If you bought Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Steam and also play Valve’s popular online multiplayer game Dota 2, you’ve got something special waiting for you: Adam Jensen voice actor Elias Toufexis’s gruff delivery over your wicked sick plays.
Dota 2 is entirely free to play. Instead of charging money for new heroes, as League of Legends or Heroes of the Storm do, developer Valve offers cosmetic purchases for the game that change a number of aspects — including the in-game announcer that explains what’s happening during a match. These voice packs are often put together by Valve featuring Dota 2 heroes calling the shots in-character. However, other developers have created announcer packs as promotion for their own games on Steam, including Supergiant Games with Bastion and a Fallout 4 voice pack from Bethesda featuring the robotic assistant Cogsworth.
Square-Enix is the latest to join this trend, though it has previously released themed cosmetic items in Dota 2 for Final Fantasy Type-0 pre-orders.
The results are ... incredible.
While you can find previews for Adam’s lines in the Dota 2 in-game store, the wonderful people at Gamepedia have added the entirety of the Deus Ex Announcer Pack to their page for the DLC. Some of my favorite lines include a rare cue for starting a game, affection for Dota 2’s in-match couriers, and some references to a fan-favorite line.
Customers who pre-ordered Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Steam received the Deus Ex announcer pack for free. Everyone else can find it in Dota 2’s in-game store for $5.99. Meanwhile, the best Dota 2 voice pack remains last Fall’s Rick and Morty announcer pack.