Hack Your Way Through Deus Ex: Human Revolution The catch? You'll have to be social, too. 08.10.11 - 12:43 AM
Eidos Montréal's latest Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer video, complete with German subtitles, centers around the game's less-lethal hacking and social components. Hacking was a popular gameplay feature in the first Deus Ex, and it's one thing that some fans are glad to see make a return. Hacking was an interesting if not easy experience in the E3 demo, but I imagine they make the hacks a little more difficult to complete as the game progresses.
The developers also talk about the 'social' aspect of Human Revolution, which includes meeting characters that might be able to help you, and/or taking on sidequests. In case you haven't seen enough videos, there's a dialogue wheel much like the Mass Effect games which Adam uses to make his choices and to grill NPCs for info. And yes, there really are social augmentations.
Also of interest to Deus Ex fans would be places like Eidos' Tumblr account. There they've been answering questions such as what they've learned from Human Revolution's development. One thing they've learned: That the development process is 'not a democracy,' and they were fine with that. After all, you can never please everyone.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution releases on August 23rd in North America, August 26th in Europe and September 8th in Japan. The Japanese version will see a few slight modifications, like characters' guts and sexual material being edited - however the game will still maintain a CERO Z rating in the Far East. Japanese players will also get the pre-order in-game content (weapons, missions etc.) that North American and European players are expecting - only it'll be on the game disc rather than via codes.