Much noise has been made about "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" sticking to its roots by offering players multiple ways to complete its various missions. "Right," you immediately think. "I've heard this before." And you have. So why not see it in action? Just check out the new gameplay trailer that Eidos Montreal released today.
So there's some stealth, some combat and some... other stealth. The video's narrator warns you at the outset that this moment is taken from an early point in the game (very early, based on the tutorial pop-up that you see), so the challenges will presumably become more elaborate as you move on. The game is also said to be beatable without taking a single life other than the bosses you encounter.
As an added bonus, the trailer also shows off the game's cover system and a fair amount of the first-person/third-person hybrid gameplay, which finds comparisons with "The Chonicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay." The visuals are much more stylized, giving the world a shinier look overall, but the play looks familiar enough.
Really, any trailer at this point is just gravy. By all reports, "Human Revolution" looks just as deep and just as tight as its predecessors. There have been a few changes that ought to play with the game's pace a bit, such as the inclusion of a regenerating health system, but overall this looks like "Deus Ex" with a tune-up and a shiny new coat of paint.
We won't have too much longer to wait. "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" comes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows and OnLive on August 23.