Metro Last Light: Tower Pack DLC dated, new screenshots

Fight your way up a combat simulator in the challenge based game mode

Deep Silver has announced a release date for Metro: Last Light's Tower Pack DLC.

Priced at $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99, it's due for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 3 (September 4 on PS3 outside of America). An official description of the challenge based game mode follows the screenshots:

Players have to fight their way up through a heavily guarded tower, a virtual combat simulator. Each level is increasingly difficult - packed with hordes of enemies, mutants and other deadly threats. The best players in this combat simulator will need to master Metro's unique, hand-made weaponry and deep combat mechanics in order to reach the top of the global leaderboards.

Tower Pack is the second of four planned Metro Last Light DLC packs, which can be pre-purchased at a discounted rate as part of the Metro: Last Light season pass. Details on the final two DLC packs follow:

  • The 'Developer Pack' boasts a fully stocked Shooting Gallery, the AI Arena and Metro Museum... And a bonus solo mission - The Spiders' Nest - offers some new tools for dealing with an infestation of the skittering Spider mutants
  • Lastly the 'Chronicles Pack' will feature three original single player missions that cast the player as four of the game's standout characters - Pavel, Khan & Ulman, and Anna - and explore their side-stories away from Artyom's adventure

In our Metro: Last Light review we said 4A's sequel is "gruelling, but worth the effort" and "a refreshing change from more traditional first-person shooters".

If you're still on the fence about whether to pick up the game, you might want to check out this video of the opening mission.