The last we heard of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Eidos-Montréal had shared with its fans that they would have to delay the latest entry in their Stealth/Shooter series to August of this year. Today, though, they’ve shared with us some juicy information regarding the new Deus Ex, as well as some real-life surprises.
First among these reveals is a gameplay demo of Prague’s impoverished districts. Here, we learn about what has happened to protagonist Adam Jensen since the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. We also become familiar with his new allies, explore the environment, embark on quest, and get accustomed to the game’s revised mechanics and UI.
Next up are two new game modes for Mankind Divided: Breach and GO. Eidos-Montréal has designated Breach as an “arcade approach” to Deus Ex’s traditional stealth-based gameplay.
In Breach, players take on the role of a Ripper, or a hacker, who must infiltrate some of the world’s most secure servers to retrieve valuable information. Gameplay takes place in sanctioned maps, each with their own enemies and puzzles. Players can then use the funds earned from successful missions to upgrade their own arsenals. Breach is billed as a cooperative mode in which you can compete with other players from around the world. Constant updates, meanwhile, keep the game challenging and fresh.
Deus Ex GO, meanwhile, is a turn-based game. The above teaser doesn’t show us much about GO, but it will apparently let players “work alongside [their] allies in TF29 and the Juggernaut Collective as you infiltrate locations to unravel the conspiracy behind a terrorist plot.” Presumably, it will follow a similar game design to two other games by Square Enix Montreal: Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go.
Both Breach and GO are intended to expand upon the Deus Ex universe’s existing lore. Breach has also been confirmed to be free downloadable content.
Last among Eidos-Montréal’s latest offerings is a curious marketing maneuver. It’s a project called Augmented Future. This project has produced a robotic, prosthetic hand modeled after Adam Jensen’s forearm, developed through a collaboration between Open Bionics, Eidos-Montréal and Razer. Their goal? Develop affordable prosthetic hands via the power of 3D printing.
Prototypes of the arm will appear at E3 2016 and Gamescom 2016. Razer’s upcoming Stargazer Webcam, meanwhile, will let fans test the arm through motion-tracking technology.
Augmented Future’s website can be viewed here.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set to release on August 23, 2016 in North America for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. You can visit its website here. Stay tuned for more details on Mankind Divided come E3.