Metro: Last Light will illuminate store shelves on 14th May in North America and 17th May in Europe. The former THQ title had been set to launch later this month, but has been pushed back slightly by new publisher Deep Silver. The company picked up the rights to the first-person shooter alongside the Saints Row franchise earlier in the year.

"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," said parent company Koch Media’s Dr. Klemens Kundratitz. "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."

The sequel to Xbox 360 and PC title Metro 2033, Last Light depicts the tale of a post-apocalyptic Moscow, as former inhabitants of the city fight for survival in catacombs against “hideous mutants born [out of] the toxic atmosphere”. Sounds like just another day on the London Underground to us.