DmC: Devil May Cry
Ninja Theory Boss Received Death Threats Over Devil May Cry Reboot
Written Friday, January 06, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Ninja Theory co-founder and "Chief Creative Ninja" Tameem Antoniades has revealed that he received death threats over the studio's reboot of Devil May Cry, specifically the redesign of the series' main character Dante.

In an interview with OXM, Antoniades said that 28 Days Later (and Enslaved) writer Alex Garland had warned him about such behaviour, but he wasn't prepared for the creative ways in which angry fans threatened his life.

"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!"

"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."

It's not entirely bad though. Antoniades also said that, "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 out this year.


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Comment #1 by ezkimo00
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:08:10 AM
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I wait the HD collection more than this.

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Comment #2 by Perfectlous
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:17:07 AM
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Devil May Ass, this s*** ainĀ“t gonna be worth it, bring back the REAL Devil May Cry... F*** YOU CASHCOM!

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Comment #3 by Eternalchaos72
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:28:53 AM
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@2 how the fuck do u no its shit? STFU u twat

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Comment #4 by tbone452123
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:28:56 AM
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wow people are way too serious about this. Its a damn gave that they own, they can do what ever they want to it, just calm down and have some dip! But seriously threatening to kill someone over the fact that they changed the look of a character, come on. If its that much of a problem, you really should take a step back and re-evaluate your life.

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Comment #5 by XBOTS SUZORX
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:30:22 AM
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i can understand bein upset but death threats over changes to a video game are unwarrented and insane ITS A GAME FOR GOODNESS SAKE! DUMBER THAN THE GABBY GIFFORDS NONSENSE!!!

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Comment #6 by tbone452123
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:31:16 AM
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"Its a damn game* that they own"

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Comment #7 by lfcpaul1188
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:31:25 AM
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i loved all dmcs..and i think this one will be just as good

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Comment #8 by GTRsannin
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:32:01 AM
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@1 Me too. What is the point with this i don't like the look of the new game either but i wouldn't send death threats for that. I'm not loosing anything i just won't buy the game it's not like there aren't other games i can buy

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Comment #9 by brandaman69
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:42:17 AM
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maybe u gain an ability that changes your hair back

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Comment #10 by WINAS3
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:50:13 AM
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"You damn kids!"

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Comment #11 by Blowy McPot
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:53:00 AM
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... Death notes because some gamedude changes his haircolour. Really?

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Comment #12 by TroubleMaker411
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 06:16:42 AM
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And once again, a few moronic douchebags perpetuate the immature, ignorant, narrowminded gamer stereotype.

Thank you

All of you

Nothing makes it easier to defend my hobby to my non-gamer peers than a bunch of fucking idiots threatening to kill someone over a GAME!

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Comment #13 by LZRakaMAD
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 06:33:16 AM
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Where can I listen to the Anti DmC Death Metal Threat Song?

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Comment #14 by ShieldWarden
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 06:52:31 AM
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I played the DMC games before, but got bored quickly. If it was any other developer than Ninja Theory, I wouldn't even be paying attention. But with Heavenly Sword and Enslaved under their belts (both games that I thouroughly enjoyed and love), I'm wiiling to wait and see how they approach the series.

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Comment #15 by Endorenna
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 07:38:27 AM
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Seriously? Wow. This is really, really dumb. It's a fictional character. He's a few clumps of pixels. Sorry if people don't like his new look, but damn...

Oh, whatever. I'll get the DMC HD collection, and I'll probably pick up the new DMC when it comes out, too.

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Comment #16 by valleyofdeath
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 07:58:32 AM
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being a huge fan of DMC i can see how many people would be upset by these changes. however if a company doesnt try new things and develop new techniques then how can it grow. yeah this may not be traditional DMC but i guarantee it will be a great game. i think the gameplay vids look great

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Comment #17 by jimmylad
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 08:07:01 AM
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the only one i havent played is DMC4. Looking forward to the HD collection. loved the first 2 and never finished the 3rd. plus 3 shiny platinums to go for. As for people sending death threats, thats just the peak of sadness and need a good slap and be strung up by there bollocks. Fuck sake its a GAME.

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Comment #18 by valleyofdeath
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 08:20:50 AM
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#17 I completely agree with you on the last part. and yeah the HD remake is gonna be sweet!!!

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Comment #19 by DarkDante14
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 08:55:33 AM
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I'm waiting for both DMC HD collection and new DmC. Seriously, some people have to grow up and stop raging about reboot.

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Comment #20 by nintendo64X
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 08:57:40 AM
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Wait until it comes out, try before you buy, don't be sooooooo upset just because dante got an emo change over, and are we worried about story because the game (much like bayoneta) didn't really have that strong a lore to get over it.

