Square Enix recently annouced Deus Ex: The Fall exclusively for mobile and tablet devices. This is the latest in the Deus Ex series, following Deus Ex (2000), Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003, set twenty years after the original game), and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011, set twenty-five years before the original game). The story of Deus Ex: The Fall:
“Deus Ex: The Fall is set in 2027– a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive. In this chaos Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation, is desperate for the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk, but for all augmented humans, time is running out…”
This puts the game as taking place during the same year as Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game is a story-driven RPG and the first in the series to be released for mobile and tablet devices. It also includes characters from Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect, a novel by James Swallow. Says Jean-Jean-François Dugas, Executive Game Director at Eidos-Montréal:
“We’re really excited to continue the Deus Ex series on mobile and start a new journey. 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 X experience.”
Watch the trailer:
Priced at $6.99/£4.99/5.99€, the first installment of the mobile series will be available this summer on iOS, with an Android version to follow later.