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Ninja Theory on DMC: “What was cool” in the past “isn’t cool any more”

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 09:53 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Didn’t like the new look to Dante in last week’s DMC reveal? Don’t worry: it’s all within reason, according to Capcom and developer Ninja Theory.

Ninja Theory creative design boss Tameem Antoniades said the essence of DMC’s look is “all about cool.”

“It’s about Dante being cool and making you feel cool when you’re playing it, and so the combat and the style system and everything is integral to that,” Antoniades told 1UP.

“But, you know, what was cool 12 years ago – I think that was when the first game came out [It actually came out nine years ago for PS2 - JC] – isn’t cool any more.

“If Dante, dressed as he was, walked into any bar outside of Tokyo, he’d get laughed out.

“What Devil May Cry did when it launched was it brought everything that was great about action cinema like the fashion, music – it was like a cultural melting pot – and I feel like now, for Devil May Cry to have that same impact, it needs to draw on new things.

“New music, new ways of cinematography, new fashion.”

There was a strong reaction to DMC’s character design last week, with many being heavily critical of Dante’s emo look.

Original DMC creator Hideki Kamiya instantly came out against the series reboot, but Antoniades said he likes Kamiya’s effort since, the Platinum-developer Bayonetta.

Nearly.

“I love the game. I think it’s awesome. It’s taken everything – it’s just gone to a total extreme.

“But in terms of, ‘Do I think it’s cool?’ No, not at all. I think it’s caricatured and over-the-top and very ‘Japanesey,’ and for that absurd style it does that really well, but that’s not what I want.”

The new art style has been worked on for the past year, with the story only being worked on now.

Smells like teen angst

Capcom US producer Alex Jones added that some of the proposed designs for Dante’s younger version were far more extreme than the final cut.

“We had a shirtless version of Dante, with just suspenders. That went nowhere,” Jones told Kotaku.

“It looked like he had just stumbled out of a Clash concert. That was as far out as Ninja Theory went with the character design.

“When [Keiji] Inafune saw it he said, ‘I don’t think so.’”

While the game will be something of an origin story for Dante, Jones added the reboot was needed to make “the game relevant to the current times.”

“Look at the Dark Knight,” said Jones. “That went from the Gothic fun house of the earlier Batman movies, to a fairly dark look at Chicago crime today.

“We want to update and mature the tone of Devil May Cry.”

There’s no date yet, but it’ll be available for PS3 and 360.

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82 Comments

  1. Blerk

    “We had a shirtless version of Dante, with just suspenders.”

    Argh! Erase my brain!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    ““But, you know, what was cool 12 years ago – I think that was when the first game came out [It actually came out nine years ago for PS2 - JC] – isn’t cool any more.”

    JC Owned him right in the face. :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I’m reminded of the very true Simpsons moment :

    Grampa Simpson: I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s it seems weird and scary to me… it’ll happen to you!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Isuru86

    Twillight isnt cool u fat SOB !

    #4 5 years ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    p.s. Blerk, they mean u.s. suspenders (i.e. braces) the illiterate twats over the pond.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I know, but my brain can’t shift the… argh!

    /bashes head on table

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Nozz

    I’ve got nothing nice to say about the “New” Dante design but as long as the game is good then all is not lost!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    “We want to update and mature the tone of Devil May Cry.”

    Jesus, someone fuck him, after playing Enslaved demo with it’s absolutely SHITTY and cliche story i don’t want to hear anything from this man.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    I like it, i don’t see the problem

    Everything people dislike about Dante’s new image will probably change throughout the course of the games narrative anyways. Its an origin story, as we progress through the game Dante will probably acquire his sword, ebony and ivory and have his hair turn white (the hair turning white part is actually stated in the kotaku article). He’ll probably even don his trench coat in the games end movie.

    And no doubt there will be a classic Dante DLC pack anyways

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    They should’ve done a DMC sequel instead, with a fat, balding Dante hobbling his way around levels and complaining about his prostate.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Nozz

    @9 “And no doubt there will be a classic Dante DLC pack anyways”
    There better be or i’m holding you responsible :p

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @10 *laughing my ass off*

    #12 5 years ago
  13. LewieP

    Did you guys notice anything about Tameem?

