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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided And This Mess We're In

How did everything get so broken?

A new live-action trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] tells a little story of how the futureworld goes from the "Huzzah hooray, cyborgs are the future!" optimism in Human Revolution to "Cyborgs want to eat my baby, please lock them away" panic. I think I just enjoyed a live-action trailer...? Not only because of swish cybertech and dark megacities either. What times we live in!

Anywhooples, for those who can't or won't watch that now, here's the brief political summary from Squeenix:

"In 2027, mechanically-augmented people all over the world suffered from extreme psychotic delusions, lost control of themselves, and started attacking people. Millions died. Hundreds of thousands more were injured and maimed. In the wake of this global catastrophe, society has become divided by hatred, prejudice, and fear, with many countries now enacting harsh laws. The most notable of these laws is the highly controversial 'Human Restoration Act', aimed at isolating 'Augs' and keeping them away from 'Naturals'."

As for Adam Jensen's role in this and the gamier side of Mankind Divided, this recent trailer explains it all.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming on August 23rd. Billy Idol is still not confirmed.

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