Enslaved art director tackles DmC

Tuesday, 4th January 2011 06:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier


Ninja Theory’s Alessandro Tain is set to reprise his art director role on the reboot of the Devil May Cry series, transitioning from Enslaved: Odyssey to the West’s colourful post-apocalypse to DmC’s shabby metropolises.

Siliconera noted the posting on Tain’s portfolio website.

No images accompany the resumé-like listing, but a quote from 18th Century philosopher David Hume offers a sliver of insight into where Capcom and Ninja Theory may be going with the franchise’s starling transformation:

“Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.”

DmC: Devil May Cry will be the fifth release in Capcom’s bestselling series, and has shocked long-time fans by seeming to wildly redesign the game’s characters and plot, despite strong critical and commercial performance from 2008′s Devil May Cry 4.

Touted as an origins story, DmC features a younger, troubled version of protagonist Dante, lacking his trademark silver hair and snappy outfit.



  1. theevilaires

    I never got a chance to say it but enslaved was a great game. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and I apologize to Ninja Theory for bashing them over the new DMC reboot. Although I still would have loved to seen it done on next gen hardware I have faith that Ninja Theory is going to make a kick ass game after playing enslaved.

    If you haven’t played enslaved yet and you value my opinion on this site go pick it up. Its worth adding to your collection.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. distraet

    Ninja Theory did a great job with Enslaved, especially with the artistic style of the game. It looked amazing. Based on that I guess this bodes somewhat well for DmC.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    I sooo can not wait for this. Loved the hell out of Enslaved. Hope they are also working on Enslaved 2.

    #3 4 years ago

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