    This is what he looks like:
    http://bit.ly/cJnDSn

    and this is the new look Dante:
    http://bit.ly/9dm0LS

    #13 5 years ago
  14. David Sarkisjan

    I think fans of the series are overreacting. They don’t seem to understand that these changes are necessary for DMC to grow. I don’t know how DMC4 did in terms of sales, I presume Capcom wasn’t happy about the figure and they want more out of this franchise.

    I still agree that he doesn’t look great at the moment … and hope they will make some changes.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I don’t think it’s even possible for DMC to grow now. It’s an old series that’s been steadily declining in popularity with every sequel. Personally I’d rather they put these old IPs to bed and moved onto new things rather than run them into the ground trying to reinvent and sell them to a ‘new’ market which most likely isn’t even there.

    I’m not a DMC fan, btw. I sit firmly in the ‘not frothing at the mouth’ camp. :-)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @14 Actually it did pretty well for it’s franchise.
    but now they are completely alienating fans and it’s not just about the character, it’s about how the game looks.

    and i don’t think so that this pice of crap will sell better when everybody thinks that everything is generic.
    Halt, even monsters (babes) are generic for DMC world… Oh man, seriously, thats jsut mehh../

    #16 5 years ago
  17. mington

    How about trans gender dante
    http://brav3.livejournal.com/30940.html?thread=207068

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Lord Gremlin

    @4 Exactly. What horribly sucked in the past and sucks right now will also suck in the future.
    For example, Tameem Antoniades sucks now… And will suck in the future.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Freek

    Dante was still cool in DMC 4, nothing has changed. The art style was bang up to date, the level design and gameplay was what lagged behind a little.
    And considering the reaction to the reboot, Dante would get laughed out of any bar now, not just Tokyo.

    And never ever bring up Batman to jusitfy your dark reboot. Batman was and always has been a dark character, the movies strayed away from that with neon lights and bat niples so they failed. The new movies went back to the characters roots, that’s what made them good.

    That is what Batman Begins should have taught people: go to the characters roots not to simply go dark.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. David Sarkisjan

    I am looking forward to “young Lara” reveal for the next Tomb Raider.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. evilashchris

    I hope more games take their cues from Muppet Babies. The world will be a better place.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Perhaps they could give Dante his own Scrappy Doo equivalent?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Nozz

    @13 LMAO WTF.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. orakaa

    I was a huge fan of the first DMC and played DMC 2 as well… but didn’t go any further.

    I went to a press conference with Hideki Kamiya for the release of DMC3. I laughed so hard when he said that “DMC1 was ‘action stylish’…. then I made DMC2, which was ‘stylish action’, and with DMC3, I want to do both”.
    I tried DMC4 but didn’t enjoy it that much.

    Anyway, change can be good… but the look of the new “Dante” is really horrible, whether you compare it to the old Dante or just consider it a new character.
    They should just let the DMC franchise where it belongs and develop a BRAND NEW game.
    And Ninja Theory is REALLY BAD when it comes to gameplay mechanics : Heavenly Sword was horrible to play, and Enslaved demo didn’t made me want to buy the game.

    DMC is ALL about the cool and the fun you have when you play… Ninja Theory is no match for that (which is why they should just develop a new game)

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Callum

    lol, they changed what IT was, and now what I’m with, isn’t IT! Hahaha classic simpsons.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Elven_Star

    Elven_Star on Ninja Theory: Kiss my ass.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Michael O’Connor

    Love how people are still comparing this to Twilight and Emo despite the fact that it takes absolutely no influence from either.

    As a grown man who grew up heavily immersed in the post punk cultures of the 80s, I am very much in love with the new character design. I think he’s genuinely cool in a way Dante never was, and it’s one of the best character designs I’ve seen in years.

    Ninja Theory are a personal favourite company of mine as well. Their strong capacity to make skill-based spectacle fighter, along with their top rate choreography will make for a fresh new take on the franchise, and I believe a damn good game to boot.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Neolucifer

    i’ve seen what they propose as gameplay for now two games , and it’s a cheesy and easy button mashing fest , that got nothing on dmc’s fighting system and its depth .

    So yeah it is ok it’s you dig the look , but let’s not pretend dmc fans only have fake dante’s look to complain about .

