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Capcom, Ninja Theory Explain Dante's "Rough" New Look

The new Devil May Cry is a reboot of the franchise, and the new Dante that goes along with it has ruffled a few fan feathers.

It wasn't long before Capcom was forced to explain themselves concerning the character design change but their response might surprise you. The game's producer apparently told Eurogamer that the overhaul was inspired by Daniel Craig's "rougher" James Bond. ...we're not sure we're getting the connection between the guy we saw in the debut trailer and Craig's Bond, but whatever. Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades elaborated on the issue by saying we should picture "Rocky 3" versus "Raging Bull," and the fresh Dante is "cool in his own way." Capcom's Alex Jones added:

"When you see the Casino Royale remake, you see Bond before he's actually killed anyone, and it's a really traumatic event. He's rough-hewn, he's not polished or debonair, but you can see the essence of what that character will become. That's what we want to do with Dante. The core of him is there, it's just a rougher version. It's a becoming. He's not fully actualised."

Okay, we're starting to understand a little better now. But at least Antoniades and Capcom have acknowledged the fan backlash, and merely ask that fans not be too hasty to pass judgment. Antoniades reminds us there's a new developer in town so we shouldn't be too shocked to see a change in relation to the original Dante creation, made by Hideki Kamiya. Capcom's Hideaki Itsuna commented:

"Of course long-time fans are worried about us handing over such a big title to another company, another development team. But what myself and Eshiro-san [Motohide, producer] want to convey is that people shouldn't be worried or concerned, it's nothing like that.

We've worked with Ninja Theory for a long time in pre-development, and we've seen that they're really talented and they have a lot of know-how, and we know that they're very serious about making this game good."

As you might expect, this reboot is designed to increase sales; the last installment, DMC4, sold 2.7 million copies worldwide but Capcom looked at the market and noticed other big games selling double that number. So what's the goal with the new DMC? Capcom wants to "create something new and fresh that keeps the old fans but also catches the new people, so that we can increase our overall appeal..."

Yes, well, we know that's the aim. The only question is, will they indeed keep their old fans? Square-Enix has been trying the exact same approach for a while now, and some will claim they've only managed to lose their old fans and get new ones. But we have faith in the overall quality of the new DMC, and that's what matters most, right?

Related Game(s): Devil May Cry

Tags: devil may cry, capcom, dmc, ninja theory, dante

9/22/2010 10:24:05 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (109 posts)

Underdog15
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:42:12 AM
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No one is EVER "cool in their own way".

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:09:35 PM

I am!

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:27:31 PM

EDIT: No one is EVER "cool in their own way". Except World.

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johnld
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:09:18 PM

Its possible that everyone is cool in their own way but what counts this time is what people thing is cool not the guys who made it. its like telling yourself you're handsome because your mom tells you you're handsome but in reality, you look like crap.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:16:23 PM

hehe

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:36:03 PM

My Mother told me that I'm cool!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:08:53 PM

Cool or not, I'm my own way, LMAO

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Wissam
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:23:44 PM

LOL.what are they talking about he looks exactly like Creative Director Tameem Antoniades from ninja theory. do some search if you do not believe me

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ryu
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:43:40 AM
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anyone notice how the new dante's hairdo looks just like the producer's?

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ryu
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:44:11 AM
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btw GT's got a new interview about it that's full of sh!t

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Kiryu
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:45:09 AM
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DMC4 sold 2.7 mil only because it sucked.All the games franchises gone multiplatform sucked!
I've seen Dante since 2001 and that's not Dante.
Devil May Cry 3 was the last Devil May Cry for me.
I didn't like DMC4.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:53:05 AM

All the game franchises that went multiplatform suck?

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.......

