Deus Ex Mankind Divided – New Screenshots and Details Leaked Ahead of Official Reveal
Industry Insider Shinobi602 has revealed some new information on NeoGAF, regarding Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, ahead of the official reveal coming in about two hours.
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As it was mentioned in Game Informer's coverage, Deus Ex Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, 2 years after Human Revolution, and Adam Jensen is working as part of Task Force 29.
Boss battles in Deus Ex Mankind Divided allows players to fight boss battles in any way they want, just like in Human Revolution Director's Cut. There will likely be different elements of each ending from Human Revolution to set up Mankind Divided. The story will be indeed building up to the first Deus Ex, as both Human Revolution and Mankind Divided are both prequels to that.
There will also be more diversity in the level design as well, with Utulk Station, Prague, and "Golem City", inspired by Kowloon Walled City and many more.
One example of the freedom of choice on offer is one mission where you have to find an informant to track down a transhuman group leader. Unfortunately, said informant has been captured by the police and must be rescued. To do this, you can either disrupt the police’s proceedings or casually win over the informant’s wife for clues. One can also skip both of these situations and find the leader’s hideout on your own. You can then choose whether to engage the transhuman group leader in a diplomatic conversation or resort to violence. Whatever you decide to do though, full combat and full stealth (or even something in between) are viable options for the entire game.
Side quests will be more meaningful and are meant to explore the game's themes.Deus Ex Mankind Divided will feature twice the augmentations of Human Revolution, including Tesla Darts which knock out foes, Silent Run for quick and silent movement (which can be combined with cloaking), the PEPS gun which fires concussive blasts, C.A.S.I.E. which lets you analyse mental states for conversations; remote hacking to bypass areas; and more. These can be assigned to the d-pad for quick selection.
You’ll find a wider variety of enemies, including females, enemies with exoskeletons, mechs and more. They’ll each have their own weapons, augments (including high jumps) and more. Eidos wants the AI to be aggressive and focused on flanking to keep players busy. Interestingly, certain environmental elements will react to combat, indicating some kind of destructibility. Jensen will be able to adjust his weapons in mid-battle, swapping out scopes and ammo types quickly.
Mankind Divided will feature several set piece “moments” and considering the non-scripted nature of the game, it will be interesting to see how they play out.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided will be using the Dawn Engine and will feature AMD's TressFX 3.0 tech. Human Revolution saves won't carry over. We will bring you more information on Deus Ex Mankind Divided as it becomes available. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be out on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for more information,here and here, and come back in a couple of hours to learn more from the official reveal.