Deus Ex: Mankind Divided won't even be a month old before it receives its first bit of story DLC, and now Square Enix is offering up more details on what exactly the new content will be about.
It's called "System Rift" and it will see the return of fan favorite character Frank Pritchard, who last appeared in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Pritchard served as the head of cybersecurity at Sarif Industries in the previous game, and players have the option of inquiring about him in the early moments of Mankind Divided.
"In System Rift you will re-unite with Frank Pritchard, Adam's friend and former colleague at Sarif Industries, and assist him in hunting down information on the mysterious Santeau Group," Square Enix says in a press release. "Desperate to get more information, Pritchard targets one of the most secure data banks ever created - the Palisade Blade. In agreeing to help, Adam may also be able to uncover hints as to who the illuminati really are."
It doesn't sound like the new DLC will take players to a new environment, as the Palisade Blade bank is already a major part of Mankind Divided, with multiple missions taking place there. However, Square Enix will be giving more details about the DLC at PAX this weekend, so perhaps there will be some surprises in store for players.
System Rift will be available Sept. 23 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and will retail for $9.99. The DLC also comes as part of the game's season pass, which also includes the upcoming "A Criminal Past" DLC that is slated to release early next year.
We enjoyed our time with Mankind Divided, though it's worth noting that the game feels like it could have done more.
If this first piece of DLC really does reuse an existing environment from the main game and is coming barely a month after the game's release, why not simply include the side mission at launch for all players? A few extra side missions could have gone a long way toward making Mankind Divided a game that feels less light on content compared to its predecessor.
To see its first piece of DLC coming so soon after the core game's release is a bit troublesome, but hopefully there is more to it than Square Enix is revealing at this point. You can read our full review of Mankind Divided here.