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TGS 2010: Capcom Unleashes New DMC, Asura's Wrath

A little while ago, Capcom put concern and fear in the hearts of all Devil May Cry fans by saying the franchise needed a new "Western touch."

Capcom boss Keiji Inafune admits the popular series has fared well in Japan, but apparently hasn't hit sales expectations in North America and Europe. Hence, as just announced at TGS 2010, a new Devil May Cry - aforementioned touch included - is coming. One of the rumors did turn out to be true, as development is being handled by the UK-based Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West) and Capcom called the new effort a "re-imagining" of the franchise. This time, we'll get a young Dante in what amounts to a prequel; his hair hasn't gone silver yet, and he has what appears to be a new weapon that reminds us of Ivy from Soul Calibur (only darker). Here's the official trailer:

This fresh take on Dante and Co. - currently unnamed - is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but we don't have an estimated release window just yet. But there's more. Capcom also unveiled a new IP entitled Asura's Wrath, in development at Japanese studio CyberConnect2. This one is about as nuts as it comes, with insanely fast-paced action, a clearly over-the-top premise, and a whole lot of patented Japanese action flair. It appears to be a massive brawler of some kind:

No release date for this one, either, but it's also coming to the PS3 and 360. So what think you of the announcements? It's clear that the new DMC does indeed have that "Western touch" but at least the action appears to be super cool, and it might be interesting to see the story behind how Dante became...well, older Dante.

Tags: dmc, devil may cry asuras wrath, capcom, tgs 2010

9/15/2010 10:20:34 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (128 posts)

Kai200X
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:45:21 AM
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I guess it's safe to say that this DMC is a prequel or some sort, or otherwise people really don't like the new look Cole.. argh I mean Dante.

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:15:14 PM

Ah sh*t. Another awesome franchise flushed down the toilet.

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:23:55 PM

Not impying that inFamous 2 was flushed down the toilet. I'm still super-psyched for that one.

But Capcom handing their baby over to NT is pretty much repeating the mistake of DMC2. i can't see the video from work, but i'm imagining so.

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:40:16 PM

DMD mode: Dante Must Die.
DHD mode: Dante Has Died.

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Catastrophe
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:08:23 PM

soooo....... where the eff is Rebellion?? D:

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:20:19 PM

My bad, guys. I just saw the video, and it actually seems pretty rad.

And though i think i've had enough of unreal-generated games, the new Street-Fighter-esque animation in Asura's Wrath seems pretty insane (in a nutty kind of way, ya know, like everyone's fighting while high on crack).

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:47:31 AM
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hey capcom, quick question.....

how about a new onimusha??

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:54:40 AM

They'll laugh at you, remember?

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:40:36 AM

LOL Ben I don't really care if they laugh, because I know that there are other gamers out there that want the same thing. ;)

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 6:29:59 PM

I'd like to see a new Omnimusha too but they'd probably f*ck that up too. =\

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Bandit King
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:37:16 PM

Yeah I'm one of them.

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jigokunohoono
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:48:26 AM
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i think both games look amazing but i still think they should have kept the "western touch" out of DMC but i'll still get it and most likely love, i mean it's still devil may cry after all.

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:16:43 PM

I said the same thing about Resident Evil 5, and God I was wrong.

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ro kurorai
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:49:15 AM
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The trailers were awesome. I personally dislike Dante's "Emo-style" but NT are co-developing it after all, still would've preferred a cooler, more bad-ass Dante instead of that kid.

But it's supposed to be a reboot, interested to see how this one turns out then.

Dunno what to think of Asura's Wrath. It's developed by CC2 so it can't turn out that bad. On the other hand it runs on UE3 and the trailer showed the 360 version, which foreshadows something nasty -_-
After all CC2's first multi-plat game is NUNS2, so given their knowledge of Sony's machine I would've expected a PS3 trailer.

Game looks frenetic and bad-ass though. Besides CC2 know how to create stunning presentations (in boss battles) ^^

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:53:57 AM

Yeah, I'm not a fan of that new DMC kid. Hopefully enough people get upset like they did with Infamous 2 and cause them to reconsider.

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ro kurorai
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:02:55 AM

Yea honestly I thought the exact same thing ^^

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Kiryu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:04:22 AM

@ ro kurorai Check the PS3 version of the Trailer here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9SZ0SWgKJo

I love your avatar.Aizen is awesome.You know Azura's wrath will be like Dragonballz or Bleach that's why it will be awesome.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:51:51 AM

But Temjin, this is Capcom, as if they give a damn about what the fans think.

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Ergi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:58:29 AM

Yeah i agree that this Dante doesn't do justice, he is not really cool looking. The moves and fighting look great though, and i'm getting the impression that this time the story will play an important role.

Really looking forward to Asura's Wrath.

I guess we wait and we see.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:50:06 AM
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If this was some other game, fine. But what have they done to a long running series? Hopefully Konami doesn't start to think they need to re-invent the way MGS looks.

