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No Multiplayer For DMC Because Dante "Needed To Be Alone"

Just about every game these days has a multiplayer mode of some kind, but the upcoming Devil May Cry reboot won't.

Publisher Capcom explained why; Alex Jones said the story needed to revolve around Dante's solitude:

"We did think about it at the very beginning, when we were just blue sky thinking. Co-op play came up but I think the story that we wanted to tell would feel false unless Dante was alone in the world. That would detract from that element of the story that we wanted to tell."

Co-op is generally a well-received feature and fans have asked to see it in previous Devil May Cry installments. But such an option ushers in a wealth of complications for the developer, and could result in a very messy - and ultimately frustrating - multiplayer experience. Here's what producer Motohide Eshiro had to say on the subject:

"The thing about Devil May Cry is that it’s a stylish action game, where you’re trying to show off your moves, pull off combos and wow your friends. If you were trying to do that while playing with someone else, you could of course do that in whilst competing, but ultimately it would get in the way of you doing what you’re trying to do.

When a bunch of enemies come out you want to kill them all and go for that SSS rank. If your friend waltzes in and gets one of the other enemies, your SSS goes down to an A because there just aren’t enough enemies to kill, so these aspects of co-op will probably interfere with Dante as a cool character who just comes in and kicks ass."

Personally, I have no interest in seeing DMC get multiplayer, and the same goes with any hack 'n slash action franchise, God of War included. The idea that every single game requires the option is absurd, as most any fan of single-player campaigns will tell you. I just want Ninja Theory to deliver another awesome Dante experience, which has always been - and should always be - a solitary experience.

Related Game(s): DMC

Tags: dmc, devil may cry, devil may cry reboot, ninja theory

4/11/2012 8:44:05 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Temjin001
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 10:09:43 PM
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I've had oodles of fun in NG3 online Id like to have more hack 'an slash multiplayer options of these types, but alas, single player is center stage no matter what.

I can't make up my mind If I want to try this game, or not. I have a hard time getting really into playing better for style, rather than to be more deadly. Choping vegetables is neat and all but Id like to keep my encounters deadly through and through.

That new DMC trailer did show what Ninja Theory does best. DMC is looking pretty artsy now too. The imagery strikes me as if it's from the modern age of design with strong impressionistic atmospheric tones to convey a dominating mood.
Cool stuff. And Dante isn't Emo.

Oh, and I bet that news anchor is gonna get it at some point during the story ;)


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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 10:19:15 PM

I do try to look awesome when laying down the smack in the DMC series, but I never actually redo a section to get a better style rank. Seems obsessive.

I love the art style too, NT is going all out. I just hope they don't make this a 5-6 hour game like Enslaved and Heavenly Sword.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 1:44:38 AM

Dante's Punk, through and through.
Also loving the art style and the entire feel of what I've seen of the game thus far. Can't say much about the style ranking thing, though. I never got above an SS in either 3 or 4. Maybe with the Collection...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 10:21:44 PM
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Solid decision if I may say so, bit if something had to be done they could do it like Dante's Inferno where they added a second character that made sense with the story and then gave players the ability to build challenge levels for each other to take on in coop.

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SnipeySnake
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 10:56:33 PM
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I like that feature they put in for Dante's Doppelganger mode in DMC3. Where you press start on another controller and bam, 2 player. Only disadvantage is that first player controls the camera. It was the same with times when dante and vergil would team up. 2nd player could control vergil. Who knows we might see a hidden feature like that in this game...

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 1:49:05 AM
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I'm glad about that. With the massive influx of multiplayer games, every single one that doesn't have it gains my interest straight away. I like my games lonely :)

I love that their reasoning refers to the narrative, too. It just goes to show NT's devotion to the campaign, and I really do hope that it is up to a similar calibre as their previous offerings. Long-terms DMC fans be damned, this is one of my favourite developers and you SHAN'T take that away from me.
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 1:53:47 PM

I am, I am :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 4:07:47 AM

hahaha yes, give me the rich cougars!

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Temjin001
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 8:19:05 AM

I always thought you were an Ivy from Soul Caliber kind of guy, World ;)

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 9:01:26 AM

SPAMMER!

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___________
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 5:10:50 AM
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bout time they got one decision right!

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slugga_status
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 7:17:20 AM
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Exactly..not every single game needs multiplayer. Games like DmC are meant as solo missions. I actually wish we had more games like it. Last thing we need is a gimped story simply to implement an element of multiplayer.

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DeathOfChaos
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 9:10:58 AM
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The only good thing I've ever heard about this game. Ever.

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LazyVigilante
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 6:41:43 AM
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I hate this Dante...his looks and general personality.Loved the old fella.

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