Devil's Third - Wii U

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Devil's Third (Wii U)
Requires: Wii U Gamepad
Also for: PS3, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: Custom optical disc Arcade origin:No
Developer: Valhalla Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB)
Released: 28 Aug 2015 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
Connectivity: Internet (recommended)
Accessories: Wii U Pro Controller


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Devil’s Third's lead producer is Tomonobu Itagaki, the man who injected life back into Ninja Gaiden and created the Dead or Alive series, so it comes with a certain amount of pedigree.

The game is a hack and slash shooter. Not in the same way that DMC or Bayonetta is a hack and slash game with bullets in it - this literally has two gameplay types and they can be switched between on the fly. It’s an interesting take on a genre that could do with an interesting take.

You play as Ivan, an ex-terrorist and the definition of meat head. Once broken out of jail he joins forces with the US Army to take down his former partners in terror. While his new brothers in arms follow you taking pot shots a the enemy, Ivan shows them how it’s done, running off into the distance and slicing off limbs before putting bullets through some skulls, turning around and mumbling a line and then strutting off like a bad-man.

In terms of gameplay the player is treated to a lot of options in combat, be they shooting from cover or chucking swords at enemies. The left shoulder button is used to evade attacks as well as blocking punches and deflecting enemy melee and fire arms include shotguns, machine guns and sniper rifles.

The game's multiplayer mode has players in a grim future where terrorists have won and chaos reigns. The heart of online play is the ability to work with your clan to build and customise your base, with success rewarded with new rewards to help you further fortify it against attacking players.

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