NeoGAF member ShockingAlberto, who has a decent track record, is reporting that XSEED are unhappy with Nintendo America’s last-minute decision to publish Devil’s Third. Initially it was reported that Nintendo of America has decided against publishing the troubled title and that another developer would be picking the game up and publishing it in the United States. That publisher was thought to be XSEED. However, Nintendo of America is now publishing the title in North America and this has apparently left XSEED irked and displeased with Nintendo.
XSeed was super not happy with Nintendo taking back publishing. This likely harmed their relationship long term, so we’re even less likely to get situations where Nintendo passes on something and XSeed picks it up.
I’d guess they weren’t coming out and saying so because of an intended marketing plan.
Thanks, Bill H