Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to 2012’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, was the centerpiece of a long streaming event on Wednesday which included multiple trailers, a multi-media initiative to flush out the backstory, a partnership to develop a real Deus Ex prosthetic arm, and even another new game announcement.
The showcase starts off with the previously released “Mechanical Apartheid” trailer that depicts the intense and violent nature of the war between augments and human purists, going as far as to segregate augments from the rest of humanity. This period of time, especially between Human Revolution and Mankind Divided, will be covered by a series of novels and comics that was announced during the showcase.
Most surprisingly was the announcement of Deus Ex Go, a mobile game developed by Square Enix Montréal and is similar to both Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go in its simple graphic design and gameplay mechanics. You’ll play as Adam Jensen sneaking around and using different augmentations to knock out guards and solve various puzzles. Deus Ex Go is expected to release sometime this summer for iOS and Android.
The majority of the showcase revolved around the 18 minute gameplay trailer that started with Adam Jensen waking up in his Prague apartment after being injured in a terrorist attack. In true Deus Ex style there are multiple pathways to achieve objectives whether it be through a firefight, stealth, or completing side quests. New augmentations, weapons, and devices are available that allow you to play the way you want to.
A new mode called Breach is included in Mankind Divided. Marketed as an "arcade approach" to Deus Ex gameplay, you take control of a hacker who is infiltrating corporate security systems to steal information and commit sabotage. You will fight enemies with different weapons, solve different puzzles, and collect fragments to further mission progress. You'll collect different components to customize your weapon and skill loadouts which you can change in the middle of the game.
At the end it was announced that 3D printing tech company Open Bionics, Eidos-Montréal, and Razer were partnering to develop Deus Ex inspired prosthetic devices. Not only will these devices work for amputees, customers can manipulate the 3D printed hands using their own hands with motion sensors.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is slated to release August 23rd, 2016 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you have any comments, leave them below.