Forget boss fights, Deus Ex on Wii U has graphic improvements, new game play, and a strategy guide

Adam Jensen is coming to the Wii U, and he's bringing his cyborg sunglasses and pointed goatee with him. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is getting a Director's Cut edition for Nintendo's console, and the Report was able to sit down with Emile Pedneault, game designer on the Wii U version of Human Revolution, at PAX East to learn more.

The U in “Wii U” stands for “ultimate”

Pedneault reiterated several times throughout our time together that this was the best version of the game, the ultimate version of the game. He and his team were able to do new things that couldn't have been done before, thanks to the touchscreen of the Wii U GamePad and the dual-screen experience it provided.

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jcnba282146d ago

“It's even sharper than the PC version.”

Yeah the Wii U isn't next gen at all...

Kamikaze1352145d ago

Well, to be fair, it was released almost two years ago and it was not a demanding game on PC at all. It would be rather pathetic if the Wii U version wasn't graphically enhanced.

TruthbeTold2145d ago

Better looking than a 2 year old PC game is far better than most people give the Wii U credit for. Especially here at N4G...

Snookies122145d ago

Yeah, I could run it pretty easily at max settings with my PC. However, it's still better than 360/PS3 versions could do, which is saying something. The Wii U is a pretty decent system, and I'll definitely be getting one eventually. Although, at the moment, I'm saving up for the PS4 and possibly the 720.

MaxXAttaxX2145d ago

Pretty good game. Although it doesn't need better graphics, it needs better character animations.

konohashin2145d ago

Your reply seems like a typical hater reply.

I mean it is like the "WiiU is not as powerful as PS3" comments.

But as soon as people find out it is more powerful they say


You know its always others comparing WiiU to current gen and if Nintendo fans do so others say "OH REALLY YOU COMPARE WiiU TO 7 YEAR OLD TECHNOLOGY LOL?!"

Either the game is not demanding and thats why WiiU looks better. Or WiiU only wins because it is newer or because the devs had more time or NAME YOUR OWN KINDERGARTEN EXCUSE.... Its never because the own console is SHIT etc... its impossible that anything is shittier than a Nintendo product EVER!


You do realize that it is up to "lazy" devs whether a port is enhanced or not. It has actually nothing to do with the hardware at all. So it is not a GIVEN that a port is automatically better just because the hardware is or because years went by.

Here a nice example:
Metroid Prime for GameCube 2002 vs Metroid Prime for Wii 2009.
The Wii version (Trilogy) came out 7 years later and LOST graphical effects!

Dno2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

this is not better then the PC version as this is not 60FPS and not 1080p native....

Do you people no these guys are trying to sell you an old game for 60 bucks? you can get this on PC for 5 bucks. they will say anything to get hype.

Dgander2145d ago

I have seen countless comments with people calling Wii U current gen just because it has games on par with current gen. PS3/360 has 7 year old hardware and developers force everything they learned over the years out of those consoles. We will see at E3 what the console is really capable of. The Zelda Demo with the giant spider looked spectacular and history has proved that Zelda games has always looked significantly better than the demos that was shown for the console.

fatstarr2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )


n4g logic

doesn't look better than ps3
its teh sucks

oh it looks better than the ps3
but my pc...

pc looks better than ps3
doesn't compute

your face when the wiiu is comparable to a low mid tier pc from 2012

only when Nintendo is involved does this skewed logic come to play.

Controversy2144d ago

Graphics HELP a game. They don't make the game. Luckily, Deus Ex is a great game at its core.

jaymart2k2144d ago

And the PS4 & Xbox 720 should of been released 2 years ago.

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Dylila2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

it is next gen and thats why bf4 and unreal engine 4 will be on it despite what some say. need for speed most wanted on the wii u was the definitive version since it had pc texture pack with new modes. if killzone shadow fall was done with 1.5 gigs of ram while the wii u has two, imagine what can be done on wii u with the same amount when devs allocate more ram power to games. i know the wii u doesnt need 1 gig of ram for the OS and 500mb or so should be good enough but itll be up to nintendo to make it happen. 400mb should be sufficient for the os.

i was banned by NATEDOG, lol. ive been banned by this person a lot on here and i think its funny because with a name like that your life isnt on the up and up, especially being a moderator.

im back now to express my views. battlefield 4 looks amazing, it looks like battlefield 3 which is also amazing. not much improvements can be made anyway when high end games look almost real.

gamer422145d ago

haven't seen you in a while, how ya been?

herbs2145d ago

Why so many disagrees Dylila is actually talking sense this time.

riverstars862145d ago

The Wii U is not next-gen. I own one and I have no problem admitting this much. I only own one to play first party Nintendo games. The Wii U could never run Killzone Shadow Fall, quit being delusional.

