Deus Ex Go
The first screenshot from Deus Ex Go.Square Enix

Square Enix has announced Deus Ex Go, a spin-off puzzle action game coming to smartphones and tablets later this summer. The game casts players as Adam Jensen, also the protagonist of console and PC shooters Human Revolution and this year's Mankind Divided.

Deus Ex Go will introduce a new feature for the Go series that will allow players to create their own levels and share them online. A trailer (embedded below) was also released, offering a brief glimpse at the game in action.

"As double agent Adam Jensen, you'll use hacking, combat, and augmentations to solve the most challenging puzzles of the entire GO series," read a statement. "Work alongside your allies in TF29 and the Juggernaut Collective as you infiltrate locations to unravel the conspiracy behind a terrorist plot."

The Go series, which has to date put its turn-based puzzling spin on the Hitman and Tomb Raider franchises, has proved an unexpected success for Square. Hitman Go, released in 2014, presented itself as an ornate board game, tasking players with moving Agent 47 through a small world to his target without being spotted by patrolling guards.

It was a tough and challenging puzzle game, requiring precise movement. Ahead of the launch of this year's episodic Hitman for console and PC, we wrote about Hitman Go, describing it as a game depicting the series "at its most cold and calculating".

Lara Croft Go took the basic formula, but applied it to series more about adventuring and combat. Deus Ex Go appears to be closer to that game than Hitman.

"With Deus Ex, we are taking the Go franchise to another level," said Square Enix Montreal head Patrick Naud in a statement. "We are building on the learnings of Hitman and Lara Croft to go a step further with Deus Ex in terms of visual, game design and social features."

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