Nintendo may not get GTA V, Fallout 4, or the latest Doom, but gamers who own a Wii U will still be able to get their fill of violence in Devil's Third.
Nintendo is known for developing games that are safe for all audiences, and these games are typically not very violent. That's all well and good, but not even Nintendo can ignore that violent games represent a cornerstone of the gaming market. Nintendo seems to know that it can't have a successful game console without a few shall we say darker games, and to that end the company purchased Valhalla Games a few years back.
Valhalla Games was working on Devil's Third when Nintendo snapped it up, and the title was originally being designed for Xbox. The game is essentially a first-person shooter, but at times it shifts into melee combat and swordplay. Similar to Bayonetta 2 released last year, this game gives Nintendo's older audience an action-packed game in place of the countless other games of this nature released on other consoles but not released on Wii U.
What is unique about this title is that it is not a straight Wii U exclusive. Nintendo will publish a full game with a single-player story mode and an online multiplayer mode on the Wii U, but a separate copy of the game will be published and released on PC.
The PC version of the game will only be available for the online multiplayer experience and won't include the single-player story mode. Currently, there aren't any plans to take the game to any other system, but it is interesting that Nintendo would allow a company it owns to publish a game on anything besides a Nintendo console.
Because the single-player story isn't included on the PC version, and as a result is less likely to harm sales of the game on Wii U, this could be an attempt by Nintendo to pick up some extra revenue by opening one of its games to a wider audience while keeping the core content on its own console.
The game is expected to launch some time in Q4.