Deus Ex: The Fall announced for mobile, tablets – out this summer

Wednesday, 5th June 2013 15:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Square has announced Deus Ex: The Fall will be released on mobile and tablets.

Teased yesterday, the story-driven action RPG is a sequel to Human Revolution’s prequel novel, Deus Ex: Icarus Effect.

Developed by Square Enix’s Mobile division in Europe, in collaboration with the original Human Revolution team at Eidos-Montréal and N-Fusion, it will also include never before seen characters from the novel and picks up where it finishes off.

Players will take on the role of an ex-SAS soldier turned mercenary. Ben Saxon is hiding out from the Tyrants, characters which were bosses in Human Revolution.

According to Square Enix Europe’s marketing director Jon Brooke, the game is being released on mobile in order to help “shake up” the space.

“This isn’t about tablets vs next gen,” he told MCV. “We’re a big publisher, so you know we’ll be showing next gen gaming at E3 next week. We’re as serious about next gen as we are about tablet gaming. As a publisher, we believe all platforms present opportunities and if you create the right content, we believe we can have success.”

Brooke feels there have been too many “watered down and light versions” of console games released for mobile and table users. He said that won’t be the case with Deus Ex: The Fall.

“I don’t think many companies understand what you can do with these platforms,” he said. “We’re trying to showcase what the platform can do by building a game from the ground up.”

Deus Ex: The Fall will be released this summer for $6.99/£4.99/€5.99, and will be shown during E3 next week.



  1. Mus42

    Well that’s a huge let down….

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    On the bright side, at least this doesn’t need to sell 60 million units to be profitable (Hopefully).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Samoan Spider

    I has a sad :(

    Bootnote: Although I did enjoy the book but still, not nearly as happy as I should’ve been

    Also, any word on whether it’s headed to Android? I saw iTunes only mentioned at the end with no sign of the Play logo.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. SolomanAu

    Yeah hope its not “watered down and lite” on tablets and mobile just to make money etc….hope they announce the next one on PC and next gen!!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Pytox

    please be exited

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Tavarish

    If they show PC & next-gen DX in E3 they can redeem this stunt. As serious DX & DX: HR fan this is large disappointment personally.

    “Hey… Lets make new DX game that extends lore and story of the world! Also lets make it iOS game so we can kick old fans to the head”

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    Dare I say it?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Edo

    Deus Ex:The Fail more like it.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. RandomTiger

    @7 lol.

    Overall, sigh….

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Tavarish

    @7 [insert approving nodding]

    All I can think is that this is major fuck up and mishandling of strong IP by Eidos Montreal and Squeenix. Tho isn’t Square Enix knee deep in mobile gaming and now DX is just falling victim of theirs crusade for mobile gaming?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Neuromancer

    No one asked for this.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Citrus raptor

    I’m surprised that people complain about Kinect and similar products ruining games by dumbing them down and making them gimicky, yet no one seems to mention phones and tablets.

    Poor Deus Ex; becoming yet another highly regarded series of games that’s reduced to a just another means to pump out games. Is it even possible for a franchise to remain ‘holy’ nowadays; only release games that aim for the top.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ps3fanboy

    the fall of deus ex the game franchises… rip 2013.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ArcticMonkey

    First off, @Neuromancer thanks for making me laugh.

    Second, UGGGGGGGH mobile and tablet?? Wtf? Don’t hype it then… Deus Ex was one of my favorite games this gen, I’ll try to be open minded about this. My guess is that Square Enix gave the development team something to do after making the reboot while waiting to go into full production on their next gen title.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Belmont

    Deus Ex watered down to tablets. But hey, you can play it on some Retina display and your saves may be synced to iCloud. Blown-Away!

    P.S: You know the drill,Black and Gold,no other color !

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Tavarish

    Deus Ex: Human Defiance first, all those rumors and hype to be revealed as just Aprils fools joke.

    Now Deus Ex: The Fall, full sequel into DX universe but on iOS and extremely simplified so it can even be played on that thing.

    How long they, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal, think that they can keep pulling chains of DX fans?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Malmer

    Since this follows the book, I guess one can expect the sequel to Human revolution be a full console game for next gen, presented at E3 this or the next year. I can live with that. Better this kind of DX in the meantime than nothing.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. CyberMarco

    More like Deus Ex: The Fail if you ask me…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Neuromancer

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    Oh wow, ha ha. What a way to play with peoples expectations and disappoint everyone in the end.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. vette454

    From Deus Ex forums:

    b1skit EM Community Manager

    Hey guys, just a quick update to let you know that we’ve released the Deus Ex: The Fall announcement trailer. Check it out:

    Deus Ex: The Fall will be available soon for iPad 2, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 5 (and above) for $6.99. The Fall is also confirmed for Android devices (timing still to be announced).

    The Fall will be playable at the Square Enix booth at this year’s E3, if you’re lucky enough to be attending drop by to South Hall #1647 and say hi!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. fearmonkey

    I’ll get it for IPad, one of the few games I could see myself actually playing through.

    I wondered why they would announce a new major title now, when they have Thief to focus on for this E3. I bet next year we hear what the Deus Ex team is doing,

    #22 2 years ago
  23. foofly

    FPS on tablets are always dire. It’s not the right interface for that style of game.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    They wouldn’t be making a Deus Ex as the studio who made the last one is currently making the Thief reboot.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DreamCleaver

    I’d rather have a sequel to DX:HR than a Thief reboot, IMHO.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Talkar

    I never asked for this…

    #26 2 years ago
  27. _LarZen_

    Baldurs Gate, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic and now this….. iPad as a gaming device is starting to show more and more.

    Great times for gamers, bad times for haters.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Talkar

    You can already play AAA PC games on a tablet. One of many of such devices go by the name of Microsoft Surface Pro.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. NinJe

    “The Fall will be playable at the Square Enix booth at this year’s E3, if you’re lucky enough to be attending drop by to South Hall #1647 and say hi!”

    People should head on over to their booth, but not to look at this piece of poop but to ask them what the hell they are thinking and to ask them to stop screwing around with the hopes of their hardcore fans.

    #29 2 years ago

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