Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Mechanical Apartheid Trailer

Square Enix have released a new trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The live action video, called The Mechanical Apartheid, shows the events leading up to the game, bridging the gap between the previous and upcoming one.

The trailer focuses on the events after Hugh Darrow hacked the augmented people into a maniacal frenzy.
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The growing distrust between those who are all natural and those who aren’t is only worsened by a shortage of Neuropyzine, a drug that stops augment rejection. This is all told through a wider societal lens, as well as a personal one, which sees a young couple being separated as augmented people are cordoned off into ghettos.

The script for the video gets a bit too coarse at times, making people with valid concerns about augmentation look like mindless zealots. Hopefully this doesn’t reflect the state of the writing in the game, as the previous one handled the topic of transhumanism with much more nuance.

We will once again get to play the role of Adam Jensen, tasked with stopping an augmented terrorist group, even though he never asked for it. There will be new augmentations to explore, and the developers claim they’re redoing the combat system, making it more enjoyable and making bloodshed a truly viable alternative to stealth.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is supposed to launch on August 23rd, on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

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