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DmC to give Dante new backstory, make it a key game mechanic

Tuesday, 16th August 2011 12:17 GMT By Nathan Grayson

If you’re violently resistant to change, you may want to tell all puntable creatures to leave the room. According to Siliconera, Dante’s now half-demon and half-angel. Unfortunately, according to our villainous arch-rival Math, that leaves very little room for the human half that so characterized the white-haired embodiment of mid-life crisis in previous games. On the upside, the back-and-forth between Dante’s eclectic backgrounds will manifest in changes to his weapon, creating either a holy scythe or evil axe. Fingers crossed, though, that the weaponized guitar’s also making a comeback. Because truly, what’s more righteous than the power of rock?

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  1. AHA-Lambda

    “Dante’s now half-demon and half-angel”

    aaaaand, i’m out -_-

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Nozz

    This is getting ridiculous now.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    I don’t get all the rage surrounding these changes. This is was a reboot / revision means.
    And after the disaster that was DMC4, I think the series had only two ways to go:
    1. Get back Kamiya for a true sequel to his original DMC1
    2. Go the remake / revision route.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Jackie

    way to ruin the franchise capcom

    i hope they will sell the rights to platinum and we will see a true devil may cry game again

    #4 3 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    yeah id rather prefer option 1 and the thing is as a whole this series really did not need a reboot that’s why i hate it so much, its so unnecessary. DMC4 was the best selling title in the series yet.

    This is just capcom shitting over everything i used to like them for…again.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. joshua nash

    well i was going to give this the benefit of the doubt, but now given that they are going to retcon dante’s backstory they have officially lost me as a consumer of this game and i hope it sucks worse then a uwe bol movie!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Red

    @5
    DMC4 may be the best selling in the series but it’s also the worst and the one that at least for me, killed any interest in the great characters and mythology of the first and 3rd game.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Elven_Star

    This is not even Devil May Cry anymore. Shame.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    I like to see what Ninja Theory will do with this series, they have the benefit of the doubt in my mind, i like to see new things in this series, and if this translates into good new gameplay mechanics, sign me in yo have my money capcom.
    P.S i dig the new style, emo or not, i like it, i think it fits really well the early years of a younger person.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    @7- it was hardly worse than DMC2 and i admit i am not a fan of DMC 4 either but it hardly called for a reboot

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    so it’s going to be a story about Emo problems for emo girls.

    Cool story Crapcom.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    Caught between a rock, and a fanbase.
    I was intrigued and interested by the interrogation business and style, the focus on Dante from the TGS reveal trailer. I see this, and instead I start to equate what’s to come to a ‘safe’ reboot. If that happens, thanks a bunch!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DuckOfDestiny

    So I’m guessing they’re adding some moral choice system?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. TerraZet

    Why are capcom still going through with this? Its pretty clear that EVERYONE hates it.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    God, the first few comments just show right away why it’s health for Every developer to ignore so called “Fan” comments.

    “They are rebooting it and dare to change it?! HOW COULD THEY! I’M A FAN! I Deserve to get the same game every year! But Call of Duty sucks!”

    If they don’t change it, people will ask themselves “Why did they even bother?”

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

    Seriously, how much do you know about Dante? His father was a half demon, his mother a human, he has a brother. And … wait, that’s it. How dare they change such a deep and engaging backstory.

    Being the son of Angel and Demon would explain why he’s as strong as he is. He’s neither angel nor demon. Doesn’t fit into any role. An outsider, like the X-Men, if we’re honest.

    @9: It’s not really emo, if anything it’s Punk. Uninformed people just call it emo to “win” any argument. The only mistake Ninja Theory made, is expect the fans to know a little bit about the outside world. Most people still think that Dante wears the Union Jack because he’s english, not knowing that the Union Jack is a symbol for Punk.

    @14: Talk for yourself. The only bitches who cry about that are the so called “Fans”.

    Devil May Cry Harder.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. hypeb147

    @15 well said!! The newly released gameplay trailer looks fine to me. The gameplay mechanics seem to largely be the same combo,launch,ect. Let’s give it a chance. Ninja Theory’s cutscenes and voice acting are always above standard so that’s a huge welcome over the hokey capcom version of Dante.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    #15 Yes i did thought it was punk too, although it seems like it has a little bit of gothic too, but nevertheless like i said i do like it a lot, it fits the early years of a younger person, therefore i will wait for this game, all the previous games from this dev were really good, they have my vote.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. osric90

    Edited. Look at that new sexy western boy next door looking Dante. Half-demon, half-angel, just perfect and fresh, not like crappy TV shows. Those graphics and art design look so inspired and original, Unreal Engine 3 never looked so good! I’m sure that you’ve heard this rumour too: Dante, not being a human anymore, worked in a circus, cleaning horses’ shit and he found his new weapon there. That weapon allowed him to do better stunts and he owned the circus for a while, traveling around the world. When the circus got burned down, because of Dante’s (new) angry father in Heaven, he wanted revenge but what he doesn’t know is that his mother (new) in Hell was the one behind the burning of the circus. Now he’s angry for revenge, very angry, even drugged up. Once he’s out of the asylum he realizes that in all the time he was there, the world changed a lot. Robots are a reality and Twilight clones run all around. What new adventures will this new angelic-demonic Dante have? Go find out when buying this new promising game from Ninja Theory one of the -if not the- best game developers of our times. Now notice all the previous was sarcasm and spend your money into something better when this comes out because if I ever had the slightest hope of this being a good game (and I’m not only talking about the new Dante but about the WHOLE story and specially the crappy looking gameplay and graphics) it’s now gone for good.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    @18: “and I’m not only talking about the new Dante but about the WHOLE story”

    See, this is exactly what i’m talking about. Stupid people, acting like spoiled brats, talking senseless bullshit.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    And this comment section right is here is why we see the same rehashed pieces of shit all the time, year in and year out.

    #20 3 years ago