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Dev: Wii U version of Deus Ex is 'the ultimate version'

10:33 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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Video game 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' from Square-Enix.

During a Q&A session about with game designer Emile Pedneault  about Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut during E3 2013, he states that the upcoming Wii U game "the ultimate version" compared to its existing ones: PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

"For us, it is the ultimate version of what we can deliver from the game Deus Ex: Human Revolution," he said.  "And from a Wii U point of view, we take advantage of everything the Wii U has to offer and we just gave everything we had for the game itself."

Pedneault cites the Wii U's built-in dual-screen experience as the primary reason for the console's upcoming version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution to be superior to that of its other three platforms.

"For example in the original game you have all those windows and in-game menus that was clustering the screen," the game designer explained.  "And now we've allowed us - the Wii U GamePad - to put in the second screen so your inventory, your skill tree, all those in game menus are now in a tool kit accessible by touch and quickly navigational by touch."

He also points out that the in-game radar employed by the existing versions of the game has been upgraded to become a hybrid of the radar and a 2D map to allow players to see enemies and the environment layout.

"On top of that, we have the GamePad mode only so you can run the full game with all the new features on your GamePad only - leaving your TV free, which is one of the strong features of the Wii U," Pedneault continued.  "And we have some new game mechanics that takes advantage of the dual screen experience."

An example of these new game mechanics is the ability to throw back grenades thrown at the player's character by swiping on the GamePad's touch screen.  Furthermore, the GamePad's gyroscope is put into use when the player activates Smart Vision, using the GamePad to see additional details about enemies such as armor and loot.

Because of these new features (many of which are only possible on the Wii U), Pedneault believes Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut can bring more hardcore players onto the console.

"We gave everything we had for this one," he confesses.  "So I'm pretty sure we're gonna please the hardcore fans."

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut is scheduled to release later this year.

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