    There are various things in their gameplay that i profoundly dislike so far , and i dont see them getting away from it .
    Hell they’ve already added a revamp of their old morphing weaspon mechanics judging by the first video .

    Worse , cutscenes , ingame or cgi , are almost always for the spectacle and cooler scenes . Going by that logic , if the trailer was an exemple of the best the game got to offer , i once aggain shudders for the gameplay and feel of the game .

    What i saw was dull , clunky , using cheap camera tricks to give it an intensity that it doesnt have . A cheap and abused trick you find in enslaved combats , but i diverge .

    Anyway DMC’s “stylish” action , in even its worse episodes , was about far more than spazzing the camera around like some wannabe Micheal Bay on crack .

    And this is the part that irked me even more than the tramp look . Some people ask for a redesign (like with infamous 2) of the hero , but even so it wont fix the upcoming disaster of the gameplay .

    There were only three franchise focusing more on having a deep engaging fighting mechanics and action, than epicness and story , ninja gaiden , devil may cry , and recently Bayonetta … while the others follow pretty much the same templates (with or without qte galore) .

    What’s the point of the dmc “revolution” if its to make it like any common hack and slash of the market ?

    In short , once again screw you Ninja Theory

    /end of rant

    PS : back to the actual topic … so now smoking is cool ?

    @24 I’m not sure i understand your post . Kamiya 4 , he wasnt involved with dmc 2 …3 or 4

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Hybridpsycho

    So what’s cool now is actually gay? : /

    #29 5 years ago
  30. mington

    I always thought Dante was homosexual

    #30 5 years ago
  31. YoungZer0

    Thank you, Michael. Finally someone who understands.

    Seriously the people comparing the new design to Twilight are obviously full of it. Everything about the new DmC seems to be heavily influenced by British old-school Punk Rock.

    Dante reminds me a lot of Sid Vicious, minus the Girlfriend stabbing.

    I love the new direction and fresh take. The Reboot is definitely something the franchise needed. I also love the fact the Ninja Theory doesn’t seem to give a fuck about what the people think. Thank you, NT. I hope you don’t change him like some other ball-less developer.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. theevilaires

    WTF did he just say. This guy I swear has some balls to be talking shit like this. How many times have we seen devs make games in their vision as a reboot and fail.

    First of all the DMC reboot shouldn’t even had happen this gen. Nothing this loser of a dev can do to make it feel special again like DMC3. Next gen visuals and physics would have bought the DMC series back to glory.

    Capcom you’re fucking up big time trusting random western developers with your most beloved franchises. If it ain’t Santa Monica studios,Naughty Dog,or even Rock Steady (NOW) don’t take the risk of ruining your rep.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Gheritt White

    @ 32: Capcom couldn’t work with any of those devs you mentioned even if they wanted to, as none of them are independent. Ninja Theory are.

    Oh and also, you’re a fag.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    I know that 33 I was just describing the level of talent they need to goto. Not a noob dev like Ninja Theory.

    Oh and thanks for the compliment :D

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Gheritt White

    @34: NP, any time. Also Ninja Theory have yet to make their rep – lets see how Enslaved reviews before writing them off completely.

    Mechanically, it seems like NT would be a good fit for DMC, what with Heavenly sword already under their belt – then again I’ve not played a DMC game since the first so I’m not too familiar with the franchise.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. spiderLAW

    @ 27
    What game exactly are you thinking of when you mention Ninja Theory being so great?
    They have made 3 games so far. 1) Kung Fu Chaos (crap), 2) Heavenly Sword (ultimately a let down more than anything else), and 3) Enslaved which already looks to be a let down as well.

    So where is this high regard you have for them coming from?

    Also, I grew up around the same times you did and in no way does this guy resemble that time. The only thing about him that might is the wife beater and the necklace but that style still exists in the USA and has nothing to do with the 80s or 90s. He obviously has been designed to look like an Emo-punk. The Haircut, Blackness of the hair, Eyeliner, bright red lips, the tweezed/plucked/trimmed eyebrows, extremely pale skin, constipated look, cigarette smoking, boot style, tattered trench coat, anorexic and gangly body, skinny jeans with flare at the bottom…..I could go on. I can see these things clearly. I can see what the artist was intending (its my job to know, seriously).

    I can’t stand Emos. If there is anything I cannot stand in this world, it’s Emokids and I have plenty of reasons for that.

    I preferred the Japanese Cowboy look that the original Dante had. Cowboys piss all over emos.

    Also some more lol. Your comparing him to the 80s Europunk and YoungZeros Sid vicious is clearly a contradiction of this dumbass’(Tameem Antoniades) statement. Those are things of the past, according to NT “we want to modernize his look”…if it was his intentio to go with the 80s style, he would be mixing his words with whats on paper. See what im saying?

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DaMan

    now i know why non mass market genre games get oddly low scores at times.. because people play them all in the same way.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. NomadsoulZA

    @ 36. ROFL, same here. I don’t want to play as a eye shadow using, skinny, nipple piercing emo. The whole appeal of the original Devil May Cry was the whole reckless, japanese cowboy, kick your ass Dante. Not the “I’ll go cut myself in a corner” emo freak…

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Neolucifer

    @35

    I dont believe they are a good fit … just because they do hack and slash games too means squat to me . At least not while their games are like this :

    http://i51.tinypic.com/oh4uxf.jpg .

    Dont misunderstand , for all my venom and rage , i think Heavenly sword (and enslaved) was a decent , even good game because of a great story and presentation .
    But those two part arent as much the focus of games like dmc than their gameplay …

    They’ve got now an habit of unresponsive clunky controls with easy factor …. i dont want that with any dmc .

    #39 5 years ago
  40. theevilaires

    spiderLAW for president 2012! :D

    I agree 1000%…..just change Emos to Euros ;)
    Plus its O’Connor, come on. If everyone in here start talking crap about how the game Vampire Rain was shit he would (naturally) defend it cause he has to stand out and be different from the rest of the crowd.

    I got an idea how about we all take a trip to the worlds highest bridge and everyone decide not to jump off, so O’Connor can (naturally) disagree and jump off to prove his points.

    ……if only we could test that theory :D

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Gheritt White

    Would that be a “ninja” theory there, TEA?

    OMG, ME AM TEH FUNNENIEST!!!

    #41 5 years ago
  42. daytripper

    if it aint broke you dont fix it, looks more like the crow than devil may cry

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Michael O’Connor

    @36 Mainly Heavenly Sword, which I consider a underrated masterpiece.

    As for his design.

    Post punk: http://skelemitz.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/after-a-fashion-post-punk/
    Emo: http://www.emo-styles.com/emo-fashion-for-boys
    Dante: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs324.ash2/60396_438640978529_737863529_5028006_5175922_n.jpg

    He doesn’t have “bright red lips” or “emo hair”. Not even close. He’s also not pale. The guy has a blatant Asian complexion. The neck jewellery thing is a big hang on from punk culture. Cigarette smoking has *never* been a image used in the emo culture. And he’s not wearing eyeliner.

    And I certainly don’t know any emos where trenchcoats were a popular fashion choice. Emo clothing is far simpler than what Dante is wearing in that promo image.

    @40 Vampire Rain *was* shit.

    If you’re going to try and make a point, at least check your facts. For one, there are dozens of popular games I think are great. I apologise for not falling back on group-think and actually have a critical opinion. Two concepts you wouldn’t understand.

    #43 5 years ago
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    #44 5 years ago
  45. LordCancer

    I never understood what was so bad assed about anderson cooper in a red trench coat.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. spiderLAW

    @ TEA
    LOL. Might be a good idea.

    @ Daytripper
    The Crow is at least cool. This new Dante vaguely resembles him. He does resemble The Crows from part 2 and 3 though.

    @ Mike
    Take a stroll down any place in Dirty Cali and the new Dante is a spitting image of Emopunkers.
    For you to say that he doesnt have any of those features that i mentioned just shows that you need to go get a stronger prescription of glasses. Or that you are clearly as TEA described and love to argue for the sake of arguing. He has a feminine hair-cut which is the rage with all the emokids. Where do you see this colorful complexion? He is a pale tint of yellow and the only real color he has on him is the bruises. Everything i mentioned in 36 is clearly and obviously there and for you to argue against that has nothing to do with opinion but has everything to do with denial.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Michael O’Connor

    @46 What the hell are emopunkers?

