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All Articles: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store as Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, Rocksmith 2014, and SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge all make their digital debut simultaneously with their retail release.
If superheroes, augmented humans, musical lessons, or underwater mutants aren’t your thing, this week’s update also includes Ninja Theory’s unsung Enslaved: Odyssey to the West; Ubisoft’s stab at strategy, R.U.S.E.; a PSN version of Beer Pong!; puzzle platformer Ethan: Meteor Hunter; first person shooter Alien Rage; and the Cthulhu versus technology shenanigans of Magrunner: Dark Pulse.
Oh, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes is also available for the Vita.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break and a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons (including Borderlands 2: T.K. Baha’s Bloody Harvest and Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix) can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Are you ready for more Mighty Switch Force? The heroic Patricia Wagon is back (again) in the Wii U re-release of Mighty Switch Force! 2. Now available in glorious high definition, fans of the franchise will want to give it a look. On Tuesday, Wii U owners will also get the chance to download the Director’s Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Ubisoft’s Just Dance Kids 2014.
Sliding over to the 3DS eShop… Natsume’s lifestyle sim, Hometown Story, will also be available to download on Tuesday. If Hometown Story is unfamiliar to you, just know that its the latest game from the creators of the popular Harvest Moon series.
More information on all of these titles and the rest of this week’s Nintendo Download can be found after the break. (more…)
The Square Enix name has taken an undeniable hit in credibility over the last few years. A significant amount of the company’s titles are simply re-releases of much older games (Final Fantasy VII for PC, Final Fantasy III for PSP, etc.). In amongst all of these titles was a game developed by Square’s Eidos Montreal studio, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game received widespread critical acclaim and spawned a number of extended universe installments in other media (such as books, comics, action figures, and a mobile game called Deus Ex: The Fall). CBS Films has even acquired the rights to create a film adaptation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Of course, true to form, an improved version of the game is being re-released later this month: Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut.
Originally announced as a Wii U exclusive title, it was revealed ahead of the game’s originally release date (May 2013) that the Director’s Cut would go multiplatform for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. The Director’s Cut will feature updated visuals, overhauled boss fights, refined game balance and combat, and over eight hours of developer commentary. Additionally, the bonus content, “Tong’s Rescue” mission and the entire “Missing Link” chapter, has been integrated seamlessly into the narrative flow of the Director’s Cut. The game will also offer a great deal of exclusive second screen features for the Wii U GamePad, Microsoft’s SmartGlass, and the PlayStation Vita.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut will hit shelves on October 22nd, and it’s quite clear that Square Enix hopes the game can recreate its original success.
Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy franchise to this year’s E3 Expo in a big way. The publisher plans to have not just one or two, but four Final Fantasy games on display at the show. In addition to the three previously announced games (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster), Square Enix will unveil a first look at “the next-generation” of the franchise. Square Enix executives have previously hinted that this new game may be connected to Agni’s Philosophy, the technical demo they presented at last year’s E3 Expo.
In addition to a quartet of Final Fantasy titles, Square Enix will also show off a few of their co-productions with western developers including Murdered: Soul Suspect, Thief, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, and Deus Ex: The Fall. Rounding out Square Enix’s E3 offerings is Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix, a PS3 exclusive set to release this September.
More details on all of these titles can be found after the break and be sure to check out the Square Enix Presents YouTube Channel next week for a ton of Square Enix videos from the show floor. (more…)
It was expected that Square Enix would release the Director’s Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the Wii U this week. Instead, the game has been quietly delayed with no explanation and no new launch date.
According to a Square Enix spokesman (speaking to Nintendo World Report), Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be released for the console sometime in 2013 and wouldn’t narrow it down any more than that.
Deus Ex: Human Defiance just won’t go away. After Square Enix Europe trademarked the title in February, fans were excited to hear more about the further adventures of Adam Jensen. Then CBS Films revealed that it was actually one of the titles under consideration for the movie adaptation and had nothing to do with any future games. Now, Square Enix has struck back and confirmed that Deus Ex: Human Defiance is actually the name of an 8-bit sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Human Defiance will include a co-op mode where the second player would control JC Denton. More than a mere demake, the two characters will engage augmented enemies in classic Deus Ex style:
Human Defiance is everything you expect from a Deus Ex experience. Every challenge can be tackled in many different ways, from ghost-mode stealth to all-out gunplay. Every choice you make has far-reaching consequences. Every truth you uncover reveals new layers of secrets and conspiracy.
Or rather, it would if the whole thing wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. A trailer and a nicer official site than most real games can be found at DeusEx.com/humandefiance.
Gag Reflex: The lengthy, and rather amazing, trailer is a nice touch. It’s too bad this is clearly fake as I’d definitely play it.
A few days ago, a story spread across the Internet like wild fire concerning a new trademark filed by Square Enix for “Deus Ex: Human Defiance,” which many presumed to be a sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. However, mysterious Kotaku columnist Superannuation has tweeted two domain registrations that may deflate many geek dreams. The registrar was actually CBS Films, so it appears that, for the moment, this is the current working title for their film adaptation.
— superannuation (@supererogatory) March 1, 2013
Given the title’s similarity to the most recent game, which was a prequel to the original game that launched in 2000, it suggests that the film may stay within the time period of 2027 rather than the original’s 2052. Or perhaps it will be set sometime in between, bridging those games. Or neither. In any case, hopefully CBS Films can stay true to the cyberpunk conspiracy theory origins of the games.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a huge hit for Square Enix and Eidos Montreal back in 2011. So the discovery of a trademark filing for a game known as “Deus Ex: Human Defiance” shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
The trademark request was filed by Square Enix Europe with the European Union’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). The filing also covers comic books, novels, and movies, so it’s possible that Human Defiance doesn’t have anything to do with a new game. After all, CBS Films and director Scott Derrickson are working on a Deus Ex movie.
When asked for comment, a Square Enix spokesman told Joystiq, “Square Enix does not comment on rumor and speculation.”