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Nintendo of America Reconsidering Stance On Devil's Third

by Donald Theriault - July 14, 2015, 6:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

The on-again, off-again relationship may be on again.

Nintendo of America might be publishing Devil's Third in North America according to sources close to the company. The reason being? The fan outcry over Nintendo's American branch passing on the Wii U exclusive has Nintendo of America scrambling to save face.

When last we heard about Devil's Third, Nintendo of America wasn't planning to bring the game to America at all. Instead, they were going to rely on a third-party company to bring it to the region. That third-party company was, according to numerous sources, reportedly going to be Xseed, who also published The Last Story and Pandora's Tower in North America.

However, when the news of Nintendo of America passing on Devil's Third hit social media, everything exploded. The large outcry reached Nintendo of America and the company issued a brief Twitter statement confirming news on Devil's Third is on the way. Similar language was used when The Last Story was revealed to be published by Xseed in a Nintendo Direct, the most recent rumblings suggest that Nintendo of America might be publishing Devil's Third now because the company doesn't want it to seem like they don't support their own products.

We hope to have gameplay impressions of Devil's Third, as well as confirmation of the title's North American fate, very soon and will keep you updated as we are able to confirm more information.

Talkback

EnnerJuly 14, 2015

Quit playing games with Itagaki's heart!

ThePermJuly 14, 2015

Quote from: Enner

Quit playing games with Itagaki's heart!

http://youtu.be/Ug88HO2mg44

SorenJuly 15, 2015

NoA found out their remaining fanbase was basically just the vocal minority.

ejamerJuly 15, 2015

Quote from: Soren

NoA found out their remaining fanbase was basically just the vocal minority.

This made me laugh.  :)


I still think that they are in a no-win situation ever since backing away from publishing the game.
* Release it, and they are releasing trash in an effort to cater to vocal minorities.
* Don't release it and they are abandoning their fanbase and writing off Wii U early, while looking worse than Nintendo departments in other regions who were still publishing the game.


Oh well. I've already lowered my standards with the framerate in Watch Dogs, this doesn't seem like big leap from there.

MythtendoJuly 15, 2015

Quote from: ejamer

Oh well. I've already lowered my standards with the framerate in Watch Dogs, this doesn't seem like big leap from there.

The frame rate for Watch Dogs (at least the console versions) is a solid 30 FPS, so not sure your issue with that.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 15, 2015

Release it, but only to people who pre-order it via their webstore.  Let the vocal minority put their money where their mouth is. ;)

Luigi DudeJuly 15, 2015

If NOA publishes it themselves it'll more then likely be eShop only.  That's the cheapest and easiest way to do it and lets be honest here, the only people that will actually want to play it after all the terrible reviews come out will be the most hardcore fans who'll have no problem downloading it.

ejamerJuly 15, 2015


eShop only release seems likely, which kind of sucks for me but is what it is.


I wouldn't mind seeing them sell retail only through limited channels (ie: webstore, or retailer exclusvie, or whatever) as long as it's widely accessible and not limited to the New York store.

Quote from: Mythtendo

Quote from: ejamer

Oh well. I've already lowered my standards with the framerate in Watch Dogs, this doesn't seem like big leap from there.

The frame rate for Watch Dogs (at least the console versions) is a solid 30 FPS, so not sure your issue with that.

Did you play the Wii U version?  If so, did you try driving... or just spending much time outside in open areas?
Other consoles might be a solid 30 FPS, the Wii U release most definitely isn't (unless it's been patched).

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