For months, gamers have been speculating over what exactly Eidos was planning with the newly-registered Deus Ex: The Fall. Some thought it was a book, some a movie, some a new console title in the franchise… and they were all wrong. Deus Ex: The Fall is a brand new, story-driven action-RPG, headed to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Jean-François Dugas, executive game director at Eidos-Montreal explains that the game is a continuation of novel Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect:
We’re really excited to continue the DEUS EX series on mobile and start a new journey. The team has done an incredible job creating a whole new story and controls for intuitive touch screen gameplay, whilst staying true to the DEUS EX universe. Players can expect exploration, action, hacking, stealth, social enhancers, player choice and consequence- the full DEUS EX experience.
General Manager of Square Enix Mobile Antony Douglas added:
Smart devices are central to Square Enix’s platform strategy and we approach it with the same attention as our boxed and digital releases. Deus Ex: The Fall is going to be testament to our commitment in delivering high quality entertainment on mobile and tablet devices.
We’ve been given a price point of $6.99/£4.99/5.99€ for “the first instalment”, due later this year. At this stage, we don’t quite know the structure of the upcoming releases – this could be one price for a Season Pass, or it could be the same amount for each chapter. Time will tell.