Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release date and dynamic pre-order bonuses announced

Square Enix has announced Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released early next year, but in the meantime, fans can take part in a special pre-order campaign that we've never seen before.

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Square Enix has announced Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch globally on February 23, 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

A unique pre-order campaign for the game has also been announced called “Augment Your Pre-Order.” The campaign features tiers of pre-order bonuses that will unlock as more copies of the game are reserved worldwide and in select countries. Fans will have the ability to choose their pre-order bonus as each tier becomes unlocked with the final tier allowing us to play the game four days prior to its official launch.

Square Enix has outlined what kind of pre-order bonuses we can expect from the Augment Your Pre-Order campaign, which you can check out for yourself below. The company has also released a trailer highlighting the campaign, which you can also view below.

This is the first time we’ve heard of a pre-order campaign like this, and we’re all for it. Having the pre-orders of other players affect my game is a brilliant way to sell more pre-orders of a particular game, although we’re curious how likely it will be to reach the final tier that will unlock the game early.

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.

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    August 31, 2015 6:35 AM

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      August 31, 2015 6:52 AM

      A) Is this the first we've heard of a new Dues Ex?
      B) Don't like that Tier 3 is gameplay. Hiding gameplay in a pre-order gimmick is dumb.

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      August 31, 2015 6:56 AM

      This whole pre-order business turns me off. =\

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        August 31, 2015 7:06 AM

        It just strikes me as much ado about nothing: all of this will be available through conventional DLC or GOTY editions anyway. If anything, it persuades me to wait another year before buying it

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      August 31, 2015 7:04 AM

      "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."

      That's an interesting one. Why not just make that the release date?

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        August 31, 2015 7:07 AM

        Because they want people to preorder.

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      August 31, 2015 9:47 AM

      "This is the first time we’ve heard of a pre-order campaign like this"

      Steam has had something like this numerous times on various games. Such as X-Com: enemy Unkown, Resident Evil 6, and a few others.

      But this is the first time it has been done for all available platforms/non PC releases.

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      August 31, 2015 9:49 AM

      Lol, fuck off with this shit.

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      August 31, 2015 11:11 AM

      xcom did this in 2012? it unlocked cosmetics for both Xcom and TF2, as well as Civ 5. I hate this preorder bullshit, but it's not like it's new.

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      August 31, 2015 11:13 AM

      FOUR.DAYS.EARLY

      *explosions*

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      August 31, 2015 11:15 AM

      wow feb 23rd?

      that's... soon. The last game is still in my backlog (lol)

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      August 31, 2015 11:18 AM

      you know a game is going to be bad when they want you to buy it so much before hand that they are bribing you with 'incentives'

      WTF..does not instill confidence in your game, Square

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        August 31, 2015 12:02 PM

        Bollocks, DX:HR had loads of pre-order crap too. That's reliable sign of quality.

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          August 31, 2015 12:27 PM

          It's a reliable sign of nothing other than the publishers wanting your money right away.

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      August 31, 2015 11:40 AM

      I love this series, I really do. I will buy this game, I will buy the shit out of this game. But I won't preorder it. Mainly because I want to make everyone wait FOUR FUCKING DAYS. Fuck you, that's why. <pinky-to-mouth-evil-laugh>

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      August 31, 2015 11:49 AM

      Day 1 for me, that is some crazy pre order stuff I give them credit for trying to be creative, still I am sure they will get shit on for locking out content.

      I am not sure why pre order schemes don't say "all the pre order content is time locked"? This way you would not piss off anyone. Of course this is a incentive to buy at full price but I think it be worth it and more might do pre orders if they added that clause.

      Eh who knows.

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      August 31, 2015 11:59 AM

      So I head to steam

      https://i.imgflip.com/qctr8.jpg

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      August 31, 2015 12:18 PM

      Hahaha screw you, Square-Enix. As much as I want to play it, I'll just hold off on pre-ordering. Might as well just buy it on discount after release.

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      August 31, 2015 12:33 PM

      I won't preorder this or anything else. Fuck you Square.

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        August 31, 2015 2:05 PM

        I'll buy it on the day of release! THAT'LL SHOW 'EM!!

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      August 31, 2015 12:39 PM

      I don't get the hate here. They're not doing retailer-specific exclusives and they've been good about making preorder bonuses available as cheap (like $1.99) DLC after launch.

      And Steam has pretty much bulletproof refunds now if there are issues. So what exactly is the problem?

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        August 31, 2015 2:07 PM

        This pressure to buy before we even see the goods. We have no idea if it's shit. I mean it probably won't be, but we don't know and we have been burned by preorders before. It also somehow cheapifies it somewhat to me where the product itself is somehow lessened if you don't have all the extra crap.

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          September 1, 2015 3:54 AM

          But again, Steam refunds are a thing. If it ends up having issues, you're not out anything.

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      August 31, 2015 1:13 PM

      I didn't ask for this.

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      August 31, 2015 1:30 PM

      500$ is expansive. That controller is hot though. I'd buy one for the PS4. 150$ is a little pricy though.

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      August 31, 2015 1:59 PM

      Better this than retailer-exclusive preorders.