Itagaki Speaks About His New Game

September 29, 2010

Revered game maker Tomonobu Itagaki recently spilled some details about the highly anticipated freshman project from his indie studio Valhalla Games. In an interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, he talks about development, publishing and more.

Hit the break to check out the new details on the game and the interview with this gaming legend. I’ll tell you now though that the release window is still nearly two years from now.

When asked about the game’s progress, he said:

“We’re firing on all cylinders, Right now, we’re busy gathering all the resources that we need for the project. At the same time, we’re also thinking about what development style will get us the closest to our goals — important because we’re anticipating making Devil’s Third a series. It’s a foundation-building process right now, basically. It’s still a while ahead, We want to make this really excellent, so you’re just going to have to hang on for a bit. What I can say for now is that a release next year probably isn’t going to happen — we’re definitely going to make the experience worth the wait, though”

When asked about the game’s main idea, he replied:

“Well, if I told you, that’d spoil a lot of the game, I always treat the story-building process with a lot of care, but the material we’re working with here is particularly elaborate. I’m working together on the script and setting with people like Danny Bilson at THQ, who’s also a TV producer. It’s going to be a great game, and we’re thinking about cross-promoting it with things like a movie, a novelization, even a manga version.”

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He was then asked about Japanese publishing for the game, to which he responded:

“Nothing’s been decided on that yet, THQ may decide to release it themselves, but it’s up in the air still. Either way, though, it will come out in Japan. If we can’t have Japanese people play Japan-made games, then people will say ‘Well, what country are you from, anyway?’ As far as I’m concerned, as long as there are gamers supporting us, then there’s no way I want to make them have to import the game. In a certain way, that’d be like stabbing them in the back.”

Devil’s Third is currently scheduled to release for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and the release date is planned for some time in 2012.

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Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.

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