THQ is looking to get rid of Devil’s Third

Posted on May 16, 2012 - 3:00pm by Sean Hinz

The father of balls hard modern Ninja Gaiden series, Dead or Alive games, and boob physics has run out of luck it would seem. While he was able to establish a new studio (Valhalla Games) after his rough departure from Tecmo, THQ has decided that his new game no longer fits their agenda. Instead THQ president Brian Farrell feels

"The profitability profile for Devil's Third no longer met our internal threshold and we are currently in discussions with third parties regarding the future of this title… There were a couple of unforeseen events that happened during the development of Devil's Third. One was the company that Valhalla was using for the engine went out of business, so we had to assist Itagaki and the team with a new engine – it took a fair amount of time and cost a fair amount of money."

While they don’t specifically say which company was developing the engine, it sucks that all this is really coming about because THQ just doesn’t have the money to help them finish it. Activision did the same thing with True Crime: Hong Kong and Square Enix bought that game up keeping United Front on it and changing the name to Sleeping Dogs. There may be hope for Itagaki yet. 

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