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Deus Ex 3 is a prequel says Eidos, still a "hybrid/action RPG" too
Posted: 06.10.2008 12:30 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
The first trickles of info have begun to pour from PC Zone's Deus Ex 3 preview article, chiefly revealing that it's a prequel set in 2027 playing Adam Jensen.

Some Deus Ex fans are a little riled but Eidos affirm that it's still a "hybrid action/RPG just like the first game." Health is managed Call of Duty style apparently; auto-healing.

You'll be doing your rounds as Adam Jensen, private security officer, when suddenly a black-ops unit busts in and a ruckus ensues. Recently the Eidos Montreal community manager for the game has clarified some points to help fans out.

"Deus Ex 3 is indeed an RPG," the Eidos staffer writes to VE3D. "There is a skill system where you upgrade your character (Adam) based off experience points you earn and you can do the same thing with weapons."

"It's a game with a very detailed plot with numerous characters you interact with. The gameplay takes the form of a consequence-driven multi-path, multi-solution approach in a non-linear space," they continued.

One of the more notable gameplay mechanic changes is stealth and how it will be cover based and not light/shadow based anymore.

"Deus Ex 3's vision of the future sees holographic screens flicker atop ferries moving back and forth in front of the Shanghai skyline, now split into two layers with the rich on the top and the poor in perpetual twilight below," writes PC Zone magazine.

Deus Ex 3 is being released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC sometime to be announced.

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Comments

By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Oct 06, 2008
Wowerine
Well, if they do the same thing they did a couple a years back... They might make a successful thing. With better graphics, and some gameplay improvements.

DRM?
By Orv (SI Core) on Oct 06, 2008
Orv
Sounds interesting to me, I enjoyed playing Deus Ex in it's first incarnation.

=)
By Knave (SI Core) on Oct 06, 2008
Knave
I even enjoyed the 2nd one. Not as much as the first admittedly, but I imagine they know they have a lot to live up to. I just hope they don't water it down too much to increase sales to the general population.
By devel (SI Elite) on Oct 06, 2008
devel
This is sort of like fallout isn't it? Great storyline, future, well falllout is destroyd, and this one is all pretty. They're opposite game styles then.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 06, 2008
herodotus
There always upping the ante with each installment of the Deus franchise (even Invisible Wars), so DE 3 is definitely one to watch for RPG/Action fans. As STALKER: Clear Sky has failed to overly impress, and Fallout 3 set to be a hit, this is a good time for the RPG to make a return hit.