Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki is stepping down as Representative Director and Chief Technical Officer at Valhalla Game Studios. Instead, he will become the studio’s Prime Advisor and also work with other studios. Most recently, Itagaki directed Devil’s Third

The multiplayer online for Wii U title Devil’s Third will end in Japan on December 29, Inside reports. In-game microtransactions are also shutting down, and the game will be marked down to 3,618 yen (US$35) from June 24 in Japan. No word on similar changes to the game internationally.

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