Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link

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Eidos confirms Deus Ex Universe

Eidos confirms Deus Ex Universe

Next gen title will also spawn smartphone games, books, comics and more.

Eidos Montreal has confirmed that it will bring the Deus Ex series to next generation consoles, with the formal announcement of Deus Ex: Universe. This isn't a single game but rather "an ongoing, expanding and connected game world built across a generation of core games".

The news came in a blog post by David Anfossi, head of the Eidos Montreal studio. "It's a commitment on our part to deliver meaningful content that expands the franchise on a regular basis and to deliver a deep conspiracy that will span several connected Deus Ex games, creating a more immersive and richer experience than ever before," Anfossi said. "Deus Ex: Universe will include PC and console games, but also additional Deus Ex games and experiences available in other media such as tablets, smartphones, books, graphic novels, etc..."

The post reveals that production is already underway on the next gen Deus Ex game that will kick it all off. A single piece of concept art accompanied the post, showing how trans-human segregation has impacted the world. "It represents a 'ghetto-city' voluntarily built in order to separate the classes," says Anfossi. "The people in this segregated class have reshaped their environment, nostalgic for their ideal of Cyber Renaissance. This dark and dystopian vision sets the tone for things to come in Deus Ex."

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PEGI says Deus Ex coming to PS3 soon

UPDATE: Square Enix confirms, reveals release date.

Latest update: Deus Ex, Conflict Desert Storm 2 and Conflict Vietnam will be released on the EU PlayStation Store over the coming weeks, Square Enix has now confirmed.

EU PlayStation Store update 19th October

EU PlayStation Store update 19th October

GT5 and Deus Ex DLC! Worms! Okabu!

A fresh payload of Gran Turismo 5 content headlines this week's PlayStation Store update.

Priced £9.49 (or £7.19 for PlayStation Plus members), the Complete Pack includes new cars, courses, paint jobs and car gear, all also available separately.

There's a healthy offering of new games on offer too, including bullet hell shmup Beat Hazard Ultra, Worms Crazy Golf and cute but disappointing Okabu.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link

It's a paradox that lies at the heart of Deus Ex: give a player true choice and you ultimately limit their freedom.

Undeniably, with the ability to augment the character of Adam Jensen in a handful of different ways chosen from a selection of many, we gain the ability to express ourselves in how we want to approach the game. We can choose to be stealthy: muffling footsteps with a leg augment, investing in a cloaking device and some extra batteries to power it in order to skulk, Sam Fisher-like, in the dark. Or we can choose to play as a trenchcoat Rambo by paying for tougher armour and a clutch of explosive rockets that fire like hail from his arms.

These choices are meaningful not only because they cannot be undone, but also because there are only a limited number of points to spend on augments across the game. Each augment comes at the expense of another and every choice in Deus Ex deepens your expertise in a specific approach to the game, but makes the game a little bit narrower as you do so.

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Deus Ex: HR DLC dated, priced

UPDATE: £8.99 in the UK.

UPDATE: Eidos has confirmed European launch details. PC and Xbox 360 users can get it on the 18th, while PlayStation 3 owners have to wait until the 19th. It'll set you back 1200 Microsoft Point/£8.99.