The release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is only weeks away, and it’s almost criminal to consider the minimal amount of coverage that has been given to this spectacular looking game. We saw a little bit of it at E3 and though the demo looked phenomenal, it was largely overshadowed by some of the other big-name, heavily-anticipated titles that are set for release later this year. This new trailer for Deus Ex titled, “Classified Information”, highlights some of the game’s more prominent features, but most of all, makes us feel badly for overlooking what could ultimately be one of the best games of the year.
The augmentations that will be available in Deus Ex: Human Revolution are set to be divided into four types: Combat, Stealth, Technology and Social. Unlike the previous titles in the Deus Ex series, Human Revolution will feature a regenerating health system. The game will in fact be a prequel to the original Deus Ex, and will take place during the year 2027, 25 years prior. The player will visit five cities over the course of the game including Detroit, Shanghai and Montreal. Protagonist Adam Jensen will also have his own apartment where he can store collected information. The events of the game will reportedly lead to the formation of UNATCO from the original.
The video below displays how different players can play the game in a manner that is more accustomed to their style. Though it might be more fun to take the “aggressive” approach in most instances, you may come across a situation in which it is better to stealthily maneuver your way across an area, alerting as few enemies as possible. The video also briefly shows how the variety of augmentations will be applied to Adam and how they will subsequently alter your game experience. Additionally, you’ll quickly see how Eidos Montreal has included an element of emotional morality into the game as different actions will have distinct consequences later in the story. Take the example you see in the video, is letting a civilian die worth nabbing a dangerous man and preventing him from doing more harm?
You can contemplate these philosophical questions to keep you busy until Deus Ex: Human Revolution releases this August 23. Watch the new trailer below: