Square Enix trademarked the name 'Deus Ex: Human Defiance' yesterday, suggesting a follow-up to 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution
. Square Enix Europe filed the trademark
, and the list of goods associated with it heavily indicates a game in development.
Square Enix hasn't announced a sequel, and Human Revolution
developer Eidos Montreal is understood
to be working on an unannounced third project
that's "alongside" the Deus Ex and Thief franchises. Straight Right, the Mass Effect 3
developer for Wii U, is reportedly
porting a major Square Enix game to the Nintendo console, and if that's accurate Human Revolution
is a contender and Human Defiance
may relate to that.
At this moment, however, Square Enix has kept any upcoming entries in the Deus Ex franchise as stealthily hidden as Adam Jensen in an air vent - perhaps until now, that is. We've reached out to the company for comment.Update
: A company representative tells us, "Square Enix does not comment on rumor and speculation."