Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut on Wii U overhauls boss battles

As expected following a retailer slip, Square Enix is indeed bringing Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Wii U in 'Director's Cut' form. What is unexpected, however, is that it supposedly does actually rework the game a little, including improved AI, "visual improvements", and a reworking of the widely-disliked boss battles.

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As expected following a retailer slip, Square Enix is indeed bringing Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Wii U in 'Director's Cut' form. What is unexpected, however, is that it supposedly does actually rework the game a little, including improved AI, "visual improvements", and a reworking of the widely-disliked boss battles.

DX: HR DC uses the Wii U GamePad for, and I quote, "touch-screen hacking, interactive map editing, augmented sniping, grenade throwbacks and many other neural hub enhancements."

The DLC chapter Mission Link, which was essentially standalone before, is now "integrated seamlessly" into the main game, as is the DLC mission Tong's Rescue. The announcement also boasts of "refined game balance and combat," Miiverse integration, and developer commentaries and in-game guides. Hey, this is quite a lot of shiny new things! Now, please, pretty please, could some of them find their way home to the PC edition?

The boss fights were awfully out of place in HR, simply combat arenas which require straight-up fighting. You could simply run away from bosses in the original Deus Ex, if you wanted. As well as being out of place, they punished players who were equipped and augmented for sneaking or social approaches. How exactly they're different in the DC is a mystery, with Squeenix only saying they're "overhauled."

Square Enix isn't any more specific with a release date than "soon". If you want Deus Ex newness now, the publisher also has the OC ReMix gang jazzing up the very first Deus Ex's soundtrack for Deus Ex: Sonic Augmentation. To my ears, they've mostly added lots of noises, but perhaps that's your bag.

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    March 20, 2013 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut on Wii U overhauls boss battles.

    As expected following a retailer slip, Square Enix is indeed bringing Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Wii U in 'Director's Cut' form. What is unexpected, however, is that it supposedly does actually rework the game a little, including improved AI, "visual improvements", and a reworking of the widely-disliked boss battles.

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      March 20, 2013 7:32 AM

      Holy shit, that sounds awesome. I hope it comes to the PC eventually.

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        March 20, 2013 10:23 AM

        I would pay for that coming to PC as a DLC. I don't care much about boss battles, but the integration of Missing Link is something that really sounds great.

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      March 20, 2013 7:33 AM

      Well I guess I'll own this one twice.

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      March 20, 2013 7:40 AM

      Weird.

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      March 20, 2013 7:47 AM

      Yup, I'm onboard. I want to replay it again and I'll wait for this edition.

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        March 20, 2013 8:08 AM

        I too would like to replay it, as I barely remember any of it from sleep deprivation and alcohol. I attempted to mimic the protagonist and it ended poorly.

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      March 20, 2013 10:33 AM

      Having just cheaped the third boss fight in DXHR, I am excited for this!

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      March 20, 2013 10:46 AM

      I'll buy that again, sure. Curious to see how they change them.

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      March 20, 2013 2:31 PM

      "The DLC chapter Mission Link, which was essentially standalone before, is now "integrated seamlessly" into the main game"

      Ack. I've been waiting FOREVER for this to happen in the PC version, and instead they do it in a console release?

      I really hope this finds it's way to PC.

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      March 20, 2013 2:37 PM

      LOL... damn looks like i'll be rebuying if the changes are significant enough.

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        March 20, 2013 2:48 PM

        Highlights would be:
        - Boss fights no longer require direct combat, areas have been reworked for stealth/hacker players
        - Improved AI throughout game
        - Improved lighting and atmosphere effects, AA, shaders
        - All story DLC integrated directly
        - 8+ hours of developer commentary, HL2 style.

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      March 20, 2013 2:53 PM

      It'd be nice if they released a fix afterwards to fix the other versions of the game (PC biased).

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        March 20, 2013 3:31 PM

        I'd pay for that. Then I'd buy it again a few years later after they worked a police baton in and gave me an ending that was more than press buttons A, B or C. Then 4 years later they could work in the scrapped Montreal levels and re-work some of the decision making mechanics.

        In theory they could put in a few hundred man hours each year and milk me for a decade or two with this game. Not happening, but I'd be totally cool with that.

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          March 20, 2013 3:53 PM

          Me too, actually - I enjoyed DX:HR enough that I would literally buy into this.

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      March 20, 2013 9:30 PM

      I don't know whether to be happy that this is coming to Nintendo's system or pissed that it none of this is confirmed for the PC version that I already own.

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