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New screens, art, and details appear for Devil May Cry

Thursday, 1 March 2012 17:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Some screenshots and a couple bits of artwork for Ninja Theory’s Devil May Cry have been released by Capcom, and the firm has also dropped a few details regarding Dante’s past.

According to a post on Capcom Unity, in the game, Dante is a young man who “has no respect for authority or indeed society in general,” which stems from knowing he is not human, yet nothing like the demons which have “tormented him throughout his life.”

He feels every bit the outcast, and having grown up in various “institutions, orphanages, youth correction facilities and foster homes” operated by demons where his deep hatred of demons and authority was bred, he decides to side with the “little guy” and other victims of an unfair society.

In the game, Dante’s Rebellion sword is given to him by his father Sparda so he can better protect himself against the demons which hunt him. It’s still unknown how he came to be in possession of his pistols Ebony and Ivory – or where they came from – but each, like his sword, were crafted a long time ago and have “sent innumerable demons to their doom.”

It all sounds very cool, and you can read the entire blog post through the link and check out the screens and artwork below.

The reboot of the series is slated for release on PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime this year.

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21 Comments

  1. FeaturePreacher

    Here’s to hoping this emo crap fails so a real Devil May Cry title can be released that respects this franchise’s legacy.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Sadismek

    Those 2 pistols look pretty neat.

    @1 Well, if this one fails, there is a probability that we won’t see another game in this franchise.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. FeaturePreacher

    @2 I think we will. It just won’t be one where the producer tries to put himself in the game. They’ll either go with the Dante everyone knows or Nero or a new guy.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @Steph: I think the link is broken. Page says: “Sorry, there was a problem.

    No blog posts were found which match the given criteria.”

    Anyway, from what i read here in this article, it definitely sounds interesting and much more thought-out than the previous DMC’s. I very much doubt that the game will be released this year though. Wonder when they are going to release a story-trailer, which is what interests me the most about the new DmC.

    @1: Emo crap? You’re talking about the previous DMC titles, right?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TD_Monstrous69

    @FeaturePreacher, how exactly does the new DMC disrespect the Devil May Cry franchise in any way? A franchise btw, that was born off of concept art for a Resident Evil game. Oh, because they changed the way Dante looked? REALLY!? Here’s some questions to you, if DMC4 and the other games were so great, then why didn’t more people buy them? Also, if a game has combat that is almost no different from the previous entries in the franchise, as well as a vivid art style, another thing DMC’s been known for, then where’s the disrespect that u claim Ninja Theory is showing this franchise?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    @5: Don’t worry, he probably hasn’t read the article on eurogamer:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-02-11-why-devs-owe-you-nothing

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gigabomber

    DMC collection HD is coming out on Apr. 3, just a reminder.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. LOLshock94

    @5 ninja theory has done nothing but hate the fans and make the game something it isnt

    #8 3 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @8:

    “ninja theory has done nothing but hate the fans”

    Can you blame them?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    @4 Weird. It must have been pulled.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    What utter bullshit! That sword is clearly normal sized! Where’s the 12 foot long phallic symbol that the *real* Dante would use!

    The fans want to see Dante’s huge chopper Ninja Theory!!

    ;-)

    #11 3 years ago
  12. ManuOtaku

    I do like the weapons desing, i hope this game do really comes out this year, i cannot wait for it really.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. TD_Monstrous69

    @8 All they’ve done is try to expand the audience, as well as add their own signature to the franchise. As far as “hate the fans” as you claim, last time I checked, it were “fans” who were the ones making death threats at Ninja Theory for this game, not the other way around. I think it’s great that they stood their ground on the creative decisions they’ve made, and didn’t cave in to the angry and the ignorant that plague the interent (something you seem to know a lot about LOLshock94), as well as who seem to plague the fanbase of game franchises.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. The_Red

    Outside Dante’s face, I’m loving every bit of these new screens/artworks.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. FeaturePreacher

    @4
    I’m talking about the emo crap that you see for this emo crap.

    @5
    Where’s the ranking for combos, where’s the quick weapon switching, where’s the combat style switching? If you’re trying to appeal to more people, why not just ditch the name Devil May Cry and let this thing stand on it’s own merits. Call it something like Emo’s Wonderland Adventures or something.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. mehdidante

    they destroyed the face of dante in the previous game , i hope they dont make it any worse . although i played the previous games on my pc and this one is not coming to pc , so …

    #16 3 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @15: I’m not seeing it, probably because i can distinguish between Punk and Emo. Here’s a little hint that might help your uninformed opinion: Emos usually have hairstyle that covers one of their eyes. Now where have i seen this before? Oh right, Devil May Cry 1, 2 and 4. He looked like the Bieber in DMC 3.

    To answer some of your questions: The ranking for combos is there, so’s the quick weapon switching. Why do you need the combat style switching? The moment you switch the weapons you switch the style.

    It’s all there, you just choose to ignore it. Watch some of the gameplay footage, if you can’t see it, then you should check an eye-doc.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. FeaturePreacher

    @17
    Emo’s don’t have a posse consisting of hot babes like Lady and Trish in DMC4.

    Emo’s do go around escorting little ladies like they’re a babysitter.

    I wonder how much Ninja Theory will destroy the sales of this one. Maybe it’ll be worse than Enslaved or Heavenly Sword.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    @18: Yeah, you better do some research into what the word actually means.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. hives

    As long as gameplay will be fun, I don’t care how Dante looks. BTW, I bet I’ve read somewhere, that this new DmC is kind of… well… separate universe (spin-off?). I mean – it has nothing to do with previous DMC games and Capcom never said that they won’t make “proper” DMC5.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Clupula

    I really do hope that crashes and burns badly. I’m hoping for Dark Void sales.

    #21 3 years ago

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  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

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  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

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  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

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  • Vita knocks New 3DS LL out of top slot on Media Create charts

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes coming west in 2015, PS4 only

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  • Deal: get Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One bundle + extra game for £299

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