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Ninja Theory inviting hardcore Devil May Cry fans to playtest DMC

Wednesday, 9 November 2011 07:21 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Ninja Theory has sent out invites to massive Devil May Cry fans to try out DMC in the hope they can provide feedback for the upcoming series reboot. One invite that was sent out was posted on GAF soon after. The developer will cover all travel costs for those who wish to take part.

DMC is due out on PS3 and 360 next year.

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19 Comments

  1. FeaturePreacher

    Hopefully they’ll be able to change Dante back to who he was before it’s too late.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    @1: Ugh, no, not going to happen. Things change. Grow up.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    The entire game has had to have changed with the move across onto UE3. Im sure it’ll be fine but the pace and enemy numbers will never be the same again because it’ll be at a lovely 30FPS.

    Actually I wonder if one of the “pro” DMC players will ask why Tameem put himself in the game.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @3: Jeez. This comment just makes me sad. Is this 2009 and the game was just announced?

    Fact is: He doesn’t look like Tameem. If you still think that you need to see an eye-doc.

    And i’d like to remind you that Vanquish was also released with 30 FPS only. And that didn’t hurt the speed of the game.

    Have you played Gears of War 2/3? Enemy numbers are pretty high there, so no problems here too.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Clupula

    @1 – They aren’t going to do that. The best thing they could do would be to just cancel this right away and give a proper DMC5 to the team doing Dragon’s Dogma (as they did DMC3 and DMC4).

    #5 3 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    eh, sure compare it to the other unreal games sure thing. Im comparing it to the other Ninja Theory games, all of which were running on UE3.

    I like Enslaved it was nice and breezy, colourful to boot. Going from every single last scrap of footage DmC looks awful. Visually off-putting, add that to the batshit story thats slowly escaping, like the alternate universes, half angel half demon, no human and it gets worse.

    Yes though you are correct, looking back at all is always a bad thing and we should only ever enjoy things that are new.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @5: Yeay, another stupid, brainless DMC filled with a hollow world, shitty anime characters and embarrassing dialogs.

    That’s exactly what DMC needs!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    Thats exactly what DMC is, sorry have you not played any of them before or something? I don’t know when the last time you watched any anime but new Dante is more alike to a walking anime cliche than the old one ever was. The smoking, the jacket, the attitude its all just so fucking tired and done. Old Dante was a breath of fresh air, silly, smug, self assured and capable.

    Im more worried about the combat, as always its the lynch pin that holds DMC togethor and the combat videos so far have been slow paced and under populated.

    If this is good. Then good for you for blindly going along with it. Im sure you’ll have a warm sense of self satisfaction that you told those nasty people off long ago.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 Old Dante was always a cliché.

    It was pretty obvious by the fourth game that Capcon had absolutely no idea where to take the franchise, that it had hit a creative brick wall. Half of the game was simply repeating regurgitated levels with a different characters, and Nero was absolutely horrible as far as characters go.

    Without Kamiya, they had no idea what to do or where to go. Even if you don’t like the new change, the franchise honestly had no choice. It was a relic.

    Heavenly Sword was a stellar game with a deep and highly satisfying combat system,and Ninja Theory has the best talent in the industry when it comes to character design, and bringing those characters to live in incredibly life-like fashion. I have every faith that they can pull this off.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @6: Ah, so you’re comparing it to other NT Games, only one of which was running on the UE3 Engine. I’m just reminding you that the number of enemies can be higher, and that this has nothing to do with the engine itself.

    What don’t you like about the superior art-direction of DmC? Please, be more specific.

    How is the story batshit? Do you know something we don’t? Because WE don’t know anything about the story. But i guess you choose – like most DMC Fans – to be as ignorant as humanly possible about the game.

    @8: Oh, another one of these “But that’s what DMC is” comments. Really? Who decides what DMC is and isn’t? People say it’s the character. Other say it’s the combat, or the music.

    But i guess you’re right. Let’s complain about the new DMC being different while complaining about games like CoD for being the same.

    You know what i want from a new DMC? A good story. With characters that have more to say than just one-liners. Capcom is incapable of that. So i’m glad they gave the franchise to someone who’s not as incompetent as they are.

