Jensen owes a favour in Deus Ex DLC System Rift, available today
The ponytailed Pritchard returns for an epic cyber-heist in Mankind Divided’s first story DLC System Rift.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided only released last month, yet we’re already being treated to the first in a series of downloadable episodes that extend the story. The DLC episode, System Rift, is available for purchase from today at $11.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
System Rift re-introduces Adam Jensen’s old ally and head of security at Sarif Industries, Frank Pritchard. When Sarif Industries disbanded at the end of Human Revolution, Pritchard fell off the map and hasn’t been heard from since. When Pritchard resurfaces in System Rift, he enlists the help of Adam (who happens to owe Pritchard a solid) in tracking information on the Santeau Group, an organisation somehow linked with the Deus Ex puppet masters, the Illuminati. To do so, Adam and Pritchard must infiltrate the Palisade Blade, an intensely secure data bank that it protected by drones, complex surveillance systems and as always, murderous robots.
To hack the bank’s security system, Frank and Adam for an alliance with an elusive hacker known as Shadow Child (who players will remember as the team leader in Mankind Divided’s Breach mode), who assists Adam via some hyper-stylised hacking sections.
We had all good things to say about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in our review last month, but there’s no denying the gameplay felt like it had been cut short. The game’s engrossing campaign stops abruptly just as the action peaks and leaves many unanswered questions dangling over the player’s head. This fast-tracked DLC is sufficient compensation for that sudden departure and we’re looking forward to getting our filthy, augmented hands on it.