It’s Alive! Devil’s Third Is 80% Complete, Coming Out Next Year

By Sato . December 30, 2013 . 11:32am

Before Hideki Kamiya and his antics on Twitter, there was Tomonobu Itagaki, best known for creating the Dead or Alive series and his outspoken potshots aimed at rival developers. Itagaki recently revealed that his upcoming title, Devil’s Third, is still alive and is planned for release sometime next year.


Since leaving Tecmo over five years ago, the Dead or Alive creator and other former members of Team Ninja formed Valhalla Game Studios and announced Devil’s Third, an upcoming third-person shooter, as their very first title. Last we heard, they were looking for a new publisher, but we haven’t heard much else since then.


During 4Gamer’s end-of-year talk with developers, Itagaki had a few words to share about the title in question.


“Next year will be the year we’ll be releasing the console game, Devil’s Third,” says Itagaki. “At the moment, it is about 80% complete, and we can about see the end of it. However, there’s still a little more polishing that needs to be done. That’s also one of the reasons I’ve decided to work independently.”


“For you fans out there, I’d like to apologize for making you worry,” he continues. “We’ll be going all out next year, so please look forward to it.”


Devil’s Third will be coming out sometime in 2014 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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  • Pdugna

    ok question…..what is this game?

    • Tre W
      • Pdugna

        ahh ok thanks didn’t know there was a trailer…looks kinda like Wet oddly…

        • brostar

          Was I the only one hoping for the Wet sequel that mysteriously disappeared?

          • Göran Isacson

            While I can’t say that Wet was a very good game, I have to admit that it’s concept had potential and Itagaki could probably do something interesting with it. It does kinda look like that game now that I think about it, so who knows, this might be the game Wet should have been…

            Also I think it didn’t really mysteriously disappeared, the studio folded, didn’t they?

      • X_Bacon

        It looks… fun as hell.

      • Anthony Birken


      • Arcana Wiz

        interesting, i never knew this game existed.

      • FlyingPony

        Free roaming shooter… exactly what I want from a shooting game. And the action sequence like walking on the wall or jumping through the sky.. marvelous!!

  • OneOkami

    I thought they’d found a publisher not long after THQ folded. I can’t remember who (probably not a big name) but I could’ve sworn I read somewhere that another publisher picked it up a while ago.

    • Ramen_Ronin

      Valhalla Game Studios went into a joint venture with Korean developer Doobic Game Studio (Combat Arms).

  • Wasn’t Itagaki hinting at a Wii U port a while back? I doubt it’ll happen, but it might be interesting if it did.

    • Pfantzypantz

      Supposedly it’s coming to PC too, they said that they were looking into more platforms, so who knows yo

      • MrRobbyM

        Hopefully either a PC or PS4 version. I need this game looking and running its best.

  • Bob Obb

    So glad Itagaki is still alive. Ever since he left Tecmo DOA and NG turned to shit. Just please god don’t let Devil’s Third be F2P or MP focused

    • DOA is still good but Ninja Gaiden 3 I can’t stand. No skills needed

      • ALfromHELLSING

        What’s wrong with DOA now? DOA5 is hands down deepest & best DOA ever. If Itakagi was still on board we might have never even got DOA5, cause he did say he was done with Ninja Gaiden franchise after the 2nd game.
        NG3 was a bad game, but Team Ninja fixed everything they could in Razor’s Edge. It was obviously not as good as the first, but was still epic.

  • Kitestwinblades

    I Haven’t heard about this game in a while. Glad to hear we can expect it soon. Cant wait for a new trailer :3

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I’ve been replaying Ninja Gaiden Black! Can’t wait for this game to come out. I look forward to it.

  • prudis

    IIRc PC version was announced aswell back then . Was it dropped?

  • hazelnut1112

    Itagaki better deliver with this game after so much silence with this. I swear if this game sucks people will call it Devil’s Turd instead.

  • brian

    So who is publishing it now?

  • colorblindnightmare

    Itagaki and his team may be better ninja’s than ryu hayabusa himself. Seriously glad that this game still lives!

  • Tincho D

    This made my Xmas and New Year’s Day.


  • ecoutercavalier

    Oh man that is happy news. Thank you oatmeal cookie face!

  • GeneGodHand

    Fuck yeah!!!

  • Elem187

    lol, looks like its a Wii U game…. cool!!

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