We never asked for this, but Square Enix officially confirmed that Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut will be coming to the Wii U.
The enhanced version of the game will include all the currently released DLC and work them into the main storyline. Many of the AI and graphical tweaks introduced in The Missing Link DLC will also be implemented into the original portions of the game.
Several gameplay elements will also be reworked, allowing for a more stealthy/pacifist-style playthroughs. Boss battles will now be able to be completed without firing a single bullet and players will now have access to two rechargeable energy cells (except on the highest difficulty), meaning players can perform an extra takedown.
The Wii U GamePad acts as the Neural Hub, which might be the most useful feature in the game. Players can look up information on enemy types, their current locations and if they’re carrying valuable items like access codes.
Square Enix didn’t announce a release date for Deus Ex, but Amazon did have it listed for May 7.
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According to an Amazon listing that went up earlier today, it appears that Square Enix will be releasing a Director’s Cut edition of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the Wii U on May 7.
The Wii U port reportedly includes exclusive GamePad functionality and a new augmentation called the “Neural Hub.”
The product page is no longer available, but you can still see the game listed when you search for it directly.
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Square Enix announced today that the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X will be released in Japan on March 30.
While identical to the Wii release from last year in terms of content, the Wii U version boasts graphical improvements and off-TV play.
Square Enix also announced that the closed beta would begin on March 6. People who purchased the Japanese Wii U Deluxe bundle received invitations for early access to the game.
Nintendo will be releasing a Dragon Quest X Wii U bundle to celebrate the game’s launch. The ¥42,000 (≈$453) bundle comes with everything in the standard 32GB Deluxe set (Console, GamePad, accessories and Nintendo Network Premium) along with a copy of Dragon Quest X, a black Pro Controller, a ¥1,000 Nintendo pre-paid card and five super health orbs.
The standalone game comes with a 20-day online play voucher and will cost ¥6,980 (≈$75).
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In the original Dragon Quest VII, players could recruit monsters they’ve defeated in battle and keep them in the Monster Park.
In the upcoming 3DS remake, Square Enix is expanding the Monster Park by adding dungeons you can send your monsters to explore.
The dungeons also contain StreetPass Shards, which can be used in the Immigrant Town to unlock new quests, areas and dungeons.
Dragon Quest VII for the 3DS comes out on February 7 in Japan.
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Since the Wii and Wii U versions of Dragon Quest X will need to be cross-platform compatible, there won’t be any major differences between both games. However, series creator Yuji Horii and producer Yosuke Saito announced that, unlike the Wii version which featured synthesized music, the Wii U version of the game will feature a orchestral soundtrack.
Dragon Quest X launches for the Wii U this spring in Japan. People who bought the Japanese Premium Wii U also received access to the game’s beta, which is set to begin in February.
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Square Enix’s remake of Dragon Quest VII for the 3DS is coming to Japan on February 7, and the company has released the game’s first trailer.
Not just an enhanced port like the DS Dragon Quest re-releases, DQVII is being completely redone with 3D character models and environments.
Currently, there are no plans to bring DQVII to the West.
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ArtePiazza, the studio responsible for the numerous Dragon Quest remakes for the DS, is working on anotherDQ remake. This time for the 3DS.
According to Japan’s Jump magazine, the studio is working on a 3D remake of Dragon Quest VII and it will be out on February 7, 2013 in Japan. There’s no word on a worldwide release.
Square Enix already has the website up for the game.
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According to the studio bringing Mass Effect 3 to the Wii U, they are also working on a Wii U port of a “Triple-A” title from Square Enix.
Which game they’re working on hasn’t been stated, but they do say that it is part of a well-known franchise. So, it’s likely the candidate is a Final Fantasy, Deus Ex, Hitman or Tomb Raider game.
They mystery port is due out sometime next year.
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For some reason, Square Enix thinks it’s a good idea to tie DLC to a single save file. In a Q&A for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, the company revealed that players will permanently lose access to any DLC they’ve gotten if they choose to start a new game.
Q. What will happen to my reward items if I start a game from “New Game” instead of the save file where I have saved my reward items?A. If you start your game from “New Game”, the acquired reward items will be deleted along with your play data.
Furthermore, the items you have received once cannot be resent, so items you acquired in the past will not be usable.
Please keep that in mind if you play a game from “New Game”.
Considering the fact that a Square Enix Members account is required for redeeming DLC in Bravely Default, it doesn’t make much sense as to why the company won’t just tie the accounts to the game and let users re-download the content whenever they want.
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The Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Collector’s Pack comes with a ton of goodies. Then again, for ¥12,800 (≈$164), it better.
The Square Enix e-store exclusive is only available in Japan. It includes: a copy of the the game, a hard bound art book filled with pretty pictures by Akihiko Yoshida, a giant AR poster, a Bravely Default 3DS shell and a couple of soundtrack CDs.
Bravely Default came out yesterday in Japan. Square Enix has yet to announce any plans to localize the game elsewhere.
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