Square Enix showed the first big details for Deus Ex: Mankind Evolved, the latest in a series about the conflict between humans and people with augmented cybernetics. The Japanese publisher of the Final Fantasy series released the trailer and discussed it on Twitch, a first for a major game.

Square Enix didn’t say when the game is arriving, but players can preorder it now. It shows that Square Enix is still betting big on high-end video games at a time when mobile and online drive the industry’s growth. This upcoming release is a long-awaited sequel to the 2011 game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and it will come out on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC.

The actual announcement shows that Adam Jensen, whose body has been augmented with cybernetic parts, is still the hero. Now, he is apparently hunting other augmented humans who have been labeled as terrorists after the events of the previous game. Eidos Montreal is developing it with an all-new tech dubbed the Dawn Engine.

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Above: We got our first look at gameplay for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided at Square Enix’s E3 event.

Image Credit: Square Enix

“Deus Ex: Mankind Divided directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocents,” the trailer said. “The year is now 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind.”


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Jensen himself is not put into a Mechanical Ghetto with the other augmented humans. Rather, he has left Serif Industries and joined an Interpol group, Task Force 29. Its job is to stop terrorist attacks.

But Jensen is a covert double agent within the task force. He believes the Illuminati, a secret group, has created Task Force 29 to serve its own interests. Jensen tries to bring them into the light. He uses new tools such as a Peps gun hidden in his arm and detachable nanoblades that now work as projectiles.

The choices you make will change the story, and your actions will determine the ending.

“We want this to be one of the best action role-playing game experiences out there,” said Mary DeMarle, the narrative executive director for the game.

The art style uses the same combination of black and gold that defined the look of the 2011 game.

It closes with the quotes: “I can only fight enemies I can see.” “Then isn’t it time we brought them into the light?”

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