Tomonobu Itagaki has advised players against the use of the WiiU gamepad for the upcoming third person action game, Devil’s Third.  In a Facebook post he listed some of the drawbacks and disadvantages that players may find when using the gamepad for multiplayer gaming.

“I never wanna discount standard tab-controller,” Itagaki wrote, “But Devil’s Third is a super speedy game. So [GamePad] has the following disadvantages: Four face buttons are positioned [to be overcrowded], so you easily press the wrong button. In that case, you will die.

“Distance of two analog sticks are too far apart, so it’s quite difficult for you to feel/grasp the battlefield. Devil’s Third is a game you play a long time, the standard [GamePad] is too heavy for such use.”

He advised that players take to using the pro controllers, as well as a USB keyboard for chatting, as the gamepad is not recommended.

“The multiplayer mode of Devil’s Third is designed to be played by tens of thousands of players,” he explained. “We understand it’s going to be a very tough job to evaluate such a game. It will be much appreciated if you use your imagination to get the depth when you play the multiplayer.”

Devil’s Third will be released on August 28th 2015 for the WiiU in Europe.  No release date has been given for the North American audience, but it is listed as TBD on Nintendo’s website.

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