Well, that's wrong.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:24:40 PM

I wouldnt say they sucked. I think he just means there is a trend that 3rd party exclusives once held by Sony seemed to go down in quality when they go multiplat. It's true. Look at the average review scores for games like DMC4, Tekken 6, Final Fantasy XIII etc. All of their multiplat iterations reciveved lower review scores than their predocessers that were exclusive.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:10:28 PM

Jawknee: rep +1

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 8:39:28 PM

i need that rep +1, I wana bee cool.lol

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:48:42 AM
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As much as I'd like to say quality is what matters most, it doesn't.
World of Warcraft, Mario Galaxies, and LBP etc are all good quality games, but their content doesn't grab me directly. In a case of choosing between Mario Galaxies and a sub 8 rated game that talks to my interests directly, I'm going to go with the sub-8 game.

I think a major problem with peoples' disdain for DmC is due to the visual betrayal of the iconic Dante.
I still retain that Capcom should've created a quality stand alone title in the action genre rather than re-inventing an existing and probably profitable long running franchise.

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sunspider13
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:58:30 PM

Agreed

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:16:09 PM

Where the biggest problem with going multi-plat lies, is that....
"quality should be job #1"

But, the majority of the time, it isn't.

Every game developed on "each individual console" should take a cue from the Army's motto.....
"Be the very best you can be"

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:48:55 AM
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"Rough" new look as in he was just in the biggest pillow fight EVAR?!

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:57:44 AM
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New Dante looks like B.J. Novak.

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:06:54 AM

Give him a suit and tie.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:09:52 PM

Lol it's the TEMP! North Korea South Korea Marylin Monroe! RYAN STARTED A FIRE!

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coverton341
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:01:14 AM
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I read somewhere else that one of the developers or some such from Ninja Theory was saying they wanted Dante to be "cool". He said the old Dante would have gotten laughed out of a Tokyo bar and the new one embodies cool or something ridiculous like that.

I would dig the URL up but I really can't remember and honestly CBA with it.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:33:28 AM

I'm guessing they are thinking 'Twilight' cool. That look that Dante has isn't cool at all, they must of been smoking something strong. :o

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:46:11 AM

Why are these nerds trying to tell us what "cool" is? lol

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:49:08 AM

@fluffer nutter

Indeed.

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coverton341
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:54:48 PM

I blame it on the garbage that our mass media is shoving down our throats and hoping we ingest like empty eyed dull sponges. Look at MTV and the defecation that spews from the screen. It is horrid and lowers the collective IQ each time a telly is aimed in its direction.

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GuardianMode
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:13:44 AM
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No matter how I look at it.......its "Sparkles" from Twilight. I am having a bad feeling about this. >.>

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chedison
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:24:29 AM

LOL.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:16:35 AM
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Kind of reminds me of brad pitts character in snatch

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:46:54 AM

If he had anorexia. Brad Pitt, that is.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:12:28 PM

Snatch ruled. "You like dags?"

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chedison
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:24:54 AM
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How could they take is white hair away :'(

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Hezzron
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:29:06 AM
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I'm actually rooting for this one. I love the older iconic Dante, but I'm intrigued by what they will show us in the way of a back-story. A younger Dante will take some getting used to. But aside from the hair and maybe some slightly baggier pants, he still looks pretty familiar to me....Oh, and Ninja Theory made a decent game in Heavenly Sword.

Was everyone here bitching about Solid Snake going old?

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:40:48 AM

Getting old is completely different than a changed appearance.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:47:56 AM

Snake didn't have a choice from getting old, the nanomachines in his body was aging him.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:57:52 AM

Snake getting older did make him look significantly different, and Dante being young at one time makes sense too.

Anyways, I know guys....even I can't believe I'm defending a Capcom game this gen!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:05:53 PM

Na, you have your reason.
But at least when Snake got old, he still resembled the Snake we always know.
This "Dante" doesn't remind me of Dante at all.

I don't even know who he is until he started fighting. Though that was the moment I thought the worst was gonna come and it did.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:28:50 PM

It wasn't the Nanomachines that made him old, it was the way he was engineered when he was cloned. They intentionly gave him a short life span and took away his ability to reproduce.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:38:09 PM

I thought he had nanomachines in him though? I don't know i haven't played it in awhile but you are probably right.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:57:26 PM

He did. Just about everyone in the MGS universe did. It was apart of the system. But that wasn't the cause of his aging.