All is well cause... NINJA. GAIDEN. 3!!!!! =D

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Kiryu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:01:13 AM
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Asura's wrath looks awesome.
Cyber Connect 2 these are the guys doing the new naruto ultimate ninja storm 2.These guys have anime imagination like Dragonballs,Naruto etc.
Azura's Wrath will be Awesome.
Capcom please include Japanese voices.Japanese mythology needs Japanese Voices!

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:03:51 AM

You know I tried those Naruto demos, and, surprisingly, they were pretty well done. Some of the super moves in the games were unbelievable. I don't really follow anime, but I will consider playing a Naruto game at the right price.

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ro kurorai
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:06:25 AM

Nah they won't. The trailer already proved that they wanna cater to westerners (360 version running) so of course they can't expect those guys to read subtitles of foreign dubs, it has to be English VO then -_-

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Kiryu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:11:53 AM

@Temjin001
That's what's the problem with Anime games.They are soo good but people don't play those games because they are anime based.NUNS2 is going to fuckin rock.Now everybody will play Asura's Wrath and get to know CyberConnect2's power!

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Kiryu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:12:50 AM

@ro kurorai
I hope Japanese voices are there in the Japanese version!

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ro kurorai
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:31:09 PM

@Temjin
believe me, NUNS2 will friggin rock. I've seen the roster and it made me drool. The fighting system's simple, but there's still enough room for advanced tactics + unique character moves/tactics.

I'm not watching the Anime (coz the first episodes of Shippuuden sucked) but this game is gonna be way better than the Anime ;)

@Kiryu
yea, Aizen Sousuke kicks ass. Once I've got my hands on this wallpaper (it's by stfun) I had to make an appropriate avatar ^^

regarding Asura's Wrath: I dunno whether the Jap. version will have Jap. VO as Capcom usually hires English VAs for their games.
RE4, RE5, DMC4 were all handled that way. Even though CC2 are developing it - and they always include the original Jp VOs in international versions of their games - Capcom are still publishing it. If they say we don't wanna strain western brains with subtitles CC2 simply can't include Jap. VOs.

Unfortunately there are way too few westerners who prefer Jap. VOs (me included) in Japanese games, so the big publishers don't care about them.

btw. thanks for the link ;)

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A2K78
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:04:35 AM
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DmC:Devil May Cry is not a prequel, but rather reboot....

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spiderboi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:05:12 AM
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Not one to be the sour-puss, but what next, do we get a DMC that features a sword-wielding, gun-toting baby?

I think it'd be more appreciated if they created a solid trilogy or something, then move on (new character, perhaps focus on other than danta/ nero)

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spiderboi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:08:37 AM
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Azura's Wrath looks badass. But Unreal engine? Really? Anyways, just hope they make the most out of it and optimize the shiznit out of that thing.

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:29:13 AM
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I really think that this (emo dante suits DMC better)

The demo looks badass

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:35:59 AM
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I stopped being interested in DMC after the 2nd one, but hell I'll look into this since I enjoyed Heavenly Sword.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:42:51 AM
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Initial response while watching the video:
"My name is Dante." - "No it's not go away"

Well thats Devil May Cry over with, Rebooting = Lazy. There is no reason to why there cannot be a DMC5 they had a good cast and have just flushed it all down the toilet.

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ryu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:43:26 AM
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wtf .. happened to our beloved dmc.... dante is.. gutter trash, utter disappointment

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Akuma07
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:47:49 AM
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I didnt realise adding a western touch to DMC meant making Dante an emotionally disturbed teenager...

FFS Capcom. go die in a hole.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:53:27 AM
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So what's next?
Epic Games to handle RE6 so that it has more western touch?

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Hezzron
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:55:38 AM
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Maybe I'm not enough of a hard ass, but I thought the new DMC looked pretty good. The new, young Dante will take some getting used to though.

The other game has me speechless....it looks krazy!

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:02:52 PM
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Never liked DMC so it's a pass on that one. Asura's Wrath on the other hand, looks to be insane and brutal as all hell. Just awaiting a release date now.

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:04:00 PM
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DMC looks like fun, but the fact Dante looks so freaking stupid and nothing like he's supposed to is a complete letdown. Devil May Cry will never be a good game ever again if they keep with it. Asura's Wrath looks like some awesome crazy fun, though. Looks pretty fun and original. I'm just really disappointed in the new DMC. If I were to play it, I would play it to see if there is some explanation to why he looks like a freakin' anorexic science experiment... if it doesn't end in him becoming who he is today, then I'll have wasted my money buying it and my time playing the game. Where does his father Sparta or the Devil Trigger even fall in this? Looks like they completely took the full story of Devil May Cry, raped it, and then used what was left to create this game...

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ryu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:05:55 PM
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capcom is having such an identity crisis

dante just got ever more popular in his mvc3 iteration and now this bullshit shows up,

fans will be sure to leave the franchise, myself included, i haven't played heavenly sword more than 10 minutes but my guess is it was mediocre at best

good luck ninja theory u'r gonna need it

the way i see it, by next year, dante in mvc3 is gonna one of the favorites and this dmc5 garbage is gonna sink and rot at the back

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:11:39 PM
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Ah, forgot to talk about the video.
Well, another game that has a......Snake-wannabe voice?

