Deus Ex: The Fall arrives on your iPads and iPhones this week
Square Enix has announced a release date to the company's mobile follow up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: The Fall, set to arrive later this week.
A press release clued us in on the official details, saying Deus Ex: The Fall will be available for $6.99 App Store on all Apple mobile devices, iPhone, iPad etc. Like Telltale's The Walking Dead, Deus Ex: The Fall will be released in installments.
The Fall was developed by Square Enix's Mobile division in collaboration with the original Human Revolution team at Eidos-Montréal. Described as an action RPG, The Fall will be the first game in the Deus Ex series to be playable on various mobile devices like phones and tablets. As a game taking place in the future, it's important to keep in mind that the game is only compatible with certain devices: iPad 2 and above, iPhone 4S and above, and iPod Touch 5 and above. No mention yet if the game will hit Android devices.
Rather than a direct sequel to Human Revolution, The Fall actually takes place after the events of the book "The Icarus Project," which served as a Human Revolution prequel of sorts, intertwined with characters and events from Human Revolution.
Players take on the role of the book's protagonist Ben Saxon, former SAS and Belltower employee who underwent heavy augmentation and joined the Tyrants, a paramilitary group made up of augmented mercenaries who served as the primary antagonists in Human Revolution. In the book, Saxon is predictably betrayed by them.
Deus Ex: The Fall earned high praise recently, being awarded with "Best Mobile/iOS Game" of E3 2013 by a slew of different outlets. It'll be interesting to see how The Fall will fit into the hefty Deus Ex series backstory. Check back later this week and we'll tell you if the game measures up.