Summer is winding down, but the gaming industry is just starting to heat up! This week sees the release of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, a character-driven action game that puts players in the role of Enoch; a pure soul sent down to Earth by God to right the wrongs of fallen angels. This trippy action game is based loosely off of The Book of Enoch and loaded with crazy Japanese interpretations of creationism. Check out the full review by week’s end to get the final verdict!
Eidos Montreal is giving us the prequel to Warren Spector’s original masterpiece Deus Ex. Set in the future (where else would a good shooter be set?), mankind has developed cybernetic augmentations that allow humans to live beyond their means. However, the blessings of scientific advances are followed by social unrest; resulting in very human conflicts with some not-entirely-human enemies. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be hitting store shelves August 23rd. Look for the review next week to see if this revolution is one worth joining.
The crafty guys and gals at Eidos Interactive are giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution. They’re continuing the franchise’s signature melting pot of social interaction, stealth, and gunplay. To further entice us, publisher Square Enix (yep, THAT Square Enix) and Eidos have put together an impressive gameplay video that shows off the game’s multi-approach design. The demo is played out in stealthy fashion and then aggressively to emphasize the differences in the open-ended gameplay. It’s rather astounding as later on in the demo, the player avoids confrontation altogether as he/she takes a more passive route to achieve their objective. No muss, no fuss.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is set to be released in late summer on August 23rd and 26th in North America and Europe respectively. It will be available on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.