PC owners who missed out on the smartphone and tablet-exclusive Deus Ex: The Fall will be able to experience the portable stealth-shooter this March, completely free of touch-screen controls.
Last year, Eidos Montreal and N-Fusion Interactive brought the futuristic, “cyber-renaissance” series Deus Ex onto mobile platforms with the release of Deus Ex: The Fall for iOS devices; an Android version was released earlier this year. Set in 2027, The Fall is a prequel to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and a continuation of the tie-in novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect. According to a new posting on Steam, the once mobile-exclusive title will make the jump over to PCs in late March; as of today, Steam users can pre-purchase Deus Ex: The Fall for $9.99.
The PC version has been updated from its portable counterpart, for a more native experience: The Fall will include full keyboard-and-mouse controls, cover-system modeled after Human Revolution, a revised tutorial, V-sync and anti-aliasing options; auto-targeting, and in-game purchases have been removed. As with most current Steam releases, The Fall will also feature Microsoft controller-support, Steam Achievements, and Trading Cards.
Deus Ex: The Fall will be a PC-exclusive port (no Cross-Buy option for OS X and Linux) is currently available for pre-purchase through Steam; those who buy the game ahead of its late-March release will also receive a digital copy of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition.