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Itagaki teases Devil's Third reveal with updated logo

Valhalla Game Studios' debut title was first announced in June 2010

Tomonobu Itagaki has teased plans to "finally reveal" the long-delayed Devil's Third later this year.

Initially planned for an early 2013 release, the current-gen action game hit a major bump last year when unexpected costs related to development of its engine prompted now-closed publisher THQ to drop the title.

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Ahead of THQ's eventual bankruptcy all of Devil's Third's rights, including development and distribution, were transferred from the publisher to Itagaki's Japanese development outfit, Valhalla Game Studios.

The designer wrote on Facebook this week: "As already announced, we'll finally reveal "Devil's Third" this year!

"You can see that we've upgraded our title logo. I wanted to go for the metallic feeling of the Breitling that I love so much. But I don't really wanna tell you exactly why, sorry;D"

Last May, Itagaki said the game - which was first revealed with this Devil's Third trailer back in June 2010 - is currently "pretty well along" in development.

"I'm building upon the context I've created up to now to provide gameplay that will really surprise people," he said. "I'm not sure there's really a game like this on consoles, and I'd like fans to know that I'm definitely building this up Itagaki-style.

"It's like we're continuing to go along under the surface, waiting for the right timing to launch our missiles. Besides, if we revealed where we were hiding under the surface, it wouldn't be much of a war, would it?"

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