The original Deus Ex was lauded for how it allowed players to explore JC Denton's dystopian world their own way, whether that meant taking a stealthy approach or running through situations with guns blazing. Eidos' upcoming game Deus Ex: Human Revolution is following course, as a new dev diary shows.

In this clip, the game's producer and designers break down the game into four essential pillars—stealth, social, combat, and hacking. The video puts an emphasis on stealth and combat, showing how fluid the line between those styles can be. Some of the highlights include seeing how players can combine items such as proximity mines and frag grenades to create devastating explosive devices. There's also a nice look at the game's cover system, as well as information about how weapons can be upgraded. Exploding rounds, anyone? Ultimately, the creators say the game can be played through several times, with players discovering new tactics and techniques each time.

If you haven't been keeping up with the game's development, this trailer will help you get back up to speed. Also, check out these clips on the setting and augmentations. Look for the game on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on August 23.