Deus Ex: Human Revolution due Aug. 23

Eidos Montreal reveals release date for long-awaited cyberpunk action-RPG; UK release set for August 26.

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The traditional press release may want to watch its back, as more and more companies are using Twitter to make major announcements. The latest example comes from Eidos Montreal, which today used the microblogging service to reveal the release date for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Square Enix's long-in-development action role-playing game will arrive on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on August 23 in North America and August 26 in the UK.

Deus Ex fans finally have a date to look forward to.

Deus Ex will be available in two versions: The regular $60 edition and a $70 Augmented Edition. The latter will include premium packaging for the game, a 40-page art book, a DVD with behind-the-scenes features, and a motion graphic novel included on a bonus disc. Players who preorder from specialty retailer GameStop will get a new mission--complete with a cameo from original Deus Ex protagonist JC Denton--as well as in-game assists in the form of a grenade launcher, explosives, and an automatic lock pick.

Developer Eidos Montreal has said it wants to stay true to the spirit of the original Deus Ex, allowing players to choose their own approach to each level. Depending on the augmentations players choose, they can go through each part of the game with a focus on combat, stealth, hacking, or even social interactions. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

176 comments
Agent3sephiroth
Agent3sephiroth

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G1Ga-B1T3
G1Ga-B1T3

Preordered my Augmented edition. Counting down to August now.

Cicadraza
Cicadraza

Is it me, or graphics is more like MGS!!! And soldiers are moving exactly like in MGS!!!

LOVERPS3
LOVERPS3

@Falcon084 i hope so:)and thank you have fun my friend8)

Falcon084
Falcon084

@LOVERPS3 Just think, they will make it even better :)

LOVERPS3
LOVERPS3

Why everything has been postponed:cry:(I expected this year will be a wonderful from the start but unfortunately it's a disappointment for me so now I can not find the game that worth to play.and we are now in mid-March, how can I wait until August or September this really makes me feel bored:(What i do i love the games:!:

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

As long as there will be 20 something different ways to beat the first level, I will be happy.

Skeptomania
Skeptomania

Another big name game that was supposed to be released early in the year gets pushed closer to the holiday season, when games sell better. Shocker.

BloodMist
BloodMist

There better be a demo if they want me to be a potential buyer anytime soon.I simply can't trust another company to do Deus Ex properly, especially not in this day and age.Being able to try it for myself would be the only way to get me interested, if it impresses, of course.Since reviews tend to overrate complete mediocrity constantly, especially from users, those won't cut it for me either.

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

Well, it WAS set for 03/08. It'd better be bug-free for that much of a delay. That was the one game I've been looking forward to most all this year and last year.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Looking forward to this game, its interesting to say the least. However, In the UK the Augmented edition is around £60, which is a third more in price than the regular game. Its simply not worth it so normal edition for me. Rip off Britain as usual.

Toplinkar
Toplinkar

August? Ouch, what happened to the early 2011 promise? Anyway, this will be great.

Toplinkar
Toplinkar

August? Ouch, what happned to the early 2011 promisse? Anyway, this will b great.

thehivemine
thehivemine

I dont know wether to be happy we finally have a date or to be annoyed that i have to wait til august to get my hands on this game.

james16w
james16w

Did anyone else notice that the main character looks almost exactly like the art director?

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

Do you think the guy model the main character after himself or something? A better looking version of himself? Jeez ..

zerobeo
zerobeo

gotta love the art behind this guy lol classy!

Kid2812
Kid2812

Cool, getting the special edition

19Gam3NErD91
19Gam3NErD91

my most anticipated game of the year . and I'm not a huge RPG fan. the art direction is so stunning i love every screen shot of it i see and already set one as my background.hell , everything about it looks amazing, the story's premise, the character designs, the game play systems , the graphics , ... now I'm just disappointed why i didn't get to play the game that started it all. august 23 can't come soon enough!

a_sh0pping_cart
a_sh0pping_cart

I'm glad to see this guy showing love for the PC, the way DX is meant to be experienced!

Sabzak
Sabzak

Why do you always have to wait for the good things in life :'(

Spahettificator
Spahettificator

@clint8565 Could be Gunther. Anna Navarre another possibility? Or maybe you see JC's tank? So many possibilities...

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

But do they really mean it this time?

MrPopek
MrPopek

Finally, but we want a demo please :)

clint8565
clint8565

@G1Ga-B1T3 I think it's just Gamespot saying JC, cause on the product page on Gamestop it says from a "classic Deus Ex character"... hopefully Gunther :) @Spahettificator **spoiler alert from original Deus Ex** JC was never a normal human... he was grown in a tank (you find that out near the end of the original)

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

RIght when school starts back up. Great

emkplayboy6
emkplayboy6

another 60 dollars going down the drain if this game doesn't deliver, I think I'll wait till after the game comes out to see if it gets good reviews to buy it. And yes a demo would help ensure my purchase if this game is that good!

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Let's just hope it's a lot better than Invisible War, and maybe a little better than the original. I CAN'T WAIT!

Spahettificator
Spahettificator

@G1Ga-B1T3 You'll see JC as a normal human before he underwent the nano-augmentation.

G1Ga-B1T3
G1Ga-B1T3

Wow that interview was amazing. Adam is going to be BA.

G1Ga-B1T3
G1Ga-B1T3

This is the problem with prequels you can't stay consistent with the story.

G1Ga-B1T3
G1Ga-B1T3

OK as a huge DX fan I must ask how in the heck does JC make an appearance when the process that made him has not even hit the concept stage....... this is a little irritating and yes this is coming from a fan boy.

lowkey254
lowkey254

I'm digging this. I may wait for the first price drop, or a trade in but I'm getting this one.

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

I'm actually glad the release date is later. Eidos can have all they time they need to fine tune this, plus I have so many darn games to work through I'm already booked through the summer.

UFO2012
UFO2012

Somehow Deus Ex always reminds of that little gem called Syndicate.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

I'd rather they spent more time on it to be honest. This series will be remembered for ever and the difference between people remembering this game fondly, and them thinking "god, nothing good came out after the first" could be as little as 6 months.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Looks awesome. That's about all that needs to be said. Eidos + Square Enix = Gaming perfection.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

The trailer for this game almost made me cry with joy...and put this game in the top three for my 2011 gaming wishlist. I hope it turns out to be an epic win!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Date is mark, I'll be getting t day one.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

This game has only been "Delayed" due to the onslaught of games that are being released this spring. This date is perfect and should be a great kick off to the late summer early fall game schedule. Deus Ex was such an awsome game back in the day and I have high hopes for this one. Deus Ex, Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, Rage.... all games I cant wait for that come out later this year. Thankfully Homefront, Dragon Age 2, DN: Forever, Crysis 2 will keep me warm till then! LOL

VengfulOne
VengfulOne

Most anticipated game of the year for me. And it's going to be a huge year for gaming.

DEATH775
DEATH775

I think it is a great move that they chose to release this game in August rather than April. Not many game comes out in august so think its a great choice.