The latest game in the Deus Ex series — Deus Ex: Mankind Divided — was revealed yesterday, first by a leak and then officially on the cover of Game Informer. Square Enix follows that up today with this official trailer.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, brings protagonist Adam Jensen back to the story with all new augmentations and technology. It's set two years after the events of 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
No launch date has been given. Elias Toufexis, the voice actor for Adam Jensen in Human Revolution, appears to be reprising his role.
In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Jensen is on an Interpol-backed team hunting down augmented terrorists. Though no gameplay is shown in this video, it figures to be a first-person stealth-adventure game with third-person cover elements.
The game is being developed by Eidos Montreal. In a news release, Square Enix says the game takes place in 2029, "two years after the events of Human Revolution and the infamous ‘Aug Incident' in Panchaea that resulted in the death of millions at the hands of those who had installed augmentations.
This event has created a huge divide between those who have augmentations, and those who do not. Amongst this emotional turmoil are various factions looking to manipulate the public by twisting public opinion of augmentation to further their own agenda and hide the truth of what really happened.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also continues the story of Adam Jensen, a former biotech company security chief turned super-augmented, anti-terrorist agent playing by his own rules. Jensen has been empowered with all new augmentations, enabling him and the player a greater sense of self-control as they explore all new locations in-game. As social and political tensions reach a major turning point, Jensen and conspiracies surrounding the Illuminati continue toward an inevitable crossroads … and possibly, an epic showdown.
"For 15 years, Deus Ex has been a point of conversation across the games industry and beyond, whether the topic is the franchise’s unique gameplay or topical narrative focused on advanced biotechnology and human augmentation," David Anfossi, Eidos-Montreal's head, said in a statement.
"What began with Deus Ex: Human Revolution goes to a whole new level in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, diving even deeper into this discussion and, in turn, offering fans an all-encompassing experience, one which will challenge their skills as players and emphasize decision-making based on real world topics."