With a game franchise as well-loved as Deus Ex, we at Pure PlayStation can’t help but get excited at every scrap of info that comes our way about the next installment in the series; Mankind Divided.
In a press release from Square Enix today, the official launch trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been unleashed on a salivating public.You can check it out in full, above.
It comes along with a brief overview of the story of Eidos Montreal’s much-anticipated sequel;
‘In 2029, after the Aug incident that resulted in the deaths of millions, mankind stands divided. The oppression of the mechanically augmented has created a climate of fear and resentment, resulting in an escalation of crime and acts of terror. Amid all the chaos, Adam Jensen goes after the Illuminati, the men and women responsible for tearing the world apart. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations, he must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.’
This pretty much sums up what we’ve already heard in previous months. The trailer demonstrates some of Jensen’s abilities and gives us a glimpse into his motivations for his actions in this direct sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
The press release concludes with a brief rundown of the main features of the game, which we won’t regurgitate here (as these details are nothing new) except to give special mention to the all new ‘Breach’ game mode;
‘The game also includes Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, a new and innovative game mode. This new take on the game offers, for the very first time, an arcade approach on the gameplay of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, providing players with a unique puzzle shooter experience.’
Taking the Deus Ex formula and re-applying it in this way could prove interesting (think modern reboot of Metal Gear: VR Missions). But even if it turns out to be a tacked-on challenge mode, there’s still plenty to be excited about for the game’s impending August 23rd release date.
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Dom is a gaming orphan; after his surrogate father SEGA was killed in the console wars, he was adopted by Sony and raised by various PlayStation consoles. He swears he’s not biased in any way though, so that’s good enough for us.