    “I don’t know when the last time you watched any anime but new Dante is more alike to a walking anime cliche than the old one ever was.”

    Yeah, i guess you check out some animus before you try to go that route. The original Dante was a cliche-mix of all anime characters possible.

    Just show me … let’s say three anime characters that look like the new Dante.

    “The smoking, the jacket, the attitude its all just so fucking tired and done.”

    Really, where have i seen a videogame character like that before?

    “Old Dante was a breath of fresh air, silly, smug, self assured and capable.”

    Oh yeah, he totally was … when the game first came out. Was already boring and tired around the time you finished the first game.

    “Im more worried about the combat, as always its the lynch pin that holds DMC togethor and the combat videos so far have been slow paced and under populated.”

    Under Populated, yes. Slow, no.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. FeaturePreacher

    @2
    Things change. Not enough people buy it. Developer realizes they were stupid to ignore the complaints of fans of previous entries in the series. Then things change back to what they should have been in the first place.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. daytripper

    i’m confident nt will do well with this game, hopefully there will be a demo

    #12 3 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @11: And it will send a message to all developers out there: We don’t like change.

    And then you get CoD MW3.

    Fans are annoying. They don’t want any change. Never. Just look at the so called Fans of Hitman.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. FeaturePreacher

    @13
    No it will send the message don’t try to piggyback your unproven ideas on established brands. If you want to try something new, have the courage to start something new yourself. If that fails, find out from consumers and not critics what you did wrong instead of running to the excuse of gamers not wanting innovation.

    I’m no fan of CoD, but I think it’s a great illustration of giving customers what they want and ignoring cloistered critics that can’t admit they’re bad at games.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. osric90

    @YoungZer0, see how many posts you have in the same page. Let other have their opinions and don’t YOU take chances about this game because YES, it does look dated and the character obviously looks like Tateem and that’s not a secret. Change was Devil May Cry 4, new character, slightly new system and new engine, of course. You can make changes like those and make a great game (like with MGS3 to MGS4 for instance and, speaking about games inside the same generation, like Batman: Arkham Asylum to Batman: Arkham City) or make changes like the ones that KILLED the Silent Hill series and probably this one. Not gonna say that it will suck because you might find me buying it, but stop taking too much bullets for a product you don’t know because you like what they show too much or you like saying no to others. I ended up being the ridiculous guy when taking too much bullets for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @14: Capcom encouraged them to go this route, so how is it their fault if they do exactly that?

    This move should equally be encouraged, especially since it’s Capcom.

    @15: “see how many posts you have in the same page.”

    Yeah. So?

    “Let other have their opinions”

    I let them have their opinions, but i’ll not just sit there and listen to them criticize a game that A.) Has not come out yet. And B.) Most of their criticism is just lack of information or just completely wrong, like your comment about Dante looking like Tameem (Please visit an eye-doc).

    “Change was Devil May Cry 4, new character, slightly new system and new engine, of course.”

    You call DMC4 a Change? Really? Remember the criticism it got? You introduce fans to a new character and BOOM! “Fans” complain.

    “I ended up being the ridiculous guy when taking too much bullets for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.”

    That’s your business. I protect it because i believe in it, call me naive, do what you want, but i can’t just ignore their stupidity and ignorance. People just looking desperately for shit to complain.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @15 “Change was Devil May Cry 4, new character, slightly new system and new engine, of course.”

    Are you kidding me? They were so lacking in ideas with Devil May Cry 4 that half the game was just you repeating the same levels backwards with slightly different approaches. The only thing that saved that game was how well designed Dante’s weapons were.

    It’s lazy. It’s not change. It’s Capcom running out of ideas and having no idea where to take the franchise. The franchise had hit a brick wall, and there was nowhere left to go.

    “or make changes like the ones that KILLED the Silent Hill series and probably this one.”

    The entire creative backbone behind Silent Hill left Konami years ago. That was why the series fell apart, not because of “change”.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Kenshin1870

    Heavenly Sword error, Enslaved error 2, DMC error 3 EPIC LOL’s. I still don’t believe how capcom give the rights to this looser’s

    #18 3 years ago
  19. neon6

    I wonder if this is going to turn out to be a repeat of the Bloody Roar 5 announcement.

    #19 3 years ago

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    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]