LOL_WUT2145d ago

Welcome back Dylila ;)

Nilemonitors132145d ago

Isn't natedogg dead? anyways, lets all hope the wii u does better, the industry needs nintendo, believe it or not if they fail tben any company can too.

deafdani2145d ago

Wait a second. Dylila talking positively about the Wii U? Not a single "rubbish" word usage to see on his comment?

The hell is going on?

Dgander2145d ago

You know UE4 was also scaled down a bit to work on PS4 right? I think people are quickly forgetting that UE4 comparison video between PS4 and PC.

PersonMan2144d ago

Since when does RAM itself matter? The Wii U has a weak CPU... all the RAM in the world isn't going to make a game magically better.

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Root2145d ago

Come on man it's a's not a next gen game is it.

Sorry but if it can't run Unreal Engine 4 and the Frostbite engine 3 then it's not fully next gen is it.

gamer422145d ago

I don't know about frostbite, but the Wiiu can run the Unreal Engine 4 and so can most smartphones, and current gen systems. I haven't heard any official representative say the Wiiu can't run the frostbite engine, only that they won't support it on the Wiiu, same with the Unreal Engine 4.

Shnazzyone2145d ago

Uhhh yeah, it's a scalable engine so you're saying you think a cell phone running it is next gen now? But an actual system part of the next generations of consoles isn't? I'm sorry but. You do not define console generations by game engines... you do it by, I dunno, what console generation it's part of.

Next gen is a buzz word anyway, it has no definitions or meaning these days.

deafdani2145d ago

It's been confirmed that smartphones and tablets will be able to run Unreal Engine 4, and the Frostbite Engine 3 will run on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Does that make all of those machines next gen?

Seriously, inform yourself better before talking such nonsense.

Root2145d ago


I don't care if those machines can run those engines if the Wii U can't then it's not next gen. As you said even the PS3 and 360 can run them so why can't the Wii U. You've just proved my point, thank you.

deafdani2145d ago

Are you really this obtuse? If smartphones, tablets, the PS3 and 360 can all run those engines, then OF COURSE the Wii U can do it.

As of now, it won't, because of a lack of support, not because of hardware limitations.

That could change in the future, if the Wii U's install base grows to a size respectable enough to entice game publishers.

My only point here was that, if you are defining "next-gen" in terms of hardware, then Unreal Engine 4 and Frostbite 3 aren't good benchmarks for that, seeing as they are perfectly capable of running in hardware less powerful than the Wii U.

gamer422145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

@ Root
from your response to deafdani, it seems to me you don't believe the wiiu can run the unreal engine 4.
Of course it will be scaled down, but it can still run it, and fyi so will the PS4 and Xbox 720 versions, since only PCs will truly fully use the unreal engine. As I said before representitives of Frostbyte have never come and say it can't run on the wiiu. You have no basis in your arguement, you just say it can't run those engines. Maybe you mistook when they said they wont support it themselves, as the wiiu can't run it. Support =/= ability to run on a system. They just don't want to spend the money on support.

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Genuine-User2145d ago

I'm no PC fanboy but that statement is technically incorrect. It's impossible to create a multiplatform game sharper than the PC counterpart.
PC gives you the option to play above 1080p, current consoles struggle above 720p with most games.

PSVita2145d ago

You can make a ton of improvements over 2 years though. They are comparing and old game to a new one so it can better in many way but if they released both at the same time of course it'd wouldn't even come close.

sourav932145d ago

Perhaps the texture files on Wii U version are of a higher resolution? But I do agree with you in terms of overall sharpness. A laptop playing DE at 1366x768 should be sharper than the Wii U version. But like many have said in the comments, 2 years is a great amount of time to optimise a game for one specific console.

Neonridr2145d ago

yes but the developers didn't make this game over a 2 year span. I would be surprised if they had more than a year to do the port.

SilentNegotiator2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

That could only be true if they gave the PC version REALLY crappy textures.

In which case, you have their lazy development to thank, not the Wii U's power.

Qrphe2145d ago

It's gonna be like NFS:MW all over again where the Wii U version looked marginally better than the other consoles but still at 720p.

MasterCornholio2145d ago


I thought that eurogamer confirmed that the Wii U version was sub HD. Or am I wrong?

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Qrphe2145d ago

I looked it up and you're right; it runs at 1280x704 in all three consoles.

-MD-2145d ago

You actually think it'll look better than the PC version? So naive.

BosSSyndrome2145d ago

Um... A developer at SE SAID it looked better than PC.

