THQ Gets Rid of Devil's Third, Itagaki's Studio Now Owns it

Last we heard, Devil's Third - the latest game from Ninja Gaiden mastermind and badass Tomonobu Itagaki - was on hold as publishers THQ looked to offload it. Well, now they've offloaded it, giving all rights back to the developers, Itagaki's Valhalla Studios.

"THQ confirms that the company will not be publishing Devil's Third," a THQ spokesperson told Eurogamer. "All of the game's IP rights have been returned to Itagaki-san and the Valhalla team."

Seeing as the game was so far off, and that we've barely seen anything from it, it's hard to muster many feelings one way or another on the project. But hey, Itagaki has his fans, so hopefully someone can come along and throw a little money their way, get this thing on shelves (or at least in a playable state so we can take a look at it!)

Devil's Third rights returned to Itagaki and Valhalla Game Studios [Eurogamer]