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DmC details revealed

Ninja Theory has disappointed Devil May Cry fans once again by announcing that they are making changes to the main character’s backstory.

Ninja Theory was hired, by Capcom, to reboot the hit game series Devil May Cry.  Fan reaction was negative, the new character design being the target of most of the criticism.  However, it was actually Capcom that encouraged such a drastic change, as they wanted to completely revamp the franchise.  It was, until recently, thought that the game would be canon with the previous instalments, but it has now come out that it is a full reboot.

The main protagonist of the series is Dante.  His father was a demon and his mother was human, making him and his brother half demon/ half human.  Ninja Theory’s latest announcement is that in this instalment Dante will be half demon and half angel.  Fans have taken the news badly as they feel it takes away his humanity and in a literal sense I guess it really does.

Angels where mentioned in Devil May Cry 4, but were actually just angelic looking demons, which makes this the first time that real angels will be featured in the franchise.  However, the concept is very similar to that of Bayonetta, which was created by the same man who thought up the original Dante, after he left Capcom.  In Bayonetta, the title character goes between the human world and a world filled with angels.  Both worlds take up the same physically space but when she shifts from the human world to the angel world the humans around her appear ghostly and can no longer see her.  The same thing is shown to happen in the new Devil May Cry game.  A demo shows Dante being pulled into a different world, in the same space as the human world, and the humans turn into ghostly figures.

Despite clearly copying Bayonetta, the guys at Ninja Theory have actually released statements saying that they don’t even like the game.  At least if they admitted they were fans it wouldn’t look so bad when they harvest ideas from it.  As a massive fan of both Bayonetta and the old Devil May Cry games, it’s hard to admit that I’m starting to like this game.  From what I’ve seen they’ve put major effort into making a kick ass game with really great graphics and, this hurts the most, a really cool looking character.  The design for the ‘new Dante’ has changed rapidly since the first DmC trailer and I’m actually happy with the one they’ve settled on.

So far we know very little about the story, but the gameplay has been shown off in trailers and demos.  Ninja Theory have taken elements from the previous games and found ways to incorporate them into this one.  Those familiar with the fourth instalment, will remember Nero’s ‘Devil Bringer’.  This time Dante will have a similar ability; using his sword, which transforms into different weapons, he can drag distant enemies to him and jump to far away ledges.  This transforming sword will also be affected by Dante’s angel and demon sides.  Each form will allow it to turn into a different weapon.

The demo also shows a female character, who may or may not be one of the girls from previous games.  Though I doubt she is, Ninja Theory has hinted at the inclusion of some of the characters from previous titles.  Since this is an origin story, I think Virgil, Dante’s twin brother, would be a safer bet.  Virgil is also a fan favourite so putting him in might help Ninja Theory win over some fans, or it could make it worse if they change him too much.

What do you think?  Who would you like to see in this game?  Are you completely against the new Dante or have you been won over?  Do you like the gameplay?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow and click the like button.

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5 responses

  1. Amy

    Not a big fan of the rebooth. The whole half angel half demon reminds me of Adam sandlers movie “little Nicky”. I’m comparsion to the original Dante this one sucks. I don’t know why he has a union jack on his jacket seems unnecessary for him to be parading it around.

    October 10, 2011 at 12:01 am

    • English developers spreading English pride, plus new Dante is voiced by an Australian man.

      October 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

  2. Bayonetta didn’t revolutionize the “parallel world” shtick. The Karas movies did it years before in 2005, and others have done it before that. :p

    October 15, 2012 at 3:02 am

    • My point was not that Bayonetta was the first and only story to feature parallel worlds, it was that the new DmC game uses the same parallel world as Bayonetta and does it in almost exact same way. Yet for some reason the creators of the new DmC criticised Bayonetta despite being very similar. Thank you for your comment hope you enjoy the site.

      October 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      • They don’t really have much of a similarity beside the whole “parallel dimension inhabited by non-humans things.” Even the way architecture shifts is different between the two. The time dilation is another difference that’s only in Bayonetta. Bayonetta is way more similar to something like Karas than it was Limbo…

        And from allI’ve read, they haven’t criticized Bayonetta at all. People keep asking them about it, and they say they aren’t trying to compete with it. They like the game, but they aren’t trying to make a game better than it, just to make a good DMC game.

        October 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm

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