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We also received passionate supporting messages from fans all over the world. We would like to introduce some of them here.
All of us including CEO Kanematsu and CTO Itagaki have read all of your messages. We are pumped up. Thank you very much.
We will put all our efforts into making a great game that fulfills your hearts with a deep impression and excitement.
Please look forward to it.



Itagaki San,

You are my favorite game designer of all time and one of the main reasons I entered the industry. I was so sad to see you leave Tecmo, and to be gone for so long. I am very happy to see you resurface at your new home, Valhalla! I look forward to your future projects very much!

PS: I still play Ninja Gaiden 2 to this day. You are a genius!

March 6, 2010
Christian Van Meurs
United States

公式サイト発表おめでとうございます。
忍者外伝、DOAを凌駕する華麗なアクションゲームを期待しています。
一ファンとしてタイトルの発表を楽しみに待ちたいと思います。
発売日を延ばさない開発を期待しています(笑)

March 6, 2010
荻篠
United States

Hey there!

This is just a quick message to let you guys know that I'm really looking forwards to seeing your games. I was a big fan of Team Ninja's work back in the days that Itagaki and co were working for them, and I'm highly interested to see what Valhalla Game Studios have to show the world.

I met Tomonobu Itagaki five years ago at the Tokyo Game Show (I was the European entrant in the Master Ninja Tournament finals) so if you could also let him know that I'm glad to see him returning to games, I'd highly appreciate it. Oh, and that I also took his advice on going to visit Akihabara, too.

So, I'll finish this off by wishing you guys all the best going forward!

March 8, 2010
Darren Forman
Scotland

板垣さん、待ってました! 初代DOAの頃からのファンとして、一日も早い新作の発表を楽しみにしています! ヴァルハラゲームスタジオの皆さんがんばってください! あとロゴが最高です!

March 8, 2010
田中 和久
Japan

Valhalla Team, congratulations, the site is awesome, rox a lot. \o/\o/\o/

A giant sucess with the site and the game too.

ps.: I'm counting the day to see the game that you all are working. :)

March 8, 2010
Helcio L. da Silva
Brazil

Congratulations on the new studio, the new site looks great! I don't know if you remember me, but I wrote an email to you back when you were still with Team Ninja titled "Team Ninja's Biggest Fan!". My Team Ninja tatoo was even quoted in an issue of Famitsu! I just wanted to wish you all the best! I can't wait to see the new game you all are working on. I'll be traveling to Japan later this year with my wife. Maybe I can stop in for a drink and an autograph perhaps? Cheers!
Lastly, here are the pictures I sent in that previous email I was talking about:
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t4/blackaneseninja/TMtat.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t4/blackaneseninja/Ryustand.jpg

Keep up the good work guys!

March 9, 2010
Charles Graham
United States

世界中のファンの希望と想像を超えるタイトル開発して
これが「Made in Japan」だと力強くアピールしてください。

March 9, 2010
M. Naoki
Japan

セガサターン版の頃から板垣さんのゲームは全部遊んでます
特にDOA3が一番のお気に入りで、ブラッドウォンの酔拳でずっと遊んでました
板垣さんのゲームをまた遊べることがもう待ち遠しくて仕方ありません
いつ発売されるんですか?
最高の作品を期待してます

March 10, 2010
池袋BW
Japan

Nothing really special just wanted to wish you guys all the best with whatever you make. I hope it will be something truly special.

March 10, 2010
Stealth Finger
UK

HI, im a spanish gamer, a fan of good gamers, and for the "operture" of Valhalla Game Studios website, I wish the better luck for all staff in this new adventure.

Im waiting news for yours future proyects

March 10, 2010
Jose Francisco Santos
Spain

かすみとあやねも移籍させて下さい。 お願いです。本当にお願いです。

March 10, 2010
kunoichi
Japan

Hello i am a huge fan, many congrats on VALHALLA. I wish to design Video Games one day, but am currently a musician. My 1st album VAST TRANCE in available for sample on I TUNES. I would be most interested to know if you require any music for any future PROJECTS. I make wicked Trance but i can make all sorts of music... Just ask and you Shall Receive ! Thank you, and congrats again.

March 12, 2010
Viko V Rubin a.k.a. XCO
United States

どこまでもついて行きます

March 13, 2010
浪速の超忍
Japan

Hi

Congratulations for Mr.Itagaki and all the team at Valhalla Game Studios for your come back to the gaming scene. I'm looking forward to play your first game.

Best wishes from Spain.

March 14, 2010
David Cisneros Parra
Spain

great studio i cant believe the title 5+

March 15, 2010
Antonio Jones
United States

板垣さんが居ないゲーム業界は考えられない
ヴァルハラは最高です
これからもガンガン口撃しまくって下さいw
応援し続けます

March 16, 2010
LAM285
Japan

I have followed your career since Dead or Alive on PS, and you haven't disappointed me. It is great that you have started a new studio, and I wish that you have a great future and make enormous leaps and bounds when it comes to game programming. Thank you for making games that are challenging to complete! Look forward to seeing your latest franchise!

March 16, 2010
Joseph Albarran

I just want to say that I'm very happy to see Itagaki is back. I cant wait to see VGS's first project. I like the simple layout of the site. It's like a haiku, you don't need a lot of words to deliver a message.

A question unrelated to the site - Will VGS make cross platform games, or will you primarily stick to Microsoft tools?