Remember when he was in south America being tested by Naomi? That's where the learned he was genetically engineered with a shorter life span. Zero didn't want others getting their hands on his prized clone of big boss so they shortened his life span at conception as well as stole his ability to have children.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:20:25 PM

Ah, yeah i remember that part. At first i thought it was the nanomachines but i completely forgot about that scene in MGS4.

I played it when it first came out so i don't remember the story that much since i beat it i haven't played the single player i mostly played the online, when i get a new PS3 I'm going to have to replay it again to freshen my memory up on the story.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:31:00 AM
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... This should have just been a spinoff with a new character, or a new game entirely.

Infamous only had one game, it was hardly an established franchise when they decided to overhaul the character. And they still made revisions based on the fan response. DMC is a long established franchise, Dante is an icon, a fan favourite. This isn't even just a new look either, it's a completely different character... Sorry folks, I don't like it.

Doesn't matter how good this game is, I'm gonna choke on it every time the main character is referred to as Dante... cuz he ain't.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:34:56 AM

Dude, you aren't the only one i don't like it at all as well.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:47:49 AM

True man, it's like changing Mario from a plumber to a break dancer.
Replacing the hat and belly with nice abs and a skull cap.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:59:32 AM

Thank god that hasn't happened to Mario rofl.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:35:50 PM

Super Mario.... in his younger days!!!

http://www.mygaming.co.za/news/files.php?file=super_mario_bros_300619800.jpg

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 4:36:12 PM

@Underdog15

xD

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:39:23 AM
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DMC certainly need change when all 4 games have huge similarity.
Though I'd prefer it if this change is made for DMC5 instead of a reboot DMC.

Perhaps they should take note from Bayonetta or even better, advice from Hideki Kamiya!!

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:43:40 AM

I wouldn't, all they need to do is change the game play and anything else you can do in the game.

It doesn't even remotely look like Dante at all.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:49:05 AM

I didn't say Dante needed a change, I said DMC.
Well, maybe not a change, rather a tweak in the gameplay you know what I mean?

Bayonetta really showed that Capcom shouldn't have let Hideki go.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:50:38 AM

Ah, sorry i thought you were talking about Dante. My mistake man i misread what you were saying.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:52:41 AM

Yo chill man, apology isn't needed in this case so I won't accept it ;)

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Kokushi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:43:27 AM
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Capcom and NT, Daniel Craig doesnt look like a emo drug addict and a fan of twilight so that comparation is hilarious and Rocky 3 is not even close to be a amazing as Raging Bull, and if they dont change the look this will be a 10 dollar bargain game.

I will play the game but Dante is a cool iconic character that didnt need any change.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:46:16 AM

No one said Daniel Craig looked like an emo. From what I've seen anyway.

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McClane
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:55:40 PM

Actually, I'm waiting reviews and the bargain bin to pick this one up, I'm not buying NT bullsh!t...

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:53:04 AM
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I hope this is only for one game. Are they ever going to make a sequel to DMC2??

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:07:52 PM

DMC2 never happened...

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Sogi_Otsa
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:18:45 PM

yeah it was kinda removed from the time line.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:26:20 PM

DMC2?

'checks memory'

Nope. Nothing there.

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AntDC
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 7:21:24 PM

Yeah pretty sure it just went DMC1, then um DMC3. *cough * *These are not the droids you are looking for*

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DeathOfChaos
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:07:34 PM
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Oh well, all I know is I wont be playing it unless it's REALLY cheap. Because a game that is not only a reboot but changes all the iconic images that come along side him just isn't worth money really... safe to say it WAS a surprise...

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Sogi_Otsa
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:17:57 PM

damn straight!

