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.