First of all, this Dante is UGLY!!
Second, THE HECK DO THEY EVEN NEED TO REBOOT THE GOD DAMN SERIES WHEN THE CLIFFHANGER AT THE END OF DMC2 IS STILL HANGING!!!!

And it's been like what?
7 FRIGGIN' YEARS!!!!!

After DMC2 we got a prequel, a spin-off and now a reboot?
Where's that sequel everyone has been asking for?
Oh wait, Capcom don't care about us after all.
Going as far as to laughed off a new Onimusha.(Well I never played Onimusha but I know it's a popular franchise)

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:17:48 PM

I just treat DMC2 as a none canon game, but DMC 1&3 were superb, 4 was even good, This series has not being around long enough to justify a reboot. Theres no reason why they cant just continue the story after the events of DMC4.

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chedison
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:17:15 PM
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I burst out laughing after watching both these trailers.... I feel like this is a joke. The original Dante was one of the coolest video game characters in my gaming history and they replace it with.... a skinny kid? I mean the robot touch looked pretty cool actually but how many times are these japanese companies going to try to put that "western touch" on their games? I haven't seen it working yet.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:19:31 PM
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I do have one question for all the haters, though-

If it's true that sales of DMC were flagging in NA and Europe (and Capcom has no reason to lie about that), and they wanted to boost sales, what could they have done...?

Sticking with the same formula obviously wouldn't be an answer because that wasn't working. I mean, just looking at it from a business standpoint; no personal opinion involved.

It can't just be, "I hate it so Capcom's stupid."

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:23:52 PM

I personally stopped caring about the story and the characters and grew tired of the "button smashing" formula it had grown into. But games like DMC were never really my thing so I don't take my opinion as very important.

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:29:38 PM

I imagine, Ben, they could move on to something else rather than fudging with something that in the end will neither please the new fanbase, nor keep the old fans happy. But handing their baby over to NT? Did Heavenly Sword do any better than DMC4? I loved the DMC series (with exception DMC2), so this is especially heart-breaking.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:33:53 PM

Last I checked, Heavenly Sword sold more than DMC 4 did on any individual console. That may have changed though.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:36:56 PM

HS was a new IP on a just released console with a relatively low user base compared to DMC4 which was the 4th game in a series and released on three different gaming platforms. Comparing the sales of the two is ludicrous.

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spiderboi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:41:41 PM

Having played all the DMC's on PS2, the DMC4 demo, and currently playing Heavenly Sword, I find DMC's battle system more suited to my play style.

But...

so far, Heavenly Sword is doing pretty well for me in terms of story-telling. They managed to at least veer away from the usual cliches. DMC on the other hand, had a pretty consistent (and predictable) story. Note though that I haven't played DMC4 yet so my opinion's not 100%.

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:53:23 PM

LV:

I'm not comparing the two games, sherlock.
I'm questioning Capcom's decision to mar the name of a classic franchise by sending it to another unproven developer.

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:14:30 PM

Ben, I don't mean to be a debbie-downer. But just imagine if Square-Enix handed over a beloved franchise like Final Fantasy over to an entirely different developer (i'm not going to take any pot-shots against FFxiii ;), like to Bioware or Bethseda. Now granted, both Bioware and Bethseda are fanatastic (western rpg) developers. But either, they'd make something entirely different (which could be a good thing but it would deserve a different name), or something of lame imitation...

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:16:29 PM

Ah I see, you just devote an entire paragraph discussing the two games and questioning if HS did any better than DMC4. Right, not comparing the 2....of course not.


Classic franchise? The series hasn't even been around for a decade and 2 great games, 1 okay, and 1 bad doesn't make for a "classic" franchise.

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MadPowerBomber
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:45:40 PM

Japanese publishers are struggling to find a foothole in the Western game market that delivers big on their games the same way games like HALO and Call of Duty make made cash. It's gotta be terribly difficult for Japanese publishers and developers to go from being on top -- Japanese games used to outsell American games until the PS2/XBox era -- to being dominated in a specific market place (United States, et al) and seeing those publishers, Activision and Microsoft, and developers, Bungie, Infinity Ward, Treyarch, making oodles of cash. It's quite easy to see why they would rethink their games, their franchises, and their formulas in order to gain a wider appeal and a wider audience. It doesn't always work, but the reasoning and justification is there. A lot of people that play video games nowadays might look at something like Devil May Cry or Final Fantasy and think it's an inferior product simply because of the Japanese look and feel of the product (linking it closer to Japanese comics or animation instead of keeping an open mind and trying it). Of course it's all speculation on my part, but people need to look at things from a more business standpoint rather than their affection towards a specific product or franchise. If the new Devil May Cry is not your thing, and you don't like what you see, you can direct your attention elsehwere with no harm done to you or the publisher.

From what the trailer looks like to me, this new Devil May Cry game just looks like a Westernized reboot of the franchise. The gameplay could very well be the same as throughout the series, but even the slightest change in the visuals of the game may or may not appeal to a larger audience. Dante, when looked at through a lot of folks eyes, might not be a character that everyone wants to play as. Dante fits perfectly within the Bishonen structure, as do a lot of other characters in Japanese fiction (Vampire Hunter D, Vega from Street Fighter, etc., etc.) and that might not appeal to the video game players in the States who like their heroes to look a lot more masculine. Of course, why Heavenly Sword chose a more emo-like appearance is beyond me; but there are a lot of emo-kids out in the States, so maybe that's their new target audience?

For comparison. I love horror. Grew up on it, named after it, I want to write it for a living, all that kind of stuff. One of my favorite horror movies in the last twenty years (I am kinda old) is Takashi Miike's Audition. However, it isn't a horror movie that's too overly popular in the States because A) it's Japanese and B) it isn't at all like what's being done in the States that constitutes as horror. There are very little by way of jump scares, and it doesn't really have a return to the status quo, happy ending. It's also quite long, being tons of buildup towards the last ten or fifteen minutes. So while Devil May Cry may be a very great action game series (I don't like it 'cause I suck at it, and I'll be honest about it; I couldn't beat the first boss in the first game, and I've not ever touched a DMC game since haha) the crossover appeal from a Japanese audience to a massive American audience, or Western audience, just isn't there.

I'm not saying this is neither a good thing or a bad thing, but I can totally see why Capcom and Square-Enix, and other Japanese devs and publishers are struggling to make games that not only appeal to Western gamers but are massively successful in the Western market. The biggest negative -- which also adds to the struggle -- is that they're risking the ostracization (sp?) of their already established user base. And in some cases, like with Final Fantasy, that's a pretty huge user base/fan base.

As for what I think they could've done differently? Just give Dante a new skin texture for the States and Western world. Make him less Bishonen, put a shirt on him, and rough him up a bit. More masculinity and less metrosexualism.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:48:48 PM

@MadPowerBomber

You're kidding right? Did you seriously type all of that...............jesus dude.

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Sogi_Otsa
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:30:42 PM

they could have done anything. kept the graphics the same, kept dante right, increase the speed, more active weapons and styles, over demons on the screen, hell even dante and nero on the field together.

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:50:15 PM

LV: Whether DMC is not a classic to you, or it is a legitamate classic is besides the point. You often get lost discussing things that are inconsequential or irrelevant. Please stay on point. And as for previous point, I've already spelled that at for you.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:11:44 PM

It's not besides the point, it's not a "classic" and thus your argument that Ninja Theory is too new to the scene to develop a new game in a series (which is only made up of 2 great games) is ridiculous. The series was getting stale as hell, it's time for something "fresh" and I see this as a step in the right direction.

I'm at least keeping an open mind, unlike you and your opening statement of, "Ah sh*t. Another awesome franchise flushed down the toilet."

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:43:40 PM

Ben, I don't see anything else they could have done. Aging franchises just tend to fall off in sales. Look at Tomb Raider.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 7:46:37 PM

I'm not hating on DMC5, I'm just not liking what I'm seeing, stylistically. Not that I don't think it looks like a quality effort.

But I'm with Master Shams. Whether this makes good business sense or not, I'd rather not see the good series re-invented, but, rather, launch a new series... even a spin-off would be fine. Just don't make the core DMC gamers feel that this is the new face of DMC going forward. I like the wise-craking-confident-white-haired-stylish japanese style of DMC.
Not the morbid, dreary, mentally agonized, dark haired, i-wanna-be-a-vampire-kid who has no business wearing Dante's coat.

Call that Devil Me Vampire, or something, instead.

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Shams
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:33:15 PM

Alright LV, I'll try explaining what i meant to you, yet another time.

By bring up, Heavenly Sword, I was not for myself comparing the two. I was trying to brainstorm what Capcom must've been thinking when they handed over their baby. The obvious answer is they're trying westernize their game to get with the times. And i stand by the saying that imitation is cheap.

Regarding DMC, it may not be a classic like Mario or Metroid, but before Kratos, Dante was practically a PS icon. He spawned comic books and cartoon series. The series spawned two games DMC1 and DMC3/3se that rank amongst the best action-adventurers/hack'n slashes, and garnered quite a large following wide both in the east as well as the west. Even Jaffe regards it as one of GOW's influences. It may not be a classic to you, but it is undeniably an influential game with a large following.