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Sogi_Otsa
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:13:59 PM
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so... this Dan, he's still supposed to be Dante? someone please talk to capcom properly. Dante and virginal always had white hair. does Virgil exist in this? why does the graphics look like RE5? Nothing in this remotely images the series if you take the series out it's a new series, take DMC off and rename it, change Dante's name at least. I'm sick of series being ruined because the developers want to change everything people like in a series.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:41:37 PM

I just think it's funny how you guys give full description 2 the very ppl that made the game about every detail of Dante's life story of how he grew up with white as if he was a ever a real person or something....like seriously it's Ok, it's just a game.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 4:40:48 PM

We know it's a game that is pretty obvious. A game that you love and has followed from the beginning and suddenly changing everything usually isn't praised by the followers of the game that loved it.

That's like changing Mario, that's why people don't like it they loved it and suddenly it's all wrong from what they loved.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:20:51 PM
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Wow, I think I've seen it all now. I hope this game fails hard.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:45:05 PM

I hope you fail at life...HARD.LMAO

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 4:21:16 PM

I love how you have to insult people Guyver, now you are acting like a 3 year old.

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:22:26 PM

@The Guyver

You're failing right now....

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:25:57 PM
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Daniel Creig? More like that goober from Twilight. Your not fooling anyone Ninja Theory. Your obviously a fan. Ha

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Ergi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:42:25 PM

LOL, true that's it! You've nailed it Jawknee, they love twilight, they are big twilight fans. Either that or.......

Is it wrong of me to think that even Nariko is much cooler than this guy.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:16:24 PM

mmm... Nariko

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 5:51:57 PM

Yes, the vampire visage intermingled with the Dark Knight stylization is painfully obvious. In the video with gametrailers I just can't identify, or agree, with their desire to "sell out" to attract a larger audience. I mean isn't that what Ninja Theory was basically claiming? Let's re-invent the art design to try be more fresh with pop-culture?

I know this isn't NT's fault; Capcom approached them about doing this game. I guess Japan is in this panic state of affairs. Bowing down their stylization to the bigger markets in the US and UK to survive. It's sad, but it seems nearly inevitable. Frankly, DmC may only be the start of what's to come.

btw my lamenting of DmC's "new look" isn't going to bar me out from giving the game a shot. It may end up being pretty good, but it's sad to think that DMC, as we know it, is gone.

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JackC8
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:34:04 PM
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I very much enjoy the James Bond movies, but I absolutely loath and detest the Daniel Craig ones. So yeah, good move Capcom.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:37:16 PM

I liked Daniel Creig as Bond but those movies were horrible. Loooooooong and boring. Especially the second one he did.

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GuardianMode
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:48:48 PM

Didnt the studio that made the Bond Movies go under? Yeah, Craig sure helped the series. .... <.< >.> (shifty look)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:14:52 PM

Craig doesn't fit as Bond, he looks like Gollum.

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McClane
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:57:40 PM

Agree with all of you, I much rather see Pierce Brosnan or Roger Moore as Bond than Craig...

He has a face like El Gigante from RE4...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:17:37 PM
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I completely understand the fan backlash, and I'd probably be pissed too if I followed the series closely, but I'm trying to remain optimistic.

The fact is we have no proof at all this is "a whole different character" in fact I saw plenty of "Dante" in this young guy. Casually putting out his smoke on that guys head? His archetypal lounging around while things go to hell. Like they said he's a bit of clay that hasn't been molded yet.

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McClane
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:01:02 PM

"The fact is we have no proof at all this is "a whole different character""

Yes, we do...

Just play DMC 2 and watch as you are introduced to a totally different character...

Yes, we have proof...Oh, and as bonus, you get to play a 2-disc sh!tty game...

