The long-awaited Deus Ex: Human Revolution finally has an official release date.
Square Enix announced in December that Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which was originally slated to hit in the first quarter of this year, had been pushed back into the extremely unspecific "FY2011" in order to give the Eidos Montreal team more time to polish what is expected to be one of the biggest game releases of the year. The delay was a big disappointment for Deus Ex fans, who have long craved a sequel to the old Ion Storm masterpiece, but today the news is brighter as we finally have a solid release date.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be out in the other month that starts with "A," specifically August 23 in North America. The date was revealed by both EB Games and Amazon, and confirmed on Twitter by Human Revolution Art Director Jonathan Jacques-Belletête. The standard release of the game lists for $59.99 on consoles and $49.99 on PC while the Augmented Edition, which includes an art book, bonus DVD, a "motion graphic novel" and other such goodies, goes for $69.99 on consoles and $59.99 on PC.
Although there have been a few complaints that the delay from April to August is excessive, the vast majority of the response has been very positive. When asked for comment, Escapist Senior Editor Susan Arendt, who suggested in her February preview that the game "might need a whole new choir to sing its praises," responded with an enthusiastic obscenity that cannot be repeated here.