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Dridion
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 9:51:27 PM

@LV

Saying that DMC is not a classic is kind of hard to, for a lack of a better term, justify/disapprove. What I mean is that the subject is very relative. To you something might be a classic but the same doesn't necessarily hold true in other peoples opinions. Even though some may say classics are universally accepted pieces of art, for example, there's never a definitive right or wrong to what one may hold to be a classic. I hope that makes sense. IMHO DMC was a classic. Though it had it's bumps and bruises, it nearly single handedly gave life to the H&S genre and there's no denying that and there's no way to even take that achievement away from it. I wont even begin to post what I think cause it would just be one huge rant of disapproval. I just love this game so much, and for them to just treat it the way they did just upsets me....but Ben did give a good point. The fact that the game isn't doing well "to them" could have meant good riddance for this franchise much like that of Onimusha, regardless of the fan base. In a way I guess is does show that they love the project, but still...why outsource it and why reboot? To me it seems like they're getting really greedy just like what happened with the RE franchise. RE5, though a good game, can't stand NOWHERE NEAR its predecessors. Back to DMC...there are plenty of things they could have done. Still, the game looks similar, but I have to admit it looks too stiff for my DMC taste. The punk style grows on me more and more with every trailer view. However I do see NT's art style. In fact this looks like they're using the same engine being use on enslaved(not a bad thing). BUT WHY DID THEY HAVE TO REDESIGN HIM? That's my main gripe. Hopefully this isn't the end of a good franchise. This westernization crap is really becoming a huge pain in the ass now.

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MadPowerBomber
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 12:01:23 AM

Haha, yeah, I did. I'm a writer, it's what I do.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 2:00:15 AM

@MadPowerBomber

I wasn't hating, I read it all just damn dude that's a lot to read in one post.

@Dridion

You need to add some spacing in there so it's easier for us to read what you write. Within the context that "classic" was being used I was VERY justified in questioning the usage of the word for the DMC series. I understand with descriptive words there can be arguing on all sides and nothing will ever be concluded.

I'm simply keeping an open mind to what Capcom is doing with the series and I certainly don't consider DMC free from change, even if it may not be the change some fans are looking for.


@Shams

If you post something it's open to discussion. If you wish for your words to not be taken literal then I suggest not posting or adding a big fat /s.

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Bandit King
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:53:30 PM

It's just too radically different to still be called Devil May Cry. They should have just retired the series like Onimusha if this was going to be the result. Honestly look at Dead Rising 2, its new but still faithful. Castlevania: LoS same deal, this is just bad game design.

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MadPowerBomber
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:11:30 PM
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Asura's Wrath! XD! I could care less about Devil May Cry anything, it wasn't ever a game I was interested in. But THIS! This looks awesome in all sorts of ways. Especially since it seems like it's going to be all based within Asian mythology. And I love mythology! :D!

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spiderboi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:22:20 PM

Gotta back you on that bro! looks sweet!

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Orvisman
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:48:14 PM

So, you COULD care less about DMC then? In other words, you care A LOT about DMC.

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MadPowerBomber
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 12:07:41 AM

Yes, yes, I care a LOT about never playing the game.

I wake up some mornings and say, "Dang, I sure I am glad I'm not playing Devil May Cry right now."

O_o

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spiderboi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:24:24 PM
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Hey Capcom. How bout a game to put more backstory on Dante's dad?

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:30:12 PM
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Did capcom say that the guy in the trailer is indeed a younger dante? I know he say'd his name but I'm just curious if Capcom actually confirmed all of this?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:33:27 PM

Good question, I've yet to see anything official other than what's shown in the video.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:28:56 PM

I think I heard somewhere before that it is Dante and that in this story he's under surveillance in a mental hospital.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:40:18 PM

Uh...not satisfied with his name being Dante?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:15:06 PM

I wouldn't be, not with games nowadays having convoluted story lines. I wouldn't be surprised if they end up explaining he's a different Dante in a different dimension.

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 5:30:46 PM

I'm with limited. Theres so many possibilities one of which could be the fact that Dante could be a name that runs in the family (ie: Dante could be an ancestor of the platinum haired Dante) I thought of that argument in 2 seconds, and I could definitely come up with more in an equal amount of time

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:06:30 PM

LOL Don't over-analyze. It's freakin' Dante.

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Fatcat3788
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 12:26:05 AM

I agree... I mean I coulda sworn the third game in the DMC series was supposed to be Young Dante... All we can do is wait and see...

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aaronisbla
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 6:17:35 AM

if its a reboot, how can we be certain this is the same dante? sure it may be over analyzing to some but it sure as hell doesn't look like him.

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:35:46 PM
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So negative... I think it looks pretty bad ass. I like the fact that its a prequel/Reboot. And even more so since Ninja Theory are dipping their hands into one of my favorite series. DMC2 was the only bad game in the series. I'm sure this one will be ridiculous and a blast to play. My theory is it's a great game until proven otherwise. Asura's Wrath looks really cool. The Street Fighter 4 kind of graphics look really cool with the Fast action gameplay.

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ro kurorai
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:46:02 PM
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Okay, after having watched the PS3 trailer I really am hyped for Asura's wrath.
CC2 are the masters of frantic, over-the-top action sequences, NUNS proved that. Judging by the Demo of NUNS2 they've ramped things up even more.
They have the talent and the PS3-know-how.
Dunno which engine they used for NUNS but I guess it was too cell shaded for Asura's Wrath.

