Devil’s Third is one of Nintendo’s bizarre pick-ups that is just too unique not to be on the Wii U. The military thriller is odd, but is sure to strike a chord to the same audience that received Bayonetta 2 and some of the once-exclusive Japanese titles that we have been begging for, but are just now receiving. Today, a release date was confirmed for Europe and Australia, putting the official street date at August 28th for Europe and just a day later for Australia and New Zealand.
Here are some more details about the plot and what to expect from the online multiplayer:
At the heart of the single-player campaign is Ivan, a former mercenary let loose from his incarceration to right the wrongs of his past and take down a shadowy terrorist group he once belonged to. With the world’s satellites and electrical weaponry having been wiped out, and warfare once again reduced to close combat between soldiers, Ivan must use a colourful array of weaponry to shoot, hack and bludgeon his way through any foe standing in the way of his attempt at redemption. With fast-paced combat and bone-crunching finishing moves galore, a day in the life of Ivan is anything but ordinary…
The game’s online multiplayer mode, meanwhile, offers up a grim future whereby the terrorists have won, and chaos reigns supreme. As an ordinary citizen, you can join a clan and help reclaim the United States by forming allegiances with other factions, or go all-out as a mercenary and endlessly assault other player’s bases, opting for anarchy over clan diplomacy! But at the heart of the online play is the ability to customise your base alongside other members of your clan, with successful battling resulting in rewards that can be used to improve your defences. With constant assaults from other clans, you’ll have to be on your toes to defend your territory.
Unique and mystical are definitely two terms that perfectly fit with Vahalla Game Studios’ latest. Check out the screens and art below, and mark your calenders appropriately for Devil’s Third to hack and slash on your Wii U.