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Ninja Theory Is Definitely Developing A New Devil May Cry

The Heavenly Sword people are taking the reins of Capcom's hallowed character action series.

 ...Dante?
Rumors of Heavenly Sword creator Ninja Theory's involvement with a new game in the Devil May Cry series have been swirling for some time, and they only got louder when Capcom trademarked a new DMC game yesterday afternoon. Thankfully, all the speculation was finally proven true this morning during Capcom's TGS 2010 press conference, as the publisher and Ninja Theory confirmed that the two studios are indeed working on a new installment in the series--a new installment simply called Devil May Cry.

Whether this fresh DMC is a sequel, spin-off, or a prequel is still being left up in the air. The younger, leaner, and much more hip-looking Dante gives off the kind of vibe we'd expect from the latter, but Ninja Theory and Capcom aren't billing it as such. Instead, it's being suggested that it's a reboot for the franchise. Here's specifically what Capcom has to say about the new game. 
 

Set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC will depict a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this world intent on revenge at any cost. DmC will retain the series’ signature mix of sword and gunplay but add additional weapons, all new powers and a revitalised gameplay system as players encounter the game’s devilish mix of enemies and navigate the rich, interactive environment.      



That doesn't necessarily mean the wheel is being reinvented here. The games' characteristic mix of sword and gun combat will be present and accounted for in this latest DMC, according to GamePro. The below footage backs that up and also introduces a neat narrative monkey-wrench. 
 
  
   

== TEASER ==Capcom Japan design leads and creative dudes, including series veteran Hedeaki Itsuno, will be heavily involved in the creation of DMC alongside Ninja Theory, similar to how Inafune and crew helped with Dead Rising 2's creation alongside Blue Castle Games
 


As for details, that's all we've got at this moment. Feel free to pop in some The Cure and peruse the images above and your trailer below at your leisure while we grab more information.    
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Posted by BradNicholson
 ...Dante?
Rumors of Heavenly Sword creator Ninja Theory's involvement with a new game in the Devil May Cry series have been swirling for some time, and they only got louder when Capcom trademarked a new DMC game yesterday afternoon. Thankfully, all the speculation was finally proven true this morning during Capcom's TGS 2010 press conference, as the publisher and Ninja Theory confirmed that the two studios are indeed working on a new installment in the series--a new installment simply called Devil May Cry.

Whether this fresh DMC is a sequel, spin-off, or a prequel is still being left up in the air. The younger, leaner, and much more hip-looking Dante gives off the kind of vibe we'd expect from the latter, but Ninja Theory and Capcom aren't billing it as such. Instead, it's being suggested that it's a reboot for the franchise. Here's specifically what Capcom has to say about the new game. 
 

Set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC will depict a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this world intent on revenge at any cost. DmC will retain the series’ signature mix of sword and gunplay but add additional weapons, all new powers and a revitalised gameplay system as players encounter the game’s devilish mix of enemies and navigate the rich, interactive environment.      



That doesn't necessarily mean the wheel is being reinvented here. The games' characteristic mix of sword and gun combat will be present and accounted for in this latest DMC, according to GamePro. The below footage backs that up and also introduces a neat narrative monkey-wrench. 
 
  
   

== TEASER ==Capcom Japan design leads and creative dudes, including series veteran Hedeaki Itsuno, will be heavily involved in the creation of DMC alongside Ninja Theory, similar to how Inafune and crew helped with Dead Rising 2's creation alongside Blue Castle Games
 


As for details, that's all we've got at this moment. Feel free to pop in some The Cure and peruse the images above and your trailer below at your leisure while we grab more information.    
Posted by EvilEmpire

sweet!

Edited by Wiseblood

He looks like a douche.  Of course he always has I guess.

Posted by XenoNick

Don't like this new Dante already.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

I still won't be happy until we true DMC fans join forces, and complain enough to get Dante back to normal, just like how we true inFAMOUS fans complained enough to get Cole changed (even though I'm still not satisfied with that, but I'll complain about the voice actor the next time they release another trailer). 

