Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut for Wii U
Hold on to those hats of yours, Wii U fans – as the Director’s Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, complete with an abundance of new features and exclusive director commentary – will be hitting your console later this year. And only your console, too – so bad luck PS3 and Xbox 360 fans.
Now I will be the first to admit that the Wii U hardly appeals to me. I haven’t had a nintendo console since the Nintendo 64, and after bypassing the hype that was the Wii, the Wii U is simply a little flat for me. Having said that, however, looking over all the extra features included in the Director’s Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is making me want a Wii U to play it.
Instead of simply porting the core game over to the Wii U, the Director’s Cut version utilises the unique features of the Wii U, resulting in a completely new way to experience playing as Adam Jensen. The Wii U Game Pad has been especially well utilised, and now includes 11 new neural hub features, from touchscreen hacking, interactive map map editing, augmented sniping, smart vision plus, throwback explosives, inventory and augmentation management, and the possibility to play the entire game on the GamePad screen. The Game Pad itself therefore becomes the neural hub, providing a completely new way to access and manage your augmentations.
Also included in the Director’s Cut edition are overhauled boss fights (perhaps better balanced for stealth focused playthroughs than the original?), enhanced visuals and reinforced combat mechanics. All bonus content is also included in the game, which means players will have access to The Missing Link, Tong’s Rescue and New Game Plus as well as additional weapons and ammo all in the one package. Finally, in addition to in-depth Miiverse integration, players will also have access to approximately 8 hours of developer commentary and a 45 minute ‘making of’ video which reveals secrets and background info on the creation and production of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Quite a lot of extra bang for your Wii U buck, right? And if you don’t believe us, take a look at the video below where the guys in the know from Eidos Montreal detail some of the new features within the Director’s Cut version. It’s worth watching alone for their killer accents.