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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition revealed

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition revealed

The Augmented Edition features a big old batch of goodies

Square-Enix has released details on special pre-order bonuses for the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution, including a 'strictly limited' Augmented Edition.

The 'Explosive Mission Pack' will be the bonus for everyone pre-ordering a copy of the game, giving gamers an entirely new mission, excitingly featuring an appearance from a yet un-named character from the original game.

You'll get a snazzy Linebacker G-87 multiple shot grenade launcher, as well as a brilliantly named Utility Remote-Detonated Explosive Device (UR-DED).

Gamers who purchase the 'strictly limited' Augmented Edition will not only get this batch of bonus material, but also 10,000 credits to spend on new weaponry and upgrades. There's also a Huntsman Silverback Double-Barrel Shotgun and a SERSR Longsword Whispered silenced sniper rifle in the bundle too.

If that isn't enough, you'll also find yourself owning an exclusive bonus DVD featuring a lengthy making of feature, the complete game soundtrack, a motion comic and a 40 page art book. Good luck to the posties delivering all that on launch day.

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mi1ez 1st December 2010, 12:56 Quote
Get loads sold before the disappointing reviews come out?
Krikkit 1st December 2010, 12:58 Quote
At least they've added something to the game for buying the silly edition. The big question is how much? Heh.
Phalanx 1st December 2010, 13:02 Quote
Why do I feel this won't do so well?
Slavedriver 1st December 2010, 13:05 Quote
Now if only I could buy it...on Steam...
liratheal 1st December 2010, 13:17 Quote
...Where's the "buy" button?
Phil Rhodes 1st December 2010, 13:20 Quote
I don't think I've ever experienced, in relation to a computer game, a greater degree of simultaneous hope that something will be fantastic, coupled with the grim, unavoidable reality that it will most certainly be awful.
Krikkit 1st December 2010, 13:26 Quote
I have with FarCry 2, but I've never been that much of a fan of DE. Needless to say it's time I had a replay. :p
okenobi 1st December 2010, 13:37 Quote
I'm currently enjoying my fourth play through of the original since 2001.

This is very, very exciting news. Depends on the price though...

*edit* Hmmm.....

http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/9976061/Deus-Ex-3-Human-Revolution/Product.html?searchstring=deus+ex&searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&urlrefer=search
Parge 1st December 2010, 13:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
I don't think I've ever experienced, in relation to a computer game, a greater degree of simultaneous hope that something will be fantastic, coupled with the grim, unavoidable reality that it will most certainly be awful.

- Ha ha! Utterly brilliant.

To be fair though, if nothing else, at least the art style is grown up and mature.
azrael- 1st December 2010, 13:59 Quote
I'd rather preorder from Amazon then. By the way, this has got to be the first game which supports Windows Home Server... :p

EDIT: Holy JC Dent! I might be a Deus Ex fan (although not as much as of System Shock), but I would NEVER pay friggin' 84€ for the Augmented Edition!
Nedsbeds 1st December 2010, 14:18 Quote
Quote:
The 'Explosive Mission Pack' will be the bonus for everyone pre-ordering a copy of the game, giving gamers an entirely new mission, excitingly featuring an appearance from a yet un-named character from the original game.

Well looking at the picture, the mission is called "Tong's Rescue"
Who could that be then!?
okenobi 1st December 2010, 14:33 Quote
I wouldn't order from Amazon, because the data they store on you is out of control (much like the beginnings of the original game, hmmmm....) and a quid isn't a big deal.

However, I misread the article. The Augmented Edition looks delightful, but DOUBLE THE PRICE. No thanks. £30 was doable, £60 is just silly given we know nothing about how good it will actually be.

As for the extra mission, I wonder if that fits into the continuity then?!
BRAWL 1st December 2010, 14:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
I don't think I've ever experienced, in relation to a computer game, a greater degree of simultaneous hope that something will be fantastic, coupled with the grim, unavoidable reality that it will most certainly be awful.

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment
eddtox 1st December 2010, 14:59 Quote
Hmmm... I think I'll wait for the reviews on this one. Too easy for them to build hype and deliver tripe (although I usually like Square Enix).
Xir 1st December 2010, 15:11 Quote
still haven't finished part one :D
I think I'll skip part two and go to this then.

Will have to build a new rig first though :D
sear 1st December 2010, 16:06 Quote
Tracer Tong is in it?

... god dammit. Sold.

Look, guys, I know it's not going to be as good as the original Deus Ex. Everyone knows that, and it's because market conditions are such that a game like Deus Ex - one built around exploration and character interaction - can not be made at this time. Consequently, Human Revolution seems much more immediate, presenting its choice and consequence more blatantly, its action and narrative more dramatic and faster-paced. But so long as the ability to make tactical choice, the dialogue with powerful, meaningful subject matter, the ability to play the game in vastly different ways depending on your choice of skills and augmentations, and the cyberpunk atmosphere are all intact... well, frankly, it might not be quite the Deus Ex we remember, but I have no doubt it'll be a quality experience.
okenobi 1st December 2010, 16:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by sear
Tracer Tong is in it?

... god dammit. Sold.

Look, guys, I know it's not going to be as good as the original Deus Ex. Everyone knows that, and it's because market conditions are such that a game like Deus Ex - one built around exploration and character interaction - can not be made at this time. Consequently, Human Revolution seems much more immediate, presenting its choice and consequence more blatantly, its action and narrative more dramatic and faster-paced. But so long as the ability to make tactical choice, the dialogue with powerful, meaningful subject matter, the ability to play the game in vastly different ways depending on your choice of skills and augmentations, and the cyberpunk atmosphere are all intact... well, frankly, it might not be quite the Deus Ex we remember, but I have no doubt it'll be a quality experience.