March 16, 2010
Brian Agatonovic
United States

板垣様
この2年間、さびしかったです。
ようやく、顔を出して登場してくれて、とても嬉しいです。
DOAやニンジャガ以上に興奮させられるゲームで、一日も早く遊べることを楽しみにしています。待たされた分、期待も大きいです。
絶対に裏切らないでください。

March 17, 2010
KUMA
Japan

hi

it's glad to know you guys are back in the business

i'm looking forward for your next videogame

i'm sure it'll be a hugehit like the previous one you made

sincerly yours

March 17, 2010
Luciano
Italia

Hope to play soon another masterpiece!

March 18, 2010
Giovanni Di Gregorio
Italia

忍者集団ここに在り。
抜忍達が世界を驚かせるタイトルを開発する事を願っています。
忍者物で是非お願いします。

March 20, 2010
腰丸
Japan

板垣さん、ヴァルハラゲームスタジオの皆さん。
ついに旗揚げですね。本当におめでとうございます。

幼いころから、DOAやニンジャガシリーズで育った私にとって、今回の発表は何よりの朗報でした!
この際、ゲームハードに関する贅沢は言いません。とかく、コスチュームにばかりこだわったキャラゲーや、難易度激アマのヌルゲーばかりが溢れる昨今、皆さん達だけは、いつまでも変わらずに、こだわりのゲーム創りを続けて頂き、現在のゲーム業界に風穴をあけて下さる事を心より期待しています。

March 25, 2010
岡部 量
Japan

I just want to congurates you with the new studio and I hope you the best of the best all time.

You are and will be my favorite.
I was so glad when you came back. Bst wishes and best health for you Itagaki sama.

I cant wait to see your work. And I hope someday I will meat you and you'r incredible staff.
I think and hope you will be the head of the xbox game studio on japan. You Deserve it. Stay With The xbox Itagaki Sama. I love you all

March 31, 2010
Joseph Husein Mohamed
Iraq

It's good to see Mr. Itagaki and team back in action! I as well as many others look forward to supporting your studio. Mr. Itagaki is an honorable man who stands by his convictions and never backs down! Just like a true honorable warrior!

God Bless VGS

March 31, 2010
Shawn
United States

ファミ通のインタビュー記事で知り、ホームページを見に来ました。
板垣さんの対談でのお話もヴァルハラゲームスタジオの哲学も最高にカッコ良かったです。HPも思わず読み込んでしまいました。
対談を読んでいてJapanにもこんな職場があるのかと感動しました。僕も麻雀始めようかと思います!笑
ヴァルハラゲームスタジオからどんなゲームがでてくるのかとても楽しみにしています。忍者外伝の時のように世界をひっくり返すような、最高のゲームを創ってください!

追伸:後ろに飾ってあったJapan刀は本物ですか?板垣さんほどJapan刀が似合うJapan人はいないと思いました笑

April 2, 2010
(g.u)
Japan

格闘ゲームも作って下さい。お願いします。

April 5, 2010
ジャンリー使い
Japan

Hello there VGS!
I'm a big fan of your work on NG and DOA. I even managed to get my girlfriend into playing NG. At first she called it: "O jogo do odio"(I'm brazilian) in other words "The game of hatred".
Those white ninjas at the begining of the game really shows that the game is not messing around. Since then she started to love your games just like i do. No other game is that satisfying.
Looking foward your next big thing as VGS! It'll be a day 1 buy for me. Please keep updating frequently the website like this!

GO VGS!!!
-----------
Your brazilian fan,

March 30, 2010
Rodrigo Lourenco.
Brazil

Itagaki-san,

I have been an avid fan of your Ninja Gaiden series and have been playing them for quite a while now. I had a question about Ninja Gaiden 2, in general. The obliteration technique system was a genius design; however, some aspects of the game seemed "rushed." All I would say, is that it would be awesome if your next game would use a battle system like the Ninja Gaiden 2 system. Thank you very much for all of the hardwork you have done, and please continue to make the best games. Also, I hope you do get a chance letter, maybe not as information, but as a greeting and thanks.

THANK YOU,

April 9, 2010
Khan
UAE

My name is Donato and Italian.
I am a big fan of the master Itagaki, I wanted to know if in future projects of Valhalla Game Studios there will be some fantastic game like Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, or the magnificent Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball, there will be some game full of beautiful girls as the masterpiece that gave us the master? a great hope for the development of good games like we have used all these years.
One of your fans who will remain so forever.


April 20, 2010
Donato
Italy

Hello Valhalla, I have been thinking a lot about what to say to you. As I am one of your biggest fans, when news broke on the evening that Ninja Gaiden II was about to be released that Itagaki-San was going to be leaving Team Ninja and Tecmo, my heart fell to the floor. I was extremely worried about Itagaki-San, the team and the games that you have all been working on for so many years and what was going to happen to them. It's so great to see so many of your key people with you Itagaki-san! I have full confidence that you will all make something that will surpass your pass works, you are all geniuses and you are all the reason that I even got into playing video games, when I first played DOA1 in the arcade it was amazing and then when you showed DOA2 for the first time, it was the most amazing thing I ever saw. And Itagaki-San, never stop being who you are, you are a huge inspiration to me. Thank you for all the wonderful games that you have made over the years and t he new ones that have yet to come.

April 21, 2010
Gavin Sherlock
United States

Thank you for all your past games and now thank you for Valhalla Game Studios.

I've never been more impressed with a videogame than I was with the two Ninja Gaiden Games.

Looking forward to Valhalla Games!

April 29, 2010
George A.
United States

Welcome back Mr Itagaki!!

So glad you have a new studio, and have retained the core members of Team Ninja.

We eagerly support and await your present and future projects.

If you ever need a beta-tester, let me know! I know it is tedious work...but I can take it.

May 1, 2010
Michael Robinson
United States

It's great to see you're still making games!
NG:B and NG2 are both brilliant games and their combatsystem is unmatched!!
Pure awesomeness in my book.

