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Tomonobu Itagaki Talks About Relationship With Nintendo And Devil’s Third

Ninja Gaiden director Tomonobu Itagaki has talked to Joystiq about his relationship with Nintendo and how Devil’s Third came about as a Wii U exclusive. Itagaki says that it was Nintendo who fully understood his vision for the game so they became perfect partners.

“We developed the game up to an early playable version at THQ but then there was the unfortunate end of that company. Then, when we went looking for partners and found Nintendo who really supported my vision. I’m not really sure if it would have been possible ten years ago to be honest, but I’ve had a long relationship with Nintendo going back to the Nintendo and Super Nintendo. Once I went independent, I definitely went over to Nintendo to say hello.

“When people play this game I want them to think, ‘What does it mean to live?’ I want them to think about life itself. What does it mean to be alive? What does someone believe in a world like this? We’re all citizens in a very fragile world order, as if it’s made of a glass, that can shatter at any moment.”

19 thoughts on “Tomonobu Itagaki Talks About Relationship With Nintendo And Devil’s Third”

  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

    I suppose that is the meaning of most humans…

    Mine isn’t though but I’ll still buy your game…

  2. I am intrigued by this mixture of the first and third person action. I’ll have to check it out as more footage gets released.

  3. Sorry but this game looks like shit and it’s going to flop hard, especially as a Wii U exclusive.

    1. A game does not flop because it sell poorly, most of the time a game flop because the team behind it thought they had an unlimited budget and unreasonable expectations, see: Tomb Raider and Resident Evil 6.

  4. Because graphics is the only that matters in a game. I think people are just jealous that N is getting more M-rated exclusives. If these games are not coming to ps4 or X1 why they really care how our games look like. I believe that have a superpowered machine that can handle all third party could be a bad strategy because the sony conference was like “look all this games that comes too to x1 and pc” and the microsoft conference was like “look all this games that comes too to ps4 and pc”. And the nintendo conference was like “look all this super fun games that you will never have even if you buy tos of ram and the best graphic card out in the market.

    Excuse my english.

    1. I own a Wii U. There is no reason why I should be “jealous” of their exclusives. I have seen gameplay and good graphics or not the game looks like a very sub-par shooter. The controls seem weird and from what they shown so far it looks like every other bloody, dark, 1st/3rd person shooter on the market.

      1. Don’t complain about a game looking like shit when monster hunter isnt the prettiest looking one around the block.

        1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

          >.< My sentiments exactly. I love the Monster Hunter games on Wii, Wii U, & soon to be the 3DS, but even I have to admit they aren't the best looking games. They look good but not great.

  5. thenintendoreviewer

    Good on you, Nintendo. Smart move. As for this developer’s vision, it is admirable. Don’t know if I’ll be buying this game or not but I will keep an eye on it as we hear more about it. Looks interesting so far, especially as an M rated Wii U exclusive.

  6. I’m buying this game. Is anyone else doing the same thing?

    Getting this and Splatoon and that’ll cover all my bases in regards to shooters.

  7. I can’t understand for the life of me why so many people are hating on this game so much, who gives a shit if it isn’t the prettiest looking game graphically, it looks fun as hell.

    Reminds me of those just really crazy over the top shooters that are just a ton of fun to play, online or with friends.

    I love how gory it is, games haven’t been this gory in a while. It is like Soldiers of Fortune on steroids with ninja’s. What I find highly amusing, is every one raves about Titanfall but that game doesn’t look that great either and more importantly Titanfall isn’t doing anything new or anything more than this game is but for some reason everyone wants to hate it.

    If it was announced on PS4 or Xbox One the story would be completely different but now that it ended up exclusive to the Wii U everyone wants to hate it bottom line.

    Just like how many stupid fans try to hate on Monster Hunter just because it moved from Playstation systems, I mean I can understand you hating Capcom, I can completely understand that but hating a game just because it isn’t on your platform of choice is retarded.

    1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

      Like sasori. If this game was still multiplat for the Xbox 360 & PS3 and was skipping Wii U, he’d be saying the complete opposite of what he’s saying now.

  8. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

    I can’t wait for this game! It has the same vibe as Red Steel 2. Only instead of being solely 1st person, this game shifts between 1st & 3rd person. This is what I want to see in the next 3D Metroid game for Wii U: shifting between 1st & 3rd person, if the viewpoints aren’t different depending on whether you’re looking at the TV screen or the Gamepad screen.

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