Deus Ex Novel Announced, Coming Next Year

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It looks like Deus Ex will be joining the group of games that have been immortalized in the pages of a novel. According to an announcement from De Ray Books, the new novel will be titled Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect.

Furthermore, the story and characters will apparently be shared ith the upcoming Square Enix game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. According to Andre Vu, Marketing Game Manager, Deus Ex, “The novel is set in the DEUS EX universe and there will be characters and story elements in it, that will overlap with our next videogame DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, which we hope fans will be very excited about.”

The book will be penned by James Swallow, who has previously authored books and scripts for sci-fi properties such as Doctor Who, Stargate, Warhammer 40k, and Star Trek. More interesting is the fact that he has also worked on games before, lending his hand to Star Trek Invasion, Maelstrom, and Killzone 2.

I’m actually looking forward to this. I’ve always enjoyed the Deus Ex universe, and now we can see how it’s envisioned in a novel.

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