Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a pretty polarizing game. A lot of original series fans really weren’t keen on it, while others swear by it. If nothing else, it was its own beast, it didn’t try and just rehash the old games with better graphics and Nolan North (although I did have to check to make sure he wasn’t actually in it). With that in mind, a follow-up was always going to be on the cards, but up until now no real information has surfaced about one. Publishers Square Enix have now dropped that particular bomb in the form of a crazy announcement feature on Twitch.
By following this link, you will find a continues stream of a man in a cell and are encouraged to take a vote based on some cryptic clues. This can involve switching cameras, decoding messages and various other things. The feed doesn’t indicate its relation to Deus Ex in any way, yet, and in fact none of us would even know that it was related to the title if the beans hadn’t been spilled by a Russian website earlier in the week. Since then, Eidos and Square Enix have announced a cover feature in May’s issue of Game Informer that will give us the real skinny on the sci-fi RPG.
Titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the new one will be set 2 years after Human Revolution, with Adam Jensen tasked with hunting down augmented terrorists as a member of a task force. The disparity between the augmented and un-augmented has grown and a state of world-wide unrest has taken hold. It doesn’t sound like anything that will re-invent the wheel, but Deus Ex games have always excelled at exploring deep, evocative concepts from a relatively basic launchpad.
As well as the cover feature, Game Informer will run a series of interviews and other features online for a month. It would be nice if the Twitch feed had served as the primary reveal as previously planned but the internet is a fickle mistress. In either case, it’s worth keeping an eye on and such a comprehensive slew about a new game so quickly after annoucement (especially outside of con-season) is a rarity, so cherish it.
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