THE BUZZ: A few details have been revealed about Tomonobu Itagaki’s upcoming action game Devil Third. A member of Neogaf, InfiniteNine, has posted some details and artwork he gathered through a survey he took some time ago. The Devil’s Third is described like an action game “like no other.” Players assume the role of Ivan, an elite commando assassin hellbent on the destruction of terrorist organizations that once brainwashed him into doing their dirty work. A few of the game’s features have been revealed as well:
- Master the art of the kill – Execute your enemies in highly stylized and satisfying ways. Bring artistic death to the battlefield and watch the gore flow.
- Conduct a symphony of violence and rain death upon the world’s deadliest terrorists – You are not an assassin hunting a lone target and then making a run for freedom. You are a commando that attacks the enemy agents head on in the combat zone, and bring a beautiful violence to the battlefield. You strike from behind, above, and face-to-face, switching from target to target on the fly.
- Path of redemption – You redeem your dark past by annihlating the terrorist organizations that you previously worked for, and executing the enigmatic deadly leaders that were once your comrades.
- Become the ultimate online assassin in the most over the top multiplayer game on console – Players fight to the death as lethal ninja commandos, using guns, swords, knives, and bare hands to take out their enemies. Players can bend the laws of physics, allowing them to make mighty leaps and run across vertical surfaces, literally using verticality in the environment as another weapon in their arsenal.
EGM’s TAKE: While the premise sounds like generic, Itagaki is well known for his melee combat gameplay and stylized presentation. This is all we ask for: Give us all the generic elite commando assassins you’d like, if it translates into us cutting enemies up into ribbons we promise not to snicker at the game’s silly premise. It is also surprising that an action game like this would have a multiplayer component to it, so we are very curious of what that will entail.