Dead or Alive series creator Tomonobu Itagaki believes fans will purchase a Wii U just for Devil’s Third. In a recent interview, the acclaimed Japanese video game designer said he wasn’t concerned over fan claims for additional platform ports, but freely admitted that many would buy a Wii U just for the hack and slash game, and that it will succeed in a similar vein to his past games’ history.
“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.”
Itagaki recently divulged information on his relationship with Nintendo and how Devil’s Third came to be an exclusive for the Wii U. He affirmed that 90 per cent of the game will display his original vision and all violence will remain intact. Despite the less-than-sharp graphics we’ve seen in Devil’s Third so far, let us know if you think the first-person shooter game can make a substantial dent in Wii U sales in the comments below.