I’m not sure any of us asked for this, but Square Enix have announced that a new Deus Ex game is coming.
It’s subtitled ‘The Fall’, is coming to iOS in the summer (missed opportunity there, but SE do need the money ASAP) and there’s a video of some guys talking about it and staring quizzically at an iPad after the cut.
Billed as a side-story to the events in Human Revolution, the plan is to take full advantage of the ‘smart device’ format (assuming it has a piece of fruit on the back), with “controls for intuitive touch screen gameplay” (which means it’ll probably be awkward and unplayable on my iPhone) and a promise of “the full Deus Ex experience”, meaning a delicious mix of stealth (hiding in vents), combat (shooting from vents) and player choice (deciding whether to hide or shoot from a vent).
Lets hope it’s not a bomb (or a poor excuse to crowbar IAPs onto an inappropriate fork of a series whose customer base is historically based on other formats) but rather an interesting new take on the Deus Ex brand, whose success may lead to more full-size adventures in a cybernetic world!
Press release as follows:
Square Enix today announced Deus Ex: The Fall, the new instalment of the award winning Deus Ex series, coming soon to mobile and tablet devices.
Developed by Square Enix’s Mobile division in Europe, in collaboration with the original Deus Ex: Human Revolution team at Eidos-Montréal and N-Fusion, Deus Ex: The Fall is a story driven action-RPG and the first Deus Ex in the series to be released on mobile and tablet devices. The game includes never before seen characters from the novel Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect, picking up directly where the book finishes.
“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-Montréal. “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.”
“Smart devices are central to Square Enix’s platform strategy and we approach it with the same attention as our boxed and digital releases. Deus Ex: The Fall is going to be testament to our commitment in delivering high quality entertainment on mobile and tablet devices,” said Antony Douglas, General Manager of Square Enix Mobile.
The first instalment of the mobile series will be available this summer for 6,99$, and will be playable at the Square Enix booth at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in the South Hall #1647.