Square Enix Calls Deus Ex Wii U the Ultimate Experience
The Wii U version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is official, and Square Enix claims all the improvements make this director's cut the definitive version of Eidos Montreal's cyberpunk game.
Amazon prematurely spilled the beans on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut on Tuesday, but on Wednesday, Square confirmed the 2011 title would be arriving on the Wii U very soon. GamePad integration will allow for, "touch-screen hacking, interactive map editing, augmented sniping, grenade throwbacks and many other neural hub enhancements." Both add-ons for the game ("Tong's Rescue" and "Missing Link"), would be included this time around, and Square is also touting improved boss battles.
While the announcement was a little light on actual details, Eurogamer spoke with executive game director Jean-Francois Dugas and game designer Emile Pedneault, both of which offered more info about what's in store for this port. Originally the boss battles were outsourced to a different developer, which is why they felt somewhat detached from the main game. "We went through all the boss battles and said, 'let's just start from the beginning,'" Pedneault said. "So that's exactly what we did." Though the bosses are still the only characters in the game who must be killed, the fights have been reworked to provide more potential ways to get the job done.
Augmentations and enemy AI have also been tweaked to provide a much better gameplay experience. Enemy vision cones have been adjusted to be more consistent, and the energy system has been set to allow the batteries to recharge by default, save for on the hardest difficulty. "It's not balancing it to make it super easy," said Dugas. "It's still Deus Ex. You still have to make your choices. But we wanted to give you more opportunities to have fun with all the augmentations you acquire."
Amazon dated the Wii U version for May 7th, but Square Enix did not confirm the release date as of yet. The improvements coming will not be added to the previous versions of the game, so it looks like Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut will truly be the most complete version of the game.
You can check out some screenshots of the Wii U version below, and let us know if you'll be giving the game another go in the comments.