Devil’s Third will not be published by THQ. The company confirmed in its latest earnings call that it’s looking for a third party to publish the game, stating that the “profitability profile of Devil’s Third no longer meets our internal threshold.”
Devil’s Third has had a few unfortunate drawbacks which may have lead to this decision. The engine provider went under recently, while THQ boss, Farrell, also pointed to the substantial appreciation of the Japanese Yen against the US Dollar.
The publisher also notes that due to restructuring, investing in the game would just not make sense based on THQ’s lineup, which it is planning to streamline in order to focus on its most profitable titles.
THQ still hopes someone will pick it up and in this respect Itagaki’s studio is still working on the game.