Deus Ex: Human Revolution – E3 trailer impressions

June 6, 2010 at 3:32 am 4 comments

“I never asked for this… If you wanna make enemies, try to change something.”

One of the uber metropolises you'll visit

Wow. This trailer was seriously the sexiest thing I’ve seen so far, which is really indicating something, seeing that we’ve had awesome trailers for Transformers: War for Cybertron and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Human Revolution is a joint production between Eidos and Squeenix for PC, XBox 360 and the PS3.

Eye'm watching you ~

Deus Ex 3 will be set in 2027, 27 years before the original Deus Ex. The nanotechnology that was used in Deus Ex 1 and 2 is still in development, and instead, the player will use biomechanic augmentation to kick future humanity’s butt. There will be four types of augmentation: stealth, combat, technology and social. What’s also important to note is that health will regenerate over time, so no more scroungin’ for med packs!

Damn police, always spoiling the fun!

Unfortunately there’s no gameplay footage, but from what we can tell from this spectacular trailer is that obviously cloaking and some sort of mind control/hacking is in. It’s also been confirmed that players will be able to execute one-hit kills in cqc. Also confirmed is the fact that each enemy team will have a leader. If this leader is killed, the team goes haywire.

Adam's like a Machiavellian Neo!

Like in Invisible War, players will also be able to upgrade weapons. However ammo for each weapon will be of different types, seeing that nanotech hasn’t been implemented at this stage of the game’s canon.

Will the Illuminati appear?

The man of the hour is Adam Jensen, a security officer who works for Sarif (think ‘seraph’) Industries, a company that is at the forefront of  human augmentation. Like the previous 2 games, Human Revolution will explore the concept of transhumanism (using technology is essentially create uberhumans), and the contraversies that surround it.

He dead.

I really dig the Renaissance-cyberpunk conceptualisation of Human Revolution. It nicely emphasises the innovation of this period. In an unsubtle reference to its predecessors, the myth of Icarus and Daedalus is brought up in this trailer, and it makes me wonder what ‘sun’ Adam Jensen was ‘flying towards’ which resulted in his current predicament.


It’s also interesting to note that while DE1 and 2 essentially shoved option of ‘player choice’ in our faces, this trailer keeps reminding us how the main character is essentially trapped, never having the liberty to choose his fate. It remains to be seen whether Human Revolution uses a more linear path, or follows its predecessors. Stay tuned for more updates during E3.

Now why would you cloak that ass...


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Baka!  |  June 6, 2010 at 5:19 am

    The trailer pretty much blew my mind. It was amazing. Cannot wait to see some actual game footage of this. Definitely one to watch over the next few weeks.

  • 2. Fabrice  |  June 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Yup like baka said, it glew my mind! O.o
    for sure ill be attracted in getting this!

  • 3. justam  |  June 7, 2010 at 8:43 am

    This trailer was amazing. I particularly can’t wait for the OST for the game.

    Seeing as how Square had a hand in this trailer, one could extrapolate and say Square has CG animation down (almost perfectly). And with that thought in mind, one might wonder why the hell Square doesn’t start on making full feature CGI films.

    In any case, time to go play Deus Ex 1…

  • 4. Reltair  |  June 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Amazing, cyberpunk is the way to go!


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