Square Enix really wants PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners to pre-order Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The publisher announced a release date for the cyberpunk role-playing game Monday, with a collector’s edition plus a tiered set of pre-order bonuses that unlock as more people order early.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch on February 23, 2016. The continuation of Adam Jensen’s story from Human Revolution comes with a slightly confusing set of pre-order bonuses, however, through Square Enix’s “Augment Your Pre-Order” campaign.
Tiers of pre-order bonuses will unlock as more copies of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided are pre-ordered. The exact number of pre-orders needed to unlock each tier has not been announced, but some will require players to choose from multiple bonuses and build their own bundle. For example, the Tier 1 bonus allows players to select between different bonus items that augment Jensen toward certain playstyles. Meanwhile, the Tier 4 bonus offers a digital comic or a novella. This builds up to the Tier 5 bonus, that unlocks the game four days early.
Here’s the breakdown for each tier from the Square Enix announcement:
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.
Fans can skip all of the pre-order nonsense by purchasing the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition. It comes with a 9-inch Adam Jensen Figurine, steelbook case, and a 48-page artbook showing off all the concept art used to develop the game. All of the pre-order bonuses from the first four tiers of the “Augment Your Pre-order” promotion is also included.
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