Hope they can utilize their knowledge to optimize UE3 for PS3, but honestly I'm, not expecting anything less from CC2, those guys are awesome.

As for DMC - gonna wait for more game play footage and hands on reports before I decide on a purchase, 'coz I really don't like Dante's new look ^^

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:46:28 PM
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Before I rant, I didn't watch the trailer, so yeah. I don't understand Capcom's decision to reboot DMC. Particularly not with a Dante that is much younger than we have ever seen him and by handing the franchise off to Ninja Theory. Admittedly, Heavenly Sword was enough to make me like NT, but this just screams of a wrong move.

One: By the sounds of it, this is set before DMC3, and even though Capcom considers it a reboot, many fans will continue to think of it as DMC5. With that in mind, how does Devil May Cry (the business) fit into it at all? Add to that some of Dante's signatures such as Devil Trigger, and the other characters that we've come to know through the course of the franchise.

I'm sure that NT will be able to do a good job on the story, but really this does need to lead up to DMC3. It needs to introduce Vergil to the player (maybe as an ally), it needs to show Dante going from that to himself and it needs to show the relation between Dante and Nero. Oh man, such an abuse.
Peace.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:11:12 PM

Cooler heads have now prevailed. While I still do not like what I see and hear of this new game. I will keep an open mind. I don't understand how they think that this is 'Westernising' though. Most Westerners, IMO, aren't interested in the fast-paced, slightly tactical action offered by DMC. So unless they plan to change that to something more GoW-like (which would destroy the franchise), then no matter how much they change the characters and the story, it still won't be bought. Please I beg of you Capcom, don't do this!
Peace again.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:44:41 PM

You're wrong this isn't set before DMC3 is a reboot or re-imaging or however you want put it.

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KNG201
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:04:40 PM
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this new DANTE is refreshing. to me the older looking DANTE looked like IVY from soul calibur. lets face it folks its really not the look its his attitude that makes DANTE. cant wait to see how the story turnes out...DRAKE + COLE = DANTE

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Sogi_Otsa
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:32:21 PM

n o no, just no

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:22:26 PM

DRAKE + COLE = A really weird (but awesome) game.

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KNG201
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:06:50 PM
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oh sorry for the repost i forgot one thing...off topic
ben any word on MAX PAIN? read about it months ago sounds sweet...

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sobleck
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:18:45 PM
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*possible spoiler for DMC3*
i hope they keep the storylines synced, because devil may cry 3 was already a sequel with a young dante...and his hair was already white. In fact in DMC 3 that when he firt discovers he can activate the devil trigger. In fact i'm pretty sure his hair's always been white. sigh, they better not expect me to shell out just because it a franchise. I hated 2 but loved 1 and 3. 4 was meh for me. whatever...

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Rhys Keyne
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:26:25 PM

@sobleck- I think in the first DMC there was a black and white flashback showing Dante as a child, and I believe he had silver hair then too. You're also right that he first got his DT in 3.

It would be interesting though, if this "Dante" turned out to be Nero who was just kinda nuts before being picked up by the Order. It could then fit in that he was altered, giving him his silver hair (Dante genes???) and name. It is said in DMC4 that Nero also has the blood of Sparda. However, this is all quite a long shot, as Nero didn't smoke, and at the end of the trailer, Dante was putting away a silver gun, and a black gun, being Ebony and Ivory. Would have been nice if they'd kept Reuben Langdon as his voice actor though. Not sure how I feel about this reboot, and I'm not sure how I'm gonna feel about RE's reboot either.

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The Doom
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:25:56 PM
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No-No-No-No-N-No-No-No!!!! Noo!! Nooo!!! Noooooooooo!!!! No-Nooooooooo!!!! No-No-No!!!! No! No! No!

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Sogi_Otsa
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:26:17 PM
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wth? those graphics suck for DMC, remember how clean it was? and dante always ha white hair, it's not even a prequel. the music was annoying too. agh if you want a prequel just read the DMC3 manga. i'm not buying that game.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:35:46 PM
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Asura's Wrath wins that little video head-to-head. Way more interested in that screaming maniac than the queer they have going in DMC.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:15:40 PM

Weird queer or fag queer?

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Orvisman
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:48:51 PM
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Asura's Wrath = Japanese GOW

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:52:57 PM
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Although I already have DMC 1, 2,& 3, I never got into them, so I'll probably "used" bargain bin this next one too.
BTW, what's with all these "fuzzy look" games coming out lately??? Just my own opinion but I think it makes most games look like sh!te.

Anyway......Asura's Wrath, now that's a game looks 1001% insane, and I want to open that game's 55 gallon drum of "industrial strength" whoop-a$$!!!!

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wolfsinner
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:23:43 PM
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Asura's Wrath looks amazing! Can't wait to see more.

I'm not liking the DMC reboot's look.. But I'll wait for some gameplay and new videos to make a judgment.
I don't think a reboot makes sense right now, though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:32:29 PM
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I like the new look of "DMC" and young Dante makes me think of the Road Warrior movies. I'm gettin it, I still have fait in Ninja Theory even if Enslaved is the pile I think it is.

