Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Release Date Revealed
Ben Sheene / Sep 1st, 2015 No Comments
Square Enix announced the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release date is Feb. 23, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Developed by Eidos Montreal, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will serve as a sequel to 2011’s Human Revolution. It features returning protagonist Adam Jensen as he uses new augmented abilities to take on threats across the world.
Mankind Divided will receive a collector’s edition and a unique pre-order campaign that may cause a bit of controversy. Square Enix is starting a program called “Augment your Pre-order” for Mankind Divided. This program allows players who pre-order the digital version of the game to choose what pre-order bonuses they will receive for the day one edition of the game. Five different reward tiers are available and will progressively unlock as more players pre-order the game. Players will be able to pick one reward from each tier.
Rewards from the first tier include three different weapon and armor customization packs. These allow players to choose DLC that tailor to a certain playstyle, be it stealth or combat. Tier two has players choose between a digital artbook or a digital soundtrack sampler. Tier three unlocks an extra mission in the game. Tier four unlocks a digital comic book or a digital novella. The final tier rewards players with an early release of the game, four days prior to its Feb. 23 launch.
Players interested in a physical copy of the game have the option of purchasing the collector’s edition of Mankind Divided. This version of the game includes all the content and rewards from the Augment your Pre-order campaign and physical items based on community votes. Players can get a 48-page artbook, a 9″ Adam Jensen figurine, a limited edition steelbook, and a day one edition of the game.
Square Enix is certainly offering a unique take on the pre-order campaign. Usually players can receive some bonus in-game items or a small physical reward by pre-ordering from specific retailers. In a way, some of these rewards are being held hostage until the game gets enough pre-orders. But the most questionable aspect of the campaign is the four day early release. It’s very rare for a company to offer a chance to play a game that early but the offer does benefit those who pre-order digitally. Could this be a trend we will see more of in the future?
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