Deus Ex: Mankind Divided live action trailer separates man from machine

The plight of the augmented is brought to light in Mechanical Apartheid.


Something has gone terribly wrong with the six-million-dollar men and bionic women who have chosen to be augmented with machine upgrades. And now they are being segregated. Their plight is the focus of a new live action trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided entitled Mechanical Apartheid.

The trailer is almost four minutes long and delves into the backstory that protagonist Adam Jensen will be embroiled in when the game launches on August 23

Here's the elevator pitch:

"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'."

 If you want a look at what the game has to offer, then check out the 101 trailer released late last month. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is being developed by Eidos Montreal for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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    May 26, 2016 7:38 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided live action trailer separates man from machine

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      May 26, 2016 7:47 AM

      The scary thing is that this will probably be an actual issue in our lifetimes. That is one of the things I loved about the last game, it showed the xenophobia that will undoubtedly happen once robotic augmentation becomes a possibility.

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      May 26, 2016 8:09 AM

      Live action trailers need to just go away.

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      May 26, 2016 9:04 AM

      Hard to be sure without playing the game, but it seems to be more a straight forward exposition piece rather than a deceptive propaganda piece like the trailer for HR. Well done, fun, and probably a useful primer for people that haven't played HR, but if someone here hasn't seen the live action trailer for the first one you should do yourself the favor of checking it out.

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