He won't be appearing as himself exactly, but as a pre-existing character model for the player to choose from. Itagaki-san will sport his leather jacket and shades.
The character creation feature in Saints Row: The Third is even more expansive that what was available in the first and second game. However THQ and developer Volition decided to throw in a pre-existing model or two it seems.
Devil's Third is Tomonobu Itagaki's latest project and it's being published by THQ. He left Team Ninja after he had a falling out with Tecmo. Saints Row: The Third takes place in the all-new city of Steelport as the Saints leave Stilwater to expand their empire.
Saints Row: The Third releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC November 15th in the US, 18th in Europe. Do you enjoy importing celebrities into your games, given the chance?
Ninja Gaiden creator Itagaki 'playable' in Saints Row: The Third
16 September 2011 | By Simon Priest