Fans of the Metro series will have to wait until next year to get their paws on the upcoming third installment of the series. In fact, several of THQ Nordic’s titles have received a release date push, including Darksiders 3.
In a press release by THQ Nordic that focuses on sales and upcoming games from Koch Media, which THQ Nordic acquired last year (along with Koch’s video game publishing arm, Deep Silver), Metro Exodus has now had its release date pushed to Q1 2019. Furthermore, Deep Silver’s “next key releases”, the action-RPG Biomutant and Darksiders 3, “are still under evaluation for setting a release date”. Translation: Potential release date shuffling. This all kind of makes sense, given that Darksiders 3 will be skipping E3 this year.
Metro Exodus was announced during E3 2017 with a trailer that showed series protagonist Artyom squaring off against a mutated rat beast. A follow-up trailer was released during The Video game Awards this past December. The series is based off of a series of novels by Dmitry Glukhovsky, where Earth has been devastated by nuclear war. The first game, Metro 2033, was released back in 2010. The sequel, Metro: Last Light, was released back in 2013.