Posts Tagged ‘Square Enix’

Wot I Think: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Adam Jensen has blades sheathed inside his wrists, skin that lets him turn invisible, and robotic thigh muscles that enable him to walk in an almost permanent crouch. It’s surprising that his real superpower then is the ability to turn on a visual overlay which reveals the locations of vents in the environment.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided is the sequel to Human Revolution, set two years after the events of that game caused the world’s augs – humans who have had machines implanted in their bodies and brains – to momentarily lapse into a violent mania. Now distrust of augs has caused mass panic and various secretive groups are working to either heal society’s divisions, incite further panic, or oppress the augmented further. It’s your job as Jensen to pick your way through those secretive groups – via a lot of crouching through vents.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Launch Trailer Uncloaks

“You can kill dreams,” Adam Jensen growls, “you can kill innocence, you can kill freedom, but you can’t kill progress.” A serious lad, that one. While Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] doesn’t launch until Tuesday, the cyberpunk FPS-RPG’s launch trailer is already here. Very gruff. Very growly. Pretty flipping cool and all. Have a gander:

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Platinum’s NieR: Automata Coming To PC Too

Cavia’s 2010 oddball action-RPG Nier never came to PC but I did hear good things about it, mutterings that it could be quite loveable if you got over its flaws, mutterings that reminded me of my beloved Deadly Premonition. Well, we still haven’t had Nier on PC but we will be getting the sequel. Publishers Square Enix today announced that NieR: Automata [official site] is coming our way and ooh, this time the venerable PlatinumGames are making it. Given the wonders they conjured when they made a game about a warcyborg, I’m jolly excited to see what they do with two childlike warbots. Beyond ultraviolence, obvs.

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Red Thai: Hitman’s Bangkok Episode Is Out Today

The fourth episode of Square Enix’s righteous murder simulator, Hitman [official site], is out today, dispatching Agent 47 to a luxury hotel in Bangkok where he must get killy with the lead singer of overrated indie band ‘The Class’ and the crooked lawyer representing him. The band are recording their second album, which is likely to be devastatingly bad. They must be stopped. Come see the briefing trailer below.

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Deus Specs: Mankind Divided Sys Reqs & Pre-loads

You’re damn right I’m primarily writing this post in order to make that title gag. But hell, I was genuinely surprised to hear that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [official site] is only two weeks away. Time was a Deus Ex sequel was a seismic event, but now it’s just one more tempting glint amid a vast sea of intriguing releases. It’s been a bloody busy year for games, and I am genuinely anxious as to how I might fit in 40-odd hours of Never Asking For This. I am, at least, less anxious that my PC will be able to run it – I shall indeed see those lovely ceilings. That said, the recommended specs are pretty severe. All the relevant requirements are below, if you like. Also, preloads begin next week.
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Hitman Episode Four Visiting Thailand On The 16th

“Bangkok, Oriental setting,” sang Murray Head, “And the city don’t know that the city is getting.” His prediction was a lot closer to the mark this time. “The crème de la crème of the chess world in a show with everything but Yul Brynner.” Replace ‘chess’ with ‘mopey pop rock’ and you’ve basically got the idea of Episode Four of Hitman [official site]. Publishers Square Enix today announced that, on August 16th, Ian Hitman will be jetting off to a luxury hotel outside Bangkok to murder a rubbish rock star and his family’s lawyer. But remember: one night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble.

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The Turing Test Gets Release Date, Asks Big Questions

It’s hard not to watch the latest trailer for The Turing Test [official site] and see all the stark parallels between Portal and The Talos Principle. A science fiction first-person game where a robot sidekick guides you through various chambers full of puzzles with themes of transhumanism? Still, despite those on-the-sleeve inspirations, I can’t help but feel drawn in by The Turing Test’s atmosphere and heavy philosophical rumblings. And late last week, a new release trailer revealed that we won’t have to wait too much longer, as The Turing Test is due out on August 30.

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