Devil’s Third is soon to be released on multiple platforms including PC
Valhalla Game Studios’ Devil’s Third, a third person shooter / hack and slash game that went into development in 2009 is soon to be released worldwide on multiple platforms including PC. The game has been in development for three years now and launched its first trailers in E3 2010 raising expectations all around.
The game was supposed to be launched by THQ. But according to recent news, THQ has relinquished its rights to the Devil’s Third franchise and the rights have been reinstated to the original developers Valhalla Game Studios. Whether this THQ move was fueled by the unusually long development time is a matter of speculation. On the plus side however, there are certain indications from the developers that the game might see the light of day soon.
Satoshi Kanematsu, CEO of Valhalla Games, said the following on the developers’ website – “To all our fans and members of the industry, we greatly appreciate your support… We will continue to do our best to fulfill your expectations, and we sincerely hope for your continued encouragement and support”.
In recent communications, Valhalla mentioned that the development is still under progress. But it will get launched soon on many platforms. Good news for PC owners as the game comes out on PC, however recent PC releases of some titles have seen configuration issues as the developers are now encouraging PC owners to use gamepads instead of keyboard. If it is really fun to play a third person shooter game using gamepad is a matter of debate. Whether Devil’s Third adopts any such technique is yet to be seen.
The first official trailer for the game was unveiled at E3 2010. The trailer showed some sweet moves with crisp graphics. The combination of third person shooting and hack and slash in the same game seems pretty cool. If the controls are not tricky and if there is a decent storyline then this game should be a blast to play. The game studio has not revealed any storyline though so the replay value can not be assumed as of now.
Kanematsu has confirmed that he is envisioning the Devil’s Third as something more than just another PC game. He is planning manga, novels, animes and probably mainstream movies to expand the franchise. With such ambitions, it is highly likely that the game will spawn sequels. But we have to wait and see the public reception of the game first. Historically, titles that spend too much time in development have a tendency of bombing upon launching (remember Duke Nukem, Dead Island).
Valhalla has taken the first step right though, by appointing Tomonobu Itagaki of Dead Or Alive fame, to handle the Devil’s Third franchise. All in all things aren’t looking bad. Now we just need to wait for the game to come to the shelf. I will update you with a review as soon as possible. Till then enjoy this trailer of Devil’s Third 😉
Posted on July 8, 2012, in Games and tagged blast to play, Devil's Third, hack and slash, multiple platforms, satoshi kanematsu, soon to be released, third person shooter, tomonobu itagaki, valhalla game, valhalla game studios, valhalla studios. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.