Asura just looks bargain bin top to bottom.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:41:42 PM

I think someone took over you when you posted this.

It's the actually the complete opposite

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:28:57 PM

Naw man, I HATE controlling big hulking menfolk (See Quantum Theory) and on top of that an action game should be prettier. Asura looks kinda visually low class.

I also think people are judging the new Dante a bit quickly, this isn't like the new Cole, the guys could actually BE Dante at like 16 years old, and we don't know he's gonna have a different character as of yet, or that it's going in a wildly different direction. People are assuming based on a little bit of action.

Though I will say he doesn't need the gruff voice, whereas Snake and Cole do.

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Wissam
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:36:45 PM
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Lol. I give up DMC games after I watched this video.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 4:42:06 PM
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"...and it might be interesting to see the story behind how Dante became...well, older Dante."

Wasn't Dante 19 in DMC3? When is this supposed to take place? I don't get this... This character looks nothing like Dante... At all...

I'm guess that he really isn't Dante, and Capcom is just trying to screw with us.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:36:46 PM

Oh for Christ sake do ppl not pay attention 2 the interviews anymore IT'S DANTE HE EVEN SAYS HIS NAME IN THE VIDEO BUT GUESS PPL ARE PAYING MORE ATTENTION 2 HIS NEW LOOK THAN ACTUALLY LISTENING 2 THE DIALOG, IT'S A RE-IMAGINING OF THE SERIES THAT'S WHY HE LOOKS SO DIFFERENT, THINK OF THIS AS A MORE REALISTIC VIEWPOINT OF SERIES.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 4:45:53 PM
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And if this is what Capcom meant by "Western Touch"...

Well... They can just go touch themselves where the sun don't shine.

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SnipeySnake
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 5:18:05 PM
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YES! What i wanted in the new dmc is to be ALL dante. Though he looks REALLY different. Maybe its him when he was a kid...

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:31:35 PM

Yeah it's him he even say his name somewhere in the video if you listen carefully enough.

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KNG201
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 5:31:11 PM
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his attitude is all i need...he can look like a rock with gunz so long as he is cocky with it...he kind of reminds me of deadpool

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 5:34:46 PM
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Is that a skunk on Dante's head?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:32:45 PM

as a matter of fact yes.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 5:49:15 PM
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With Dante's new look, it's all over for DMC for me, DMC3 was the only one I truly cared about.

And as for CyberConnet2, UGH, they're making this game instead of a new .hack? Boo, sigh, they need to make a new part of the series on the PS3, .Hack is one of my most beloved franchises on my ps2 =( Also I wished they would re-think their stance on a real .hack MMO, that would rock and would seriously be the first MMO that I would ever pay for no problem.

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RebelJD
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:26:30 PM
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These two games look bad ass.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:33:02 PM
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I'm 29 and my hair is starting to go silver, yikes.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 7:39:43 PM

At least it's only going to a different color instead of just flat out going.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:29:33 PM

Maybe we will get an explanation of what scared him silver :)

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:40:36 PM
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Asura's Wrath looks great.

Not the biggest DMC fan so don't have an opinion.

lol, Ninja Theory is now just being used as second hand devs... amazing

Capcom: Here Ninja Theory, make this game for us, $$$

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 7:37:31 PM
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I'm still not sold that Ninja Theory was the best choice for DMC, but HEY! there's a Enslaved demo up on the euro PSN right now. I'm going to give it a shot and maybe it'll help me change my mind about them as I've been reading some positive rumblings as of late about Enslaved.

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Temjin001
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 1:56:06 AM

Hey, Enslaved is good; a nice demo length, too!
I was wrong about this one.

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ryu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 7:57:51 PM
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20 bucks says he's gonna act like a squall, emo di** face that says 'whatever...' every other line in his entire dialogue, monologue included

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:23:13 PM
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He does look a little like a lesbian.

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Sol
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 9:13:09 PM
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I'd like to see some gameplay for the DMC game before I am sold. Considering how much time and skill I have put into playing all of them I'd like to WANT to do the same with this one.

Who knows, maybe to try to please long time fans, they'll let his devil trigger turn him into his traditional look.

But enough skepticism, I at least think that the game looks interesting enough to play, and with that I have high hopes for this game. I hope my expectations don't fall short on this one.

