Released in August 2011, it is the third game in the Deus Ex series, and a prequel to the original game released in 2000. The Director's Cut exclusively for the Wii U is scheduled for release in 2013 and will address several issues from the original version (such as Boss Fights) while implementing new features.
The game is set in 2027, 25 years before the first game in the series, at a time when multinational corporations have grown in power beyond the control of national governments. The game follows Adam Jensen, the newly hired security director at Sarif Industries, a growing biotechnology firm. After terrorists brutally attack Sarif's Detroit-based headquarters, the mortally wounded Jensen is forced to undergo radical life-saving surgeries that replace large areas of his body with advanced prostheses. Returning to work, he becomes embroiled in the global politics of the human enhancement movement in the search for those responsible for the attack.