I hope you will continue your efforts,because you've proven to understand what serious gamers like!

Good luck with your future products!

May 4, 2010
J.Reintjens
The Netherlands

hi there,first of all,i want to say its great to see this site and everyone who used to create great games i played

I like games and consider it as the best way to interact with something you interested in,even knowledge,experience and life style.

Year by year,time passes by. Getting old is just like an Sin and it means people won't have too much time on a slow-paced game like some "Traditional Japanese Games" again,though they have great story,great 2D design and music but they are really really lack of interactions when you compared them with some western games.

Many gamers I know love the game which players can just sit down and play,then immerse into the world quickly of course.

People play game not game plays people right?

btw,cross talk are really fun :D
Looking forward VGS first game title.
Best wish

March 13, 2010
張威翔
Taiwan

I wish you all the best of luck, and cannot wait to see what you will unveil. Will there be an announcement and some details at E3? I hope the new main character is as cool as Ryu Hayabusa, if so, an amazing feat. Thanks,

April 8, 2010
Scott
United States

Itagaki San & Team,

I don't know if this is the correct method of congratulating you for your new studio but here it is. I've been a fan of the Dead or Alive Series and of course both Ninja Gaiden Games and I am anxiously awaiting your new game. I hope to see some info about it soon, but of course I'm certain you will take your time to get it to a level of perfection. Keep up the good work and congratulations again.

April 20, 2010
Alex De la Rosa
Mexico

Hello Itagaki & Valhalla Game Studios,

This is my second message to you. I will keep this one shorter than my previous message. I just want to wish you the best with your new projects. You have hardcore fans here who are veterans from your previous works. We are eagerly anticipating your efforts and we hope you have not forgotten about us.

We will never forget you Itagaki. Your marvelous work will live on forever. I will show my support for you and your team for as long as I am a gamer. Do what comes naturally to you and continue to blaze the trail with your excellence.

Thank you for contributing all of your games to the world, from DOA 1 through Ninja Gaiden II for the Xbox 360. I own all of your games from the Saturn, Dreamcast, XBox, and Xbox 360. I sincerely thank you and look forward to more. I will be there to support you on day one.

Congratulations and best wishes,

May 4, 2010
Christopher Campbell
United States

I've been a fan of the Ninja Gaiden titles on Xbox, DS, and 360, and I haven't been let down. These are some of the greatest action titles I have played and I am greatly looking forward to what Valhalla Game Studios can bring to the gaming market.

Blow our minds with something we will never forget.

May 11, 2010
John
United States

Mr. Itagaki,

I'm going to miss your Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden releases but do look forward to whatever you bring next because you and your team always work hard to make sure you release the best games. Nobody else releases such fast, fluid, and exciting games. The first time I played the Xbox 360 versions of your games, DoA4, DoAX2, and NGII, I was amazed at how much they had improved on what were already amazing games. A lot of developers release a sequel(sometimes numerous sequels) that is almost exactly the same as what came before it, but you and your team on the other hand always took what was already great and drastically improved on it, so I am thrilled to see that you are back. I wish you the best.

May 11, 2010
Jason Pierce
United States

Hello Valhalla Game Studios, first of I'd like to gratulate everyone for being able to form your new company. I am a long time fan of Itagaki-san and the rest of you that worked in Team Ninja. I am a huge fan of the Ninja Gaiden series and really enjoyed both of them. What I am wondering is if you will support the Playstation 3 with your upcoming games. I personally used to have a Xbox 360 before, but only own a Playstation 3 now. I know that the games Itagaki-san have released have been Xbox exclusive, but I really hope you will strive to make your upcoming games with Valhalla multiplatforms. So don't forget, you guys also have a huge fanbase on the Playstation console!

I wish you good luck with your new company and can't wait to see your upcoming games. I hope you make a similar game to Ninja Gaiden, since that was an excellent series of yours and definately one of the best action games.

Thank you.

May 13, 2010
Kenan Turkoglu
Turkey

Keep up the good work! We can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

June 9, 2010
deafwing
United States

"my heart pounds with anticipation" should really be "I'm very excotied". If you say your "heart is pounding", either you are madly in love, or stricken with great fear.

I will say that I am very excited to hear the announcement at E3!

June 9, 2010
Tim Larkin
United States

Devil's Third発表おめでとうございます、この日が待ち遠しかったです。
トレーラーを見てとても面白そうだと思いました、あと高低差の有るマップが気になりました。
こういう仕掛けがあるのはニンジャガイデンのようなリニアなゲームとは違うのかなと思ったのですが、もし広いマップのオープンワールドゲームなら凄く嬉しいです(ニンジャガイデンも大好きですが)。
それとパッと見だとWETというTPSと似ているように思いました。
タイトルもカッコよく刺激的なゲームに見えたので期待して待ってます。

June 9, 2010
ヨーヘイ
Japan

Great!!!
I am so happy to hear this news ,
I like DOA and ninja gaiden,
I will buy this new game !!!

June 10, 2010
陳正穎
Taiwan

I'm an architect/designer from Brazil and since Ninja Gaiden to XBOX I'm your fan every word that you talked was true I hope that you can across and break new barriers your work

as you said the sky is the limit
and one of my dream is to work with your team someday as character artist I'm studing hard for it! and always talk to all my friends ITAGAKI don't talk he act!
ITAGAKI you're one of the best of world!
Best wishes

June 10, 2010
Helder Borges (aka Ardox)
Brazil

..Greets from Spain and good day to all masters from valhalla Game Studios ..wouw this is an awesome new ...hope all be goode ,, and have a nice E3 2010 and good summer .. just we will love to ear and see this new game on E3 .. just an amaizing new ..

