It launched elsewhere in August, but Devil’s Third this week became available across North America.
But the Wii U exclusive’s arrival was met with muted fanfare, Nintendo of America publishing an action-packed launch trailer on YouTube but notably haven’t made any grand effort to publicise the game’s release.
As the first game to be developed by Tomonobu Itagaki after departing Koei Tecmo Games, Devil’s Third has been largely met negatively by critics. The Wii U exclusive is sat with an overall 44 rating on Metacritic, such aggregated Metascore calculated from reviews penned by 46 critics.
We weren’t particularly keen ourselves in our Devil’s Third review, concluding: “On the whole, Devil’s Third isn’t quite the breakthrough that Itagaki promised it would be. There’s certainly promise on display, but the creator’s vision is never wholly realised resulting in a release that fumbles far short of providing unrivalled thrills. It packs enough content, but fails to strike a killer blow.”
Devil’s Third is now available exclusively for Wii U worldwide.