Capcom: New DMC Needs A Fresh "Western Touch"
Right about now, most all fans of the franchise are covering their ears going, "no, no, no, no, no, nononono!!!"
In the latest attempt by a Japanese developer to give Western gamers what they "want," Capcom boss Keiji Inafune has said the next Devil May Cry will have a distinct "western touch" so it'll be more appealing to North American and European gamers. Rumored to be in development at Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West), the mystery DMC5 project has remained under wraps for quite some time. But this first bit of news may not go over well with series followers; Inafune apparently made the following statement to Spanish source 3DJuegos:
"Devil May Cry 5 is a game that, when started development, this will change a lot in relation to the above. The reason is that, despite the franchise has some very loyal followers, their sales are not particularly high, especially overseas. For this reason, it is likely that in the fifth chapter will incorporate certain 'Western touch' to make it more attractive to American and European players."
Great. Here we go again. The new DMC should be announced in a few weeks time at this year's Tokyo Game Show but if it's significantly different from previous entries, those loyal fans might freak right out...Capcom seems to think what a lot of Japanese developers think these days: instead of expanding the formula to appeal to a larger audience, they'll ditch the original fans because there aren't enough of them, and then try to attain more new fans. We can't figure the logic in this (it's only math), but hey, we're not business executives.
Now we wait with a touch of anxiety. 'cringes'
9/2/2010 12:10:45 PM Ben Dutka