Best wishes and long live to valhalla studios

Greets again

June 11, 2010
kikewas
Spain

Hey!
I just wanted to congratulate you for the completion of the game. I want you to know that you got my full support and my heart is with you guys. You have done an incredible work earlier.

To Itagaki sama: I hope everything is fine with you, may god bless you and your team and gives you the good health and success :) Like I said earlier in my fan message, You are the one who is suited for Head of xbox Japan.( Don't Pass that out) ;)

I hope this is writtin right "Omedetou gozaimasu" :)

sincerely yours

Joseph Husein Mohamed

From Iraq


June 12, 2010
Joseph Husein Mohamed
Iraq

I loved the Dead or Alive series, and can only imagine what he's got up his sleeves this time.

June 12, 2010
Mike
United States

Valhalla Game Studios,

Bloodhell, Devil's Third, is awesome, totally.

To be honest with you guys, the wait was long, man, but this video compensate every second for that. I'm very happy about the work of all you, really I'm. You are working hard, very hard. And becouse of that, I know the Sucess will be a higher glory for you all.

Long Live for Valhalla Game Studios.

Best wishes
Helcio Lourenco da Silva
Brazil

June 12, 2010
Helcio Lourenco da Silva
Brazil

新作待ってました!板垣さんの製作されたゲームを初めてプレイさして頂いたのはNINJAGAIDENでしたが当時XBOXでプレイして度肝抜かされました。もちろん360の2もプレイさせて頂きました。新作の感想はシューターと言う事ですが、今のシューターはFPS、TPSで新作が出ても殆どが似たり寄ったりでしたが、トレイラーを拝見させて頂いた所まさにこういうゲームを待ってました!って感じです。残虐表現もGOOD!昨今ゲームの残虐表現などは日本では世間からのバッシングを避けるため規制でそのゲームの「本質」クリエイターの方々が伝えたい事を蔑ろにしている感じがあります。ファミ通さんでのインタビューを拝見さしてもらった所、今回もNINJAGA2のように無規制を目指していると仰っていらしたので安心しました。さすがっす!開発の方お体に気を付けて頑張ってください!楽しみにしてます!

June 12, 2010
高良 洵
Japan

待ってました!唯一無二の最高のクオリティかつ素晴らしいエンターテイメントな作品になるのではと今回公開されたムービーを見て思いました。期待の僅かに斜め上をいってました。あと、ハリウッド映画みたいな軽快な音楽に乗りながら斬ったり撃ったり血しぶき飛んだりしてるもんだからおかしくて笑っちゃいました。板垣氏はまた世界一の作品を作るつもりですね。発売を心より楽しみにしております。

June 12, 2010
ハンガー
Japan

はじめまして鬼部長と申します。
Devil's Thirdのトレーラー見ました。
すごく面白そうで、購入決定なんですが、
日本での規制がどうしても気になります。
大丈夫でしょうか・・・?

規制されるようでしたら海外版を買うので、
是非とも海外版に日本語字幕をお願いしたいです。

期待しています。

June 12, 2010
鬼部長
Japan

はじめまして。
kotakuにて公開された動画を拝見させていただきました。

感想は色々あるのですが、「とにかく早くプレイしてみたい」という強い衝動が全身を駆け巡りました。
特に"移動"については、とてもメリハリのあるものとなっているようで、動かしているだけでも楽しいゲームに久しぶりに出会えそうです。
ゲームそのものを脊椎で楽しむことが出来そうです。


一方、個人的な懸念部分として、国内における流血表現や欠損表現等の規制によって「Devil's Third」国内版の表現がマイルドなものになってしまうのではないかというものがあります。

ゲームの本質として、「プレーヤーが取った行動、によって起こる反応を楽しむ」という部分があると思うのですが、その反応が小さくなってしまうと、例えば撃った時や切った時の爽快感が少なくなってしまうと私は考えております。

拝見したところ、この作品のバイオレンス表現はかなり強めなもののようですので、そういった部分でも非常に期待しております。
最後まで妥協せずに、意地を通し切ってください。

もしも、最終的に表現等を変更する必要性が出た。といった様なことがありましたら、ぜひアジア版等に日本語収録お願いします。

今から首を長くして発売を待望しております。

June 12, 2010
黒澤 陽介
Japan

I just saw your Devil's Third Debut Trailer. I enjoyed Ninja Gaiden and have always wished that someone would make a game like this for the PC platform. Will you please consider producing this game for PC as well. The multiplayer would be so much better on PC.

June 12, 2010
Ruben
United States

Smart Valhalla,

The new game's idea is clever if you combine ninja + shooter will it be an ultimate combination and it will be strike both East & West. Hope this will be one of the best games of the year.

Keep sharp :d
Syed K

June 12, 2010
Syed K
Belgium

I saw the trailer last night, and I've been blown away by it! Your company created such a fusion of both shooter and action to the point where I can't separate the two. I know that this is just the tip of the iceberg and can't wait to see what you and your team have in store for fans this year and the future! Thank you and keep up the good work!

Your Fan,
Mikhail Green

June 12, 2010
Mikhail Green
United States

This is just something I would never have expected you guys to make! I have been following Mr. Itagaki's games since DOA 1, and I thought I knew what to expect but this just feels like something so fresh and innovative. I can't wait to see more!

June 12, 2010
Nuri Salaam
United States

板垣伴信さん新作発表おめでとう御座います。
公式トレーラー見ました。壮大なオーケストラの演奏をバックに
見た目がアンドロイド(汗)がバッサリと行くゴア表現は
ハンパないです!

