Guess I gotta pull Deus Ex: Human Revolution out of my Steam backlog and finally play through it, because the next entry in the Deus Ex franchise has been formally announced following a messy leak a few days ago (right in the middle of Square Enix’s alternate reality game, too). Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will take place 2 years after the events of Human Revolution, with players back in the shoes of gruff, growly Adam Jensen and all of his pretty, pretty augmentations.
The trailer below is, naturally, all CGI, but it sets up the atmosphere and basic plot of Mankind Divided nicely. It’s also very dramatic, and Jensen gets to kick a lot of ass in a lot of ways. And would you look at the imagery symbolism in the video’s thumbnail? Angel wings.
“Sometimes, you just have to let go and embrace what you’ve become.”
“Deus Ex: Mankind Divided directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocents. The year is now 2029, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind…”
Check out PC Gamer’s piece here for an in-depth look at the trailer, including possible new abilities. Game Informer’s May cover will feature Mankind Divided, with a 12 page look into the game’s story and gameplay.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided doesn’t yet have a release date, but it’s coming to Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC (where it already has its own page on Steam.)