Deus Ex: The Fall Is Not The Sequel You Were ExpectingBy: Zach Walton - June 5, 2013
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a reboot done right. It respected the vision of the original title, while updating the gameplay and presentation to modern standards. By all accounts, it was a massive success. Now Square Enix is trying to capitalize on that success with a new entry for mobile devices.
Deus Ex: The Fall, developed by Square Enix’ mobile division and Eidos Montreal, is the latest title in the blockbuster franchise. The title will focus on a new character – Ben Saxon – as he attempts to uncover a global drug supply conspiracy.
The title may prove to be controversial, however, as it’s a mobile exclusive title. That being said, the developers are confident that they can deliver the Deus Ex experience on mobile devices.
“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.”
Deus Ex: The Fall looks great for a mobile title, but some people will not be able to get around that fact. For them, Square Enix is also releasing Deux Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut in the near future. The Wii U title improves upon many aspects of the original game, including the terrible boss fights.
Deus Ex: The Fall will be released this summer on iOS devices for $6.99. There’s no word on an Android release.