By Andrew Mathieu / June 13th, 2014
One of the most surprising announcements at this year’s E3 was that Devil’s Third is coming exclusively to the Wii U. Developed by Tomonobu Itagaki and his team at Valhalla Game Studios, Devil’s Third was picked up by Nintendo after the demise of the game’s original publisher THQ.
In an interview with Joystiq, Itagaki explains how this all came about and what to expect from the long-in-development action game. “I’m not really sure if it would have been possible ten years ago to be honest, but I’ve had a long relationship with Nintendo going back to the Nintendo and Super Nintendo. Once I went independent, I definitely went over to Nintendo to say hello.”
Devil’s Third takes place in an alternate timeline of the United States in which all technology was destroyed. A civil war has since broken out, and several militias are trying to gain the most territory. While Itagaki is most known for his action and fighting games like Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, Devil’s Third is primarily a third-person shooter, albeit with some extensive melee combat. Itagaki explains, “I prefer to find them in a big avenue. That’s why I tried to pick the most major genre I could think of, the modern shooter. That’s what led me to make Devil’s Third.”
Devil’s Third is currently set for release on Wii U, but there is currently no release date. In the meantime, check out this teaser trailer for the game from E3 2014.
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