|Developer(s)||Valhalla Game Studios|
|Engine||Darksiders II engine|
Devil's Third is third-person shooter, combined with melee fighting gameplay, featuring online play.
The game's backstory is based on the Kessler syndrome theory. Debris from artificial satellites in orbit has created a cascading effect of collisions, leading to the destruction of nearly all satellites, both civilian and military. In the resulting turmoil, war erupts around the world as the balance of military power is thrown into chaos. Infantry battle is altered in a world without satellite technology. It can be seen from concept art that the game will be taking place around the world with Asian, European and American locations.
This is the first game developed by Tomonobu Itagaki after leaving Tecmo in 2008 and forming his own game studio, Valhalla Game Studios, with other members of Team Ninja who left Tecmo in 2009. This is also the first game Tomonobu Itagaki is developing for the PlayStation 3 and PC. The game is a departure from Itagaki's previous genres, hack and slash and fighting games, as this game is a third-person shooter.
Devil's Third switched engines during its development, as the company responsible for making its original engine went out of business. Since that time, Valhalla Game Studios have continued development using an adaptation of video game developer Relic Entertainment's engine. Although a version of Devil's Third for the Wii U has not been confirmed, Itagaki reports that the game would run perfectly fine on the system. Devil's Third uses the same game engine as Darksiders II.
Originally, the game was to be published by THQ. The intellectual property rights were given back to Valhalla Game Studios, who plan to expand the Devil's Third universe across a variety of digital devices and through various forms of entertainment.
- Michael McWhertor (July 11, 2010). "Ninja Gaiden Creators Reveal Devil's Third, The Bloody New Shooter From Valhalla". Kotaku. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
- "E3 2011: Wii U Capable of Handling Devil's Third".
- "Devil's Third rights returned to Itagaki and Valhalla Game Studios".