look away now and be ready for a surprise later in the day, or read on and enjoy.
Coming in Summer 2019, the first story that players will follow, The Two Colonels, is that of Colonel Khlebnikov, just below the surface, under the dead city of Novosibirsk, as he makes his way home to his son, Kirill, for New Year’s Eve. But all is not well with the people here: the slime is further consuming the tunnels, mutant attacks appear to be on the rise and the precious ‘green stuff’ that protects the people from radiation poisoning is running low. In order to secure the survival of any of the people, those in charge may need to take drastic measures…
Following the journey and experiences of Khlebnikov during the last days of life in Novosibirsk, which Colonel Miller retraces a year later, players can expect the classic story-driven gameplay of the Metro series in this new linear chapter, complete with a brand new weapon, the deadly flame-thrower, claustrophobic environments, and the all-too-familiar hair-raising tension.
The second piece of DLC – Sam’s Story – coming to players in early 2020, is the brand new sandbox survival level based on Vladivostok. Sam, a US marine at the Moscow embassy before the bombs were dropped, has long dreamed of returning to his homeland, and maybe finding his family alive. The prospect seemed impossible in the darkened tunnels of the Metro, but when the Spartans discovered that Moscow was not the only city left alive after the war, holding out hope didn’t feel so foolish anymore.
Sam makes his way away from the Aurora in search of a way back to the USA, arriving at the remains of Vladivostok’s tsunami ravaged harbours, ruined industrial buildings, and crumbling residential districts. To complete his journey, Sam will discover that he needs every tactic he has learned so far to survive, as his surroundings prove to be far trickier than expected.
Players will forge Sam’s path through the sandbox survival landscape of Vladivostok, as they take a brand new journey across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic Russia.
We will of course keep you updated as to exactly when these two new story packs arrive, but for now, whether you’ve spent time with Metro Exodus on Xbox One or not, our full review should most certainly be taken in.