Square Enix has finally announced the release date for Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut. It will be released on October 22 for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the PC. Unfortunately for fans hoping to play it on the Mac, they will have to wait a little longer for their chance.
This Director’s Cut will be a little bit more than the nigh-obligatory Game of the Year addition that most triple-A games receive down the line. The game’s story is slightly altered in places to accommodate the DLC side stories. Instead of accessing them at the main menu, you will encounter the DLC content within the game as part of the game’s central storyline. The bosses have also been altered in a major way. The original game only afforded one way to defeat them: brute force. In Director’s Cut, the bosses and the area they are in have been modified to give players multiple ways to deal with them. Some battles can be done without firing a shot. Other tweaks include improved AI and improved graphics.
Taking a page out of Valve’s playbook, the developers have added developer commentary to the game world. As opposed to going to a menu and playing a video or audio file, a unique icon is sprinkled throughout the game world and can be activated by walking up to it. They have also included a more traditional “Making Of” documentary as well.