Rumors circulated yesterday that Nintendo of America was considering dropping Devil's Third for release in North America. Today, Nintendo reconfirmed it is still coming to Wii U.
In a tweet from the official Nintendo of America twitter account, Nintendo wrote, "We know you are eager to hear more about Devil’s Third. We are excited to bring the game to Wii U and will have more to share soon."
We know you are eager to hear more about Devil’s Third. We are excited to bring the game to Wii U and will have more to share soon.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 11, 2015
The rumors hinting at Devil's Third not releasing in North America cited quality issues with the game. According to sources connected to YouTube channel Unseen64 and Siliconera, the game is apparently not up to Nintendo's quality standards. Nintendo's tweet, which comes from the Nintendo of America account, confirms the game is coming to Wii U in North America.
For more on the game, which comes from Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive's Tomonobu Itagaki, head here for a 2014 interview with the game's producer.
In the tweet Nintendo says, "We are excited to bring the game to Wii U." It's fair to assume that Nintendo is still publishing the game based on that, but you could also make a semantics argument that it means Nintendo is not publishing the game itself, but the game will still be available on Wii U, perhaps published by somebody else. The big takeaway, however, is that we will be able to play the game on North America Wii Us sometime in the future. Right now, I'm interested in the "more to share soon" part of the tweet. Devil's Third has always been an interesting oddity in the Wii U library, and I'm curious to see the final product.