Update: As promised, Square Enix has officially unveiled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in all of its glory, despite some assets leaking ahead of time. With the formal reveal comes the sequel’s tantalizing first trailer, along with a rundown of the new features it will bring to the franchise.
“For 15 years, Deus Ex has been a point of conversation across the games industry and beyond,” says David Anfossi, Head of Studio, Eidos-Montréal, “whether the topic is the franchise’s unique gameplay or topical narrative focused on advanced biotechnology and human augmentation. 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.”
Over the past few days, Square Enix has been staging quite the elaborate marketing campaign in order to unveil a brand new game coming from one of the publisher’s Western studios. Such an intriguing viral bonanza largely took place on Twitch under the moniker Can’t Kill Progress — hence why it was being referred to as Project CKP — though untimely leaks have undercut the clandestine crusade and, crucially, revealed exactly what this mysterious project is.
That new title in question is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is also the headline star of May’s Game Informer issue, confirming its existence to be true. Since the leak, Square has been scrambling to keep a lid on all of the information pertaining to the sequel and its related assets, though since such is the nature of the Internet, a select handful of screenshots and the aforementioned magazine cover have already found their way online. It’s understood the Japanese publisher will formally reveal Mankind Divided later today.
Here’s a brief synopsis detailing the latest chapter in the futuristic adventures of Adam Jensen:
Adam Jensen returns and joins forces with an Interpol-funded task force aiming to hunt down and capture augmented terrorists in a world that now hates and fears transhumans. Jensen has a new suite of augmentations that allow him to cleverly navigate stealth, combat, and social interactions, but how Jensen chooses to solve every problem is entirely up to you.
Expect much more information on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided over the coming days, as both Square and Game Informer look to roll out details on the sequel and the new gameplay mechanics it will herald officially. For now, you can let us know your early thoughts on the announcement — if that’s what you want to call it — down below.