    It just sounds like some short of desperate group of people trying to differentiate themselves by blending culture styles instead of coming up with their own ideas.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Freek

    What ever fashion label you may chose to putt on new Dante, it’s not going to make him look or sounds any better.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. spiderLAW

    @ 47
    I agree with 48 lol.

    Emopunkers are what they are. EMOtional Punkers.
    What do you think Emos are Michael?….if not some whiney kids that feel like they have to be different to fit in and not be different in the process. Emo = stupidity at its greatest level. Punkers = punks. Emopunkers = stupid punks with a deranged sense of fashion and life. Basically how you describe them lol.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Michael O’Connor

    @49 I already linked to what Emo is, at least fashion wise.

    Emo as a culture did actually exist well before it became the joke of fad it is now, just like the punk and goth scenes did.

    “Emopunker” is just a stupid term for a bunch of emo kids stealing fashion tips from punk styles. You can mix anything together.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. theevilaires

    Plus he looks like that Tameem Antoniades dude. For real this guy has some balls I’m telling you to make Dante this way. Personally I could care about the new style but come fucking on he looks like this guy http://heavenlynariko.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/enslaved-interview-with-tameem-antoniades/

    Look at the hair styles. Plus he’s the lead designer. Come fucking on. I want to punch this guy in the face seriously for being that much of a prick. He wants to be fucking Dante in his wet dreams let him go to a costume shop and buy the get up (Halloween is right around the corner) but to try and establish himself as an icon of gaming FUCK NO.

    Thats where I draw the line and this bobble head freak is taking it too far. I’m not buying this game if Dante looks like this guy.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Michael O’Connor

    People who think they the new design for Dante was even remotely inspired by Tameem Antoniades’s own appearance seriously need to get their eyes checked.

    The kinds of leaps in logic that people on the internet make nowadays is fucking hilarious.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. OLD Dante

    Look At This pic LOL
    Designed By Frobary (my friend)

    http://s7.aks98.com/images/95094098839763632262.jpg

    #53 5 years ago
  54. The Hindle

    Personally i think he looks like Brandon Lee and i can see a bit of Heath Ledgers joker as well. NT meh they cant even put a fucking jump button in thier games.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. DuckOfDestiny

    I’m all for a reboot of the series, but the new Dante is certainly not cool, more like a prick.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. osric90

    Oh my God… If anyone would dress as any character of any game they will be lookd and and maybe laughed at. I’m starting to think Ninja Theory is a bunch or retards. Thanks for ruining Dante and Enslaved, yes, that game. Seems to be another one on the bunch.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Neolucifer

    @52
    Leap of logic ? they have now multiple times modeled people they know into their games . hell nariko’s facial features commes from an known actress .

    Not buying it however , as it’s imo just a coincidence , and an issue with his taste in (ugly) hairstyle , and (poor) taste in design .

    #57 5 years ago
  58. AHA-Lambda

    fuck you NT, you wouldnt know good character design if it hut you with a mallet…which is what looks like happened to all of your characters

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Michael O’Connor

    Those who don’t like the new design will get a laugh out of this: http://www.thegamingvault.com/2010/09/dante-gives-dmc-fans-the-middle-finger/

    #59 5 years ago
  60. spiderLAW

    @50
    Where the hell do you think style and fashion comes from Mike?
    Everything that we consider ‘Original’ and different all come from a mixture of old styles that people in the past have already done so therefore by your example or statement of Emo existing before the new Emo, DUH! Originality rarely exists in today’s world and fashion is not one of those places where it doesn’t exist.
    Emopunker is the new fashion and is growing rapidly. Hell, even the little wannabe rappers here in Cali are using emopunk fashion and attitude.
    The Youth of today just becomes more and more idiotic as time goes on. Especially when we have Kids thinking that they can become a CEO of a high end business while going to their first job interview in a Wife beater, flip flops and board shorts.
    Or EMOs coming in for their first with a lack of enthusiasm.
    Anyways…back to Dante.
    A redesign of Dante is fine….just not this one. This NEW Dante is just plain wrong. They could have just dressed him up as a girl and that would have been just as good.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. YoungZer0

    @58: What the fuck do you know about design? Better not talk about things you don’t understand.

