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DmC: Devil May Cry
DmC Video Interview Puts Dante Under the Microscope
Written Monday, September 27, 2010 By Richard Walker
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So, you might have noticed that Dante has done away with the hair dye and gone on a smackhead's diet for Ninja Theory's reboot, DmC. The reactions have been divisive to say the least, and given Dante's iconic status, with his white hair and crimson trenchcoat, it's entirely understandable why.

Thing is, Ninja Theory understand too, but when tasked with creating a reboot, the character has to change and as Lead Producer Alex Jones states, "change is scary."

Ninja Theory's Tameem Antionades echos the sentiment, acknowledging in the video that winning over the die-hard fans is going to be tough. "I don't think we're going to win over the hardcore until we've got something that we can put in their hands," he says.

Check out the video from the PlayStation Blog, and see if it helps in allaying some of your DmC fears.

[Via Joystiq]


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Comment #1 by catslayer11
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 09:33:05 AM
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Devil May Cry is offically dead to me i love DMC 1-4 but not this one sorry not gotta buy it

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Comment #2 by cmpunk
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 09:37:45 AM
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im willing to give them a chance.
as they wanted to change dante
by reactions they have succeeded.

still gameplay has to be good.
lets see how they will mix that up

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Comment #3 by totalgenocide
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 09:41:54 AM
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fuking amazing no matter what anybody says i cant believe everybody is whining like a bitch because they changed dantes look if they nver changed anything that the ga,e would suks

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Comment #4 by coffinfodde6
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 10:21:19 AM
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Its funny that so many people say that they wont buy this game because Dante looks different.

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Comment #5 by Flames
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 11:01:41 AM
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Dante is an iconic character so they change it, its so understandble O_o, these guys are on drugs like this new Dante.

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Comment #6 by OceanH
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 11:07:21 AM
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I hate this new Dante.

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Comment #7 by Requiem
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 01:55:13 PM
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i hope its bloody as NG2 on 360 :)

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Comment #8 by RotaryRex
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 02:26:14 PM
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@ 3 & 4

You wouldnt be in the crowd of people who bitched about the look of the new sonic in the upcoming Sonic 4 would you?

I aint taking a pop at you two but its on the same basis, Dante is as iconic for the PS2, PS3 and the Hack and Slash genre (after all it was DMC that reinvigorated the genre on ps2) as Sonic was for SEGA & the Mega Drive (Genesis) just as Mario is for Nintendo.

When a character is iconic and has a legion of hardcore fans and a successful franchise, the character being changed is going to cause uproar! If this trailer had been shown and the main character wasnt Dante then im sure people would have welcomed the game with open arms myself included but im not interested in this game or anything to do with it! This new character not only doesnt look like Dante

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Comment #9 by DierU
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 02:42:59 PM
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blah blah blah, bitch about the new look all you want, if youre not gunna get this then youre gunna miss out, seriously no one is listening to you and this game will pick up loads of new fans who wont be influenced one bit by your bitching, go cry into a pillow ;D

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Comment #10 by Drexiel
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 02:49:50 PM
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so ppl whine cuz they dun see white hair and cuz they see a 17-or-so kid all trashed up who seems to be locked up... right... go print out a life sized Dante image and marry it while u at it >_> Ninja Theory said this themselves... this Dante hasnt gone tru anything that made him the Dante u saw in past games... anyways im up for this sicne i love NT's work and since DMC died to me when DMC2 came out... DMC 1 is still the ONLY good DMC...and on a side note, nero is a pussy

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Comment #11 by Maldron
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 02:50:04 PM
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@6 Sonic looks different?

I'm still looking forward to DMC, no matter how stupid I think it is to insist on the name when there's a rapper with the same moniker running about, but still. I trust Ninja Theory.

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Comment #12 by accident
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 03:14:53 PM
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i wonder if vergil would ever have to be redone as well?

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Comment #13 by Shirokurou
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 04:19:24 PM
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They really don't know what they're doing, are they?
Keep it recognizable and that's it. But they kind of broke that.

Also I mean look at Marvel vs Capcom 3! Classic Dante is celebrated and loved. And this reboot is friggin' unnecessary.

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Comment #14 by Shadic Alucard
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 04:26:11 PM
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If The Gameplay Is Still The Same(Even I Like The Old Dante) And The Humor Is Still There, Then I Will Give It A Try^^

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Comment #15 by RotaryRex
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 05:16:06 PM
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9 & 10, the problem with the internet mindless muppets!

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Comment #16 by Rin-1000014-
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 05:21:45 PM
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Made me laugh they said they wanna toughen him making him thinner...

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Comment #17 by ariokiller
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 05:31:38 PM
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OMG no one like this new dante, so why dont capcom change how he look like

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Comment #18 by MeganiX
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 05:48:22 PM
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Finally something new.

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Comment #19 by Lovelesskazahaya
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 06:00:32 PM
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I'll buy the new DMC but i will more than likely not like it. I want to give it a chance but it looks retarded. They toughened him up by making him emo?

