What Devil's Third is About and Why it's a Wii U Exclusive

Devil's Third, was announced as a Wii U exclusive at E3 this year. A bit of a surprise considering the game was originally slated for release on the PS3 and Xbox 360. So why the change in platforms? And what's the game about? » 7/24/14 7:00am 7/24/14 7:00am

Dead or Alive Creator's Next Game "80% Done," Arrives This Year

Late last month, Tomonobu Itagaki of Valhalla Game Studios revealed his new year's resolution for 2014: "finish Devil's Third." According to a recent interview, this may have been more than just a vague promise. » 1/03/14 4:00am 1/03/14 4:00am

Devil's Third Isn't Coming Out Soon

It's been nearly 3 years since Devil's Third was announced. From Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of Ninja Gaiden and Jiggly Ninja Girls Galore – I mean – Dead or Alive, and his studio, Valhalla Game Studios, the apparently hyper-violent action shooter has had a rocky time getting made. So where is it now? Japanese gaming… » 5/30/13 5:30am 5/30/13 5:30am

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. » 7/05/12 1:00am 7/05/12 1:00am

Rumor: THQ Closing Japan Office

Besides letting 14 go in Australia, THQ is rumored to be closing its Japan office. Kotaku is following up with THQ and with Valhalla Studios, who is making Devil's Third for THQ. [Kotaku Australia] » 1/30/12 5:30am 1/30/12 5:30am

Japan's Deadliest Developer Tells The Next Generation To Grow A Pair

I got the chance to sit down with Dead or Alive creator and former Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki yesterday, ostensibly to talk about his studio's upcoming action game Devil's Third. » 9/15/11 12:20pm 9/15/11 12:20pm

Here's One Theory Why Japanese Games Aren't as Big as They Used to be

Ever since this console generation kicked off in 2005/06, Japanese developers have become increasingly irrelevant to the purchasing habits of many Western gamers. There are plenty of theories as to why this is. And Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki has one. » 7/26/11 2:30am 7/26/11 2:30am

Devil's Third Will Shoot Up 2013

Expected for a 2012 release, shooter Devil's Third won't be out until 2013, said the game's designer and board game lover Tomonobu Itagaki. [Game Impress Watch] » 6/14/11 8:30am 6/14/11 8:30am

The Man Behind Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive and Devil's Third Reveals…

The creative force previously behind Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series, now on the upcoming Devil's Third, Tomonobu Itagaki, says he has wanted to make games since he was a teenager. He just didn't want to make video games. » 6/13/11 6:30pm 6/13/11 6:30pm

Three Things Devil's Third Might Have: Dildo Melee, Hard Gay and Wii U…

Tomonobu Itagaki, the man formerly behind Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive games, did not bring his latest creation, Devil's Third, to E3 2011. He promises it will be at Tokyo Game Show, however, and wants to bring death by dildo to yet another THQ-published game. » 6/10/11 4:30pm 6/10/11 4:30pm

This New Devil's Third Trailer Gives You As Much Hard Gay As You Can…

I'll spoil the ending of this new E3 2011 trailer for Devil's Third, the multiplayer action game from the ex-Team Ninja talent, right now: it says wait for Tokyo Game Show. But don't let that deter you. » 6/02/11 4:40pm 6/02/11 4:40pm

The Wait For Ninja Gaiden Creator's Next, Devil's Third, Is A Long One

We got a look at Tomonobu Itagaki and Valhalla Game Studios' next title, Devil's Third, earlier this year, but we won't actually play it for a long, long time. » 8/09/10 6:20pm 8/09/10 6:20pm

Is Dead Or Alive's Creator Interested In Entering Politics? Yes.

Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of jiggly fighting franchise Dead or Alive and the upcoming Devil's Third, is keen on getting into Japanese politics. Oh, he also thinks the country's game industry is dying and that Japan failed to import Western capitalism. » 8/09/10 9:00am 8/09/10 9:00am

Ninja Gaiden Creators Reveal Devil's Third, The Bloody New Shooter From…

Famed video game designer Tomonobu Itagaki and his select group of creative warriors at Valhalla Game Studios are making a new game, Devil's Third, a hyper-violent shooter for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. » 6/11/10 11:30pm 6/11/10 11:30pm

First Look At Devil's Third, The Debut Shooter From Valhalla

The team responsible for the bloody action of Ninja Gaiden and the blistering head-to-head combat of the Dead or Alive fighting game series is taking its shot at shooters with Devil's Third, coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. » 6/11/10 11:30pm 6/11/10 11:30pm