One of the biggest surprises of this year’s E3 presentation from Nintendo was the announcement that Devil’s Third would be coming to Wii U as an exclusive title. The game has been in development since early 2010, where footage showcased the game running on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The game was slated to be published by THQ, so when THQ went belly up many thought the project was dead. With Nintendo rescuing the project from obscurity, producer Yoshifuru Okamoto discusses how the GamePad will be utilized.
One example outlined by Okamoto is being able to call air strikes during the multiplayer mode, as well as being able to share vital squad information.
Actually we do have some GamePad usage in multiplayer. As you know, the setting of this game is this fallen state – a chaotic war that has broken out between different factions across North America. Among those different factions, one of the things that is going to lead to victory is the ability to share information, so we use the GamePad as a communication tool. So you will be doing, among other things, calling in air-strikes and sharing information with squad members. It’s something you can imaging the commander on the battlefield holding to give orders.
Currently there’s no release window for Devil’s Third.