Deus Ex: Human Revolution Coming To Wii U With Key Changes

The acclaimed 2011 Deus Ex: Human Revolution is getting a director's cut edition of the game for Wii U. The thing people hated most about that game? It's getting fixed along with other improvements.

Details from the publisher's email announcement overnight:

The Director's Cut offers a full slate of Wii U GamePad features including touch-screen hacking, interactive map editing, augmented sniping, grenade throwbacks and many other neural hub enhancements. Along with in-depth Miiverse™ integration, the Director's Cut also provides access to developer commentaries and in-game guides.

Tongs's Rescue mission and the entire Missing Link chapter have also been integrated seamlessly into the narrative flow of the Director's Cut. Other core DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION augmentations include overhauled boss fights, refined game balance and combat, improved AI, and striking visual improvements which make this edition the best looking and most immersive Deus Ex experience available.

Eurogamer elaborates on the "overhauled boss fights":

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.

The game's publisher, SquareEnix, says it is "coming soon". The game will be at PAX East this weekend. We'll have more from the show.

This is the latest in a batch of ports and updated versions of games that came to Xbox 360 and PS3 and are now being brought to Wii U. The system's November launch saw the release of 2011's Batman: Arkham City with a new armour mode for its lead characters. This week sees the release of a beefed-up version of the Wii game Monster Hunter 3, also for Nintendo's new console.

Picture: Eurogamer


    Ideally they would patch the game on other platforms to include the changes. But they won't.

      If they didn't have to pay 40,000 bucks to do that then I'm sure they would more likely do so.

        Only for the 360 version, it would be awesome if the PS3 and PC versions got the patches.

          Last time I checked, PS3 was fairly expensive as well.

            PC isn't though. Steam is entirely free.

              Oh I know. I was more addressing the Xbox-blaming going on here. Consoles in general are expensive to update, PC isn't.

    I never asked for this...

      nobody cares?

        You missed the joke

          Indeed I did.

    Well done to straight right for becoming the goto place for wii u ports

      Im not sure if you're being sarcastic or whatnot, but its a good thing. It keeps an Aussie developer working, and it frees up the company that originally made the game to concentrate on new content. Win Win.

        No, genuine! I want the Wii U to be competitive because I don't think the "next gen" will be as big a leap as people are hoping (unless more restrictive DRM is a leap)

    My problem with this game was all the unfinished bits. Like the unresolved plot issues between Adam and Whats-her-name the one who took his dna without his permission because it doesn't reject augmentations.

    Or how the ending claims the Illuminati were trying to limit augmentations but clearly from the various research projects were instead planning on getting augmentations into everyone and using them to control their minds.

      yeh, I really enjoyed the game, but there was definitely a lot of plot holes. I was under the impression it would all be covered in DLC, but only one DLC was released and the reviews for it were not good. I'm hoping a sequel is in the works.

        problem with that is that the sequel is actually the first Deus Ex game.

        That DLC was some of the best I've ever played. It wasn't integrated into the main game properly at all, so it was best played as a short game in its own right. It reminded me a lot of metal gear solid.

      Actually the game makes sense if you know the original Deus Ex plot line that comes afterwards.

      Your first spoiler - Megan's discovery of DNA that doesn't reject augmentation runs throughout the whole series and technically isn't fully resolved until near the end of Invisible War.

      Regards to the Illuminati - One character throughout the game you are talking to is actually a member of the Illuminati. The Illuminati throughout the Deus Ex series controls both sides of the argument so they can use the result to their own ends. Planned or not. In HR's case they control the implementation and development of Augmented Technology while also being the chief voice against it. At the end of HR and the global event that would naturally turn people away from augmentations, they simply introduce restrictions controlling who has them and turning augmented humans into property.

      I'm guessing the eventual violent split inside the Illuminati which occurs between HR and the original Deus Ex which destroys much of their plans will be the basis for the rumored sequel to HR.

      Sorry big Deus Ex fan. :)

        The problem is that none of that was in the game, or rather the game should be self contained (seeing as DE1 is quite old now). That's why I was so disappointed. There was a chance for some good inter-personal conflict between Adam and Megan and it just never happened. Especially when humanity was a prevailing theme it seems weird not to have human conflict anywhere in the game.

        The game was rushed towards the end (2 city zones were canceled) and it definitely showed. They had a chance to make a true classic game - one that could sit in the video game hall of fame next to DE1 and I think they squandered the opportunity. That was the most disappointing thing to me.

        I don't mean to sound down on the game - I enjoyed it, particularly the art and level design (except for the bosses) but it could have been so much more. It sits alongside Mirrors Edge in that regards.

    I wish they would bring out some new games :\

      Agreed. This game is great even without the changes, but it's not in any way a reason to buy a WiiU.

    I just bought the PC version after a Steam sale. I had already beaten the the PS3 versiion, but couldnt do another play through due to those insane loading times. Hopefully it's a bit better on the Wii U

      Played it on 360 and the loads are THE WORST. Seriously made those boss fights 100x more frustrating.

    Looks cool, but I've already owned it on the PS3 and already have it on the PC.

    This all sounds like an improvement, but you can get the game for $10 with all the DLC on PC. Its been made free on PS+ more than once. I've seen it for $10 in EB. I just can't see many people think this version is worth $50USD.

    The gamepad stuff sounds like a load of wank, but patching the boss fights is good if it makes it more suited to less combat-oriented character builds.

    But as others have mentioned, it's hard to see much value here given it'll cost several times what you would pay for the same game on any other platform. I guess if you only had a Wii U then it might be worthwhile, but if you're actually interested in this kind of game then it's hard to imagine you not already owning at least one of those platforms.

    I was dominating this game until I got to the first boss fight. I tried it about 10 times and gave up for the night. I watched some videos on how to beat him and it really didn’t seem like I was doing anything wrong. Tried 5 more times and decided to give it a rest and then never came back.
    If they fix the boss fights I’ll buy this.

      Grenades, grenades and more grenades. Seriously, just go in with about five grenades in your inventory and spam him with them -- you won't even need to use any other weapons on him. Well, at least that's what worked for me.

        Grenades? Pfft... All that throwing an aiming?

        Just use a stun gun. Stand there and zap until dead. Easy.

        Did the same thing with mines, you pick them up getting to the satellite when you go through the gang base directly before.

      That first boss was extremely frustrating and also the one with the invisible dude (3rd boss I think?). Had to beat the latter by carrying a hacked sentry turret down the elevator and into the boss room.

        If you know what to do they're all pretty easy, but I found all the bosses (except the last) kind of a nightmare the first time through. The first boss is easiest just throwing frags. The second a revolver with exploding rounds is great. The third if you keep your augments you can actually use a takedown on as he jumps over the barriers, otherwise revolver or laser.

      Key to all boss fights in Deus Ex:

      1. Do some damage.
      2. Get some distance.
      3. Save your game.
      4. Rinse repeat until the boss is dead.

        Note: Does not include TML DLC, you can stealth take down that boss.

      IIRC there were barrels you could shoot that had poisonous gas, that and going invisible and using your stun gun!

    I wish this was applied to the PC version. D:

    LMFAO the WII U is so garbage.
    Pay the same amount for a game with lower quality visuals, less features and all you get is a new gimmick....nintendo stay with marketing to children.

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