Ever since it was announced at last E3 that Nintendo had rescued Devil’s Third, much like they had Bayonetta 2, and that the game would be coming exclusively to Wii U, there has been a lot of skepticism about the title. The re-reveal trailer looked absolutely janky, with none of the finesse or style that director Itagaki has come to be known for with his Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden games; it was going to be a multiplayer shooter on a system with a minuscule install base, and it just seemed wildly scattershot and schizophrenic.
Well, it seems like Nintendo of America, at least, agrees with all the criticism the game has been getting, because apparently, they will be foregoing the release of the game over in North America altogether. Unseen64 reports that Nintendo of America has decided to not release the troubled game in the region- this explains the game’s mysterious absence during E3, as well as from Nintendo’s website.
Early reports from those with access to press copies in Europe and Japan indicate the game isn’t fun and has frame rate issues, so it doesn’t sound like we are missing out on much, but I guess if this was something you were looking forward to, it’s going to be a bummer for you.