あのシリーズ以来、板垣さんゲーム待っていました。
マジ楽しみにしています。

根っからのXboxユーザーですが
日本語版ですがあのトレーラーのままで遊びたい
Xbox360だけでもCERO:Zにして発売して欲しいです。
または海外版の方をマルチ ランゲージ対応にして
字幕表示出来る様にしても構わないから
あのままで発売してください

CEROに屈せず、また板垣ワールドを求む!!!
ゲーム完成と日本語版の方を期待しています。

株式会社ヴァルハラゲームスタジオの皆さん
体調に気をつけてゲーム開発頑張ってください!

この日を待っていた道産子より

June 12, 2010
イズケン
Japan

思わず書き込んでしまいました。
「Devil's Third」のプロモビデオを見てしまったからです。
この滑らかな動きで5~10%の出来ですか?
今から完成が待ち遠しいです。
でも、アクション苦手派としては難易度は「NINJA GAIDEN」(?にあらず)レベルだと助かりますが・・・;
敵の死体を盾にすることもできたりすると、戦術の幅が広がりそうですね。

次の情報開示を楽しみにしつつ、これにて失礼致します。

June 12, 2010
事務員
Japan

I just saw the trailer for the new game from Mr. Itagaki and, as it was requested in the entry about his new reveal, I wanted to express my reaction.
My reaction is extremely positive. I feel that by combining a few elements from other games with a twist, you succeeded in creating an original game that I'm looking forward to know more about.

June 12, 2010
Tiago Teixeira
Portugal

Thanks for the cool reveal! I can't wait to see more!

June 12, 2010
Tim Larkin
United States

Hi Valhalla. New game looks great. Make PS3 version is the right decision. I like swords better than guns, guys. Work a complex combo system like Ninja Gaiden (or similar), please, and DT will be amazing.

Good luck from Spain.

June 13, 2010
Juan Carlos
Spain

I'm a long time Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive fan. After watching the trailer for Devil's Third for the first time, I can't help but feel disappointed. I've been checking every interview for years now, and checking this site since it was founded, and I'm a bit upset that Valhalla Games is going with a shooter for their first game.

I'm not a fan of First Person Shooters, at all. I can play some Third Person Shooters, but I lose interest pretty quickly. This E3 in particular, it seems like virtually every game being released is a shooter. I just can't take it anymore.

I'm not upset that you guys are trying something new, and I wish you the best of luck. I'm going to continue following news on the game, and try it for myself, but I just feel completely disenchanted with the entire video game industry at this point. It feels like 2 years from now, there literally will be nothing to play but shooters, and it will have critical components of the game sold as expensive DLC. The business side of the games industry has never been more apparent, and it's really starting to drive me away from a hobby I've passionately followed for 20 years.

I would have loved to see something along the lines of a 3D Symphony of the Night from you guys. You make the best action games on the planet, but story has always been a little weak, but not bad. If you added in some longer exploration sections, more platforming, and leveling up and experience as you defeat enemies, with a new character and new combat style, I think it would have been perfect. If you want to see what I'm talking about, Nier, from SquareEnix, is a pretty good example.

I just hope you have a long 1 Player mode in Devil's Third, because I am not interested in online multiplayer. Best of luck with your new game.

June 13, 2010
Shinta
United States

I'v gone crazy when i know your making a new game and now when i watched the trailer of Devil's Third i'v become more excited, your games make me feel nostalgic and happy i'm really looking forword for this game and i'll be waitting for more information and trailers about this game, the Game's genere and gamplay looks Awesome i hope to see it at E3, thank you so much Mr.Itagaki for making wonderful games,all Ninja Gaiden's games since NES are my favorate games Ever, please we need more information about this game soon and please we need a release date i can't wait to play Devil's Third, Please Mr. Itagaki don't stop making games there are a lots of people Loves your style and creations, i can't imagine Video Games without your Games, looking forword for more information about Devil's Third at E3, I wish you all the best.

June 13, 2010
Sami Mohammad
Kuwait

Hola, he visto el trailer del nuevo juego que estais preparando y me ha parecido estupendo.
Espero que Devil's third tenga tanta profundidad como Ninja gaiden y nos narre una buena historia acompanada de una sensacional jugabilidad.
Me ha sorprendido que el juego vaya a ser multiplataforma.
Un fuerte abrazo para Tomunobu y todo el equipo y os deseo mucha suerte !

June 14, 2010
eligio
Spain

Hello, the debut trailer for your new game is amazing, so congratulations! So far I never played a game that could mix efficiently the shooter and fighting aspects.... but Itagaki and other ex Team Ninja guys never disappointed me....
I can't wait to see more!

June 14, 2010
Fulvio Cattaneo
Italy

Hello Guys at VGS,


I just would like to say thank you for the great pleasure i had reading your Cross Developer Interviews.

I admit I started reading them because the great Itagagki-san was involved. But I left impressed of the various characters are working for this Company. To imagine how difficult all this is to manage i appreciate Itagaki-sans work even more Thanks to you I know have a better understanding how a game is created.

I'm really looking forward for your new game "Devil's Third". Keep on doing what you do guys.


With best regards
Ramadan


PS: Man I hope that with the help of Noboyuki Fujiki and the genius of Itagaki-san you will come with a new 3D Fighting Game. It is so desperatly needed.

June 14, 2010
Ramadan
Germany

The trailer made me cry, it is so beautiful. I want the game today!

June 15, 2010
David Jimenez
Mexico

Been a fan since I played DOA in the arcade. After seeing the trailer for Devils Third am super excited for a new franchise from you. Will be following this as closely as possible until release. Day one purchase for me as I've done with all your titles. And congrats on the new studio.