Orionsangel2145d ago

The Wii U is Nintendo's idea of next gen. Porting over games from last gen to next gen is not my idea of next gen.

deafdani2145d ago

You should take a look at the PS3's and 360's game lineup in their first year. Lots of PS2 / original Xbox ports there.

r40k2132145d ago

The statement "even sharper than the PC version" is pretty much impossible.... I'm sure the developer was just bragging.

skipper2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

People can say whatever they want....YES Wii U IS next Gen....let them all go play in their sandboxes. Really???? Could Wii U been even remotely available back then Like 7 years ago....It is NOT a 7 year old console that is dated, it does WAY more than other consoles to date. It is for at least a few more months the most powerful console on the market....Oh gosh let the disagrees begin......

AJBACK2FRAG2145d ago

I know right? Lol! This is great news. I can't wait to pick this bad boy up! Way to go boys! Way to go! We Wii U owners cannot stand for lazy ports anymore. That's how so much shovelware ended up on the Wii. Because people bought it! I can't wait for e3! I only wish I could be there to watch Nintendo show the haters how it's really done and show Mikey P. what it takes to win in this business! Groooovy!

Lykon2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

i wont be buying any consoles with the word 'wii' in the name . no no no . not even if they have put a 48k expansion ram pack in the fail box this time . no . go away

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Jadedz2145d ago

Support the cause (you want third party support for the Wii U? Buy the titles that deserve sales).

lilbroRx2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

In my general opinion, "old ports" don't deserve sales but it seems that they are actually putting in effort to make this good.

I will likely pick this up if its priced right. I'm not paying $60 for an old PS3/360 game.

Theyellowflash302145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

I agree, the price is too steep though, $49.99 for a enhanced port is a little too much.

I think if they would have sold this game for $29.99 it would sell out.

Square Enix should have brought Tomb Raider to the Wii U. I would have bought that game on the system.

Summons752145d ago

you won't be saying that when MGS5, Last of Us and God of war get ported to the ps4....

CouldHaveYelledUiiW2145d ago

Truth "Well Said"

I also think a nice "thank you" to the people who put the time and work in is also a must.
Twitter/Company Forums/Customer-Support/Custom er-Comments/Facebook...

I am not saying that we need to grovel but sometimes letting the developers/porters know that their efforts are appreciated helps.

Esp. During this time where WiiU is still growing its base. They might start on another port just because of the excitement of a relative few because they think that the base will grow by way of customer recommendation.

Crillvirus812145d ago

Well said I wish more gamers had your mentality

herbs2145d ago

Happy to see someones making good use of Nintendo's decent hardware and excellent Gamepad. The system has a lot of potential and it's to bad so many developers will not invest the time money and effort like these guys have.

Neko_Mega2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Thats Wii U for you, Nintendo fans get the leftovers from Sony and Microsoft.

The Wii U will never be as big as the Wii and I see it doing poorly the gen.

Click disagree if you think this is true (seeing how you fanboy's will click disagree).

Brucis2145d ago

>hurr if I say click disagree they won't do it

That isn't even high-school tier reverse psychology.

Realplaya2145d ago

LOL Right hell I clicked it because I couldn't refuse that invitation.

_QQ_2145d ago

i don't think bayonneta 2 and monoliths X will bebetter than they were on the ps3/xbox 360, but i mean they are just leftovers right.

syphon322145d ago

bayonetta with 1 n, and the game is a sequel not a leftover port.

_QQ_2145d ago

thats the point i'm making.

lilbroRx2144d ago

Xenoblade was never on the PS3/360

SonyPS42145d ago

I clicked disagree because I simply disagree. And before you pull that fanboy card on me, consider the fact I don't even own or want a Wii U. You trolled on a Wii U article saying it will do poorly but failed to explain why it will. Baseless. That is why I (and probably many others) clicked disagree. PS4 and 720 will be my consoles, but man the Wii U hate is pathetic.

AJBACK2FRAG2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Lol! The Wii U is going to take the eighth generation! Nintendo's going to be number one AGAIN! The Wii U will be the least powerful system. Nintendo develops the best software in the world. The Wii U s built like a tank. Short sighted people can't see that but once you learn about lateral thinking with withered technology you'll understand exactly what Nintendo are up to.

Roykoopa64, Hell yeah! Once people get a taste of Miiverse on their phones and laptops the Wii U in my opinion is going to blow up!

ck1x, Exactly! Brilliant!

delboy, You sound like a bitter old man. Nintendo stole the top spot again. Don't cry.

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roykoopa642145d ago

I'm excited for this! It's great to hear about the improvements to the game. I've been very happy with the Wii U since day 1.