It's been a while since we heard any solid information on Devil's Third, but with E3 fast approaching it seems like Valhalla Game Studios is making up for lost time. Studio boss Tomonobu Itagaki may have kept any insights relating to the Wii U exclusive close to his chest, but that has all changed today - not only do we have a release date, we've also been gifted a new video and loads of lovely screens which show off the game's single and online modes.
Valhalla Game Studios has officially announced the release date in Japan as August 4th, 2015 and August 28th, 2015 for Europe. In celebration, the company has published a brand new video featuring Itagaki himself which takes a fresh look at both single-player and multiplayer game footage.
In addition to the summer release date, the Japanese pricing was also announced at 6,700 Yen – estimated at around £35. European pricing is yet to be confirmed, but we do know that the game will launch at retail and on the Wii U eShop.
Although Japan will get to see Devil's Third before the West, Valhalla Game Studios has kindly provided its fans with new screen shots as well as the box art, which you can view on this very page.
Here's the official PR from Nintendo UK:
Conceived by legendary designer Tomonobu Itagaki, a wild, larger-than-life military thriller Devil's Third, is set to release for Wii U on 28th August, delivering intense single-player and multiplayer third-person action that blends modern military weaponry with brutal melee combat.
At the heart of the single-player campaign is Ivan, a former mercenary let loose from his incarceration to right the wrongs of his past and take down a shadowy terrorist group he once belonged to. With the world's satellites and electrical weaponry having been wiped out, and warfare once again reduced to close combat between soldiers, Ivan must use a colourful array of weaponry to shoot, hack and bludgeon his way through any foe standing in the way of his attempt at redemption. With fast-paced combat and bone-crunching finishing moves galore, a day in the life of Ivan is anything but ordinary…
The game's online multiplayer mode, meanwhile, offers up a grim future whereby the terrorists have won, and chaos reigns supreme. As an ordinary citizen, you can join a clan and help reclaim the United States by forming allegiances with other factions, or go all-out as a mercenary and endlessly assault other player's bases, opting for anarchy over clan diplomacy! But at the heart of the online play is the ability to customise your base alongside other members of your clan, with successful battling resulting in rewards that can be used to improve your defences. With constant assaults from other clans, you'll have to be on your toes to defend your territory.
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