Deus Ex: Human Revolution For Wii U Has Overhauled Boss Fights And More

By Ishaan . March 20, 2013 . 8:30am

Square Enix have officially announced Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Director’s Cut for Wii U. The Wii U version of the game will contain platform-specific features such as touch screen hacking, interactive map editing, augmented sniping, grenade throwbacks and other enhancements.


The game will also feature “in-depth Miiverse integration” according to Square, and will also contain developer commentaries and in-game guides, along with overhauled boss fights, refined game balance, improved AI and visual improvements as well. Square haven’t detailed just what changes have been made to the boss fights yet.


Finally, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Director’s Cut will also include Tong’s Rescue Mission and the Missing Link DLC chapter, which Square say have been “integrated seamlessly into the narrative flow” of the game.


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  • Brimfyre

    So excited. I’ve always wanted to play this but never got around to it. Perfect game to port to the Wii. Other companies should follow suit.

    Shadows of the Damned would make another good “Second Chance” release.

  • SirRichard

    According to Eurogamer:

    “Each of the game’s three boss fights have had their map layouts reworked to provide players with alternative potential strategies. New hacking challenges are available to players who focus on hacking, and stealth options are available to those who focus on stealth.”

    So they basically fixed the biggest gripe people had with the game, and the Neural Hub/Smart Vision thing sounds pretty cool. I’m tempted to double-dip, HR was an amazing game.

    • That’s very interesting… we wrote in to Square earlier in the morning to see if they could talk about the new features any more, so we’ll see if they say anything. No mention of off-TV play though. Kinda defeats the purpose…

      • SirRichard

        I hope they do involve off-TV play, because I just love the very idea of it, just lying back in bed with the game instead of sitting up and playing.

        I’m also horrendously lazy, so that may have something to do with it.

        • I don’t have a Wii U yet, but once I eventually get one, I don’t plan on buying any games without off-TV play, unless they’re reeeeeally something special.

          That’s kind of the whole point of the console to me. I don’t get much time to play games at all, so platforms like PC, Wii U and portables make it easier for me to slip some gaming time in without it affecting work. :)

          • Locklear93

            Off TV play, to me, generally indicates wasted potential. I don’t like the Wii U, but the one thing it has going for it, for me, is the ability to do things you can’t do “right” on one screen, or to keep the TV for the game world, and leave any interfaces you don’t need at all times out of the way. I understand the appeal of off TV play, really–especially if you compete with others for the use of the television–but if I were designing for Wii U, I’d want to make use of the controller for something I can’t do on the other consoles, not keep it all on one screen for the sake of off TV play. The caveat, of course, is stuff like NSMB U (only Wii U game I’ve liked so far), which can be played off TV single player, but use the Wii U controller for doing something new when playing with friends.

          • It isn’t so much that I compete for use of the TV. More that I’m just starting to dislike having to sit in front of a TV/console in general. There are just way too many distractions (primarily work-related stuff) on my mind for me to be able to “tune out” and sit in front of a console for three hours these days.

            PC lets me get some gaming time in between work during my breaks. Also, if work comes up while I’m playing, I can easily Alt+Tab out. Plus, PC is getting most of the best western multiplatform games these days anyway. I like having everything in one place without the need to leave my workstation, swap discs etc. etc.

            Wii U fits into that same equation because of the off-TV play. I’d honestly much rather have that than other touch screen stuff. I’m not against developers using the touch screen in creative ways at all, but I would very much like for off-TV play to become a standard option for Wii U games, since it fits my lifestyle better.

            Thankfully, most devs are doing it. I just hope Nintendo do it, too, with their longer games like X and SMT X Fire Emblem and whatnot. I loved Xenoblade but I didn’t love sitting in front of a TV for 70 hours to complete Xenoblade.

          • Still they should still have a place like ZombieU. It certainly succeeds in getting your heart rate pumping.

    • Sounds like they’re actually making substantial improvements to the game, rather than just tossing in some free DLC content and calling it a day. Wish more “Director’s Cut” games could be like this.

  • Ferrick

    My WiiU is augmented ? XD

    • Mr. Frumix

      Yet I never asked for this.

  • Spirit Macardi

    This is SO going on my to-get list!

    What would be extra awesome is if you could use a Wiimote or the touch screen for aiming to better simulate mouse controls. I’m sorry, I just despise using analogue stick for aiming unless the game is EXTREMELY fine-tuned for it x3

  • pekikuubik

    Time to make popcorn, because this will trigger great entertainment if some of those improvements don’t get ported back to the other versions.

    • Brandonmkii

      How are they supposed to integrate the Wii U pad gimmicks for consoles that don’t have that kind of controller?

  • You know, I was going to buy it anyway because I’d like more on my WiiU *and* because DXHR was one of my favorite games this console gen, period.

    All these extra stuffs just seal the deal. :D Come on SE, just allow it as a digital download and you’ll get my day 1 monies! :3

  • TimeMaster

    First Atelier Totori+ and now this? It’s like they know what games they need to rerelease to make me buy them a second time.

  • Rhiwion

    And that’s where I consider buying a Wii U. :o

  • TruSpindash

    This all sounds really nice. I don’t own a WiiU yet but when I do I will have no problem picking this game up again.

  • Brandonmkii

    I really want to play it, but only if I can play in third-person the whole time :c

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Sould be called, Deus Ex: Human Revolution DX

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