Deus Ex: Director's Cut Only for Wii U, Boss Battles Fixed

Rumors about a Wii U version of the director's cut of Deus Ex prequel Human Revolution blitzed the Internet yesterday when it popped up in Amazon's listings for $49.99.

Square Enix, to its credit, decided not to beat around the bush and bask in the hype of the rumor mill. Today, it confirmed that Deus Ex: Human Revolution's directors cut would indeed be coming to the Wii U. Though it didn't confirm a release date, the Amazon listing has it down for May 7th later this year.

The Director's Cut, since it's a Wii U release, will use the GamePad controller to control neural enhancements.

The Missing Link DLC and Tongs's Rescue Mission will be included. However, the main attraction for potential buyers is that boss fights have been fixed. Originally, the boss fights broke Human Revolution's stealth-action duality and pigeonholed players into the "action" part of the game, as players could only defeat bosses by madly shooting at them. Unsurprisingly, it was later revealed that Eidos had outsourced these boss fights to another studio.

However exciting it may be that Deus Ex: Human Revolution is coming to the Wii U, one must keep in mind that the game was released almost two years ago. Looking at the Wii U's current release slate, which is paltry in size and includes quite a few older games (Batman Arkham City, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Mass Effect 3), one wonders whether or not Nintendo will spend much of the first few years of the Wii U's lifespan playing catch-up in order to attract a more "hardcore" audience.

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  • shikamaru31789
    And I just bought a copy on PC a week ago. Oh well, 1 game is not enough to make me buy a Wii U. I really wish they'd patch the boss fights for other platforms though.
  • renz496
    ^ to be honest the boss fight fix will not come to another platform. just like the article said the game was released 2 years ago. if they're going to patch the boss fight short after game release that might be relevant.
  • Thunderfox
    Anybody who cares about any of the "hardcore" games Wii U has has already played them on another platform.

    But maybe it will get Nintendo enough credibility to be considered for ports of future titles. Time will tell.