Posted by Lydian_Sel
Posted by hungrynun

This is intrigues me.

Posted by Ghostiet

The character design is plain awful.

Posted by XenoNick
@Lydian_Sel said:
" Anybody know if Reuben Langdon will reprise Dante again!? "
From the small part where Dante talks it doesn't sound like it.
Posted by Jethuty

WHY did they change him?
 
couldnt they just come out and say its a spinoff? that would justify it. But i dont not the this whole character alteration bullshit
 
 
Dante said outright he doesnt like to smoke, because it destroys the body. 
 
Seems like they only made him smoke so he could appear "bad-ass" to the 12 year olds.
 
Fuck this shit.

Posted by p_p_o_d

a Devil May Cry reboot,  made by Ninja Theory using Unreal Engine 3.   
 
 
got damn it capcom.
 

Posted by digniax@gmail.com

Cigarette burns FTW.  I don't really care what young/different Dante looks like, as I don't plan on marrying him or introducing him to my immediate family, it's not really something I'm worried about...

Posted by VicRattlehead

looks at the state of that picture of dante in the post.... aweful

Posted by DukeTogo
@Wiseblood said:
" He looks like a douche.  Of course he always has I guess. "
This.
Posted by EgoCheck616

I dig the change. That's coming from a fan since the very first game. 
Hey, at least it isn't Nero.

Posted by PK_Koopa

Looks like a weird action game that had the name Devil May Cry slapped onto it along with the name Dante.
I mean seriously this is just disgusting.

Posted by Olivaw

Dude looks like he's from Trainspotting and not anime-hell.
 
...and I don't know about you, but I'd play that video game!

Edited by xyzygy

I think he looks wicked and I love the setting in this game. 
 
EDIT: didn't notice before, but he's using Rebellion and it can stick to things.

Edited by TwoOneFive

he just looks way too scrawny for those huge guns' 
 
but it looks fantastic overall, as do all of the games ninja theory do

Posted by UsbCable

Big Fan of DMC and I'm intrigued  to see where this is going. I have to hop on the wtf train though, when it comes to Dante's new look. Hopefully they tweak it cause it's kind of strange after playing the other DMC's. If it is a reboot though then I understand... But that doesn't mean I likey! NERD RAGE ON! O_O

Posted by WitchHunter_Z

Dante looks terrible.

Posted by Lydian_Sel
@XenoNick said:
" @Lydian_Sel said:
" Anybody know if Reuben Langdon will reprise Dante again!? "
From the small part where Dante talks it doesn't sound like it. "
What a shame, I always thought that guy was an asset to the franchise.
Posted by JesseCherry
@TwoOneFive: We need a break from "Beefcakes" that constantly come from the Unreal Engine. Guess they should have just given him the noisy cricket from MIB.
Posted by Kenshiro28

Y'know, this would be much more interesting if that wasn't supposed to be Dante or if this wasn't a DMC game. Like, seriously, what's wrong with an original grimey British character action game.
 
Seriously, it looks so cool and then he says "Dante" and I was done right there.

Posted by Enigma777

This is a joke, right?

Someone please tell me this is just some twisted Capcom joke and the real DMC5 will be revealed soon! Anyone!!!

Posted by Lydian_Sel
@EgoCheck616 said:
" I dig the change. That's coming from a fan since the very first game. Hey, at least it isn't Nero. "
You didn't like Nero? Like you I'm a fan from the series inception, & I really loved Nero, I thought he was the genuine & honest character that the game needed especially considering how much ridiculous shit Dante got up to in DMC4, he was just too cool for school & seemed detached from the events of the story like he didn't care. It really felt like he was giving the performance of an actor just there for the paycheck.
Posted by tychoon
@WitchHunter_Z:  I agree. Looks kind of...twilighty?
Posted by Shinjitsu

Wow, fuck this new Dante.

