Devil’s Third has been around for quite a while. Originally announced back in 2010, the third person shooter from famed Japanese developer Tomonobu Itagaki was all set to be published by THQ, but then the now-dead company gave the rights back to Itagaki and Valhalla Game Studios in mid-2012.
Ever since then, very little has been said about the project, until now. In the most recent issue of Famitsu (via Polygon), the man behind Dead or Alive and many of the Ninja Gaiden games has said that Valhalla’s first title is still in the works:
“It’s going along really well. We’re discussing things with publishers; we’re continuing to expand on and deepen the gameplay. That’s about the level we’re at.”
When asked why there has been no information on the game in a long time, Itagaki simply said that his studio is waiting for the right time to announce certain things. Devil’s Third won’t be show at E3, but he was still adamant that this project is a special one:
“The game itself is pretty well along in development. I’m building upon the context I’ve created up to now to provide gameplay that will really surprise people. I’m not sure there’s really a game like this on consoles, and I’d like fans to know that I’m definitely building this up Itagaki-style.”