I was deeply saddened when Tomonobu Itagaki was released from Tecmo. It meant that he was no longer helming favorite franchises of mine Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. Will Tecmo continue his tradition of hyper-violence, gore, and obscenely busty women in his absence?! Who knows. But for the boozin', gamblin', Yakuza lookin' and all around handsome man Itagaki, life continues. That life is his new studio, Valhalla, and his latest game, Devil's Third.
The game looks good. That's it. It's not wowing me like Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden 2 did when those trailers were released, but it looks like he's on the right track at least. Violence? Check. Stylized action? Check. Sexy women? Check. Okay Itagaki-san, color me intrigued. We'll see how this title continues to shape up.