After a rather funny sequence of events, Square Enix has officially announced the next installment in the Deus Ex series, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The game is a sequel to Eidos Montreal’s 2011 hit Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
The announcement came after a series of leaks appeared online yesterday. Russian website Kanubo, revealed imagery and vague details on the upcoming game; which were linked by NeoGAF. Later on that same day Game Informer released their May issue that had Human Revolution’s main protagonist Adam Jensen gracing the cover. Game Informer spent two days at the Eidos Montreal Studios talking with the development team and learning more about Deus Ex futuristic world. Based off their editorial, Mankind Divided will not follow the events of Human Revolution but will stay true to the player choice gameplay, read their synopsis below:
Set in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution, 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.
If that’s not enough to get you pumped, then watch the official announcement trailer Square Enix unveiled earlier today that shows Adam Jensen being a total badass, oh and some of the storyline too.
Based on the trailer Mankind Divided will be running off the new Deus Ex: Universe engine that was announced early last December. If the trailer has provided us with any information it’s that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be worth the wait. I know myself and a certain editor (looking at you Kerwin) are extremely excited for its release and will be diligently reporting details as they become available. There is no release date set but you can expect Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Please let us know your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook.