Capcom and Ninja Theory compare DMC revamp to Bond’s in Casino Royale

Wednesday, 22nd September 2010 20:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Capcom and Ninja Theory has compared Dante’s change in the Devil May Cry reboot to James Bond in the film Casino Royale, where you see 007 as he was before he became the suave, misogynistic agent with a license to kill.

Apparently, Dante in the new DMC is sort of like that. Rough around the edges, and definitely not suave.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades, along with Capcom’s Alex Jones and Hideaki Itsuna,said they each recognize fans’ concerns over the new Dante, but folks shouldn’t “be worried”.

“When you see the Casino Royale remake, you see Bond before he’s actually killed anyone, and it’s a really traumatic event,” said Jones. “He’s rough-hewn, he’s not polished or debonair, but you can see the essence of what that character will become.

“That’s what we want to do with Dante. The core of him is there, it’s just a rougher version. It’s a becoming. He’s not fully actualised.”

Jones has compared the reboot to Batman as well.

“If you think of Rocky 3 versus Raging Bull, it’s that kind of difference,” added Antoniades. “He’s younger, he’s rawer, he’s cool in his own way. But it’s different.”

“Of course long-time fans are worried about us handing over such a big title to another company, another development team,” said Capcom’s Hideaki Itsuna, who worked on all Devil May Cry games.”But what myself and Eshiro-san [Motohide, producer] want to convey is that people shouldn’t be worried or concerned, it’s nothing like that.

“We’ve worked with Ninja Theory for a long time in pre-development, and we’ve seen that they’re really talented and they have a lot of know-how, and we know that they’re very serious about making this game good.

“Taking Devil May Cry 4 as an example, including the PC versions we sold 2.7 million of that particular game, but we looked at the market and saw that there were other action games selling four million, five million, all these copies.

“One of our goals for this game is to create something new and fresh that keeps the old fans but also catches new people, so that we can increase our overall appeal, our sales and our audience.”

DMC was shown at TGS last week for the first time. Check out everything from that here.

No date yet, but it’ll release on PS3 and Xbox 360.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    the difference is casino royale didnt make want to throw out my bond dvd collection upon its announcement >_>

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dralen

    @1 Yep

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hybridpsycho

    But…Casino Royale made bond cool…not gay :/

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Neolucifer

    Taking Devil May Cry 4 as an example, including the PC versions we sold 2.7 million of that particular game, but we looked at the market and saw that there were other action games selling four million, five million, all these copies.”

    Lol really where are those games ? The only real competition in the genre was god of War . Now if you are talking about taking on stuff like assassin creed , cod , gears of war , you are just becoming plainly crazy .

    #4 4 years ago
  5. osric90

    Bond has 22 movies and he’s fully able to be reinvented as most of the movies doesn’t have a closed time line. Dante and Devil May Cry universa has 4 games in which the plot is fully respected and uniform (even for DMC2) so don’t come to us with that shit and cancel the game if it’s not going to be good. This is the kind of changes that should NEVER be done, not the ones like RE4 that so many fans cry about.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    has god of war ever even sold 5 mill ever?!

    if anything DMC is the best selling series in its own genre why would you do this capcom?!

    ah you know what fuck it, inafune is quickly becoming in my eyes the new bobby fuckwit

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Neolucifer

    @6 exactly they are crazy , also it’s already selling the most in the west ..

    #7 4 years ago
  8. spiderLAW

    Dang it…..well, since none of our complaining is going to fix the problem, we will just have to wait for a demo and see if its worth putting aside our anger for the new Dante design.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    good god how does cole get changed (when personally i like the new cole V_V) and this doesn’t ;_;

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @8: Wow, you finally get it. Extraordinary. Quite Extraordinary.

    @9: Because these developers have balls.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. spiderLAW

    @10 Again, Grow up kid.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @11: Take your own advice. I’m not the one who acts like a spoiled brat who doesn’t like his meal.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Dralen

    Alot of people were okay with Cole from Infamous changing because he wasn’t much of a character, he was the weak link in the game, and he had only been in one game. Dante has been in four Devil May Cry games without change because he is the strongest part of the game. His character made the Devil May Cry games and was also the reason Devil May Cry had it’s own anime etc.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. spiderLAW

    Ha! I practice my own advice well enough without having you, this ignorant and naive child, having to remind me. Thank you.

    You act just as teenagers do. They act like they know everything without knowing anything truthfully. So once more, grow up.

    Did you even read my response to you in the other thread young one?

    I’m done arguing with you.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Freek

    Casino Royal, like any good remake, went back to the source material, to the core of who Bond is.
    The way Sean Connery played him, the way he is written in the books is a much more grittier character, so that’s what they did.

    Dante is non of those things. Instead of going to roots of what makes DMC good, they are trowing it all out and writing a new character. That rarely results in a succesfull re-invention.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @14 He is Justin Bieber fan anyway :D they think they know it all :D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotech

    @10 respecting the opinion of fans and potential buyers means they don’t have BALLS?really?please tell us more because you’re a joke.
    Let’s see what NT and Capcom will do with theirs when the first sales chart comes up on this one.
    a)grab them
    b)pull them
    c)eat them
    open bets.go

    PS:FYI Sucker Punch didn’t totally go back to the old Cole design.If you take a good look at trailers he looks like a mixture of the old and new Cole with the old Cole being more apparent

    #17 4 years ago
  18. HighWindXIX

    Does anyone really care about Devil May Cry anymore? It feels like it just needs to be put to rest really. Don’t “reboot” it. Star Trek and James Bond get rebooted. Series like Devil May Cry should just be allowed to die and then the team can start something new. Like Bayonetta. Its DMC on crack.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    @14: Nope, to be honest i missed it. But i we can continue having that conversation here:

    So your comment was not about fashion, but rather behavior? So how does the new DmC fit in here? Because all we saw was Dante smoking, shooting and throwing a car at his enemies. All he said was: My name is Dante. If it’s not the style, or the fashion, what makes you think the new Dante is emo? Because there is absolutely nothing that points to that. And please, cut that crap about no respect for honor and all that. It’s the youth we are talking about here. They can’t respect somethin’ they don’t understand. Every generation does that. So, again off your mighty horse, my friend. You were no better.

