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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - did they really think we wouldn't notice this?

This man has a secret. A double identity. To most, he is known as Jonathan Jacques-Belletete, talented and successful Art Director of Deus Ex: Human Revolution at Eidos Montreal. But when he takes off his glasses, he magically transforms into Adam Jensen, lead character in the very same game. It's a fiendishly clever disguise that he used to augment withthis beanie hat. But we've since seen the truth...


Above: This still froman interview (opens in new tab)held last October shows how a hat and glasses DO work as a disguise

Now that Deus Ex: Human Revolution is nearly finished, he's ditched the hat, allowing us to see what's really going on:


Above: Did he really think we wouldn't notice? He's even sitting the same!

In a much morerecentinterview (opens in new tab), Jonathan sat right next to a poster of the new game's protagonist, Adam Jensen. Did he design the lead character to look like himself? Or is it just that people's dogs look like their owners? Just in case you were left in any doubt as to how close the resmblance is, I've used Photoshop to remove his glasses, leaving the rest untouched. Look at this:


Above: See? With the glasses gone he looks exactly like the man in the game. Spooky, huh?

Not that we're complaining, of course. It's a good look. And I can totally understand the thinking behind it.I did once consider styling my hair like Ryo Hazuki but, tellingly,I didn't go through with it. You've got to know when to stop.

04 Feb, 2011

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Above: This still froman interview (opens in new tab)held last October shows how a hat and glasses DO work as a disguise

Now that Deus Ex: Human Revolution is nearly finished, he's ditched the hat, allowing us to see what's really going on:


Above: Did he really think we wouldn't notice? He's even sitting the same!

In a much morerecentinterview (opens in new tab), Jonathan sat right next to a poster of the new game's protagonist, Adam Jensen. Did he design the lead character to look like himself? Or is it just that people's dogs look like their owners? Just in case you were left in any doubt as to how close the resmblance is, I've used Photoshop to remove his glasses, leaving the rest untouched. Look at this:


Above: See? With the glasses gone he looks exactly like the man in the game. Spooky, huh?

Not that we're complaining, of course. It's a good look. And I can totally understand the thinking behind it.I did once consider styling my hair like Ryo Hazuki but, tellingly,I didn't go through with it. You've got to know when to stop.

04 Feb, 2011

Got a news tip? Let us know at tips@gamesradar.com

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.