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Deus Ex: The Fall is a mobile FPS

Look, you know by now that you can't judge anything from a game's name, and that you shouldn't be excited by teasers or domain registrations. So here's what Deus Ex: The Fall actually is: a mobile version of the FPS-RPG, coming "soon" to iThings.

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Look, you know by now that you can't judge anything from a game's name, and that you shouldn't be excited by teasers or domain registrations. So here's what Deus Ex: The Fall actually is: a mobile version of the FPS-RPG, coming "soon" to iThings.

The Fall is set in 2027, like Human Revolution, but has you playing as Ben Saxon, star of the tie-in novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect. He's off an a mission to find out why he was betrayed by his former chums the Tyrants (the folks from HR's boss battles), and may need to elbow-stab some men.

From the announcement trailer, it seems to be a pretty and fairly faithful take on the new Deus Ex model, with first-person shooting and third-person cover and experience points and augmentations and takedowns and all that jazz, though with locking-on so it's playable on mobile screens.

Development is handled by Square Enix Mobile, "in collaboration with" Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal and N-Fusion. Hit the official site for more.

It'll launch this summer on iOS at $6.99. Square Enix notes in the announcement that it's "the first instalment of the mobile series", so one imagines we'll see more of it.

From The Chatty

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    June 5, 2013 7:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Deus Ex: The Fall is a mobile FPS.

    Look, you know by now that you can't judge anything from a game's name, and that you shouldn't be excited by teasers or domain registrations. So here's what Deus Ex: The Fall actually is: a mobile version of the FPS-RPG, coming "soon" to iThings.

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      June 5, 2013 7:50 AM

      To bad. I love DE, but not in my IThings.

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      June 5, 2013 7:51 AM

      I never asked for this.

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      June 5, 2013 7:52 AM

      What a shame.

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      June 5, 2013 8:32 AM

      Ouch, I was not expecting this from the announcement - I thought it would be a new full-blown multiplatform release.

      I have very little interest in this.

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      June 5, 2013 9:00 AM

      Square Enix has trolled us all.

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      June 5, 2013 9:39 AM

      I may consider it for Android if they consider it for Android.

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        June 5, 2013 6:22 PM

        Android is apparently coming later, yes, just not a set date yet. I might try it on the Nexus 10 at that price.

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          June 5, 2013 7:56 PM

          Oh? Huh, well I better eat the words I said in that other post.

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      June 5, 2013 9:41 AM

      That looks fairly complex for a mobile game. Hope they'll consider porting it to more appropriate platforms down the road.

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      June 5, 2013 11:49 AM

      A BOMB

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      June 5, 2013 11:56 AM

      /facepalm I don't want to rant I really don't.... Are they trying to avoid everything PC and ps3/360 consoles? First they put out directors cut on wii u, that's fine and dandy more power to Wii u owners (Problem is I don't own a wii u). Now this a completely new game on the the what? Ipad/Iphone?? Two things I do not own. At least put it on Android phones, and tablets. (two things I own) I'm a huge fan of this game and can't believe I won't be able to play any of these versions thanks to the hardware they put the game on. It would be awesome if they put this on pc/console as DLC... Maybe? What a waste of resources to do this, I don't know for sure but are FPS's really that popular on phones/ipads? Touch pad controls are shit compared to controllers....

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        June 5, 2013 7:55 PM

        In my experience FPS games don't play very well with touch controls, unless it's on rails, but then that's a Rail Shooter not an FPS.

        Sadly, I doubt it will come to Android, or at least not with any haste. Android owners, I guess, just don't buy stuff, so I hear from most devs anyway.

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      June 5, 2013 12:16 PM

      tha fuq is this shit?

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      June 5, 2013 12:43 PM

      I'd rather have a game on a traditional platform, but I guess I can't complain.

      Unless the game is an overpriced mess that is a massive microtransaction cash grab on top of a $18 price tag.... as SE IOS games tend to be.

      On the other hand if it's a good game well catered to the system with fair pricing, then kudos. Success of this can lead to the funding of other good projects.

      I'm realistic though. I won't keep my fingers crossed long. It wouldn't surprise me if this app is at least $15.

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        June 5, 2013 12:44 PM

        Nevermind, I didn't read the price at the end.

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          June 5, 2013 1:17 PM

          $6.99 seems pretty cheap for a SE game. (judging by how they like to price their FF titles)

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            June 5, 2013 1:24 PM

            The price line also says it's the first of a mobile series. Probably short and the future installments will add up.

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      June 5, 2013 1:12 PM

      That's pretty disappointing.

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      June 5, 2013 1:14 PM

      I am the product of a far inferior system.

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      June 5, 2013 1:29 PM

      Just who the hell makes these kinds of decisions? Not people who play games, I can tell you that.

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      June 5, 2013 2:52 PM

      Funny how the word "mobile" can take me from utter excitement to complete disappointment.

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      June 5, 2013 3:00 PM

      What. Maybe they'll come up with a nice control setup. :(

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      June 5, 2013 3:48 PM

      No no no no no no. No.

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      June 5, 2013 4:04 PM

      Where do we direct the hateful tweets?

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        June 5, 2013 4:12 PM

        here: ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................https://twitter.com/RedWeddingTears

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        June 5, 2013 4:25 PM

        @eidosmontreal

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        June 5, 2013 8:32 PM

        as par for the course, send Virus an SM if you have any hateful comments.

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      June 5, 2013 5:38 PM

      Ouya this please. kthx

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      June 5, 2013 6:19 PM

      Dual virtual sticks are stupid. I wouldn't buy it even if I did own an iOS device. Trying to shoehorn the control scheme from the main games onto a device that has no analog sticks or dpad is foolhardy design.

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      June 5, 2013 7:04 PM

      Deus Ex: The Fall of the Series (Again)...goddammit :(

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        June 5, 2013 7:08 PM

        Eh, what they showed doesn't look bad, really, it's just on a very non-optimal platform. But considering this isn't even the main team I don't really think there's a reason to be that negative.

        Also, Gunther showed up in that novel, so there's a chance we may see some familiar faces.

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      June 5, 2013 7:15 PM

      "We made a sequel that no one liked... cos we dumbed it down too much... cos we're thiiiiiiiiiiick." -- Zero Punctuation song to the tune of the Deus Ex theme at the end of the Guitar Hero World Tour review. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j8jMn2Kcgs

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      June 5, 2013 8:49 PM

      I'd buy it as DLC for ewwman revolution if they put it on steam. Tabernac.

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      June 5, 2013 9:03 PM

      Well I think it looks cool. :( I'm kinda used to dual-stick touch controls now, and I'd love to play a bit of Deus Ex anywhere.

      I mean yeah, it'd be cool to have the game on more suited platforms, but I can pretty much guarantee that these guys were told to make a mobile title and this is what they came up with. I really doubt they went "Hey let's make more Deus Ex" and got told "You must do it for mobile".

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      June 5, 2013 10:55 PM

      The fuck....

      :(