June 16, 2010
Dan
United States

はじめまして。トレーラー映像を見て今から興奮しています。しかし!!今の日本市場で規制無しで発売出来るのかとても心配でもありますが、そこは、たたかう漢・板垣伴信ならやってくれると信じています。へタレな日本市場に一発ガツンとやっちゃってください!!
最後になりますが、板垣さんをはじめスタッフみなさんの益々の発展をお祈りしています。

June 16, 2010
柳町 羊
Japan

Man, really hope the new game you are working on right now make it way for Xbox 360 or PC Have a good day and Good work.

June 9, 2010
Filip Zanichelli
Brazil

Hi Itagaki, I haven't see your next project, just wanted to tell you that it will be awesome!
Best regards.

Salim Castro Perpuli
June 9, 2010
Mexico

You're the best game designer out there!

I wish you great luck with the new game announcement, I'm sure it's going to be one hell of a game!

June 9, 2010
Bill
France

Your project unveiling is one of the main things I wanted at E3. Thank you for making it happen. I ask for some in-engine footage/screenshots & no CG please. & I hope it's sci-fi or fantasy....

Long live Valhalla

June 9, 2010
FAUNA
United States

Hola, Itagaki.
i'm a mexican fan of your work on the game industires and seriusly i love all the games you do, becouse you put a personal feeling in your creations and thats the think that i love from your games and thats the reason i have purchsed all your games, for me is so sad to know that you're not now in tecmo (but i respect your decition) and you cant still working on your games , games that i really love and i know their were very important to you, but you know when i notice that you were doing a new studio and now you wonna show your new project, well man you put a lot of exiting espectations on me.
well im specting to see the work that your doing with your new team and cheers too all of you im specting a lot of your work. becouse i know all of you will surprise all the world.
well waiting to know more about your project bye. from mexico.
pd.1 maybe a day we can takes some tequila shots maybe a don julio o a bicentenario
pd.2 i know how important is your public to you and the work team and that something tath i respect and love peace and love still working hard .
sorry about my spelling

June 10, 2010
Thierry Pierre Fernand Beslard Murguia
Mexico

Hey hey, im glad that you will show us your new project at the E3. So i write this message to wish you all the best and i hope you blow the minds of all people with your presentation. Ohh and wanted to tell you Itagaki san, that thanks to you and your hard work over the past years i now what carrer i gonna pursuit in the future.

Wishing all the best to you and your super team.

June 10, 2010
Jan Hrdy
Slovakia

Hello Itagaki-san:

I just finished watching the new trailer for your upcoming game, and I must say that I am glad you have found a publisher as good as THQ. It was interesting to see the addition of guns, as well as swords. I can't wait to experience a new level of control in your game, and it will be needed because of the intense action displayed on screen. Love the realism of the gore because it always makes the game more satisfying. NGSigma 2 made the horrible mistake of taking this gore out(I know you had nothing to do with this, just a side note!). Soon it will be time to stop play Ninja Gaiden 2 on my Xbox 360, and enter into your new adventure. No matter what the critics say, KEEP punishing us with extreme difficulties in your games, it only works in your games because of the tight gameplay mechanics!!! I always laugh at my brother-in-law for only playing Ninja Gaiden 2 on the acolyte difficulty. Good luck on your ZBR of Devil's Third.

Sincerely:

June 12, 2010
Joseph Albarran
United States

So first, I'm not into shooters at all!!! After I watched the trailer I wasn't really convinced. Though the interviews made clear that Valhalla Games Studios and THQ are taking a different approach to the shooter genre.

Now I'm pretty excited for a shooter for the first time ever!!!

I'm a really big fan of the Ninja Gaiden series (XBOX) and think that Ninja Gaiden Black was a milestone in the action game genre and was second to none.

I'm confident in the entire team that you'll manage to make the game accessible and challenging as well.

So my hopes are high up for this shooter game^^

I wish all the best for the whole team at Valhalla Game Studios.

Greetings from Germany.

June 12, 2010
Michael Jasina
Germany

Alright. After seeing the first glimpse of the game on GameTrailers TV, I must say, the game looks interesting. I just hope it won't be solely focused on multiplayer, and still can deliver on the frenetic pace of your past works.

Otherwise, keep up the good work! Looking forward to seeing more!

June 12, 2010
Benjamin Wilson III

デビルズサードのトレイラーを見ました。とても面白そうです!国産のゲームのなかで一番期待しています!

1つ気になる点があるのですが、日本語版での残虐表現が規制された場合、どうするおつもりなのでしょうか?もし規制された場合は海外版に日本語字幕を入れてほしいです!

June 12, 2010
名無し
Japan

First of all, I fully support true Japanese gaming & anything Valhalla creates. With that said, Devil's Third looks great. My only hope is that it doesn't take place entirely in a generic city environment. The more fantasy or sci-fi the better. Please go all out with heavy stylization & strong Japanese art style. I really like extreme Japanese stylish gaming & less western (& I'm a western gamer). Anyways, thank you so much for going independent & doing your own thing. Bless the world with art, style, fantasy/sci-fi, story, & cinematics (all in-engine please), & 60 fps. I love you Valhalla....

Please include an ACTUAL VERY EASY MODE (I play for the experience, not any sort of challenge) in Devil's Third. Please go more fantasy/asian/sci-fi/ (especially in the environments, not just bland generic cityscapes). Please don't go western on us & go all out with the heavy Japanese stylization & art (& I'm a western gamer). 60 fps please. Anyways, I bow to Valhalla as you forge on & keep true Japanese art gaming alive...

