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NEW YORK, NY – July 12, 2010 – Usually video games are often created based on movies or literature of some form, but in certain – and by no means unheard of – instances a great video game will spawn its own novel or a piece of literature based on the game (Diablo, Halo, Mass Effect etc). Such is the case with the recently announced DEUS EX: THE ICARUS EFFECT.

Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing GRoup, announced today that they will publish a novel based on the hugely popular Deus Ex® video game series. The novel is expected to be released in 2011 and will be penned by writer and author James Swallow. Swallow is no stranger to tie-in novels and working in the video game industry. Swallow has  written for Star Trek Invasions, Battlestar Galactica, Maelstrom, Killzone 2, Necrovision and was also a writer for the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution game.

The Icarus Effect will be set in the complex and captivating world of Deus Ex, a cyberpunk-style technological dystopia where all is not what it seems. Based in the not-so-distant future, the world has entered into a time of great innovation and technological advancement…but is also a place of chaos and conspiracy. It is a place where new technologies allow the limits of human potential to be greatly pushed, even while they threaten the future or the world. And from the shadows, dark and secret powers are coming together to take control, intent on designs so large, so intricate, they will take decades to come to fruition. But when two unlikely heroes—Anna Kelso, a Secret Service agent, and Ben Saxon, a special-ops soldier—draw uncomfortably close to the truth, the choices they make here and now will alter the course of history… or usher in an age of darkness.

“We’re really pleased to be able to announce this new DEUS EX novel with Del Rey books,” said Andre Vu, Marketing Game Manager, Deus Ex. “The novel is set in the DEUS EX universe and there will be characters and story elements in it, that will overlap with our next videogame DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, which we hope fans will be very excited about.”

DEUS EX: THE ICARUS EFFECT will release in North America and Europe in 2011, the book will also be available in many other countries around the world. Be sure to check the Official Deus Ex: Human Revolution website frequently for further details.

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DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION the game was recently unveiled at E3 2010 in Los Angeles, where it received over 25 award nominations from gaming media from around the world, securing 13 awards at the show.

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One Comment

  1. DDGW_Ronin says:

    Wow, just seeing the box cover brings back many memories of gaming in the year 2000. In my opinion, this was John Romero’s best work after Quake.

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