The game was developed by the mobile division of Square Enix in Europe in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, the developers behind the most recent title in the franchise, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The studios also previously worked on N-Fusion.
Deus Ex: The Fall is an action-RPG developed for iPhones and tablet devices. As such, the player will be able to complete missions through stealth or combative gunplay using touchscreen controls. Players will also be able to explore the world and denizens of Deus Ex through hacking and social interactions.
Set in the future of 2027 on a cyberpunk version of Earth, science and technology are flourishing as human augmentation is starting to take off. However, several corporations have taken power from national governments and seized control from behind the scenes, giving rise to global conspiracies, social schisms and political dystopias. One such conspiracy includes the drug supply that augmented humans need to survive their new bodies.
In Deus Ex: The Fall, players will take control of Ben Saxon, a mercenary formerly employed under the British SAS and enhanced through human augmentation. Saxon will have to face the Tyrants, the private military employers that betrayed him, as he works to uncover the truth behind the drug conspiracy.
Fans of the series will also be able to meet never-before-seen characters originating from the novel Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect, which takes place and runs parallel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Deus Ex: The Fall will take place directly after the events of the novel.
The game will be compatible with iPad 2 and above, iPhone 4S , iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5 devices and above. An Android version is currently planned but no release details have been revealed.