After an enticing demo that thrilled audiences at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Square Enix has released a 25-minute gameplay video of “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.” The latest entry of the “Deus Ex” series is a sequel to the last game, “Deus Ex: Human Revolution,” where things went a bit awry in the end, resulting in events yet to be revealed.
The 25-minute gameplay video was released on the official “Deus Ex” YouTube channel, which already has reached more than 400,000 views as of this writing. The channel also has some of the “Mankind Divided” trailers that were released prior to the gameplay video that is currently making headlines.
Players will be cast as Adam Jensen, the protagonist of the previous game, though this time he is more seasoned and more paranoid after the events of “Human Revolution.” Jensen is now a double agent, as he believes the agency for which he is working is being manipulated by the mysterious Illuminati, leading Jensen to have some trust issues and investigate the truth behind the matter.
While the video is quite lengthy, it’s clear developer Eidos Montreal has added a number of new gameplay elements that should please fans. Jensen has a few new weapons up his sleeve, like a Tesla EMP that can target as many as four people and take them down immediately. There are also EMP bullets for those who would rather not kill the various enemies in the game though those willing to cross that line can choose between normal and explosive bullets for combat.
One of the more original elements added to the game is the new cover system. While taking cover first and then shooting enemies has been made popular by the “Gears of War” games, those tactics won’t keep anyone alive in “Mankind Divided.” According to Cinema Blend, walls wear down and eventually get destroyed, resulting in a more fast-paced shooting experience that other games have yet to capture.
“Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in early 2016. In the meantime, fans can treat themselves to the video below and see what they’ll eventually be playing.