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Devil's Third gets a price cut before online service shuts down for good

Paradise most certainly lost

Nintendo will discontinue network connectivity features for Devil's Third, Valhalla Studios' Wii U exclusive according to a notice on its customer support site. Ahead of disconnecting the game's online service on Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. PT, the company will sell the digital version at half price on the eShop; Devil's Third now costs $29.99.

Downloadable content will no longer be sold beginning June 27 at 9 a.m. PT. The Golden Egg add-ons were priced between $3.99 and $19.99 and could be traded for various weapon enhancements and cosmetic items.

Devil's Third only made it stateside last December, despite launching in August 2015 in other territories. Nintendo of America first announced it would publish the game in 2014, but the stayed quiet on its release before announcing the release date that July.

Originally set to be published by THQ, Devil's Third spent years in development at Valhalla, the studio formed by former Team Ninja member Tomonobu Itagaki. Once THQ declared bankruptcy, Itagaki regained the rights to the game, and it switched platforms from Xbox 360 to Wii U in the process. Once the game finally made it stateside, it wasn't exactly well-received — Polygon included it on our "Worst Games of 2015" round-up.

A free-to-play, multiplayer-only version is set for a Windows PC release, although it remains unscheduled.

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