Today, Nintendo released the video game Devil’s Third for Wii U, although you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know that. Nintendo’s been doing their best to keep it secret. (We apologize for ruining their surprise.)
Probably the only thing that most people know about Devil’s Third is that it’s been in development for an unusually long time. Valhalla Game Studios’ debut started life as an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game, announced in late 2011 by publisher THQ, which has since folded.
During its first week on sale in Japan, Wii U exclusive Devil’s Third didn’t make the top fifty on the sales chart. Number fifty, Yokai Watch 2, sold 1,006 copies. Guess that means Devil’s Third didn’t even sell a thousand copies! Correction, 8:06 AM: As pointed out by several Kotaku commenters, Devil’s Third isn’t in…
As a critic, I endeavour to approach each game I play with an open mind. It’s almost impossible, however, not to have some preconceptions when a game arrives for review. Knowledge of the developer, familiarity with the circumstances of its development and experience within its chosen genre are just three of the…
After a little confusion over who’s publishing the game, it’s been announced that Devil’s Third—the next game from Tomonobu Itagaki—will be coming to America in Q4 2015. Valhalla will be publishing the PC version of the game themselves (which will be free-to-play), while Nintendo will be bringing it to the Wii U.
While it seems somewhat unclear as to who is publishing Ninja Gaiden creator Tomonobu Itagaki’s latest game, Devil’s Third in the West, the game will definitely be out in Japan next month. Thank goodness.
Nintendo was supposed to publish the long-in-development Devil’s Third from Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki, but various reports suggest that’s no longer happening.
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?
Thongs. Booze. Many, many stabbings. Drum solos. How the hell is this game on the Wii U?
Just announced on IGN's E3 livestream, Devil's Third will be showing up only on Nintendo's home console.
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…
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.
Devil's Third, the next game from legendary Ninja Gaiden mastermind Tomonobu Itagaki, is on ice for now.
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.
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.