Late last week, Square Enix announced plans to tease a new upcoming game via Twitch, prompting instant fan speculation. Most figured that the mystery game was the next Deus Ex title, given that SE said this was a Western developed project, but any official confirmations would need to wait until the stream went live.
However, before the mysterious stream and ARG could even complete, crafty tipsters spread the word that the new Square Enix game was indeed a Deus Ex: Human Revolution sequel. Now, the publisher has come out to say that, yes, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is real, and they have revealed the first trailer for the game.
Set two years after the events of Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided picks up with augmented human Adam Jensen as he faces harsh criticism for his actions in the Aug incident on Panchea. As the subtitle for the game suggests, a greater rift has formed between regular humans and cybernetically augmented humans, and Jensen is caught in the middle.
Lucky for Adam Jensen, he has a new set of augmented abilities at his disposal, both offensive and defensive. We see quite a few of them in the above trailer, including a new crystalline shield that seemingly shades him from all incoming damage.
That shield will likely come in handy while Jensen faces off with the many enemies and bosses in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. To that point, developer Eidos Montreal wants to stress to Deus Ex fans that this sequel will have much more agreeable boss fights than what was seen in Human Revolution. Most would agree that a lot of Deus Ex: HU was excellent, game of the year caliber even, but the clunky and poorly designed boss fights left a lot to be desired. It’s worth mentioning, though, that the Wii U version of the game had improved boss fights, so Eidos has already shown they can learn from their mistakes.
Outside of that there isn’t much to glean from the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided trailer. Like the first Human Revolution trailer, this CGI-only footage shows Adam Jensen pulling off some slick moves and interacting with a few unique characters, but the mystery box appears to be packed full of questions.
One question that won’t need to wait is whether or not Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be a split-gen title; that question was already answered by the leak and now Square Enix has made it official. The sequel will debut on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and as far as we know there are no plans to port it onto last-gen.
What do you think of the first Deus Ex: Mankind Divided trailer? What interests you the most about the footage?
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.