(Disclaimer: The following information is via Google Translate.)
According to the website, the game’s story unfolds throughout various locations, including Prague in the Czech Republic, where protagonist Adam Jensen has to sort things out with Victor Marchenko, an officer of the Augmented Rights Coalition.
Like Deus Ex: Human Revolution before it, players can choose stealth or open-fire play styles. AI enemies are more intelligent this time around and will be more difficult. They travel in groups and if they suspect something is wrong, they’ll call over their buddies to help explore the map’s dark corners.
Adam will also have new augments at his disposal, including the ability to scan enemies for electronics and ammunition. Another augment will allow Adam to hack turrets and computers at a distance, similar to Watch Dogs. An x-ray vision augment will allow Adam to fire through smokescreens. The blade Adam donned in the previous game receives an alternate form of attack in Mankind Divided, as he is now able to shoot it from a crossbow.
Details on the game’s story are currently unknown, and saves from the previous game have no effect. The four endings of Human Revolution are non-canon, according to the website. Which means that certain characters in Human Revolution that died / could have been saved are replaced in Mankind Divided.
A release date was not announced.
Update 5:35 p.m.: Game Informer has revealed its May cover story to be Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Set in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution, the game sees Adam Jensen join forces with an Interpol-funded task force aiming to hunt down and capture augmented terrorists in a world now fearful of augmented humans. This is because at the end of Human Revolution, the Illuminati caused every augmented human to go into a “fight-or-flight response” and attack anyone around them.
Game Informer teases an open ended game that allows players to carve their own path. Jensen has new augmentations, including the ability to remotely hack electronic objects, fire off his nanon blade from a distance, and surround himself with a nearly indestructible shield.
Watch Game Informer’s coverage trailer below.
A CG trailer for Mankind Divided will be released tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.