I posted similar comments like this on the fb official page, they complained about the graphics...ON AN UNFINISHED GAME!

Wait and see...before shooting your mouths off -_-

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Comment #21 by humpalotj
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 10:26:24 AM
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Kids Theses days ...

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Comment #22 by MazManZero
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 10:36:04 AM
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Still going to give the game a chance. As much as I didn't like the new look (I honestly don't care about the look anymore, the game still looks fun), I wouldn't cry about it and treat it like it's the end of the world or something. Though I guess I just got to laugh at fankids who take everything so seriously. Try the game at least before judging, otherwise, just ignore the game and move on. Not nerdgasming over white haired "original" Dante (especially those who gets mega aroused over DMC3's Dante). :V

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Comment #23 by zakubluez
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 10:56:01 AM
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This game going to suck ass NT can't make a good game period. Enslaved only make a total of 300k total on ps3 & 360 plus don't forget how HS sucked. No body wanted a Reboot Capcom just pissed off at the guy who made games like Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, V Joe, and Okami that they are ruining his games. They just make themselfs look stupid He made Bayonetta better than his old work. It's about more than how he made a Twillight clone be Dante they rebooted everything why bother. They had 4 game anime and a manga that were good. This waste of a Blue Ray disk, money, and time. Besides they never told us if Nero was Dante younger brother or his brother son. Oh well DMCHD is going to sale but not this trash.

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Comment #24 by HiryuMK
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 11:28:40 AM
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Ninja Theory deserved it. All their games (Heavenly Sword & Enslaved) are garbages.

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Comment #25 by Metalboy921
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 12:28:37 PM
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Although I do wish they kept the old Dante, I can't condemn something I know little about. We'll see...

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Comment #26 by Supermik884
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 12:59:13 PM
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#24 Enslaved was a great game, not amazing but great. Can't say anything about Heavenly Sword since I didn't play it, but with the couple of review I read, it look like a good game (not amazing).

And what the hell with those stupid, annoying fanboys? Sending death threats because someone change the look of a character is just... completly retarded. Some people should really stop playing video game a little while.

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Comment #27 by wheatley
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:03:15 PM
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I really enjoyed Enslaved, and I'll at least play the demo to this. Only ever played the first Devil May Cry game.

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Comment #28 by Cloud AC
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 05:44:50 PM
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Only one thing to say: all the threats were well deserved for fucking up an awesome franchise.

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Comment #29 by Shirokurou
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 06:14:59 PM
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I actually sent an expansive "The DMC series already was rebooted with DMC3 and you're doing it for the wrong reasons" letter.

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Comment #30 by ThePrettyBoy
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 09:08:28 AM
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Ya see? Cuz of complete faggots like this guy, i cant admit to any new person that I meet that I'm a video game nerd. Thanx for making us all look bad dude. Get. A. Life. This goes to EVERYONE who approves this guy. you're a faggot if you do.

Maybe this guy should shut up and play dmc 1 and masterbate to it since he's such a gay lover of dante. Faggot.

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Comment #31 by KyLeKhAoS
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 10:06:51 AM
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Death threats? Really? It's a videogame for fuck's sake... either enjoy playing the HD Collection and don't buy DmC or shut the fuck up before making trollish comments about a game that isn't even out and nobody has played. It's sad to see people dog a game before it's even released, worst case scenario, rent it and if you don't like it send it back.

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Comment #32 by X-The_Used-X
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 04:09:19 PM
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too zakubluez:

Nero is the bastard son of Virgil, his mothers a whore who he slept with, and as a child he was left at the orphanage by his mother. This was before DMC4 obviously, There was a lot of story that cut from DMC4, if you look this up you can find it.

On the case of DmC though, hating a game is fine but sending death threats is just absurd >_

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Comment #33 by Solidgear3
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 08:16:34 AM
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Stupid as hell. The death threats that is. The game is going to be epic and I've been a supporter since it was announced.

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Comment #34 by Shadow20074
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 06:09:16 PM
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Why does anyone care what Dante looks like?
If this game plays half as good as the PS2 titles, it'll be awesome!

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Comment #35 by UndergroundHipHopHead
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 07:35:47 PM
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A new judge dredd movie! Who the hell is going to go see that pile up crap? I'm not going to the movies for awhile, I can tell already.

I can relate this to Infamous (though not including threats). I almost didn't play the second game after I see what the new Cole looked like. A whole different person altogether. Dante though? Haha. I feel bad for anyone getting threats. Especially someone who creates entertainment!

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Comment #36 by filth
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 02:54:13 AM
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Comment #37 by Noah Azurewing
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 03:48:31 AM
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those people should get a life instead of sending comic saying how they gonna kill ninja theory's staff >_>

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