Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Launch Date Announced, February 23rd 2016

Posted Aug 31, 2015
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided just received an official release date of February 23rd 2016. And along with that there is apparently a sort of reward system being implemented for the amount of pre-order units that are reserved worldwide.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided releasing next year, but the more people who pre-order, the more rewards unlock.

February 23rd is the day that we’ll be able to continue the journey of Adam Jensen as he attempts to interrupt increasingly prevalent terrorism opposing augmentation. But now Square Enix is pushing for more pre-orders by tying in a reward system to the amount of copies that are pre-ordered.

The specifics of which tiers give what rewards are below, though how many are needed to reach those rewards is unknown. You’ll be able to choose something from each of the tiers listed below as they become unlocked.

Pre-ordering doesn’t exactly have the most positive with gaming due to initial issues that generally arise after release. Thus a large number of gamers tend to see the pre-order mechanism as a negative thing. Adding bonuses and rewards might seem to be a simple money-grab, a way to try to ensure profit for what might not necessarily be the best initial experience. Essentially, we’ve all been burned by the pre-order on a few occasions in some manner, and it’s usually best to wait to see if a game fits what you’re looking for.

Regardless, the highest tier is an interesting one, being that they’ll release the game early should they have enough pre-orders. Does that mean that the game will be, or is, mostly finished? Will that effect the quality of the final product if it’s released early? It might be seen as somewhat off-putting to have the game held from release unless sales goals are met, which most certainly does at least appear as a means to secure profit. Punish us if we don’t pre-order (because those rewards are pre-order only, and won’t be available later), but reward us if we do. It’s classic Pavlovian conditioning.

Reward Tiers

TIER 1 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER (UNLOCKED FOR EVERYONE ON AUG. 31)
Choose between three Starter Packs that cater to stealth, aggressive or nostalgic players.

  • Intruder Pack – Provides a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen’s trench coat and pistol with a silencer, laser sight, recoil and accuracy upgrades. Other bonuses include two EMP grenades, five packs of 10MM pistol ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis point for early augmentations.
  • Enforcer Pack – Includes a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen’s combat armor and combat rifle with a holosight, reload and capacity upgrades. Players will also receive two HE grenades, five packs of 5.56MM combat rifle ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis Point for early augmentations
  • Classic Pack – Grants access to Adam Jensen’s iconic combat armor, trench coat and revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Players will also receive an extra pack of revolver Ammo.
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TIER 2 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER
Pick between one of two bonuses that further immerse players into the game world – a digital art book that shows the aesthetic of the game, or a digital OST sampler with six tracks from award winning composer Michael McCann.

TIER 3 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE
Unlock the “Desperate Measures” pre-order mission in which Adam returns to the epicenter of the Ruzicka Train Station explosion and must rely on his augmentations and covert operative skills to unveil the true culprit responsible for the bombing.

TIER 4 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER
Get an in-depth look at the Deus Ex universe with a digital comic book that dives deeper into the game’s global conspiracies, or with a novella that follows iconic characters from Deus Ex: Human Revolution with new and unknown details on their lives.

TIER 5 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE
For the first time in the franchise’s history, if players meet this tier, the game will release four days before the official release date.

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