Posted by heatDrive88

Cool. It's not obvious if this is a series reboot or if it is a telling of Dante's younger years, but I like the look and style of the trailer.
Posted by phantomzxro
@Wiseblood said:
"He looks like a douche.  Of course he always has I guess. "

At least he was a likeable douche this guy i can't say he is.
Edited by lubba

Sweet

Posted by SiN13

I like the new look. The gaming community is full of nothing but people who complain and that is why we get the same garbage year after year. Just look at Sucker Punch giving into fans and changing Cole back to being completely generic looking.

Posted by GetEveryone

Straight into my most anticipated. Everything I've seen heard of Ensalved looks incredible and the combat looked great in Heavenly Sword. Can't wait to see what they do with it; the DMC series desperately needed this.

Posted by OmegaAmen

Conceptually, I don't mind a reboot for the franchise with better narrative direction for Dante's character. But... that... thing is not Dante. Dante is not a thin heroin addict.
 
And Dante doesn't smoke. He eats pizza.

Posted by TheMartino

Alright. My biggest worry is Ninja Theory at this point. The best parts of Heavenly Sword were the writing and cutscenes.

It was "okay" at best gameplay wise.

Posted by zitosilva

It seems studios with "Ninja" in their name are in the business of taking apart well liked game's mythologies lately.

Posted by Gertso
@p_p_o_d: I'm okay with all of that except using the Unreal Engine. Capcom's own MT Framework has produced much better looking and running games.
Posted by Tuffty

I'll admit, I'm disappointed. I've been waiting for a DMC game for 3-4 years now and quite simply, this is not it. Where's the too cool for school Dante, with his swagger and cockiness? All I see is a Saint's Row reject. It's a very odd move for Capcom to make with one of it's most popular IP's. Of course I have to remain optimistic, it can still be a good game, but it's already pissed off the hardcore fanbase. Introduce new gameplay elements, fine. New story, I'm ok with it. But making a complete character overhaul is almost never a good move. I'd get the impression I'm playing a DMC knockoff rather than a continuation in the series.

Posted by Milkman

Devil May Cry could probably use a reboot at this point. And I always thought Heavenly Sword was an unappreciated game.

Posted by Bolthor

Dante, is that you?

Edited by Beck

I'm digging what they're doing with this game. I prefer the old Dante (except the second Game where they turned him into an angry character), but I mean, he had to be young at some point in his life.    

Posted by shiro11

If it's a prequel it's okay, but if it is a reboot then they are taking this in the wrong direction. 
 
Anyway I'm sure we will see a "Cole" done to him.

Posted by NowSayPillow

I'm not a fan of Dante's new look. But with Ninja Theory behind this game I'm sure it will rock.

Posted by EliminatoR

This is a huge shock,why did they feel the need to change this game? Dante was such an icon,now what?
Posted by vinsanity09

no, no, no, no, no. WTF have they done with Dante? he doesn't look like the cocky s.o.b. from DMC3 or the badass from the other games, he just looks like a little punk

Posted by FourWude

Exactly what an already increasingly homogenised games market needs.... another hack and slash game.

Posted by NemesisTheory

As a long time fan, I am horribly disappointed. 
 
"Limbo City" looks like a Gotham City wannabe. The enemies look like they're straight out of Silent Hill. Dante's attitude is completely gone (as are his muscles and masculinity), his sword.. is that even a sword? And what happened to the music? Why is Dante looking like an emo Twilight reject? Is he gonna start sparkling in the game?  

Ah, hell.. I'm gonna go cry in a corner.

Posted by SpheriQ

This looks stupid and very off-putting for a DMC game. I find it strange they came up with Nero and his mysterious arm, which was done very well, and now they go and reboot the whole thing. What a shame.

Posted by SnakeEyes327
@vinsanity09 said:
" no, no, no, no, no. WTF have they done with Dante? he doesn't look like the cocky s.o.b. from DMC3 or the badass from the other games, he just looks like a little punk "
He isn't supposed to be. If the game is a reboot of the franchise, something it desperately needed, than Ninja Theory isn't obligated to keep the the original design of Dante. Plus, he fucking sucked as a character, anything they can do to make him more tolerable is a plus.
Posted by Cheesetruncheon

/sigh just consider him 'Ultimate' Dante and all is well.

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