    If you want to know more about their intentions behind the design i recommend watching this interview:

    Then you might understand. But you have to listen.

    @16: Wow, you’re such a low-blow. You really think of yourself as being funny?

    @17: Hey, i bet they respect the opinion of so called fans. But that shit goes beyond respect. People expect Developers to do what they want. Especially in the design department consumer should be the last to ask.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. LordCancer

    old anderson cooper dante is gayer then new dante.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Isaaclarke37

    No comment…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Kuwabara

    what’s the big fucking deal here? what amazes me is how u fans managed to play dmc2, 3 and 4, when they fucked up his design from the first game. the series went downhill after dmc1 by a long margin. dm2 has the worst level design, dmc3 was all goth and dark levels, dmc4 was just average. who knows maybe this game might be great. But what worries me is how antoniades once said ” story is more important than gameplay” and it makes me think dmc5 will have no substance or a limited move set.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Michael O’Connor

    @22 Fanboys will be fanboys, Kuwabara.

    And its the internet. Most people only post when they have something to bitch about, not something positive to say.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. LordCancer

    i like new dante…

    #24 4 years ago
  25. spiderLAW

    @ younZer0
    No high horses. You are missing the point still but you are defenitely getting closer and i’ll give you that.
    Its not the behavior of Dante i am pointing out because we know jack shit of his attitude for the new DMC. What i dont like is, the image that he is protraying is of a particular group/class/style of children that DO indeed have this weird(mostly wrong) look on life and culture. Usually the fashion goes with the attitude.
    Yes, all youth can disrespect and have horrible looks upon life but Emo, punks, and emo-punkers take it to the extreme on purpose.
    I am not trying to argue with you. I am trying to get you to understand the point i am making. You can reply to things i have to say in a mature manner cant you?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. lexph3re

    I for one have no problem with the reboot. I’ve played 1-4 and I honestly never liked dante. I never liked how he came out all superman understanding all his abilities and nothing was a surprise to him. In dmc 1 he was so comfortable in his skin and this is the first time we see him. Why wasn’t he shocked alistar just put a big hole in his chest but he’s still alive? How did he know these limits? What was the purpose in his brother being the dark knight? How did that happen? It was a lot of unknown things. In. Dmc 2…. I’m not gonna go there.. I wasted my life on that game he was untouchable! I killed everything in 4 hits and sent huge monsters flying all over the place. I got no satisfaction out of beating that game seeing as he went to hell to kill more demons.. >.> it left me with a big wtf! Dmc 3 was actually great but the execution of it was weak. Dante still understood himself to much. Playing with virgil made that game for me. Then dmc 4… dante who? Oh this game was nero all day baby! I can respect this reboot because it shows just how green dante is. Just how wild this guy was. That’s something I can look forward to. That and a rebirth of virgil. Yeah that’s gonna rock bringin him back and hopefully no dumb death and moondus manipulation. I think this dmc is gonna be what I needed because bayonetta was a step backwards in my opinion not forwards

    #26 4 years ago
  27. mojo

    Capcom and Ninja Theory compare DMC revamp to Bond’s in Casino Royale”

    surprise surprise, the new bond is shit.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. KrazyKraut

    @ 1 & 2
    you win this page forever

    #28 4 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    @25: Okay, this sounds interesting. Let’s try to behave this time. So what look do they have on life? And what’s wrong about it?


    The more i look at the new Dante, the more i think about Fight Club, and i have to say i love Fight Club. I think this movie came out way too early because it was hated around the time it was released in the theaters. But now? Every single person in my generation that is either male or female with a brain and the age above 20 sees Fight Club as part of ‘their’ culture.

    So if Dante’s a little bit pissed and doesn’t really give a fuck about him and his behavior i relate to that. Because it reminds me of Fight Club.

    This whole idea of the new Dante give also gives us a great opportunity.

    Dante – as a character – is raw. He’s not done. He’s shaping. Changing. The Dante we saw in DMC 1 was done. He’s was a full grown man and there was no development. Even Dante in DMC 3, though not a grown man, was missing development.

    I also like to compare this to the british series misfits. It’s about a band of assholes who receive superpowers. One can manipulate time and space, but has no control over it. One can turn himself invisible but mostly if he’s being ignored. One can read minds. And one hot gal is making people sex-crazy when they touch her skin. They are vulgar, stupid and absolute assholes. But they develop into something different. In better humans, really and watching this development, was far more interesting than the killings or the use of the superpowers.

    Shame though that the show got canceled. Since it stopped with a Cliffhanger.

    @26: Brother i think we’re here on the same note. I completely agree on everything you said. Even the Vergil and the Bayonetta part.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Michael O’Connor


    #30 4 years ago

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