It’s been five years since the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a game that surprised many by being just as brilliant as the original. To get you excited for protagonist Adam Jensen’s return this August in Mankind Divided, Square Enix has released a new, six-minute trailer that covers “everything you need to know" about the next entry in the series.
The clip, which is narrated by Jensen, shows the state of the dystopian world he inhabits. Set two years after the events of Human Revolution, augmented humans – like Jensen – are being persecuted, leading to what he calls a “full-blown, mechanical apartheid.”
We get to see some of the cool new augs that Jensen has it his disposal, including explosive nanoblades and the Titan shield. The game also introduces advanced customization options for weapons, which you can tailor to suit your preferred play style.
There are now plenty of non-lethal approaches for Jensen to take. Unlike the first game, where the boss battles were unavoidable, it’s possible to complete Mankind Divided without killing anyone.
Square Enix cancelled its ‘augmented’ pre-order program, which gave new rewards depending on how many people signed-up, after it was heavily criticized and called a “cynical cash grab.” There will now be several editions of Mankind Divided available.
The standard, $59.99 Day One Edition ships with the game, an extra mission, and a covert agent pack that contains weapons, re-skins and upgrades. It also comes with a digital OST sampler, a digital mini art book, novella, and comic.
Those wanting the season pass can order the Digital Delux Edition for $89.99, which also includes everything from the Day One Edition.
Finally, there’s the $139.99 Collector’s Edition, which features all the items from the Day One pack, as well as a nine-inch Adam Jenson figure, a 48-page Titan art book, a steelbook, and an exclusive black and gold prism box.
Dues Ex: Mankind Divided was due to be released in February 2016, but Square Enix delayed it by six months as the company wanted more time to polish the game. It will now arrive on August 23 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.