Tomonubu Itagaki Thinks Gamers Will Buy A Wii U Just For Devil’s Third
Posted by Damien McFerran
"I feel that ultimately gamers are the ones who make the future"
Devil's Third isn't your typical Nintendo-published title — it's loaded with guns, swords, gore and lady's bottoms. Given the family-friendly nature of the Wii U, you might assume that creator Tomonubu Itagaki would be a little worried that this new title will struggle to find an audience on the console, but you'd be wrong.
Speaking to Canada.com, Itagaki — who also created the Dead or Alive series and rebooted Ninja Gaiden — says he is confident that the title will attract players — and it doesn't sound like he has ports in mind, either:
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 hambuger.’ 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,.
Devil's Third was originally announced in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and was supposed to be published by the now-defunct THQ. When THQ folded, Itagaki and his company Valhalla Game Studios were forced to seek out alternatives — and Nintendo was the one which understood the game best.
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