Deus Ex: Mankind Divided live action trailer hits all the right notes

While the jury’s still out on the topic of live-action trailers for video games, the response to this one has been unanimous. Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have revealed the latest trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and the short film is a must-watch.

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”.

Want to know more about the game? Here’s our chat with Executive Narrative Director Mary DeMarle, where she recaps how Adam Jensen got to where he is, and compares his world to our own.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC from August 23.

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