As promised, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have lifted the curtain on Deus Ex: The Fall and it’s not at all what you’d expect. Instead of a full-fledged sequel to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Fall is an iOS-exclusive sequel to the Deus Ex: Icarus Effect tie-in novel, which starred a new protagonist named Ben Saxon:
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…
Deus Ex: The Fall will be developed at Square Enix Mobile, with assistance from Eidos Montreal and Executive Game Director Jean-Francois Dugas. Owing to its new home on iDevices, The Fall will eschew the franchise’s traditional FPS feel and play more like an action RPG.
You can listen to Dugas and Executive Producer David Anfossi discuss Deus Ex: The Fall in the video above. Square Enix will reveal more information about their major mobile project next week during the E3 Expo.
Deus Ex: The Fall will be available to download for $6.99 this Summer.