After days of leaks, speculation, and a purposefully premature announcement from Game Informer, Square Enix has officially revealed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The sequel takes place two years after Deus Ex: Human Revolution. (You can read all about that 2011 cyberpunk romp in today’s Special Topics In Gameology essay.) As the story goes, the disastrous events of Human Revolution led Earth’s cybernetically enhanced humans to lose control of their bodies and slaughter millions of innocents. Unsurprisingly, this has created tension between those with augmentations and those without, and returning star Adam Jensen finds himself in the middle of a global conflict between powerful groups representing the interests of both sides. Square released a trailer that doesn’t contain any footage of the game but is pretty snazzy in its own right:
Once again, players will be able to upgrade Jensen to their liking, shaping his abilities according to their preference for either stealthy or murderous solutions as the bionic badass seeks redemption for his part in the transhuman crisis. Mankind Divided is in development at Eidos Montreal (the studio behind Human Revolution) for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A release date was not announced.