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.

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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!


Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.