Bad news ahead for Wii U owners who were looking forward to the upcoming director's cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolutionā€”the game will cost $50 on Wii U, even though it's $30 on other platforms.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut, which will be out on October 22 for Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, is a re-release of the 2011 shooter-RPG with a few new accessories, like new boss fights, better AI, and director's commentary, among other things.

The game was originally announced as a Wii U exclusive with some touchpad-friendly features, but publisher Square Enix later revealed that the game will be on other platforms as well, and that many of those touchscreen add-ons will also be available for SmartGlass (on Xbox 360) and Vita (on PS3).

Today, we've learned that the game will be cheaper on other platforms, too.

ā€œThis is the first time Deus Ex is available on the Wii U," Square Enix said in a statement to Kotaku when we asked about the discrepancy. "We have an extensive feature set which makes full use of the Wii U GamePad, plus we were able to add exclusive features to the Wii U version which we think Nintendo fans will appreciate and truly immerse them into the world of Deus Ex like never before."


Poor Wii U owners. First we find out that the cool-looking exclusive Deus Ex re-release isn't all that exclusive, and now we find out that it's more expensive, too. Granted, you can't get the original game on Wii U like you can on other platforms, but this still feels like something of a slap in the face to the Wii U owners who were excited for this release.

Here's a press release I dug up from March: "MontrĆ©al (March 20, 2013) ā€“ Eidos MontrĆ©alĀ®, a Square EnixĀ® studio, today announced the Directorā€™s Cut of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTIONĀ®, the definitive version of the critically acclaimed action-RPG title, is coming soon exclusively to Nintendoā€™s Wii Uā„¢ system."


Maybe what they really meant was "coming soon exclusively at $50 to Nintendo's Wii Uā„¢ system"?