According to legendary designer Tomonobu Itagaki, whose legacy is the Dead or Alive series, Devil’s Third is a system seller because fans will purchase a Wii U just to play it. In a recent interview Itagaki admitted he wasn’t concerned over fans asking for additional platforms and admitted that if they want to play the game, they’ll purchase a Wii U in order to do so.
I’m not concerned. Looking through my Facebook already I’ve seen a lot of comments that say, ‘I’m going to buy a Wii U just for this.’ I feel that ultimately gamers are the ones who make the future. I remember back when I took Dead Or Alive to the Xbox instead of the PlayStation – there was a certain Newsweek reporter who said, ‘Sony got steak and Xbox got hamburger.’ But what ended up happening is fans of my game came to the platform and it succeeded in the end. I wonder if looking back that reporter would still say the same thing now and if he’d be embarrassed about having written that article.
Are you excited about picking up Devil’s Third? The game has been in development since at least 2010 and when THQ went under as a publisher, the game was thought to be canned as it never went to auction like the rest of THQ’s IP holdings. With Nintendo stepping in to serve as publisher, Itagaki was finally able to finish his game as planned.