Devil’s Third Coming West Without Nintendo

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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UPDATE: Now, despite evidence to the contrary, Nintendo tweeted this, making it seem as though NoA will be localizing Devil’s Third in the West. Very curious.

Devil's Third action

Just imagine the red eyed assailant is Nintendo

There was a lot of speculation about why Nintendo completely ignored Itagaki’s latest action fest, Devil’s Third, this year at E3. I mean, the game is supposed to be a Wii U exclusive, last I checked, but the game didn’t even merit Treehouse footage, much like Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, which only was discussed during the Treehouse, yet was not mentioned at all during the E3 Direct. Now rumors abound that Devil’s Third is NOT being published in the West via Nintendo, which has understandably upset fans of Itagaki’s work.

Today that rumor is compounded by news from Siliconera that Devil’s Third is indeed coming to our shores, but not via Nintendo. They hint that a publisher they are quite familiar with has taken it upon themselves to publish the dark action game instead, but give no particulars. I personally hope they are right, since I generally love the darker, more edgy games that manage to make it to Nintendo consoles, despite the company’s typical stance against those types of games. I almost always find the ones that do make it over are exceptional, such as Eternal Darkness for the Gamecube and MadWorld for the Wii.

Are you excited about the possibility that Devil’s Third isn’t dead? Could you care less? Does the Wii U not excite you anymore? Chime in on your thoughts below and let us know!


About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!

  • Grant Chamberlain

    Shame that Nintendo isn’t bringing it over. Hopefully it is brought over to the US.

  • DariusQ

    Its a little disappointing that Nintendo didn’t back the game in NA but at least its still coming. I’m guessing the reason they will publish abroad but not in NA is because of the current media climate. Itagaki’s artistic preferences are definitely a hot button subject and western critics seem to be more moved by politics than game quality.