Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be launching globally on February 23, 2016 for the Xbox One, PS4, and Windows PC. Square Enix also announced the introduction of an “Augment Your Pre-Order” campaign, no doubt with the intent of trying to drive that pre-order number up.
The “Augment Your Pre-Order” campaign will unlock more tiers with different bonuses as more copies of the game are pre-ordered ahead of launch. There are a total of 5 tiers and if the fifth and final one is reached, the game will release 4 days early. The campaign will also allow players to choose their rewards at each tier level.
TIER 1 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER (UNLOCKED FOR EVERYONE ON AUG. 31)
Choose between three Starter Packs that cater to stealth, aggressive or nostalgic players.
- Intruder Pack – Provides a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen’s trench coat and pistol with a silencer, laser sight, recoil and accuracy upgrades. Other bonuses include two EMP grenades, five packs of 10MM pistol ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis point for early augmentations.
- Enforcer Pack – Includes a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen’s combat armor and combat rifle with a holosight, reload and capacity upgrades. Players will also receive two HE grenades, five packs of 5.56MM combat rifle ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis Point for early augmentations
- Classic Pack – Grants access to Adam Jensen’s iconic combat armor, trench coat and revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Players will also receive an extra pack of revolver Ammo.
TIER 2 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER
Pick between one of two bonuses that further immerse players into the game world – a digital art book that shows the aesthetic of the game, or a digital OST sampler with six tracks from award winning composer Michael McCann.
TIER 3 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE
Unlock the “Desperate Measures” pre-order mission in which Adam returns to the epicenter of the Ruzicka Train Station explosion and must rely on his augmentations and covert operative skills to unveil the true culprit responsible for the bombing.
TIER 4 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER
Get an in-depth look at the Deus Ex universe with a digital comic book that dives deeper into the game’s global conspiracies, or with a novella that follows iconic characters from Deus Ex: Human Revolution with new and unknown details on their lives.
TIER 5 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE
For the first time in the franchise’s history, if players meet this tier, the game will release four days before the official release date.
A Collector’s Edition will also be made available which will automatically contain all the in-game content and rewards from the “Augment Your Pre-Order” campaign, as well as a 48-page “Titan” Art Book, a 9″ Adam Jensen figurine, a limited edition steelbook, and the Day 1 Edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
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