Eidos and Square Enix really aren't holding back with Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut. Considering it won't be out until 2014, you'd expect a ton of features, right? Well, that's exactly the case, which is pretty good news for anyone hoping to get Deus Ex on Wii U. At any rate, Square Enix released the first Director's Cut trailer today, reminding us of all the exclusives.
Yes, the GamePad will be utilized, in some pretty typical ways -- like being able to access your inventory on another screen -- to more Deus Ex-centric tasks.
- Hacking is now at his best on the GamePad. Use the speed and precision of your fingers to hack on the GamePad while the world remains visible on your primary screen.
- The "sniper scope" feature allows any weapon with a scope to use both the GamePad and primary screen for a two-step, precision sniping.
- The Toolkits (previously in-game menus) are now all easily displayed and accessible on the GamePad.
- The Radar is now featured on the touch screen and is a hybrid of the original radar and the 2D Map. Opening the 2D Map Toolkit allows players to draw hints, paths and notes that will remain on the radar.
- The Quick Inventory is now displayed on the GamePad touch screen, leaving the primary screen clear.
- Looting shows detailed descriptions about the items and doesn't require players to access extra menus to see the content.
New features also include grenade throw-back, a new augmentation, Infologs, New Game+, and the portable GamePad mode. A strategy guide, director's commentaries, and other extras will also be bundled into the Director's Cut.
Of course, we also heard about the improved boss fights, which Square Enix pointed out were "entirely redesigned." Unfortunately, none of this will be carried over to the PC, Xbox 360, or PS3.
Announcement trailer - YouTube