After leaving Tecmo, Tomonobu Itagaki has been working on Devil’s Third for a good while since starting up Valhalla Game Studios. He shares another look at the game and all of its main features in a recent video.
Itagaki starts out with an introduction in the video, and announces that the game, which has been in development for a long while, will finally release in Japan on August 4, 2015, and he’s looking forward to being able to play with fans.
We then get a look at some gameplay footage at 1:42 as Itagaki explains how simply making a shooter wouldn’t be fun, so the game has melee action that adds to the shooter, but without forgetting anything that a proper shooter game needs.
At 3:12, they show a little more of the single-player game. The protagonist is named Ivan the Terrible, and he was actually taught an impressive amount of ninjutsu from around the world for a terrorist organization. After a certain incident, he was then arrested by NATO; however, over time, they decided to get his help fight against his former terrorist allies.
Next, we get to see some of the multiplayer action at 5:00. Itagaki explains that the online multiplayer tells the story of what happened after Ivan originally lost. In this mode, you’ll be part of different clans as they fought against each other in cross-combat style.
Not everything about Devil’s Third will be about shooting and killing, as there will be some elements that involve leaving groups and betraying, as it won’t simply be about groups fighting against each other. As Itagaki put it, groups that only know how to fight aren’t what he considers the smartest groups, so there will be some sort of politics to it, too.
Devil’s Third will release in Japan on August 4, 2015 for Wii U.