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Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil's Third Heads to Wii U in the Americas in Q4

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Devil’s Third, an upcoming shooter game with melee combat from Valhalla Game Studios Co., Ltd. and renowned game developer Tomonobu Itagaki, will launch for the Wii U console in retail locations and in the Nintendo eShop in Q4 of this year. The game is an over-the-top, third-person action shooter that combines modern military weaponry with ninja-style swordplay and melee combat.

“Devil’s Third delivers a unique combination of shooting and melee combat to provide Wii U owners with a fresh action-oriented experience,” said Valhalla Game Studios founder Tomonobu Itagaki. “We’ve been working hard on the game and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it later this year.”

While the Wii U version of the game will be published by Nintendo in the Americas, Valhalla Game Studios will release a standalone version of the game for PC. The Wii U version will feature a full multiplayer mode as well as an exciting single-player story mode, while the free-to-start PC version will offer a multiplayer experience tailored for the platform.

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It should be interesting to see full reviews for this next month when its released in Europe and Japan.

Well, this is interesting. Can't say I saw a PC version coming. Glad for everyone who's wanted this on Wii U in NA!

Looking forward to it.

eddiemunster
Mon Jul 20 15 10:40pm
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this game wouldnt have sold well even if it did turn out to be an amazing game, but waiting so long is only ensuring it will fail. right now NA has a gap in games for wii u which is bigger because of no yoshi til later this year. waiting to release devils 3rd til the end of the year is only making it have to ccompete with all the 1st party titles that will start releasing around that time. quality aside we all know the first party titles will overshadow it.

releasing the game at the same time as the rest of the world would have been the best time since NA has nothing else right now, and it would prevent the game from being overshadowed by 1st party stuff.

Even if it's a mediocre game, the WiiU library is starving right now and nobody should be picky. If the WiiU is your only console, you really need to support this game and show Nintendo that there is an audience out there for adult games on Nintendo consoles.

I think it's fair to say that most people have more than a Wii U. Even if it were my only console, I wouldn't support a mediocre game. I have more than enough to play, even if it means playing an older game. It sends mixed messages if you do buy it. On one hand, it does show there might be a market for that type of game, but it also says that we will gladly accept anything of questionable quality. The eshop is already starting to get flooded with horrible games. We don't need the retail space to follow suit.

The unfortunate truth is that you really have to suck it up and do so if you want to show interest in anything outside Nintendo's usual stuff. So you either buy anything, or keep buying 2-3 consoles or upgrading a gaming PC.

Besides, it's not going to show that we want garbage. It will only say that to Valhalla.

Not to mention, we haven't actually played it. So you could like it. You don't know.

There were plenty of more deserving games Wii U owners should have bought, but didn't. Why would this be any different?

Well, that's ridiculous. If it's not a good game, I'm not going to buy it just because the Wii U library is sparce. In fact, there are enough Wii U games that I missed out on that ARE worthwile, and that probably goes for most people.

You SHOULD be picky, because games are expensive.

I've heard this variety of comments for two gaming gens now, and honestly, it makes less sense the more I reflect on it. On no other family of gaming platforms (not even Nintendo portables) do you see gamers telling one another to support a certain type of game, even if it's mediocre, in order to prove a certain audience exists. What is it with some Nintendo console owners and this need to prove that there's an "adult" market that is so important as to make these rather immature requests?

Nintendo should full and well KNOW the type of audience that exist on its platforms and what games it should be making to cater to it, and if that's not the M-rated action game, then so be it. As an open and independent-minded adult that owns only the Wii U as far as active platforms go, this doesn't compel me to buy Devil's Third in the slightest; if anything, it puts a sour taste in my mouth that I'm being told what I need to support and why I need to support it, even if I don't see myself enjoying the game that greatly. This would be the cause of great rebuttal in any other walk of life, but there are people who have actually supported this idea since the middle of the Wii days, which I find absolutely absurd.

This would be like a seven year-old and telling Xbox One owners that they should buy some run-of-the-mill licensed platformer or puzzle game to prove that "kids games" can sell on the system in massive quantities; the only difference is that audience is quite comfortable with what buys and wouldn't give much attention to the pleas of that young individual. I think it's about time that some Nintendo fans get over this need to look "adult" in the industry's eyes and accept that "adult games" don't have the same importance or impact on Nintendo platforms as they would like and be just as comfortable with this reality as everyone else is.

I'm not telling those interested in the game to not buy it; if you think you'll enjoy it, it's absolutely your call. That's as far as this should ever go, though. This whole reverse-boycotting thing that goes on with every "Mature" game on a Nintendo system NEEDS to go (coughoperationplatinumcough), especially since it's not sending much of a positive message...

catmario
Mon Jul 20 15 10:46pm
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Without considering of this game's quality, releasing this game by NOA is fine as Devil's third is safe and they take responsibility for this game. Just this game's reputation and delayed release date are only matter.
Just good luck to Valhalla and NOA... Actually, I didn't want to buy this game when the reputation of this game go to bad, but I changed my mind though.

there is a PC version?

Multiplayer only.

Free-to-play/start

And considering what we know of the single player campaign, the creator very own words, and the technical framerate issues, it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility if the PC version ends up being a far better product.

You mean like Arkham Knight? Dohohoho...

Mon Jul 20 15 11:04pm
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Maybe I'll try that Free-to-Start PC version first.

Now I hope all those who demanded a NA release actually buy it.

Good on NOA.

Even if the game sucks, it will never not be ridiculous to ignore a title that NOE and NCL both picked up.

Q4? But we need games now. Even questionable quality games such as this.

I guess this can't be held up to the likes of Xenoblade and Fatal Frame, but isn't this a lot of games coming out at the end of the year?

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