Devil’s Third, an upcoming shooter game with melee combat from Valhalla Game Studios Co., Ltd. and renowned game developer Tomonobu Itagaki, will launch for the Wii U console in retail locations and in the Nintendo eShop in Q4 of this year. The game is an over-the-top, third-person action shooter that combines modern military weaponry with ninja-style swordplay and melee combat.
“Devil’s Third delivers a unique combination of shooting and melee combat to provide Wii U owners with a fresh action-oriented experience,” said Valhalla Game Studios founder Tomonobu Itagaki. “We’ve been working hard on the game and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it later this year.”
While the Wii U version of the game will be published by Nintendo in the Americas, Valhalla Game Studios will release a standalone version of the game for PC. The Wii U version will feature a full multiplayer mode as well as an exciting single-player story mode, while the free-to-start PC version will offer a multiplayer experience tailored for the platform. Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
As I suspected it looks as though Liam Robertson from Unseen64 was initially right as sources close to Nintendo of America have stated that the company is now considering publishing Devil’s Third themselves after all the backlash from disgruntled fans. Understandably fans were displeased to learn that Nintendo of America wouldn’t be publishing the game and were rather vocal about this on social media and various forums. This has made Nintendo of America think twice about publishing the game because if the enthusiasm is there, then why not publish it? We did hear from ever reliable Emily Rogers that the game was going to be picked up by XSEED, however in light of things, that looks set to change with Nintendo of America considering publishing the action-packed title themselves.
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One thing a lot of you were left asking after this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles is where was Devil’s Third? We’ve already found out the release date for Europe, Japan and Australia. However, Nintendo of America refuses to acknowledge the game’s existence. NWR managed to catch up with Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications, at E3 and as you would expect he also didn’t have a lot to say about a US release for the game.
“I don’t have anything for you on Devil’s Third. Sorry,”
Nintendo of America has revealed a new limited edition bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. Set to rival the European limited edition, which sees a Majora’s Mask pin badge included, fans in North America will be able to get their hands on a special Skull Kid figurine, along with a physical copy of the game at select retailers for $49.99.
Though Nintendo of America has yet to announce a launch date for the upcoming remake of the fan favourite game, the limited edition bundle will launch the same day as the standard copy of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. We’ve yet to get a closer look at the figurine, but for now make sure you check out the boxed edition pictured above. Here’s the official word from Nintendo:
Fans of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask know the significance of the Skull Kid character. He is the face of the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and, just like the game itself, can be described as mysterious and foreboding.
Now fans can own a beautiful collectible Skull Kid figurine to accompany them on their adventures by purchasing the limited-edition The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D bundle at select retailers at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The bundle launches on the same day as the game and includes both The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game and the detailed Skull Kid figurine. The launch date will be announced at a future time.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D follows in the footsteps of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which launched for the Nintendo 3DS system in 2011. Like that game, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is a reimagined version of a classic Nintendo 64 game with updated 3D graphics and new features.
The team over at Loot Crate have provided some more information about their Amiibo Loot Crate subscription service. The company will have two different subscription plans running. If you’re considering buying into the Loot Crate scheme be sure to watch the video, above.
Nintendo of America has tweeted an infographic which shows announced games for Wii U along with their release dates. Most of the titles we already knew were coming in 2015 such as Zelda and Splatoon, but the infographic lists Star Fox, Project Guard and Project Giant Robot as coming next year. Whether they actually will remains to be seen, but it’s certainly promising news.
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Nintendo of America has confirmed that the long-awaited Bayonetta 2 will be arriving in North America on October 24th. The game features over-the-top battles with wild weapons that take place in gorgeous set pieces. A new snake transformation lets Bayonetta better navigate underwater. The original Bayonetta game, complete with some Nintendo cosplay options for the powerful heroine, comes bundled with the retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.