Today, Nintendo released the video game Devil's Third for Wii U in the US, although you'd be forgiven if you didn't know that. Nintendo's been doing their best to keep it secret. (We apologise for ruining their surprise.)
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Briefly: 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 was 3DS title Yokai Watch 2, which sold 1,006 copies. Guess that means Devil's Third didn't even sell a thousand copies... or maybe it sold 1005! Correction: As pointed out by several Kotaku commenters, Devil’s Third isn't in the sales charts because it’s an Amazon Japan exclusive, so we don’t know how it sold. We apologise for the error.
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 factors that come into play. Devil's Third is an unusual case in that I came to it acutely aware of both its troubled background and a raft of overwhelmingly negative impressions from those who've played it so far. My expectations, then, were fairly low -- and to a point, they were met.
Briefly: 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 the West 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.
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?
Just announced on IGN's E3 livestream, Devil's Third will be showing up only on Nintendo's home console. The unlikely pairing of Tomonobu Itagaki's blood-and-guts fetish with Nintendo's traditionally family-friendly philosophy is a surprise, but the deal does lend credence to earlier statements that the game was close to done.
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?
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.
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.
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.