Tomonobu Itagaki was previously a part for Team Ninja and is currently working on Devil’s Third for Nintendo at his own studio called Valhalla.
Recently, Itagaki took to Facebook to interact with his fans and answered some of their questions and shared some details on the progress of Devil’s Third. According to Itagaki, Devil’s Third has made significant progress since its reveal at E3.
“Higher-quality textures, improved weapon and environment models, better lighting… it’s looking completely different now.”
He further added:
“Buttons/levers assignment were changed from E3 version. Plus, HUD’s UI was changed, too.”
As I mentioned, Itagaki used to work for Team Ninja. He worked on titles like Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden. One of the fans of Dead or Alive complained about the game, to which Itagaki replied by referring to DOA as his daughter who is ruined over the years.
“I have started to find how/what I can do for my daughter/DOA. Straightly speakin’, my daughter was totally ruined, spoiled. I can’t/shouldn’t avert my eyes from that fact. Many DOA fans here are crying, I will do something for DOA after I finished Devil’s Third.”
How he will help make DOA a better game is anybody’s guess. Maybe Team Ninja will use his expertise to improve the game in the future that is if they agree to have him back and all that.
What do you think? Should Itagaki take part in the development of Dead or Alive? Let us know in the comments.