    @60: I’m sorry but Dante is not Emo-Punk. He’s old school Punk. End of story. Seriously you sound like an old fart. “People today are idiots.” Guess what people always been idiots. Your youth and their style sucked just as hard as this generation. Better go down from your mighty horse. Especially if your immense ignorance. Don’t understand why Mike wastes his time with morons like you. You clearly don’t seem to understand anything about style or fashion.

    #61 5 years ago
  62. AHA-Lambda

    @61 – sorry since when did i need to know how to bake a cake to know when one tastes like shit??

    Dante looks horrible, the main character from enslaved looks horrible
    most of their characters they’ve ever done actually have looked horrible except for nariko who they copied bloody verbatim for the enslaved female lead!

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Johnny Cullen

    I agree with Michael in saying that new Dante look is nowhere near the look of Tameem.

    And the bashing of him is a bit overboard as well. I’m no PR, but when I met him in Barcelona while I was seeing Enslaved, he seemed genuine. He really cares about the games he and Ninja Theory makes.

    Passionate, basically (not Molyneux passionate, obviously, but still passionate enough).

    Not to mention, a good guy to interview. That said, it has only been once. But I came away from Spain with a good impression of him.

    That’s just my two cents anyways.

    #63 5 years ago
  64. YoungZer0

    @62: Well, because your taste sucks? I’m sorry but that’s the truth. Dante looks awesome. He’s looks absolutely unique. Never ever did we have a character like this before. Same goes for Monkey. NT really knows their stuff.

    You clearly don’t.

    #64 5 years ago
  65. AHA-Lambda

    “I’m sorry but that’s the truth.”

    subjectivity taken as fact now? Whos the troll now? Ass.

    #65 5 years ago
  66. YoungZer0

    @65: Don’t blame me for playing by the rules you made up.

    #66 5 years ago
  67. spiderLAW

    @ YoungZer0
    Offended at all by my comments? Clearly you have something up your ass. I was having an adult conversation with Mike so you can take your childish antics to some place where people might give a crap about the vomit that spews out of your mouth(mind). Son.

    You really have no clue about what you speak of. My comment on the emopunks and youth have nothing to do with their fashion sense in the 1 sentence you read. It has to do with their ignorance towards honor, self-respe…….I will stop explaining this to you because you obviously have selective reading/hearing/thinking as you have clearly missed everything I had said except for whatever it is YOU found so offensive enough to take the defensive.

    Again. They say that they tried modernizing Dante. In what kind of concept designer’s mind does an 80s look become modernized? If he/she truly intended on modernizing the character he/she wouldn’t have picked an out dated style. So unless the artist is a complete moron, you would obviously see that the style he was going for was Emopunk.

    Grow Up kid. Then come back and try to have an adult conversation.

    #67 5 years ago
  68. Callum

    There is so much hate on this site! Why is everyone so ANGRY! Pat, I think you need to re-arrange something to get the chi back in flow…or what ever its called

    #68 5 years ago
  69. spiderLAW

    @68
    Tea and Crumpets?

    #69 5 years ago
  70. daytripper

    coffee for me and a bacon butty

    #70 5 years ago
  71. Isaaclarke37

    I am still not convinced.

    #71 5 years ago
  72. Monk

    * SPOILER IF YOU DIDN `T PLAY DMC 4 *

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySY5YMoBp7c&feature=player_embedded#!

    All I saying is we will miss him, we really do !!

    #72 5 years ago
  73. GitForceGemini

    I’m not going to take lectures in what’s cool from a guy who designs his female characters with red spaghetti for hair.

    #73 5 years ago
  74. venomcarnage

    the name of this game is devil may cry
    not cool may cry and how he is cool by smoking or go to prison
    the old dante must come

    #74 5 years ago
  75. venomcarnage

    this game now is like resident evil and saw in the draw and marvel
    but devil may cry must be have religion draw not houses
    and where is vergil and nero fuck to this game name

    #75 5 years ago
  76. Someguy112233

    Excuse me Tameem Antoniades. you think Dante would get laughed At with his original Design?

    EXCUSE ME, look at the fucking mess you made! Dante Looked Better back then, WAY BETTER then his Stupid looking counterpart! This Dante would not just be laughed at, But be Beaten up, bullied, and Car Drivers Running over him on purpose

    And The Games Are still cool, EVEN TO THIS DAY

    You sir, are a FUCKING moron! no, More then a Fucking moron, You have a brain Capacity of a Roach!

