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You Will Never Guess Who Created This Game

I’m pretty confident that if you just watched the trailer for this game, you would have no clue who made it. Here’s a hint: One of the creators is a Japanese developer you’d never imagine involved with a game like this.


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.


See What These Japanese Game Developers Resolve For 2014

As 2013 draws to an end, we look forward to 2014. And with a new year, comes new resolutions — even for game developers.


Devil's Third Isn't Coming Out Soon

It’s been nearly three 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?


Devil's Third Bound For Digital Devices, Too

After being on ice, THQ dumped Devil’s Third, the latest game Ninja Gaiden mastermind and Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki, and gave the rights to Itagaki’s Valhalla Studios.


Japan's Wildest Gaming Designer Wanted To Be In America's Wildest Game

If Tomonobu Itagaki, the hard drinking cigarette smoking game designer behind Devil’s Third, were a video game he’d be Saints Row: The Third. No wonder he wanted to lend his voice to the game.


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.


One Theory Why Japanese Games Aren't As Big As They Used To Be

Ever since this console generation kicked off in 2005/2006, 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.


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]


Man Behind Ninja Gaiden Reveals His Favourite Retro Games

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.