Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Prague screenshot

After a long, long wait the first bits of gameplay footage for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided have finally started to appear. The one showcased today centers around Adam Jensen's trip through Prague in search of a skilled underground augmentation specialist named Vaclav Koller.

As you might imagine, the task turns out to be far more difficult than anyone could've imagined, and soon enough Jensen will find himself embroiled with not just the local mafia, but the corrupt law enforcement as well. You will find the 17-minute long video right below, and don't worry about spoilers, the developers obscured most of the plot details outside of the ones necessary to progress the quest:


Deus Ex: Human Revolution had some great zones filled with tons of atmosphere and local charm, but from what little I've seen of Prague it already blows all of the previous ones away. You can practically sense the aura of despair slowly settle over the city as corrupt officials choke out the last few credits people still have on them... especially if they also happen to be augmented.

The second thing I wanted to highlight is the improved hacking system, which while not a major addition is something I greatly appreciate. I spent the entirety of my Human Revolution playthrough sneaking around, hacking, and in general try to resolve things without any bloodshed, which meant I had to deal with the horribly broken hacking system more often than I was ever comfortable with. It was never fun or challenging, it was simply there to waste your time, so to see the one in Mankind Divided be an actual puzzle fills me with great joy. Here's to hoping it ends up being just as challenging as the presenter claims it to be.

Other than that the video mostly showcases everything the Deus Ex series has become famous for: multiple routes towards each objective, hidden sidequests, awesome gadgets, and all that good stuff. All I can really say to that is "I definitely asked for this"!

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will arrive on August 23 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 

P.S. Just in case you missed it, make sure to check out the relatively recent live action trailer that shows off the "descent into a mechanical apartheid".