Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Release Date Revealed & Augmentation Begins

Add yet another title to the February 2016 release schedule as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided now has an official release date for February 23rd of 2016 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. That is also a world wide release date at that as Square Enix has written it in soft stone. I say soft stone here as it looks like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided may still get a release date change only this time it won't be based on Eidos Montreal needing time but more in line of how many of us out there actually pre-order Deus Ex: Mankind Divided earlier than said date.

Confused? Well let's explain here.

No matter what Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be hitting homes on February 23rd of 2016. The reason this may change is due to the fact that Square Enix is running a pre-order program that will unlock extra things for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided based on the number of pre-orders. This campaign of course being Augment Your Pre-Order and it has gone live already. The date change comes in if Eidos Montreal's new Deus Ex title meets and beats the pre-order goals where we all may be getting Deus Ex: Mankind Divided four days earlier than that. Although there is no listing of how many pre-orders that will be.

That of course is the highest tier of pre-orders for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Each other tier has its own little extra bonuses with one coming just for those who pre-order right now. If you want to see all of the pre-order bonuses you can get for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided here's a nice little breakdown as well as a nice little trailer to try and explain this campaign a bit more. It sounds convoluted on the Square Enix end but it is just little extras for securing your copy of Mankind Divided a little earlier than everyone else. Here's said breakdown.

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.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided — Augment Your Pre-Order

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided — Augment Your Pre-Order

To go another step further, even if it doesn't explain if it aids the above tiers, it looks like there will also be a Deus Ex: Mankind Divided collector's edition that comes with all the usual stuff collector's editions come with. The only difference is that it secures all of that extra content up to tier four that Eidos Montreal has created no matter how well Deus Ex: Mankind Divided does in the pre-order market. This of course shows that all of it will also be available at some point after the official release date of February 23rd for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Isn't DLC fun? Only when it really expands the gaming experience…

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided — Collector's Edition

You've seen how you can Augment Your Pre-Order here for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided but are you going to actually participate? Will you even bother and just purchase the collector's edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to make sure you get everything? How long until Eidos Montreal makes all of this available with no conditions? Discuss and speculate down in the comments. Now that we know when Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be hitting the market it looks like we can see the release schedule for details from Square Enix as we lead into that date. Make sure to keep checking in to stay on top of all things Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided