ALL NEW IQB!  “THE PATH OF THE MASTER NINJA” - Based off John Buscema’s cover for Wolverine #1 (1988).   Artwork and concept by your pal Rusty Shackles. 

Please check out all of the existing IQB’s via the main site here, this image and ALL of the IQBs shown are available as prints here (just email me if you don’t see the one you want). New issue soonish I hope.  Thanks for playing, true believers!

Tomonobu Itagaki Mii arrives in your Plaza today ⊟

“I’m Itagaki from Nintendo.” That’s where we’re at in this bizarre post-E3 landscape. Former Team Ninja head and current Devil’s Third producer Tomonobu Itagaki is being sent out in Mii form via SpotPass. This bizarre event stems from Nintendo’s new publishing deal for Devil’s Third, which Itagaki and his Valhalla Game Studios were previously producing for THQ.

Unfortunately for him, Nintendo’s “special” Miis wear gold pants and not black leather. Maybe I can get some new pants for him when I import him into Tomodachi Life.

Behind Itagaki on my screen, by the way, is Splatoon producer Hisashi Nogami. Good day for Find Mii!

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Tomonobu Itagaki talks about Devil’s Third for Nintendo Wii U

  1. Devil’s Third is a strong fusion between action games and shooters.
  2. Devil’s Third development is going smoothly. In other words, we finished editing the closing movie the other day.
  3. Devil’s Third will be released next year. Nintendo has already announced this in their press release.
  4. The scale of Devil’s Third‘s story mode is greater than that of Ninja Gaiden.
  5. Devil’s Third demolishes the standard of past console games in online multiplayer.
  6. Almost all specifications I wanted to do were implemented. I got an up-close look at the great forerunners Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears of War, and my beloved Halo. On that basis, we added completely new level of playability that only we can create.
  7. Anyone can enjoy this game; from casual gamers to hard-core gamers. Let me put it this way. You guys can throw a fun party, or can kill each other in realistic war. You can play your heart out.
  8. This is all I can disclose to you today. I can’t tell you when the war will begin. It’s the way the world goes. I really want to tell you more, my fans waiting with crushing frustration.

I’ve never gotten over how much they’ve retconned Lisa’s character since Itagaki quit.  First they made DOAX, where she’s just this harmless professional volleyball player who hangs out on Zack’s island all day.  Then DOA4 came out, and they decided to include her by saying she fights as a luchador in her spare time.  Then they made the DOA Dimensions prequel/remake/compilation, where they reveal the volleyball and luchador stuff are just her cover and she’s actually been this brilliant doctor secretly working for DOATEC the entire time, and she’s the one personally responsible for surgically repairing Hayate’s spine and throwing Kasumi in a human washing machine.

They’ve turned her into the fucking Buckaroo Banzai of female fighting game characters.

Devil’s Third coming exclusively to Nintendo Wii U in 2015

“The single player is made to be like the action games of yesteryear, and the online competitive multi-player mode was designed on a scale that will make you go ‘this much already?!’ The release date announcement will still take a little longer, but let’s play together when it releases. It’s loads of fun!!” said Tomonobu Itagaki
'Dead or Alive is now a total mess. It's disgusting.' says original series creator Tomonobu Itagaki in extensive interview from Orochinagi

Tomonobu Itagaki is known for many things. To some, he’s known as the creator of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, and as the man …

No Itagaki, DOA is literally the same now as it was under your tenure: A good game blindsided by massive amounts of fan service.