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Devil’s Third still exists, coming in August

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Devil’s Third is a game I’ve been interested in for what seems like forever. Coming from the guy who brought you the Xbox’s brilliant Ninja Gaiden. It was originally set to be a multiplatform action title, but ended up in limbo after would-be publisher THQ went belly up. A hyper-violent action shooter, the unlikeliest of publishers came in to save it: Nintendo.

Obviously looking to draw in that “core” gamer crowd for its Wii U, Nintendo’s doing publishing duties on the game, which now has a release date: August 28 this year. Here’s former Ninja Gaiden director and Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki talking the game up in Japanese, followed by most recent footage of the game in action.

I think Itagaki is a master of action games – and his guiding hand was very much missed in the rather awful Ninja Gaiden 3, but I’m just not feeling Devil’s Third much anymore. The game looks like it’s taken several steps backwards, harkening back to the sort of things you’d see on the PlayStation 2. I’m very probably judging that on its visuals alone, which is a terrible thing to do, and it very likely plays rather well given its heritage, but judging from that footage (and really, just that footage) I’m finding it hard to be excited.

The game was first announced in 2010, as the first game from Itagaki after his departure from Tecmo and Team Ninja in 2008. It’s had more than its fair share of woes, switching publishers and engines half way through.

It looks a bit like it’s still stuck in 2010.

Last Updated: June 10, 2015


  1. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    June 10, 2015 at 15:03

    Mehvil’s Mehrd?


    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      June 10, 2015 at 15:08

      Read the tags 😀


      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        June 10, 2015 at 15:09

        I did, just had to add one


        • Pariah

          June 10, 2015 at 15:11

          Next time, make it a clever one, k?



        • Hammersteyn

          June 10, 2015 at 15:45

          heh mehnja maiden


          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            June 10, 2015 at 15:50

            That sounds like the name of a boring anime visual novel game.

  2. kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    June 10, 2015 at 15:26

    Yeah…Don’t think this game is gonna be good. I don’t even know what drew me in initially lol That Teaser when it was with THQ still was awesome. It indeed looks like a PS2 game now.


  3. Hammersteyn

    June 10, 2015 at 15:47

    If I wanted to see a guy talking in a foreign language on a couch I’d subscribe to ISIS


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