THQ has today announced that Metro: Last Light the sequel to 2010’s cult classic Metro 2033, is scheduled for release in March 2013 on Microsoft Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC and that the initial copies Metro: Last Light will be sold as a Limited Edition packed with exclusive content.

The Metro: Last Light Limited Edition will include a standard retail copy of the game with ‘Ranger Mode,’ the fan-favorite game type from Metro 2033 that represents the ultimate, immersive Metro experience. Additionally, the Limited Edition includes the Ranger load-out, containing bonus military grade bullets to spend on weapon upgrades and equipment, and the deadly AKS-74U modified Russian rifle.

“‘Ranger Mode’ provides the definitive Metro experience,” said Huw Beynon, creative strategist, THQ. “It’s deservedly regarded as one of the most immersive, atmospheric challenges in gaming and we think fans will be very happy to see its return in the Metro: Last Light Limited Edition.”

To guarantee the free upgrade to the Limited Edition, Metro: Last Light is now available to pre-order from shopTHQ on PC and select retailers, including GAME Retail, Amazon, HMV, Asda, Grainger Games, Shop and Blockbusters.