Gunther & Anna In ‘Hotel Hi-Jinx’

By Alec Meer on September 21st, 2010 at 7:45 am.

Harvey Smith flags up Trouble At The ‘Ton, a cell-shaded Deus Ex fan film released back in July, on Twitter. It’s a prequellete of sorts, starring two of DX’s most beloved bitplayers. Seems like a decent start to the day.

Reckon Gunther or Anna will turn up in Human Revolution, or is that too far into fanservice-land?

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  1. pierec says:

    Decent start indeed.

  2. MD says:

    Not a shame. Actually rather good!

  3. blah says:

    Well done. Watching that was better than playing through the whole of DX2.

  4. Optimaximal says:

    Whilst it would be really interesting to meet/see Gunther & Anna in Human Revolution, I suspect they’ll simply be mentioned as Easter eggs, probably involving skul-guns…

    • Malagate says:

      Maybe, just maybe, we’ll see them pre-op!

      …you know, before the cybernetic alterations. Bonus points if they’re unrecognisable, like Herman’s a puny man and Navarra is rotund.

  5. PleasingFungus says:

    The voice acting is definitely ‘fan film’ level, but in the upper range. A very nice effort!

  6. PiP says:

    Some of the movements are dodgy, especially walking, and voice acting is off but overall nicely made.

  7. Rich says:

    The spiky haired guy walked like he had rickets. Soya snacks must be low on Vitamin D.

    Also, the Ton has never looked that clean.

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    tomeoftom says:

    I hereby apologise on behalf of Australia.

  9. Nickless_One says:

    It’s a bomb!

  10. Snall says:

    It really wouldnt make sense if they WEREN’T in the new Deus Ex…it’s their timeline damnit. They ARE the old time cyber users…bah

  11. Cooper says:

    Ok. Now I want a mini series.

    • Spacewalk says:

      I want orange, not lemon-lime.

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      tomeoftom says:

      I’m still surprised no-one’s written some joyous praise-rant on Deux Ex and entitled it “I SPILL MY THINK!”

    • Pope Guilty says:

      Is that an anarcha-feminist icon?

  12. jackshandy says:

    “Vakey Vakey!”

  13. yns88 says:

    My bet is one or both of them will make a cameo or will at least be mentioned in some computer system, but they won’t be major characters.

    • MD says:

      After what IW did to some of the original DX characters, I think this would be for the best.

    • Snall says:

      MD- …you played invisible War enough to get to the plot? I didn’t play past the bloody first apartment/floor whatever where it started…just…do not want.

    • MD says:

      I have to admit, I actually enjoyed Invisible War once I got stuck into it. After a lot of tweaking and patching, and a drastic lowering of expectations, it was a pretty decent game. A travesty when taken in context, but a pretty decent game once the worst of the technical flaws were tweaked out and all hopes of a worthy sequel to Deus Ex extinguished.

      I’ve still never forgiven Kieron for his ridiculous review in PC Gamer, though.

    • MD says:

      Also, the ending was ultra-shite.

  14. HD says:

    The first thing that jumps to mind in my juvenile 30 y/o brain when reading “Gunther & Anna In ‘Hotel Hi-Jinx’” is hardcore pornography.

    Why am I _ALWAYS_ so sorely disappointed?

    They would make the perfect Rule 34 couple. *sadface*

  15. Thiefsie says:

    hehe completely takes me back to the weirdness of Killer 7. Not too bad for an amateur effort.

  16. Shazbut says:

    They’re already in the sequel. They’re the big square-headed dude who punches you and Rihanna.

  17. Cinnamon says:

    Is this another homage to Ghost in the Shell?

  18. Primar says:

    What did they do in DX2? I’ve never played it or really paid much attention to it, so I’m curious.

  19. Vague-rant says:

    Argh. Is that man about to urinate in the lobby? Why has no one mentioned this? Is it just something everyone does?

  20. Jonas says:

    OLD!

    Sorry.

    Yeah it’s pretty impressive, I like that old one with JC at the Battery Park hostage situation better though. Wouldn’t mind a Gunther or Anna cameo in DX3, would be interesting to meet them before they go half borg.

  21. Danda says:

    Deus Ex? A hotel? That reminds me of a great SP mod, Hotel Carone.

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/hotel-carone
    http://www.carone1.de/HotelCarone/

  22. V. Tchitcherine. says:

    A working elevator at the ‘Ton?!

    WhatthefuckamIseeing.jpg

    • MD says:

      That’s how it broke, though. I thought it was a clever little tie-in with the game.

  23. TooNu says:

    Was pretty cool to see that. It can’t be the same ‘ton hotel though, far too much traffic outside of that one :) The REAL ‘ton had about 1/10th of the road as in this video.

  24. Jakkar says:

    How can anyone be that bad at voiceover? HOW?

  25. Rath says:

    Unfortunately Jeff Groteboer, the guy who voiced Gunther in the original Deus Ex, passed away in 2003.

  26. Number6 says:

    Meh. Didn’t care for it.

  27. Ridye says:

    Reckon Gunther or Anna will turn up in Human Revolution,

    I’m guessing it depends on whether DE:HR is the only prequel planned or not.
    Being the most advanced/top level agents prior the Denton’s and Simon, you would assume they *ought* to play a part on what transpired prior the events on Deus Ex.

    Unfortunately, the trailers seems to imply that the main character (Adam Jensen), is way more advanced than even JC Denton, which of course should not be the case. Nanoaugmentation tech > Cyborgs.

    So, how they would make Anna/Gunther be “powerful enough” when compared to him, is still in the air.