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Comment #20 by EpicR3volver88
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 07:44:33 PM
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i gotta say capcom is gonna lose aot of hardcore dmc fans cause of ninja theory dante is a icon through out all the dmc no matter what but i understand the change but a change like this is not worth making, changing dante is like changing kite from .hack, like changing sonic into a emo hegdehog who cuts him self with his spikes, like changing mario into drake and changing sora into some bum on the street making a long story short if you change a icon in a game you might as well just flip off your hardcore fans
and for the record to everyone who says dmc4 was the greatest or one of the greatest is a fucking retard dmc 4 sucked ass (and i bet you they are gonna be the ones who buy this new dmc)

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Comment #21 by Greenito
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 11:14:07 PM
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Devil May Try
Devil May Fly
Devil May DIE

anything could be but change that title.
we want old Dante,the real Devil May Cry.

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Comment #22 by HappyNoodleBoi
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 01:14:48 AM
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It looks great and it's something I'm looking forward to no matter what people say. They're gonna end up getting it anyway

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Comment #23 by KeysOG
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 02:19:16 AM
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@ 9

lol i love you im going to reply to you and your the baka number (9)

sorry dood but look at this... take one of your favorite games and screw it over so its un-recognizable and see how you feel!


i agree with you on this because changing something that every one loves so drastic is a huge mistake! also i did enjoy DMC4 and mostly because it had Lelouch / black power ranger voice for Nero!

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Comment #24 by KeysOG
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 02:31:07 AM
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blah i hate double posting but

see DMC3 was the prequel to DMC1 we all know that. but if this is supposed to be a prequel as you implied then this is one horrible prequel because it it looks like its in modern time and if ANY thing was to start Dante to get him to dye his hair it should be happening in year 1~100 or something.... when his mother was around... or something...

p.s: learn to spell it is "this Dante hasn't gone -> threw

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Comment #25 by DierU
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 02:34:33 AM
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hehehe i dont care what anyone thinks of my replies ;p out of all the DMC games I loved Bayonetta the most (yes i know its not a DMC game and thats my point)
I like dante and virgil, hate every other character and hate the games, besides the video sequences the games were really weak. You all say this is the end of DMC like its some kind of armageddon of the game, i wasnt one tiny bit upset that they had modified dante at all, the only time i have ever been annoyed with a character change is when Ryu Hayabusa went into DoA and became a wimp. God of war, dantes inferno, bayonetta and ninja gaiden in my opinions are far stronger hack and slashers than DMC. Oh and yea I love resident evil as my favourite game and that got massively changed in 4 and 5 and i absolutley love capcom for it!!! em

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Comment #26 by EpicR3volver88
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 04:35:25 AM
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@25 i don't think it would be the end of DMC but its like u said when they changed ryu in DOA (i also agree with that)the same thing is happening here yea i wouldn't mind in they changed dante but keep the gameplay like how it was in 3 with the action funny etc but damm dante change was bs and wasnt worth making

oh yea did anyone else noticed how dante's "new" haircut looks like that guy haircut in the interview the one on the right o.O

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Comment #27 by Dark Chaotix
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 04:59:50 AM
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I think you have to be a true fan to be upset about his change, and its easy for someone that isnt to accept the change and not understand how the hardcore feel. Im one of those hardcore fans that love DMC and what it stands for. When someone says "what does DMC represent?" Ill instantly think white hair, red coat, ebony / irony guns, sword and cool persona, who is dante...Not some emo black haired, skinny looking guy.

And wtf is with this union jack on his jacket?? Are Ninja Theory trying to say that he is british now?!?!? Thats utter crap design.

No. I think this capcom fault for losing the OG people that made DMC and the series when down hill from there. 2 as a disaster, picked right back up with 3 and fell kinda short with 4.

The only thing I see good coming out of this game

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Comment #28 by gnouhp
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 01:17:40 PM
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I agree with cmpunk (comment #2).

I am willing to give it a chance. As long as the gameplay is good, I can work with it.

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Comment #29 by Ecks37
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 01:18:02 PM
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Games are made to entretain for the most part...for you to take a simple change of a character n say u won't buy it bc of that is ridiculous in my opinion..if you have fond childhood memories with a game then keep em with that game. Stop bitching(there's a big diff. Btwn stating your opinion n bitching) like they'll listen n change it back just for you. They don't give a shit about you personally, get over it. Go read a book and get some friends..seriously, some of you are too invested on video games..

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Comment #30 by Ecks37
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 01:20:29 PM
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@27 when you say "what does dmc represent?" I think you meant to say what's the first thing that pops up in your head when you think about dmc, not what it represents...just saying.

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Comment #31 by Dhughes60
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:50:22 PM
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well im a big fan of dmc but im not upset about dante's new look i actually kinda like it and i want to see what ninja theory is going to do with the dmc franchise

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Comment #32 by Wedge19
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 05:43:19 PM
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I am a big DMC fan (I have a tattoo that says Even Devils May Cry)
What I get from this is that it is essentially DNC origins. Its Dante, before he was "Dante". I personally love it.

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Comment #33 by DrugDealer
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 12:08:25 PM
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I Personally am a hardcore Dmc fan and when i first saw 'dante's new look' i was dissapointed and thought what the hell are they gonna do? But ninja theory are a good company so i can bet that it will be a good game. I can't wait to see more bout the game nd give it a chance.

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Comment #34 by parapetti
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 12:48:37 PM
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I think DrugDealer has the right perspective. Personqally never played any of the DMC games can't wait to play them. Plus shouldn t you be more worried about the reimagining of the gameplay rather than the graphics, hell Dante may just as well change his apperance over the course of the game.

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Ninja Theory


US January 15, 2013
Europe January 15, 2013
Japan January 17, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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