Dante Slices Into Action On January 15
Dante will ultimately return, but not this year.
Capcom has announced that the highly anticipated Devil May Cry reboot, known simply as DMC, will launch for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on January 15. The PC version won't arrive until later, although development on that iteration is "well underway."
When the game was first revealed, long-time fans of the cocky hero were a little annoyed at his new "emo" look. But developer Ninja Theory has made it plain that such a change was encouraged and ultimately approved by Capcom, as the two companies apparently continue to work closely on this project. If you'd like an example of some gameplay, the developer has released plenty; here's one video that proved the high-impact combat from past entries is still very much intact. That scythe looks like an amazing weapon.
Hopefully, this January 15 date will be better, as DMC doesn't have to compete with the highly competitive fall lineup. It's likely that their last effort, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, was hurt by hitting during a busy October, and we still say that game didn't get enough attention. But then again, "Devil May Cry" is a well-known IP, so...
Related Game(s): DMC
5/21/2012 8:18:53 PM Ben Dutka