The Square Enix name has taken an undeniable hit in credibility over the last few years. A significant amount of the company’s titles are simply re-releases of much older games (Final Fantasy VII for PC, Final Fantasy III for PSP, etc.). In amongst all of these titles was a game developed by Square’s Eidos Montreal studio, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game received widespread critical acclaim and spawned a number of extended universe installments in other media (such as books, comics, action figures, and a mobile game called Deus Ex: The Fall). CBS Films has even acquired the rights to create a film adaptation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Of course, true to form, an improved version of the game is being re-released later this month: Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut.
Originally announced as a Wii U exclusive title, it was revealed ahead of the game’s originally release date (May 2013) that the Director’s Cut would go multiplatform for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. The Director’s Cut will feature updated visuals, overhauled boss fights, refined game balance and combat, and over eight hours of developer commentary. Additionally, the bonus content, “Tong’s Rescue” mission and the entire “Missing Link” chapter, has been integrated seamlessly into the narrative flow of the Director’s Cut. The game will also offer a great deal of exclusive second screen features for the Wii U GamePad, Microsoft’s SmartGlass, and the PlayStation Vita.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut will hit shelves on October 22nd, and it’s quite clear that Square Enix hopes the game can recreate its original success.