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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided goes live-action in intense, cinematic trailer

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What it lacks in gameplay it more than makes up in story

There's no actual game footage to be seen in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's newest trailer. Instead, Eidos Montreal has crafted a live-action short film to depict the upcoming game's harrowing, war-torn world. Watch "The Mechanical Apartheid" above for a cinematic look into Mankind Divided's dark, depressing setting.

The four-minute prologue reveals the state of the world in 2027, following the uprising of mechanically augmented humans. With the convergence of technology and humanity comes a lot of violence and discrimination, culminating in the Human Restoration Act, a move to keep the "non-Augs" and the "Augs" separate.

Players will become involved in that conflict when Mankind Divided launches this summer. Returning star Adam Jensen has some mechanical augmentations of his own, getting him directly involved in the conflict.

The game arrives on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Aug. 23. Those who have yet to play the previous installment, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, can now check it out on Xbox One; the Xbox 360 Director's Cut release recently became the first multi-disc game to be backward compatible with Xbox One.