June 13, 2010
FAUNA
United States

Wow, the trailer was great and now i have many question?s on my mind. Like it looks we can play more then one character or there will be co-op option. Well i ave high anticipation for this game and i hope that this will be the best action game of this generation. Efects where awesome and especialy the one from gun shot in the night scene. Im also glad that you keep the close combat with the sword and try to show us another oportunity to play while combining with the fire arms. Only you and your team can achieve the perfect balance betven this two styles.

June 13, 2010
Jan Hrdy
Slovakia

デビルズサードの動画見ました!
今までの板垣さんのゲームと同様に、敵が良い動きしてますね。
こんなに敵が激しく動くTPSって他にないんじゃないでしょうか?
シューターとしても楽しみですが、やはり板垣さんのゲームということで、近接戦闘のおもしろさが圧倒的なんだろうなと期待してます。
早く触ってみたくてウズウズしてます!

June 14, 2010
フカサワ
Japan

The announcement of Valhalla Game Studios first game was my most wanted "thing" from E3 and it came early!. There is not much to talk about it, the game is only at 5-10 % of his development but so far it looks really interesting, the blending of Meele combat and shooting mechanics could be something "special" if is done by the right team of people, I'm sure that Valhalla Game Studios have what it takes to make the genre evolve.

I wish you luck for the coming months and I'm looking forward to learn more about the game.

June 14, 2010
David Cisneros
Spain

Greetings,

as you wanted, I am sending you guys my feelings about your new game. I must say it looks cool and my type of game, shooter but with action, like Lost Planet. Those are my types of shooters.
If I could just ask for one simple thing:

customizable controls. I come from XBOX 360 and play on PS3 now, and I am quite disappointed that most PS3 shooters don't even give you the option to use R2 button as the firing weapon. Please, give us the option of being able to shoot with R2 button.

I hope you make your new game very addictive, with high replay value, customization, etc. Good luck to you all, and hope to hear of more of your games.

June 15, 2010
Christian Hernandez
Venezuela

Hello All -

I eagerly awaited the annoucement of Valghalla's latest project, even more than anything at the E3 conference.

As usual with all of Mr Itagaki's work, as I watched the trailer, I was left in awe. I am not a big fan of 3rd person shooters at all, yet after watching that trailer I figured if anyone could breath some fresh air into a genre, that in my opinion is saturated and stale, it would be the mind of Tomonobu Itagki and the talent of Valhalla.

I am not even a fan of multi-player games, yet I will purchase this game on day 1 and will hop online. My only request is that you make sure you can play multi-player mode with BOTS when nobody is online, and don't forget us single player gamers!!

Mr Itagaki expressed that some fans might have been looking for a game similar to Dead or Alive or Ninja Gaiden, and I appreciate his concern, but I 100% support the notion of taking on a different beast.

It will be a long 2 year wait....

thank you

sincerely
Mike (Ninja Gaiden Master Ninja)

June 19, 2010
Michael Robinson
United States

VGS様、新作発表おめでとうございます!!


板垣さんの最後の作品が出されてからずっとこの日を待ち望んでいました。
私は未だにNINJAGAIDENシリーズを超えるアクションゲームはこの世に出ていないと思っています。
今回発表された新作はマルチプレイ要素があるとのことで
ニンジャガイデンのような最高のアクションに対人・協力プレイの楽しさが加わったら
一体どうなってしまうのかと、全く今までにはない革新的なゲームができるんじゃないかと
もう今からワクワクが止まりません。
早くプレイしたいですがじっくりガッツリ開発してください。


またなによりPS3で出してくれること、非常に嬉しく思っています。
最高のゲームが多くの人の手に届くことを望んでいます。


あと新作について少しだけ個人的な希望を申しますと、
日本刀以外にも何かちょっとした和の要素を入れてくれたら有難いです。
忍者っぽいものとか・・・


最後に、開発はまだまだこれからだと思いますが
板垣さん、VGSの皆様、頑張ってください。
Devil's Thirdがプレイできる日を心待ちにしています。

June 23, 2010
八忍
Japan

Devil's Third looks amazing! I've been a long time fan of Itagaki's work, and since the inception of your new studio I've been dying for news of a Valhalla project. While I am going to miss the lovingly crafted characters of Ninja Gaiden and the DOA series, the brief glimpse of Devil's Third looks to have a cast with just as much style and Ass-Kicking potential! And from the action shown, it looks like the speed and impact of NG is alive and well. My only hope that this game reaches the depth and challenge found in the first Ninja Gaiden... If anyone can do it, it's you! Thank you guys for continuing to do what you do best, and for breathing some life into the stagnant shooter genre!
頑張って!
-j

June 25, 2010
Jonny Aiello
United States

Thanks to you Itagaki i didn?t hesitate and bought xbox 360. And i can?t believe that moust time i devoted was to playing your games till now. That means, you are a true warrior that deserve to by in Valhalla for all eternity.

You and your team keep it up. And im really happy you countinue making video games.

April 21, 2010
Jan Hrdy
Slovakia

I have a nice summer holliday?s and i hope you have too. But don?t get too lazy and don?t forget to bring us fans the game Devil?s Third in top form when the times come. I just write to cheer you up and hope to hear from you more in the near future.

Augst 10, 2010
Jan Hrdy
Slovakia

Hello VGS

I've been a fan of your games, namely DoA 2 and up along with Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden Black, and Ninja Gaiden 2. I hope you guys are finally able to get together and fill the void that's been growing in my video game life. Undoubtedly, there are other games, but no game has gotten me to play up to 1000 hours of game play, and still love it.

On a side note, it's a pity I do not have the skills to join your team, or else I would have jumped on any opportunity to do so.

