Wii U Version Gets New Game+, Commentaries & More
After Amazon spilled the beans yesterday, Square Enix have finally confirmed that the Wii U will receive a Director's Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Apparently the port is being handled by Straight Right, who plan to deliver the "ultimate version" of the game on any platform.
And, better yet, overhaul those awful bosses.
The next issue of ONM [foreshadowed by Future network ally CVG] will run the full reveal, but some early details have already slipped out. Straight Right, the studio behind Mass Effect 3's Wii U port, will bolt on "a full slate" of Gamepad features including touchscreen hacking, an interactive map to annotate at will, augmented sniping, grenade throwing and other "neural hub enhancements."
Those horrendous boss fights have reportedly been "overhauled," while "striking visual improvements" and "enhanced AI" are also promised. A new game plus mode will let players return for a second playthrough with abilities and/or weapons intact, and optional developer commentaries are available if you want to know more about the games' design as you play along.
"The first thing we said when we decided to make a version for the Wii U was that we didn't want to do a port. That's really important," Game director Jean-François Dugas explained to ONM. "It was not about 'oh yes, just put it on there and that's the end of the story,' that would have been disrespectful for the fans and it would have been disrespectful for the Nintendo fans.
"For us, it was important that we were envisioning an ultimate version in which a lot of modifications would be made, and also lots of new content would be added as well.
"So it was important to find a company that would think like us and would want to go the extra mile to make this version the ultimate version of the game." [ONM, via and thanks to CVG]
Amazon suggests that the Director's Cut will release in May - at least Stateside - exclusively on Wii U. Whether Ninty's console will retain the exclusive is another matter (see also Ninja Gaiden III: Razor's Edge, Rayman Legends).