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Drake88
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 9:24:06 PM
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ashura's wrath will be pretty awesome, but dmc5 or reborn it's called, uh not so much... actually, not at all... i officially hate DMC now. if capcom was smart and made a another DMC if dante was old looking, with a new character (maybe son,idk) it would have been a must buy from the first trailer.i think seeing dante at a very, very young state is getting quite boring (thats the whole point of DMC3, cause now they have to add new powers which somehow have to fit within series upon how he received that power. which everyone knows that he has enough powers that links in from 1-4, so in the gist of it, it not going to be well when it hits the stores.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:19:38 PM
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It's always annoying 2 see ppl past judgment on a game that's at least a year or two (maybe even 3 years) b4 it's even out yet ppl are bitching & complaining about the hair he does have some white you on the top & back of his he head if you look close enough. I'm gonna keep an open mind about this new DMC for the simple reason that it looks like it's going 2 be more story driven which is an element the previous installments were missing a good storyline, & don't tell they did cause all the DMC games had the same exact storyline with different characters, it was always the same thing some A-Hole gets they're hands on Dante's father's sword & they're trying 2 hatch some evil ass scheme 2 take over the world which is fine 4 THE 1ST DMC but when you have the SAME storyline 3 titles after that it gets old, the only thing that made DMC fun was it's crazy over the top gameplay, I mean lets be rational DMC at best is a senseless gun-tooting, sword-wielding button-masher & even that was gettin OLD quick so I'm not only interested in the new story but I'm also stoked to see how the new CONTROL SCHEME will be like if they change, in which case they should do something more than just fight with the triangle & circle button. While DMC1,3,4 WERE OK (2nd DMC wasn't good) they all have one thing that keep the series from becoming 1 of the all time greats & that's its lack of a good engaging storyline. They're Re-Imagining the series so of course the character is going to look different that's why it's called RE-IMAGINING PPL.

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Sol
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:35:07 PM
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Now that I think on it, the weapon Dante used seems to be a multi-form thing. It was a spear, a sword, then some stretchy thing that grabbed a car...

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:28:36 PM
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If a company tells you a product like DMC isn't selling what it suppose to that it's not meeting expectations sales wise in our region then that is within itself is reason enough 2 go back 2 the drawing board come up with different ideas whether you think the game has big fanbase or not, & apparently it doesn't have a big enough fanbase cause if it did they wouldn't have changed it like they did, when a game is selling well 4 a Japanese developer they all do the sam exact thing which is nickle & dime you to death by cranking out pointless sequels that is pretty much the same game each time with 1 or 2 new features.

Oh! Wait capcom has already done that with DMC series & using the same formula didn't work...HMMMM! I wonder if this is the reason they went in a different direction.

PPL bring up How they westernize the new Final Fantasy, well 4 one thing the Final Fantasy series is (1) an older series, (2) Has sold a shitload more games than the DMC series. So naturally because it's older series which not only meet, but went beyond expectations in sales, the western touch didn't work out 4 the latest Final Fantasy installment or rather it wasn't needed. This is not the case with the DMC series so in my Eyes this "western touch" as Capcom puts it, might actually work better 4 this series seeing as how it kinda already had a somewhat western feel to it anyway.

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th3_bLy
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 12:10:56 AM
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Asura's Wrath definitely looks interesting. As for the new DMC.. To me, it seems like it's lost it's unique touch. I don't really understand how they're going to explain how Dante's sword retains it's current appearance. As for his hair.. What the eff... Virgil has silver hair too, so how are they going to explain that?!

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___________
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 3:51:03 AM
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*bangs head against brick wall*
NO! NO! NO! CAPCOM WOULD YOU STOP CHANGING MY FAVORITE SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
god im sick of this!
first they change RE into a mindless shooting game, than they turn DMC 4 into a repetitive boring crap heap, than they completely screw up LP2 and now this!
thats it, capcom are now officially my most hated company in this industry!
creating bad games is one thing, but taking famous series and turning them into something there not is a unforgivable sin!
imagine what would happen if bungie turned halo into a freaking dance rhythm game!
the fans would storm bungie HQ, and submerge every developer in nitric acid!

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Drake_RB3
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:27:28 PM
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I kinda like this new look at the game, after reading some other speculations.

Dante doing his best to survive in a hellbent city before his demon powers are fully developed (hence the lack of white hair and probably not due to fear).

Being in a mental hospital isn't too much of a stretch. He claims he's a demon or people just observe him exhibiting odd behavior. Maybe the government wants to use him as a weapon.

This is set to be more of an origin story than just young Dante in the 3rd game.

People need to stop freaking out. We don't even know what kind of gameplay changes are in store. So far it looks pretty similar and still badass.

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ChloeAngelCat
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 2:56:46 AM
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Arua of wraith looks freaking awesome and don't get me started on DMC trailer because younger Dante look like Edward Cullen

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Xintype
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:46:19 AM
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"My name is Dante." - No, you are NOT!
I have to admit I like the action of the new DMC, but Dante's new look...no way!
Super cool recognizeable Dante > freaky pyscho looks like nobody kid? Thank you for ruin our day again, Capcom!

Ashura's wrath looks awesome though. I am interested how to fight the cosmic-giant-buddha-robo =)

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Bandit King
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:38:13 PM
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Asura looks freaking amazing, Dmc on the other hand looks weak, this is what happens when you try too hard to be "western".

Also Ben, Dante was born with white hair. This is not the same Dante or even the same universe that was originally created. Its a complete reimagining as if the original never happened. Thats why Dante looks like a meth addict.

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