Aussies get a shot at Metro 2033 special editions

Take your pick: Special editions offer bonus weapons, avatars and t-shirts

The upcoming first person shooter Metro 2033 will hit Australian shores March 18th 2010, THQ announced today.

The game will be released 48 hours after its US launch and is available on PC and Xbox 360.

THQ is offering an Australian and New Zealand only special edition which includes the exculsive automatic shotgun and four art cards by the Russian painter Anton Grechko, who was commissioned to create a range of artwork inspired by the universe of Metro 2033.

You'll have to go through EB Games to get it, but GAME will sell avatar items with special edition pre-orders. JB Hi-fi customers will get a Metro 2033 soviet t-shirt.

About Metro 2013

Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands.

In 2013, the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.

The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside.

You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised Underground. Having never ventured beyond your Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind.

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