REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Devil’s Third, an upcoming shooter game with melee combat from Valhalla Game Studios Co., Ltd. and renowned game developer Tomonobu Itagaki, will launch for the Wii U console in retail locations and in the Nintendo eShop in Q4 of this year. The game is an over-the-top, third-person action shooter that combines modern military weaponry with ninja-style swordplay and melee combat.
Source: Nintendo PR
So right there you have Nintendo's official press release that finally confirms that The Devil's Third will be coming to the Americas later this year. How much they did this from fan backlash or if they planned it all along remains to be seen.