Devil’s Third “well along in development,” says Itagaki

Valhalla Game Studios talking to publishers, expanding gameplay.

Devil’s Third, Valhalla Game Studios’ 2010-announced third-person shooter, is still in development, designer Tomonobu Itagaki confirmed in this week’s Famitsu.

“It’s going along really well,” he said. “We’re discussing things with publishers; we’re continuing to expand on and deepen the gameplay. That’s about the level we’re at.”

The now deceased THQ was the game’s initial publisher, but the company later dropped the title as it no longer ‘fit THQ’s profile.’ The rights were returned to Valhalla.

So why has the game been so under the radar?

“That’s because we haven’t released any information,” Itagaki replied. “It’s like we’re continuing to go along under the surface, waiting for the right timing to launch our missiles. Besides, if we revealed where we were hiding under the surface, it wouldn’t be much of a war, would it?”

Don’t expect the game at E3, though. Itagaki said the timing isn’t right. But don’t worry. The game is “pretty well along in development,” Itagaki said.

“I’m building upon the context I’ve created up to now to provide gameplay that will really surprise people. I’m not sure there’s really a game like this on consoles, and I’d like fans to know that I’m definitely building this up Itagaki-style.”

Thanks, Polygon.

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