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Devil's Third multiplayer being laid to rest later this year

Nintendo will be shutting down the online services for Valhalla Games' action shooter, Devil’s Third, just over a year after it hit shelves.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 23, 2016

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Nintendo will be shutting down the online services for Valhalla Games' action shooter, Devil’s Third, just over a year after it hit shelves. 

Online services in the U.S., Europe, and Australasia will be terminated on December 28, 2016, while the Japanese servers will close on December 29. 

The game first landed in Japan on August 4, 2015, and in the same month made its debut in Europe and Australasia. The title completed its global launch in the U.S. on December 11, 2015. 

Despite being directed by Tomonobu Itagaki of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive fame, the game was met with poor reviews, and subsequently struggled to make a meaningful sales impact. 

Players who want to sample Devil’s Third's multiplayer offering before it's shuttered for good can nab the game at a cut-price, with Nintendo reducing the cost of the digital version from $59.99 to $29.99.

The company will also be discontinuing the sale of Golden Eggs -- Devil's Third's in-game currency -- on June 27 and 28. Naturally, the title's single-player portion won't be affected by the server shut down.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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