An application to trademark Deus Ex: Human Defiance was filled two days ago by Square Enix. It's not yet clear whether the application is aimed add to the series' prequel Deus Ex: Human Revolution or related to the Deus Ex movie. Given the success of Deus Ex: Human Revolution it will be shocking if Square Enix didn't want to make a sequel (or another prequel?).

EDIT: Just in case some of you missed it, on April 1st Eidos "announced" (or rather made a spoof of) the Deus Ex: Human Defiance concept on their Deus Ex website.

"Eidos-Montréal's Deus Ex: Human Revolution development team is one of the most dedicated crews in the industry... almost as dedicated as our fans. Listening to you guys is our top priority. When we started brainstorming for the future of the franchise, we wanted to give you Deus Ex as you've never seen it before. To create something new, edgy, unexpected. To take Adam Jensen to a whole new dimension.

The second dimension.

Introducing Deus Ex: Human Defiance, the first adventures of Adam Jensen in full, glorious 8-bit. Human Revolution brought about the cyber-Renaissance, Human Defiance marks the beginning of a Digital Golden Age. Human Revolution was all about triangles. Now we're doubling down, flipping one over and revelling at its brand new form: the square... the pixel. It's a natural evolution! This new format allows us to bring you the content from Deus Ex: Human Revolution that you always asked for."

- Description on Eidos' Deus Ex: Human Defiance website.

Proposed Deus Ex: Human Defiance game screenshots:

Watching the video, Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Executive Game Director (Jean-Francois Dugas) and Production Designer (Jonathan Jacques-Belletête) discussed their view for the future of the franchise and their plans to make a 2D, 8-bit game, COMPLETE WITH A CO-OP MODE where you can play with JC Denton! According to them, the new game concept will "adhere" to fan remarks (opinions and views) regarding Human Revolution.

However, after pitching the idea to their producer and marketing "friends", they were shot down and lacked the support to continue. After watching the video, it is "clear" that they were making a spoof around Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the original Deus Ex, they still called for support, where fans can go and Like Deus Ex on Facebook. According to the support counter, they "require" around 250 000 supporters.

Although it's clearly aimed at April fools, the fact that there are already screenshots available point towards something interesting brewing at Eidos. Hopefully there will be some form of mini-game for the fans.

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