Tiered pre-orders are a pretty new concept, so it’s apropos that that’s the scheme that will accompany Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Actually kind of a neat idea, and one that should certainly get fans to stores (or online) to hit that pre-order button. As you saw in the video above, when you ‘Augment your Pre-Order’ you can claim a set of rewards, just for plunking down your cash ahead of launch.
Some things are selectable, though the ultimate perk is the same for everyone and is only set to be unlocked when enough people have pre-ordered a copy of the game. With that level, the game itself is pushed up a full four days and hits stores ahead of it’s just scheduled release.
As to when that is, Square Enix has revealed that the game is currently marked to arrive on store shelves and digital storefronts for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 23rd, 2016. Scroll on down for a full look at the tiers and what they will potentially offer.
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.