Deus Ex: Human Revolution is launching in just a few more weeks, and what better way to get acquainted with the game than with a trailer entitled “Classified Information”, that lays out an overview of the numerous story beats and gameplay mechanics? Not only is it convenient, it’s also chock-full of some new gameplay footage and information.

While previously Human Revolution trailers talked of the conspiracies of the game’s story and the development of the world circa 2027, the latest trailer takes a broader approach and breaks down the elements in a short 4-minute package. If you’re not finding yourself the least bit curious about the game, then Eidos Montreal’s PR department has a bit more work to do.

If nothing else, consider the newest trailer as an outline of the game for any newcomers to the series. With the number of technological tropes and science-fiction nods seen so far, even loyal Deus Ex fans would appreciate having the newest chapter laid out in detail.

Things to take note of while watching the trailer include the various augmentations that protagonist Adam Jensen can upgrade, the use of a social augmentation to track reactions, and of course, elbow grenades. If elbow grenades don’t interest you, some brand new melee kills are also demonstrated:


Depending on the game’s reception and success, more games in the series could become a possibility. That’s something that would be very interesting, given Human Revolution‘s place in the Deus Ex timeline. Whatever your opinion of Human Revolution might be, it will be nice to see the cyberpunk genre in video games once more.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution releases August 23, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and OnLive.

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