Wii U exclusive Devil’s Third, being headed by Tomonobu Itagaki, of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive fame, has not had the smoothest development cycle- it was announced half a decade ago for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in conjunction with THQ, the publisher that went bankrupt shortly afterwards. It has since lurched through development hell, gone through multiple engines, and even had questions raised as to its final release by Nintendo, the publisher that ultimately saved it.
And as you can see in these gameplay videos, all of that strain shows. It very definitely shows. Devil’s Third looks exceptionally rough in these clips, to the point that one has to wonder just how or why Nintendo is willing to put the game out in this state- what happened to their famed insistence on polish?
I guess I can still see some sparks of good ideas in there, though. Pity what happened to this game- with a smoother development cycle, I am sure this might have been something special.
Oh well. Devil’s Third launches exclusively on Wii U.