Devil's Third launches in Japan and Europe next month and as a result we're seeing plenty of fresh information relating to Tomonobu Itagaki's forthcoming action title.
The official site for the game has just gone live in Japan, and contains plenty of interesting data. For example, the game's online mode is explained in more detail. The main multiplayer mode involves fighting for control of the United States, but there are other modes available, including Team Deathmatch, Cross Fight and Carnival - the latter of which involves players fighting over pieces of fruit. We'll be covering the game's online portion in greater depth in our second Devil's Third preview.
Interestingly, the game will also feature microtransactions which allow you to buy in-game currency using real-world cash. Golden Eggs can either be turned into in-game money or traded for gear which can be equipped in multiplayer. You'll also be able to share your "play status" to Miiverse.
Finally, the size of the game is also detailed. Devil's Third will occupy a whopping 16.4GB of space on your Wii U's internal storage, and each player save file takes up an additional 16MB. If you don't already have one, now might be a good time to invest in an external HDD.
Devil's Third launches in Japan on August 4th and in Europe on August 28th. A North American release is coming later in the year.
Check out our initial impressions of the game here.
[source perfectly-nintendo.com, via nintendo.co.jp]
So far, so good (for my need to explosions and bang bangs). I hope the micro transactions of Golden eggs won't turn the online game into a "pay-to-win" online scenario, I am sure Nintendo won't let that happen, right? RIGHT!?
I'm still interested, the game looks like a lot of fun. But the frame rate issues worry me.
@TruenoGT I will have to trust Valhalla Studios. After all, Itadaki-san is a gentle and reasonable pers... oh my gods, OH MY GODS, WERE ALL DOOMED!
the frame rate looks better in those videos.
Seriously considering picking this one up, even though the initial impressions were so negative.
Really want this for the multiplayer, but I don't want to buy on launch day. Only concern is that by the time I pick it up, the multiplayer might have died down.
"The game will also feature microtransactions which allow you to buy in-game currency using real-world cash."
All of my nope. I know it's optional and all, but it still disgusts me.
First MGSV and now this. UGH.
If there will be microtransactions in the game, I'll only check it out on the free to start pc version. No Wii U version for me.
Is that 16 GB only for digital release? Nintendo hasn't really delved into "you need to download the rest of the game later" thing... sans perhaps Xenoblade Chronicles X. But that's optional.
Also... why f2p elements for Wii U? It makes sense for the PC release, but if people are already forking over $60+ on Wii U...
I'm on the fence about this game.... it looks interesting as a concept, but I would like to read some reviews before giving it a go
@Luna_110 can't tell if serious or not
@Luna_110 There is no single player in the PC version. Wii U version is the complete game and I think will probably have less pay content in it.
@DarthNocturnal Probably to get more money out of the people who pick this game up out of the 5 dollar bargain bin.
Not to disrespect the game or anything, but at this point it would need a miracle to ship so many units....
So, Devil's Third is 16.4 GB, but looks leaps and bounds better than Watch_Dogs did on the Wii U.
Ubisoft, I'm calling you out, you lazy f***s!
It doesn't really specify if the real money is for lazy people or the only way to get stuff. Can you earn game world cash since real money transfers to game world or is game world just real world money and that is it?
Please let the NX either stream games or have proper built-in storage. 16.4gb for one game totaling more than half of the "deluxe" version's storage is crazy.
The 'Free to Play' PC version has made me decide against buying the Wii U version, I'll just pick it up when it's super cheap. No rush.
@Moon the PC version is quite literally half the game. There is no single player aspect to it.
@Vineleaf I'm sure NX will have greater storage capacity I just hope they don't drop flash memory in favor of a mechanical hard drive.
@gatorboi352 Yeah, I know. I'll pick it up one day, but if I can sample the game for free, then I see no rush in paying for it. It's not like it's a Must-Have, anyway....
As long as the Frame rate is patched to a steady 30 (the gameplay trailers seem to indicate this is what should happen), then I'm in. Looking forward to it, I assume Wii U buyers will end up being given a certain amount of money to start out with in online (one transactions worth). I still hope It's cross platform using NNID on Steam too (wishful thinking I know).
Any reason given for why it's so large? The levels described seem fairly linear as opposed to some big open world.would they need that much space for the large multiplayer component?
Seems like Devils Third is screaming for a fighting game spin off
I have no problem with cosmetic microtransactions because that never interests me, but if you get superior equipment with microtransactions then I'm not even going to consider this game.
Are there seriously micro-transactions, when the game isnt even polished yet and still has problems? facepalm
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