Devil’s Third is set to release soon in most major regions of the world, but things have been silent on the North American front. In the past few days we’ve heard reports that Nintendo of America dropped the game for quality reasons and that a different publisher has picked it up, but nothing is confirmed at this time. Devil’s Third creator Tomonobu Itagaki has chimed in on the subject, urging fans not to believe “lies and rumors.”
Itagaki doesn’t specify which rumors he’s referring to, but this likely has to do with the previously mentioned reports, or at least distorted versions of them. After Unseen64 ran the initial story that Nintendo of America had dropped support for the game, many outlets claimed that the game wasn’t coming to North America at all, which was not what the initial report said. Siliconera followed it up with a second report from a different source stating that Nintendo of America had indeed dropped the game, but that another publisher had picked it up. Additionally, Itagaki could be referencing the fact that Unseen64’s story claimed that the game had poor graphics, serious frame rate issues, and boring gameplay.
At this point we’re not entirely sure what’s happening with Devil’s Third, but all reports seem to indicate that it will still come to North America some way, some how. It just may not necessarily be with Nintendo of America as the publisher. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for new developments.
Source: Tomonobu Itagaki