Jay at SFX-360 says:
"Today marks the returns of a series that spans a generation, is 11 years old, and has been 7 since the last iteration. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the latest in the Deus Ex series. In the Deus Ex series the newest title is a prequel of sorts, taking place 25 years before the events of the original Deus Ex game which was released in 2000. The year is 2027, nanotech augmentations have yet to be developed, and biomechanical augmentations are the state of the art in human augmenting technology."