The “definitive version” of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is coming to the Wii U, Square Enix has announced.
The Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut features GamePad touchscreen controls for hacking minigames and so forth, but the biggest change is to the game’s much-maligned boss battles.
New traps and devices hidden in boss rooms will allow them to be defeated without players needing to fire a shot, opening up new hacking and stealth strategies for each.
"We went through all the boss battles and said, 'let's just start from the beginning,'" executive game director Jean-Francois Dugas told Eurogamer.
"So that's exactly what we did."
"They have to die," he added. "But the fact is you're not forced to go full-frontal with them. You can just use some of the devices or tricks in the rooms to eventually kill them without having to spend your own bullets."
The Director’s Cut will also integrate the game’s Missing Link DLC, give players a more generous energy recharge that will allow more frequent use of augmentations, and provide access to developer commentaries and in-game guides.
“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,” said Square Enix.
"It's more powerful on the Wii U. Even some of the graphics that were improved already on the 360 for The Missing Link, we were able to go a little bit farther with the Wii U, just because of the hardware. In terms of the shadows, which are smoothed out, it's much different than the Xbox version," said Dugas.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for Wii U is set to release on May 7 according to Amazon.
Square Enix has remained tight-lipped on whether it would be coming to other platforms.