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'Devil's Third' to launch on digital devices and PC, plans to expand into manga and film

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Valhalla looking beyond the boundaries of video games.

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Devil's Third isn't disappearing just yet, and developer Valhalla Game Studios has plans to bring it to the public.

Valhalla Game Studios intends to launch the troubled third-person shooter Devil's Third on PC, console, and a "wide range" of digital devices, following THQ's recent return of the IP's rights to its creators.

In a statement on the studio's website, CEO Satoshi Kanematsu confirmed development and distribution rights were fully transfered back to Valhalla following negotiations with THQ.

Now the development team hopes to turn the Devil's Third universe into a "blockbuster franchise" that may potentially expand outside of gaming.

"In addition to the home console and PC versions, we at Valhalla Game Studios intend to bring the Devil's Third universe to a wide range of digital devices. We are also looking beyond the boundaries of video games and plan to work with other various forms of media, including manga, novels, animation and film, to create a blockbuster franchise," Kanematsu wrote.

It is unknown when we will catch a first glimpse of the finished game, or any of its other iterations.

Devil's Third has been in development since 2009. THQ later dropped the game, stating it was unlikely to make a profit. The game also ran into development woes when the company supplying its game engine went out of business.