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.