Ninja Theory received death threats over DMC

By Johnny Cullen, Friday, 6 January 2012 09:00 GMT

Ninja Theory creative boss Tameem Antoniades has said the studio has received death threats over its reboot of Devil May Cry.

Speaking to OXM, Antoniades said he was prepared for backlash after being warned about it by his writing partner on Enslaved, and 28 Days Later writer, Alex Garland.

“Alex Garland warned me about it because he experienced a similar thing with 28 Days Later where people were upset that it didn’t feature real zombies. And now with his upcoming Dredd movie,” he said.

“So I was half prepared for it, although I have to say that it has been pretty eye opening to see some of the creative ways in which people have chosen to vent their hatred. We didn’t expect death threats in comic book form or anti-DmC death metal songs!”

Antoniades went on say he expects the fanboy rage to subdue some more after more gameplay footage and impressions on the game come out.

“It’s pretty hard for me to back the decisions we made without showing actual gameplay to the public. So until that time comes, and it will come soon, I just have to put up with the rage.

“Though I must say, lots of people have come and said that they are now interested in DmC whereas they had previously lost interest in the series. We’ll see how this plays out.”

DMC is expected later this year for PS3 and 360.

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