At long last, Eidos Interactive has given details on the next installment for their highly acclaimed FPS-RPG title, Deus Ex 3. The original title was released in June 2000 for the PC, garnerning praises from fans and critics due to its engaging gameplay mechanics.
This third title from the series will serve as a prequel to the storyline, bringing back original Deus Ex and Deus Ex 2 designers Warren Spector and Harvey Smith. Series writer Sheldon Pacotti will also be involved in the project. "The art direction is a beautiful meld of the renaissance and cyberpunk (tying into the game's Leonardo Da Vinci motif)," according to CVG's report.
Deus Ex 3 will still utilize an RPG-experience system just like its previous installments. Players will take the role of Adam Jensen, whose occupation is a security officer at a biomechanical augmentation lab. For those of you who are not familiar with the series, augmentation are the cybernetic devices/inputs that players use to customize their characters--boosts specific parts of the body such as arms, legs, eyes, etc. So far, 20 augmentations have been confirmed for the final game.
Deux Ex 3 follows the latest Invisible War title, released in 2003 for the PC. The title is set to hit stores next holiday season for the PS3, PC and Xbox 360 platforms.