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Deus Ex: The Fall Isn't What You'd Expect

By Pete Haas 2013-06-05 08:52:45 discussion comments


Deus Ex: The Fall, teased earlier this week with a trailer, is not the sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Instead, it's a mobile game starring a brand-new character.

The Fall is set in 2027, the same year as Human Revolution. Corporations have begun to produce human augmentations. They also sell drugs to these augmented people to help them survive their surgeries. Ben Saxon, a mercenary, has been augmented to make him a better soldier. He must investigate a conspiracy behind the drugs that could put many augmented humans in danger.

Saxon was first introduced in the novel Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect. The Fall takes place after the events of that book. Players will face off against the Tyrants, a private military contractor that Saxon once worked for.

The visuals don't look that far off from Human Revolution's. I'm more concerned about whether the non-linear gameplay is intact. Square Enix promises both exploration and player choices. We'll see if they can effectively shrink down Deus Ex while retaining the formula that makes it so special.

"We’re really excited to continue the Deus Ex series on mobile and start a new journey," said Jean-François Dugas, Executive Game Director at Eidos Montreal. “The team has done an incredible job creating a whole new story and controls for intuitive touch screen gameplay, whilst staying true to the Deus Ex universe. Players can expect exploration, action, hacking, stealth, social enhancers, player choice and consequence- the full Deus Ex experience."

The Fall will debut this summer for $6.99/£4.99/5.99€.
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