Have some rep that man!

Couldn't agree more.
Zurechial 1st December 2010, 17:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by sear
Tracer Tong is in it?

... god dammit. Sold.

Look, guys, I know it's not going to be as good as the original Deus Ex. Everyone knows that, and it's because market conditions are such that a game like Deus Ex - one built around exploration and character interaction - can not be made at this time. Consequently, Human Revolution seems much more immediate, presenting its choice and consequence more blatantly, its action and narrative more dramatic and faster-paced. But so long as the ability to make tactical choice, the dialogue with powerful, meaningful subject matter, the ability to play the game in vastly different ways depending on your choice of skills and augmentations, and the cyberpunk atmosphere are all intact... well, frankly, it might not be quite the Deus Ex we remember, but I have no doubt it'll be a quality experience.

As cynical as I'm inclined to be, I lke what you've just said. I hope that the quality is actually there and I'll be doing my best to judge this game on its merits as a game in its own right and in light of what you're saying, rather than comparing it to the original.

It won't be easy, but we may just enjoy ourselves more if we do it. Plus, it's not like we can't go back and play the original for the umpteenth time if we need reminding of how incredibly good it was and still is.
sixfootsideburns 1st December 2010, 17:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRAWL
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
I don't think I've ever experienced, in relation to a computer game, a greater degree of simultaneous hope that something will be fantastic, coupled with the grim, unavoidable reality that it will most certainly be awful.

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment

hahaha, nice WH40k drop there mate :D
bobwya 1st December 2010, 17:26 Quote
As long as this isn't a repeat of the Red Faction franchise. I bought Guerilla and all I needed was a game pad to think I was playing a dumb console fodder game... Red Faction was good. Red Faction 2 was pretty rubbish. Red Faction 3 was tedious with poor voice acting and script... It looked a very bad mod... So gotta hope that Deus Ex doesn't repeat the sequence!!
Fizzban 2nd December 2010, 01:16 Quote
It won't be better than the first game, but if it's better than the second game I'll be happy enough. Looking forward to its release!
azrael- 2nd December 2010, 07:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by okenobi
I wouldn't order from Amazon, because the data they store on you is out of control (much like the beginnings of the original game, hmmmm....) and a quid isn't a big deal.

However, I misread the article. The Augmented Edition looks delightful, but DOUBLE THE PRICE. No thanks. £30 was doable, £60 is just silly given we know nothing about how good it will actually be.

As for the extra mission, I wonder if that fits into the continuity then?!
I've never had problems shopping with Amazon. Shopping with Play is only really worth it for UK residents as you have to include import fees *and* fines (at least here in Denmark) because the Channel Islands aren't part of the EU.

That Play's price of 42€ is higher than £30 to begin with and Amazon now offers free shipping to much of Europe for any purchase over £25 only makes the Amazon option make more sense. At least for us not living in the UK... :)
okenobi 2nd December 2010, 10:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by azrael-
I've never had problems shopping with Amazon. Shopping with Play is only really worth it for UK residents as you have to include import fees *and* fines (at least here in Denmark) because the Channel Islands aren't part of the EU.

That Play's price of 42€ is higher than £30 to begin with and Amazon now offers free shipping to much of Europe for any purchase over £25 only makes the Amazon option make more sense. At least for us not living in the UK... :)

Fair one. But if you're interested, watch the documentary Erasing David The guy investigates the amount of data that corporations hold on us and then goes on the run to try and escape. Little bit flawed in places, but fascinating nonetheless and very much in the spirit of Deus Ex!
Xir 2nd December 2010, 11:59 Quote
The demo movie looks a lot like what I expected Shadowrun to be.
(albeit without magic and elves and the lot)
GravitySmacked 2nd December 2010, 13:33 Quote
I have a very bad feeling about this game, from the little I've read it sounds like it could be even more dubmed down that the second.
azrael- 2nd December 2010, 13:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by okenobi
Fair one. But if you're interested, watch the documentary Erasing David The guy investigates the amount of data that corporations hold on us and then goes on the run to try and escape. Little bit flawed in places, but fascinating nonetheless and very much in the spirit of Deus Ex!
I'll have a look at that documentary, if I can find it. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads up. :)
Redbeaver 2nd December 2010, 15:14 Quote
snazzy..... :)

like most people, i love the first, and completely "meh" the second.

so if it looks like its gonna b somewhere in the middle, the game worth my money. additionally, id even pre-order it just so i get the additional missions.

but the augmented edition?

well, if the game is simply as good as the original game, plus jaw-dropping eye-candies, then yeah, ill fork it out. i want that art-book.
Redbeaver 2nd December 2010, 18:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redbeaver
snazzy..... :)

like most people, i love the first, and completely "meh" the second.

so if it looks like its gonna b somewhere in the middle, the game worth my money. additionally, id even pre-order it just so i get the additional missions.

but the augmented edition?

well, if the game is simply as good as the original game, plus jaw-dropping eye-candies, then yeah, ill fork it out. i want that art-book.

update: original game is $59.99 here in Canada. the augmentation is $69.99. which is only $10 more.
if the game is half as good as the original one, im getting the aug package for nostalgic sake.
http://kotaku.com/5702394/deus-ex-human-revolution-gets-a-10-augmentation
Cool_CR 3rd December 2010, 21:44 Quote
I hate online ordering as i have to keep chaning my pre order
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Premium Edition
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition
Crysis 2 Limited Edition
Dragon Age 2 Bioware Signature Edition
All the same bloody price as the regular pre order editions its insane having mutiple verstions at the same price and you have to check the features on each one for whats best.
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