Devil's Third has a lot of promise. But Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive guru Tomonobu Itagaki goes a step further…okay, many steps further.
The notorious "bad boy" of the industry told Edge that his new hectic third-person action/shooter will quite possibly be the "best game of all time." Not exactly known for modesty, Itagaki first clarified that Devil's Third wouldn't be frustratingly difficult, as his Ninja Gaiden titles have often been in the past. THQ game testers are helping him to curb his desire to create break-your-controller challenges. He even went so far as to apologize for the final boss in DoA4: "I'll apologize for it. I'm the one who did that, and I'm sorry." He won't back off on NG, though, as he said those titles were intentionally difficult because they were revivals of classic games for "old-school gamers." As for the current project:
"For Devil's Third, there's absolutely nothing to worry about. We've got support from THQ's testing team, and we're going to work really closely with those guys to balance out the game. It's going to be the best game ever."
Yeah, well, we'll see about that last part. By the way, if you have the capability when the game finally reaches us in 2012, you can play the game in 3D on the PlayStation 3. You should be ready to go by then, right? 3D HDTV, glasses and everything? Anyway, it's just good to hear that Itagaki hasn't gone crazy with his new game…not sure we could handle NG-level difficulty in a action extravaganza like that .