Jun 6, 2013
The PC and console shooter franchise Deus Ex, which has revolutionized the FPS genre over the past decade-plus in its three incarnations, is set to make its mobile debut later this year with Deus Ex: The Fall, published by Square Enix, and much to the chagrin of assumptive PC and console gamers. Initially announced for iOS, Pocket Gamer has confirmed that the title will be on its way to Android as well. (Full disclosure: Pocket Gamer and Android Rundown are both owned by Steel Media)
Set after the book Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect, players will control an augmented human named Ben Saxon who will fight to help his augmented brethren against powerful corporations. The game is a collaboration between multiple studios: Square Enix’s mobile team, the developers of Deus Ex: Human Revolution of Eidos Montreal, and N-Fusion, last known for the visually-stunning Air Mail on iOS. While the game is being adapted to fit touchscreen controls, just how much of the series’ famous RPG elements and open-ended gameplay will be available is yet to be seen. This won’t be a free-to-play title, either: the plan is to launch at $6.99, with the possibility of other episodes in the future. We’ll have more on this title as it’s revealed.