Deus Ex: Human Revolution

PC, XB360, PS3, MAC, WIIU / Action / Release: Aug 23, 2011 / ESRB: M

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution gameplay trailer shows multiple approaches

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gameplay trailer shows multiple approaches

A teasing peek at Deus Ex: Human Revolution's opportunities for different approaches are shown off in an eight-minute trailer with commentary from narrative game designer Mary DeMarle. Three different ways to infiltrate a warehouse in one single, very small area of the first mission are demonstrated.

DeMarle explains that the franchise is built upon "four main gameplay pillars: combat, stealth, hacking and social," the first two of which are the focus of this trailer. Read more »

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Interview: Mary DeMarle, Lead Writer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Interview: Mary DeMarle, Lead Writer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution

I recently had a chance to play through the first couple of hours of Deus Ex: Human Revolution at a closed-door press event hosted by publisher Square Enix. Parts one and two of the hands-on impressions focused on the opening section of the game (and its first proper mission), and I came away from the experience impressed by Eidos Montreal's seeming ability to harness much of what made the first game great, and hungry for more.

After a day spent running around in the shoes of Human Revolution's brooding protagonist, Adam Jensen, I talked a bit with the game's Lead Writer and Narrative Designer, Mary DeMarle. Among other things, we discussed the game's themes of class warfare and technological Renaissance, the challenges of constructing a multi-layered conspiracy-fuelled narrative in a game driven by player choice, and creating content that helps make a world that feels real and alive. Read more »

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution due in August

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution due in August

An August launch for Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been revealed through the unusual--and often inaccurate--medium of a GameStop listing. Developer Eidos Montreal has confirmed this as correct via Twitter. Read more »

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Hands-on - Part 2

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Hands-on - Part 2

Last week, Square Enix held a closed-door press event in Irvine, California to show off Eidos Montreal's upcoming cyberpunk shooter-RPG hybrid, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In part one of my preview, I talked about the cinematic moments and gameplay leading up to the opening credits. This time, I'll talk about the first couple of hours of gameplay - the first mission - which I played through twice, taking different approaches.

It should be noted that we were instructed to play on 'Casual' difficulty for the purposes of the demo, mainly because the difficulty settings are still being tweaked and tested. We were also assured that although the game begins in a relatively linear fashion (albeit with multiple available paths), the game will really open up as the story progresses via the use of large hub-areas that allow players to decide what objective to pursue next. Read more »

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Hands-On - Part 1

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Hands-On - Part 1

It's been almost eleven years since the (now defunct) studio Ion Storm brought the world Deus Ex, a game that continues to hold a comfortable position in the personal "best of all time" lists of many who've played it. It was a game that deftly wrapped action, stealth, and deep conversational and role-playing elements in a conspiracy-filled cyberpunk storyline, while providing deep and meaningful choices to the player. Choice and consequence permeated both the minute-to-minute gameplay and the overall storyline in a way that very few games have managed to achieve since.

Deus Ex: Invisible War, the misguided (and oft-maligned) sequel released in 2003, ended up alienating fans with its relative simplicity. Last week, I got to spend some time playing through the first couple of hours of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the upcoming prequel developed by Eidos Montreal. In this part of the preview, I'll talk about the first fifteen minutes or so of the game, leading up to the opening credits. Read more »

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Media Is Jolly Nice

New Deus Ex: Human Revolution screenshots and a trailer have arrived, offering a look at the opening sections of Eidos Montreal's prequel to the hallowed RPG created by Ion Storm.

In short, it's looking nice, very nice. I'm happier than ever to have named it one of my most-anticipated games of 2011. Read more »

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Video Games of 2011 We Can't Wait to Play: Alice

Video Games of 2011 We Can't Wait to Play: Alice

2011 is shaping up to be a great year for video games. Here at Shacknews we've pored over the treasure trove of titles coming this year and each picked out a select few games to highlight. Today, it's Alice's turn to share the games she's especially anticipating.

Deux Ex: Human Revolution:

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delayed for "Further Polish"

Cyberpunk fans waiting cautiously for Deus Ex: Human Revolution will have to wait a little longer, as publisher Square Enix today told investors that it's been delayed.

Eidos Montreal's sequel to Ion Storm's beloved RPG was due to launch in the current fiscal year--which ends on March 31, 2011--but has been pushed into somewhere in the next fiscal year, which runs April 2011 to March 2012, to allow for "further polish." Read more »

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Extended CGI Trailer Reveals More Backstory, Augmented Action

Square Enix has released an extended cut of the original trailer that introduced the latest entry in the Deus Ex franchise.

In the extended CGI trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution we get a more detailed look at Adam Jensen's backstory, including the loss of someone close to him and his reliance on augmentations to battle enemy forces. As has come to be the standard for the game's sporadic video reveals, the action looks intense. Read more »

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Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition Priced at 99 Cents Today on Games for Windows

Today, the Games for Windows Marketplace is offering the classic first-person shooter, role-playing game Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition for less than the price of a cup of coffee. Unless you love really terrible coffee.

For only 99 cents (or 80MS Points) you can join the rest of the hardcore, cult fans of the Deus Ex series. Is Microsoft a little late to push a game that launched for PC in 2000? Before we answer that, consider this: Read more »

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Daily Filter: November 30, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features media for Deus Ex: Human Revolution featuring the game's pre-order bonuses, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, SBK 2011, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Runes of Magic, and Two Worlds II. Read more »

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution "Augmented Edition" and Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

The Eidos Montreal-developed Deus Ex: Human Revolution will get its own limited edition package when it is released next year. The Augmented Edition will run you $70 on console and $60 on PC, which represents a $10 premium over the game's standard edition ($60 console / $50 PC).

The "Augmented Edition" will ship with the following goodies: Read more »

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Gameplay Trailer Showcases Adam Jensen's Survival Skills

Eidos Montreal has released a new trailer for its upcoming--and first--title, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In the game, players take on the role of a security specialist named Adam Jensen, who after a brutal attack from an enemy force, is outfitted with newly-designed augmentations in order to ensure his survival.

In the trailer, we get a taste of what Jensen does to survive: mix stealth and raw power to unlock the secrets of being totally badass. Read more »

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Daily Filter: November 17, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter is a big one, with media for Zen Bound 2, Dirt 3, Music on: Electric Guitar, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, NBA 2K11, Majesty 2: Monster Kingdom, Dead Meets Lead, ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead DLC, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Trials HD, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Rift: Planes of Telara, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, TumbleStone, and Raving Rabbids Travel in Time. Read more »

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Daily Filter: September 17, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Another day at Tokyo Game Show 2010 and another packed Daily Filter. Today we've added new screens and video for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, NBA Elite 11, GoldenEye 007 Wii, ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Sonic the Hedgehog 4, 4Story, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Spare Parts, Vanquish, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI: Scars of Abyssea, The 3rd Birthday, Front Mission Evolved, Monster Jam: Path of Destruction, and Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.

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