    DMC 1, 2, 3 and 4. When you played the games, it made you feel Cool, it was Cool, Dante, Vergil, trish, Lady EVEN FUCKING Nero Was All Badass

    This. THIS MESS, is not Cool, Its a Down right Sloppy, And i bet when people play this, its gonna make them Feel Dirty, Dirty of how right DISGUESTED They are!

    The songs they played, Where Cool, the song you played in the Trailer, Was not, What was that, Justin beiber Playing?

    if I EVER meet you, i Want to go up to you, and Throw a Briefcase at your Head because of how Downright RETARDED you are!

    And You guys, NINJA Theory, Have Not made a Good Game YET, No, All your Crappy Ass Games, Are worth SHIT

    PS: Are you also Suggesting Smoke is cool? looking like a Guy who was Beaten Shitless is cool? What are you? Fucking 8?

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Someguy112233

    Also, no offence to any Japanese people, i just Got to say this

    But the things THOSE PEOPLE wear, Dante would look like a Normal Person Compare to those Guys!

    And he wasn’t Even born anywhere NEAR tokyo To be honest, He wasn’t in like Ramen shops or Places that Had Japanese Text and all that shit, it was more like he was in Germany or The USA Of New York!

    #77 4 years ago
  78. Someguy112233

    this is my Last One for, EVER actually, i only made this account to BITCH about how fucking stupid this guy is

    When did fucking Games Became a Fashion show?

    or when Did Games have to become Real? What, you implying that your making the Game more ‘realistic’? Dude, What the fuck, Seriously.

    games are not suppose to be base on in Real life Thats what Makes them “fantasy” Games.

    And Your Thoughts about “Fashion” Is also stupid, GOTH, or Emo, Is a Fashion Statement, But its also a Bad one, Why? Because thats why people get Bullied SO fucking much in todays Society!

    and you dumbasses saying “oh the old hairstyle of dante Is Stupid, it looks like fucking jusin beiber, this new one is Great, cause it looks like ect” ALMOST EVERYONE HAS THAT FUCKING HAIRSTYLE YOU FUCKING SMUCKS! EVEN I DO! ITS BECAUSE I DONT PUT FUCKING GELL IN MY HAIR! and Dante does not look like a Pop singer FROM TOKYO! He looks more Western cowboyish in the 4th one!

    AUGh, You have no idea of how PISSED i Really am at these types of people, WHY Is this world Full of Fucking IDIOTS?! EVERY, on the net, At home, at school, at Work, AT FUCKING EVERYWHERE, Is idiots!

    And ninja theory, YOU GUYS are the Biggest idiots i have EVER encountered in my life

    GO learn what cool and What GAMES and REALITY Fit in That Small iron box you Call A BRAIN!

    #78 4 years ago
  79. Scady

    AND THE REST IS SILENCE…

    #79 4 years ago
  80. Screwninjatheory

    Ninja theory, kindly go die, i was starting to like the new character except the smoking, which is jus EFFING stupid, now back to the real reason im pissed, if the original dante walked into any bar in japan the way he was theyd bow down to him you dumb SOB i mean really wtf is wrong with you now he looks like a punk with an attitude problem, that no one will like. I hope that this project gets cursed and all of you die making it >.> Sincerely another fan of the original dante who hates your guts with all his heart and soul

    #80 4 years ago
  81. Telepathic.Geometry

    Wow.

    #81 4 years ago
  82. monkeygourmet

    Really enjoyed Enslaved and was upset to hear it sell so badly, but, this Re-boot idea that seems to have recently cropped up in gaming / movies is getting out of hand. Gotham Night & Batman Begins are often used as movie examples of re-boots done right but this is bullshit, they weren’t re-boots, they simple had the character down better than the few bullshit kiddie friendly films previously (Batman & Robin, Batman Forever)… Comopared to those films anything is gonna seem good… As for Dante, it’s a fucking video game, this:

    “But, you know, what was cool 12 years ago – I think that was when the first game came out isn’t cool any more.” attitude doesn’t really apply. If your that worried about someones clothes being relevent now, just make a new franchise… video game Characters these days are hardly going to stand the test of time if your basing them on Twillight style fads…

    #82 4 years ago

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  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]