Earlier today, Nintendo put all speculation to rest and announced that Devil’s Third will be published by the company in North America, and made available “in retail locations” as well as through the eShop in Q4 2015.
Valhalla Game Studios’ Tomonobu Itagaki said:
“Devil’s Third delivers a unique combination of shooting and melee combat to provide Wii U owners with a fresh action-oriented experience. We’ve been working hard on the game and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it later this year.”
It has also now been announced by Valhalla that a standalone version of Devil’s Third is in the works for the PC. While the Wii U game features a single-player story mode and multiplayer, the “free-to-start” version for PC is said to come with “a multiplayer experience tailored for the platform”. Valhalla Game Studios will be entirely responsible for the PC release of the game.
Moreover, Tomonobu Itagaki has released an additional tidbit of information through his Facebook page, saying that the game’s online play won’t be compatible between the Wii U and PC versions. That said, if you were planning on picking up the game on Wii U to play with someone who downloaded the title for PC, that will unfortunately be impossible.