Square Enix seeking Deus Ex: Human Defiance trademark

[UPDATE] Trademark application covers games and feature films, among other things; domain name registration indicates trademark is for feature film.

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Superannuation dug up domain name registrations that indicate Deus Ex: Human Defiance is the title of the upcoming Deus Ex movie from CBS Films, a division of GameSpot parent company CBS.

The original story follows below

Square Enix has filed a trademark application for Deus Ex: Human Defiance, suggesting the publisher is working on a new entry in the franchise.

It is not clear if the trademark relates to a new game or something else entirely, as the legal document covers both games and feature films, among other things.

Square Enix has not announced a follow-up to 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, though the company is working with CBS Films on a Deus Ex motion picture.

Helmed by The Exorcism of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson, the film was announced in July and currently has no title. CBS Films is collaborating with Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal on the project.

For more on the latest Deus Ex title, check out GameSpot's review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Disclosure: CBS Films is a division of CBS Corporation, which is GameSpot's parent company.

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TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

if you quit with that "passive takedowns earn higher XP" business (which, given the context of the story, made no sense to me), I'll be interested.

yoda101280
yoda101280

I'd probably get this game if it was in 3rd person, seen it on sale on steam for 4.99 a few times still haven't picked it up.

shepowy
shepowy

I love Human Revolution so much, It's definitely one of my favourite games I've played recently. I'm excited for a sequel, but I just hope they either take out the boss fights or re-work them so it's possible to sneak by/silently take down the bosses. Although it's a small thing, I could also do without the static horizon in the elevator that doesn't change in perspective as you move up.

JukedSolid
JukedSolid

Imagine if Keanu Reaves was cast as Adam Jenson, and Al Pacino was cast as David Sarif.  Director could be Christopher Nolan.  It would be epic.  

CyberX115
CyberX115

I would be absolutely ecstatic if they're really going to make a new Deus Ex game. The original Deus Ex from 2000 is still my favorite game of all-time and I completely enjoyed HR. Invisible War was really good too in my opinion, even though I know alot of people didn't like it. As for this possible new entry what I'd like to know is where it'll fit in the DX timeline. Right after Human Revolution? After Invisible War? Can't wait to find out. This would be fantastic. They nailed it with HR. Best game of 2011.

eLLiptiX
eLLiptiX

another potential Deus?...o.o ...  Please make it happen..

yuenyugo
yuenyugo

now that i remembered and make me wonder... deus ex hr bg place setting its kinda looked like  midgard of FFVII.....  coincidence :) ?


ZeoV9
ZeoV9

i would love another deus ex 

espviper301
espviper301

I liken Deus Ex Human Revolution to being what Metal Gear would be if made by Americans.  Both franchises are top notch and I'd be stoke for another entry in teh Deus Ex pantheon.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

the Deus ex series is right up there with the Metal Gear, FarCry, Hitman, and the Yakuza in my top 5 personal favorite game series of all time :D of course I hope to see a sequel game or a even a movie (as long as Uwe Boll isnt touching it it'll be fine)

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

Hope they bring another Deus Ex game out/ Running on the new luminous engine would look incredible, with the Deus art style.  If the oculus rift can get involved,  I will become. a cyborg LOl.

dkdk999
dkdk999

In the middle of human revolution and it's a great game so far. I hope they make another one.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

I'll just add my excitement for a new DX game to the others. Deus Ex rocks!

marz311
marz311

I think another game set in a timeline before the first Deus Ex game would be great.  There's enough of a timeline gap to explore between HR and DE1.

da_chub
da_chub

This was one if my fav games i played this gen and never heard of before. I ended up loving 2 and got 1 and it was even better. 2 is still great a game, and I admit j was disappointed by the anti climatic ending.

bkohary
bkohary

I'd prefer that the fancy CGI trailers are in the game and not just the promo material. The CGI clips in the game were noticeably inferior to the Square Enix trailers and so it would have been better to use the in game graphics.

lexluis
lexluis

I hope the next game has a better ending, i mean, the game was alright but the ending it was boring

super_gameru
super_gameru

I can't wait for the next Deus Ex Trailers. I mean, the game(HR) is good but the trailers are awesome, especially the Extended/Director's Cut, it really impressed me - Adam's voice, the music, the atmosphere...damn man...just epic. It is one of the best trailers ever made, is still giving me chills! If you wanna see it again ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIPrVB12CK4 

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

If you make another DE game... make the ending like the original, Panchea and having three buttons put in front of you is so overly dumbed down  I wanted to smack those guys at eidos montreal in the face.  The last level and how you got the endings of the first one was phenomenal, each ending had it's own 30 minutes of gameplay to get that ending...  so to go from that to having three buttons put in front of you, really really really felt condescending and like the devs didn't care at all.