May 5, 2010
Tien
United States

Hello Itagaki-san and Valhalla Game Developers,

First of all I would like to congratulate you all on the new gaming studio. I'm a huge Team Ninja fan and I am looking forward to any projects you guys put out.

I know it is a bit early, but I was wondering if you guys will be adding a forum to this site so that fans can discuss your games? I think it will provide a nice place for feedback on what fans think/like about the game, what they would like to see, as well as any bugs that may have been overseen when your first game releases.

Again, congrats and all the best wishes to your new studio!

May 19, 2010
Khanh Vu
United States

'For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.'

I would love a game with brad wong! ^^ or any game with a drunkn master :D I hope someday to be able to come test games for you games.

May 18, 2010
Paul day
Ireland

hey itagaki,
im proud to hear that you are finally coming back up again. you have no idea how joyous i was when i heard the news. you and your new valhalla game studios will make it very big in this world of gaming. i just hope u happen to read this message from a random fan like me.

thanks,

May 26, 2010
chris n
United States

Please mr Idataki this time also for playstation gamers!

June 9, 2010
Stefano
Italy

I love every game you made。Love you forever!Love your games forever!

June 9, 2010
Ryu
China

Well so far all you've released is the video and it seems to be in a different direction from the other games with a mix of that ninja feel (noting the female character). It's gruesome, but I'm sure it'll stick to your genuine style of fast-paced, intense action. I've followed most of your games and still play a few. I hope that this new game of yours implores different concepts such as online competitive multi-player. Good luck with the game, will continue to follow this studio; I'm hoping it'll expand and you'll bring new innovation and aspects to the genres you've already mastered!

I'll be sure to pre-order this, I have good faith this game will show you've still got it.

June 17, 2010
Stan Raymond M, Jr
United States

I really enjoyed the debut trailer, the music and the gameplay showcased sums it up for me: fun, crazy and good gameplay.

The only thing I can suggest to you as a gamer, after seeing the trailer, is something that i think you already have in mind: that you need a lot of variety in this game.

That's my suggestion because there are a lot of shooters on the shelves, so just shooting is not good enough anymore. But since your trailer showcased wallrunning, climbing, slashing and that sweet bloody style, I guess there's nothing to worry about =).

June 30, 2010
Rodrigo Lourenco
Brazil

FANTASTIC!

June 30, 2010
Robert Happel
Austria

Greetings to all at Valhalla. I am enthusiastically delighted just from the little bit of info released about Devil's Third. I fully support Valhalla and will be purchasing Devil's Third on release day for any and all platforms. After playing the Ninja Gaiden series I can honestly say that there are very few people in the gaming community that truly understand the importance of having a very tight and effective control scheme, however Mr. Itagaki is one and I sincerely commend him on this.

To all at Valhalla please continue to keep up the great work and I look forward to the completion of Devil's Third. (Also, there is no rush as I am very patient and am impossible to disappoint.)

Thank you all!!

July 5, 2010
rob
United States

I Am Ninja Gaiden fan Can't wait new game from you Please Hurry.

July 14, 2010
Be Waddell
United States

Hello, Mr Tomonubu Itagaki and Valhalla Game Studios.
I saw Devil's Third trailer and i wanted to share my 'feelings'.
I'll start from the characters.Both are well designed and their animation looks smooth and realistic.
Graphics seem great for this third person action game.
And the best of all,a Katana sword always makes my day better and the option to change costumes on the female character(if its possible).

You are the creator of DOA a series that i loved the most for its characters and fun,you are the reason i ever played fighting games.
Seeing your new project its like a dream come true.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my inquiry.

Warm Regards

July 17, 2010
Demetrious
Greece

I just received my shirt in the mail I was extremely surprised that I actually got one. Not going to lie I just made an A on my College Organic Chemistry test this morning and now I won this freaking shirt! Thank you for making my day even better.

July 27, 2010
Austin Burns
United States

Gosh, I can remember the days back on the old DOA2 forum and sending ideas for that game. Anyways, enough of that. I've been waiting for Itagaki-san and company to come back with something spectacular. I'm totally pumped for this game!
おめでとうございます

July 26, 2010
Walter E Holloway Jr
United States

You guys told me you wanted my input so whether it's true or not I'm going to give it. The game looks awesome! Not a ton of info has come out in time, and to be honest I looked over it at E3. I trust it will be play well, but the characters and moves are just so much more over-the-top than most new IPs right now. Looking forward to it.
Augst 12,2010
Matt
United States

こんばんは。日ごろ時折、ヴァルハラゲームスタジオのHPを拝見させていただいております、市井のゲーム好きです。

かつてチームニンジャとして活躍されたスタッフの方が多いと思います。そしてその代表的タイトル、DOAがきっかけで(DOA2、アーケードでの新潟のプレイヤーさん同士)出会った二人のプレイヤーが、長い交際の末、今月末に結婚する運びとなりました。
DOA4が世に出てすでに5年が過ぎましたが、スタッフの皆様の生み出した挑戦にも等しい作品群は誰かの琴線を打ち、人と人の新たな交流や新しい考え、感性、想いを今も築いてるのではないかと思います。(かく言う自分も板垣さんの志に引かれ、DOAと深く付き合い、十年以上が経過しました。DOAがきっかけで友人となった人も 大勢います)
それはセールスとかそういった事柄で計れない素敵な事だと自分は強く感じています。
ヴァルハラゲームスタジオが、そういった新しい何かを生み出してくれる日を自分は楽しみにして待っています。

乱文、ご容赦願えれば幸いです。それではまた。

September 18,2010
マキシマ電波
Japan



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