Devil's Third is Tomonobu Itagaki's first project since leaving Tecmo and Team Ninja and forming Valhalla Game Studios. From the looks of the trailers, the game seems to be a free roaming third person shooter & hack n' slasher, where you take the role of at least three characters.
The game seems to have everything you would expect from Itagaki in terms of violence, over the top ninja-esque action and an abundant amount of gore. Unlike most premier trailers, this one actually lets the game-play speak for itself, rather than focus on cut-scenes and narration. From this trailer, not much can be said for whats going on in the story. Then again, no one plays Itagaki's games for story.
The main question that arises after witnessing this trailer is simple: where are the scantily clad women? Itakagi is known for finding a way to insert boobs in every game that he is apart of. Where is the girl that never seems to have enough material for making a whole outfit? Otherwise, this game seems to have everything you would expect from the man who is responsible for the DOA and Ninja Gaiden series.
If you haven't noticed yet, Devil's Third does not seem as polished (graphically) as Ninja Gaiden and the other games that Itagaki had developed with Team Ninja. This could most likely be due to the fact that the game is still an early build, but may also be the result of working with a new development studio. It's going be interesting to see if Itagaki can still make A-class titles without the force of his once beloved Team Ninja.
What do you Ranters think could be the reason for these small, but noticeable changes?
Devil's Third is currently in development for Xbox 360 and PS3. An official release date has yet to be announced.