And a final level where I actually get to USE my badass weapons i''ve been collecting throughout the game, Panchea again, if you had about 6 gas grenades and the aug that lets you fall without damage, you don't need anything else.  What a waste of a level Panchea was.... Area 51 really was the best final level I think I've ever played.  They did the opposite of System Shock 2, which had to rush the final level, they really made a fantastic final level with the original DE.

Oh and don't outsource the boss battles. Period.  Remember in the first one, with the kill phrases, those boss battles were awesome b/c you could defeat them with your mind and your  mind alone.

SY_shoot
SY_shoot

wow, cant even imagine new deus ex. that would be really nice

maddog123
maddog123

I love the Deus Ex games. HR was good, but the best is still the original.

BreakingSpecter
BreakingSpecter

Another Deus Ex game would be awesome. I loved Deus Ex: HR.

WCK619
WCK619

I hope this is a sequel. The world needs more Deus Ex. I loved the endings.

gohangeorge
gohangeorge

What? Sequel? I'd love it. Human Revolution is the game that got me into stealth, after all, and the examination of cybernetic ethics made it one of the few truly mature games I've ever played.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@TheGreyArea The original Deus Ex didn't even give you XP for killing/incapacitating enemies, so that mechanic in itself doesn't make sense. Nerdy objections aside, I'm really looking forward to play Deus Ex:HR and any possible sequels, if they're good enough.

cellbuster
cellbuster

@JukedSolid The only problem I see with Keanu as Jensen is that he's already played a hugely prominent cyberpunk role (Neo) and directors tend not to risk this kind of sketch 4th law business

karenwen
karenwen

@marz311 Yeah, they have like 25 years to work with, and DX:HR has left  areas in the story that were mentioned but never really fleshed out or explored and these can be easily addressed in a sequel.

NTenseify
NTenseify

@super_gameru Yea this trailer amazed me too. I played it over and over again before i played the actual game

Lei_11
Lei_11

@super_gameru LOL wow.. should NOT have watched this trailer while drunk! It's so promising! I've played the game, and its really fucking good. But the trailer goes two steps beyond. Still, play. this. game. If you haven't already.
Best game, counting close to 2013-february. Skyrim was close, this game is qualitatively better (except the ending lol)

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

@maddog123 Agree completely... I would say the first is as good or maybe even better than the other 2 combined... Of course I've been playing the original and modding it for a long time now. :)

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@WCK619 Just as long as it doesn't end up going down the same route as Assassin's Creed with lots of .2, .3, .4 etc. games being made.

lexluis
lexluis

@3v1LR0n1N @lexluis well... all of them. Its just some documentary-looking video with Adam narrating something about human nature and peoples belives and blah blah blah...

Elann2008
Elann2008

@Shanks_D_Chop @WCK619 

You know there has been Deus Ex 1 and Invisible War already right?  Human Revolution is the third installment of the franchise.  

When developers make a Deus game, they must show respect, so you can't really go wrong with a new Deus Ex title.  Invisible War was the odd ball.  It won't happen again.

In Eidos Montreal, I trust!

Lei_11
Lei_11

@Elann2008 @gohangeorge Probably too soon man XD going back down the time-line, MetalGear Solid would be next in line. Thief is practically where it started

karenwen
karenwen

@3v1LR0n1N @lexluis The four endings before the credits roll are what he's referring to. You never really got a look as to how things turn out based on your decision, because, well lexluis said it.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

@lexluis @3v1LR0n1N i know what you are talking about but the part ending, pre or post credits i cant seem to remember... (I know what I'm playing again later :D), anyway I liked personally was more of a DX1 tease.. I LOVED that part because I am a DX fan

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@Elann2008 Erm, yeah. The original is cemented as one of my all time favourites.

What I meant was... It's becoming more and more common these days for publishers to capitalise on a successful title by putting out more and more related titles with shorter and shorter production times. I'd hate for Deus Ex to suffer that fate. And as Human Revolution is itself a prequel it could be very damaging to the overall narrative if devs realised the difficulty of fitting in more games between HR and the original and instead started making prequels to the prequel or little mini additions to Jensen's story that don't really fit in. Which is what games like AC: Brotherhood and Revelations were in my opinion. That's what I meant by .2 and .3 games.