It's one of the more promising titles of the year, and it'd be a mistake to write it off as just another shooter.

Today, Deep Silver has announced that Metro: Last Light , the follow-up to the acclaimed Metro 2033 , will launch on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in North America on May 14, and on May 17 in Europe.

If you remember, this project was part of THQ's roster; it was originally expected to release this month. But after the publisher's demise, Deep Silver was quick to swoop in and pick up the Metro franchise, which has proven unique and engaging. Said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, Koch Media CEO:

"The new release date is the ideal way to strike the balance between bringing the best out of Metro: Last Light and not keep the fans waiting longer than necessary. We won't leave that time unexploited and will work closely together with 4A Games to make the game even better. It will receive all the attention it deserves."

Deep Silver International Commercial Director Menno van der Bil added that they can assure the fans "that we have a lot more coming their way with the franchise." For more information concerning Last Light , make sure to read our preview . For those looking for a bit of a twist on the standard FPS formula, this is definitely the game for them.

Related Game(s): Metro: Last Light