Devil's Third PC, tablet development outsourced

Valhalla taps Doobic Game Studios to bring upcoming action game to PC and tablets; firms establish mysterious joint venture Valhalla&Doobic Co., Ltd.

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The PC and tablet versions of Tomonobu Itagaki's action game Devil's Third will be developed by Doobic Game Studios, Valhalla Game Studios CEO Satoshi Kanematsu announced today. Doobic is based in South Korea and is currently working on online PC shooter Shadow Company.

Valhalla has found a second developer for Devil's Third.

Valhalla and Doobic have signed a technical collaboration contract for Devil's Third that also sees the firms establishing a joint venture corporation called Valhalla&Doobic Co., Ltd. No other projects from the new company were announced.

In addition to PC and tablets, Devil's Third is slated to arrive for home consoles, as well as other unspecified digital devices. Valhalla has not announced a publisher for the console versions of the game. On top of this, Valhalla today reiterated that it plans to expand the Devil's Third property through various forms of entertainment, including film and manga.

Devil's Third was announced at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, and was to be published by THQ. However, outgoing THQ executive Danny Bilson said in May he was not sure if the company would publish Devil's Third, after THQ revealed it was looking to offload the project.

For more on Devil's Third, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

16 comments
bloody_roar_fan
bloody_roar_fan

Japanese always look so Dam cool!!!

Man I whant to go to japan so much!!!

lily_tiger
lily_tiger

"In addition to PC and tablets, Devil's Third is slated to arrive for home consoles, as well as other unspecified digital devices."

 

Translation: Devil's Third will also be available in Kindle format.

BPoole96
BPoole96

Here's to hoping its a decent PC port

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

A South Korean developer? Well, there goes my hope of good keyboard/mouse controls.

badtaker
badtaker

wow  itagaki first game on PC 

i am hyped

 

oflow
oflow

thought this game went on the thq chopping block?

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

would've love to see some kind of release date before this

zaiwen
zaiwen

itagaki should've been a hidden fighter on Tekken Tag 2 hahahahaha

davahsa
davahsa

TY gamespot!  hopefully they make the 2013 window they set in 2010. MOST EPIC 

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

The tablet thing could be very good for them if it turns out to be a good game for it.  Happy to hear about the PC version.  I'll be grabbing it on PC if it's any good.  Ninja Gaiden(Xbox) and Ninja Gaiden 2(360) were absolutely amazing so I've got my hopes high on this one, especially since Ninja Gaiden 3 turned out to be crap when Itagaki left.  It could be a coincidence... could be, or it just shows the difference when the guy in charge is gone.

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

Cool, I play current gen games on PC and this game caught my attention a while back.  Great to see it reaching a wider audience.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

 @jinzo9988 NG2 on 360 was just cheap and buggy mess. Sigma 2 is was way better and added Ayane as a playable character (which is awesome.)  That was made after Itagaki left. It's just a coincidence. The guy has made crap games before. People just focused on his good stuff. NG3 is probably crap because they are making the good one on Wii U. At least that's  my theory.

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

 @SciFiCat

 In my opinion, I do not know about that, because they got another developer that might just port one of the console versions to the PC. I guess it is still good news, though that they have a PC version, so PC gamers could also get to play it.