THQ today announced that Metro 2033, a first person shooter developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and based on the best-selling Russian novel of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky, has shipped to retail across North America, for PC and Xbox 360 - the game will be available in Europe on March 19th. 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. 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. A new trailer is now available.