Square Enix has released the first images of the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution over at PC Gamer. There are three of them, and while it's not the same as a full-blown gameplay video, it's still a nice gesture to gamers only interested in the PC version (previously released screenshots were for the Xbox 360 version of the game). 

At the same time, the company has also released the system requirements for the game. They are broken down into two tiers: Minimum Specifications and Recommended Specifications.

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 with DirectX 9.0c
  • Processor: 2GHz dual core
  • RAM: 1GB RAM (Windows XP) / 2 GB (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8000 series or ATI Radeon HD 2000 series or better
  • Required Disc Space: 8.5GB

Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 or Intel Core 2 Quad or better
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • Required Disc Space: 8.5GB

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third chapter in the Deus Ex franchise and will serve as a prequel to the first game. It's the first game produced by a new Eidos studio in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is going to be a multi-platform release; it's shipping on Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and OnLive. After a big delay, the game is finally slated to arrive in North America on August 23, 2011, in Australia on August 25, 2011, and in Europe on August 26, 2011.

A quick comparison with the system requirements released for Duke Nukem Forever today shows little difference between the two. This is not too surprising given that both games are first person shooters. Both are demanding games, but are not meant for only top-of-the-line hardware.