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:21:41 PM
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It doesn't matter how good the game is? Thats just crazy. So you're saying if the game is as good as God Of War 3 (Probably won't be that good), you still won't like it because of the new Dante? WOW!!!! LOL. As Johnny Cochran said "That does not make sense."
But what "World" just said, does make total sense. I noticed the exact same thing as you dude. Pretty much the same mannerisms. And cocky attitude. I can't wait for this game honestly. Should be good times.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:26:35 PM

If you're referring to my comment; I didn't say I won't like the game, I may love it who knows? My point is that regardless of it's quality I'm going to have a difficult time associating this new character with Dante.

And no, I didn't thumb down your comment, I'm not like that. I think you just misunderstood what I was trying to say... Thumbs up in fact.

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Masry_XI
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:35:19 PM
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No i do not have faith in the new DMC , it doesnt look good at all , why would i want to play a reboot , when there is soo much unfinished stuff in the game , and why would you bring nero up for just one game , and why are people soo worried about adding "western touch" to games , when we grew up playing the japanese games and we loved them

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:15:40 PM

I think you answered your own question, we want Japanese games to stay Japanese because we grew up loving them as-is.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:40:06 PM

I know this may come as a surprise to some of today's current jap. devs... but... Super Mario? yeah... japanese guy made it.

You wouldn't westernize Super Mario, now would you? Why westernize Dante? Or Final Fanatsy?

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johnld
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:18:41 PM
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i prefer pierce brosnan as james bond than daniel craig. i was actually disappointed when they showed daniel craig in the goldeneye remake. i mean you are remaking the game but you changed the main character. besides, wasnt devil may cry 3 a prequel where he just started demon hunting?

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McClane
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:03:26 PM

Yes, you are correct, in fact, in DMC3 we discovered the VERY FIRST TIME Dante activates his Devil Trigger...

Yet we get another game aimed at his "origins"....

**rolls eyes**

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Arvis
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:19:25 PM
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How much you wanna bet he does something epic at the end of the game that turns his hair white?

-Arvis

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:41:02 PM

I have a 99% feeling you are correct.

Something's gonna happen like what happened to the Hollywood rehash of X-men's Rouge.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:29:29 PM
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@fluffer nutter there nerds yet you ppl complain about character design as if he was a real person you don't get any nerdier then that.

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:25:32 PM

Hello, my name is Chris. You may call me Underdog. And I am a nerd, and proud of it.

But that is only one of my MANY talents...

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Cuetes
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:55:39 PM
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There is something to be said when a developer like Sucker Punch is more than willing to listen to their fans and tinker with Cole from Infamous 2, yet Ninja Theory tells you to shove it. I personally don't play DMC, but I can see where everyone's coming from. If they changed Mario from the red overall wearng, mustash sporting super plumber into a clean shaven blonde guy with jeans that would piss some fans off.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 5:10:50 PM

That's where I'm coming from.

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 4:24:26 PM
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Yeah but they aren't redoing inFamous. Its just another part of the story. Ninja Theory are rebooting it from what it seems like. It's funny that so many people are in such an uproar about the new Dante yet the team that started the series and helped NT with Pre Development aren't complaining at all. LOL. I'm sure the the action is going to be so fast and stylish that most people aren't even going to notice the new Dante that much. I mean really, when you're playing an action game, how often do you look at Krato's face or nero's or Dante's or even Bayonetta's. Yeah you look at the cool combos but i would say i follow the weapons and enemies more than i do my character body figure or facial expressions. Or even they're hair. Never have i heard someone playing DMC3 or DMC4 comment on how cool his hair is when he's killin. Seriously, how much is his hair really going to affect the game?


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JDC80
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 4:40:14 PM
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Flavor Flav looks rough. Amy Winehouse looks rough this new Dante looks like he was caught in a meth lab explosion..I rather see gameplay footage before passing judgment on the game.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 4:52:13 PM
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Ok, so I've been reading up on it... And I'm a little more willing to waive this now. Trying to look at it with an open mind. They want to tell the story of how Dante came to be who he is. Which includes the origins of his iconic white hair and appearance... So, if they can tell a good story (A la Heavenly Sword) and bring us up to the Dante we all know and love with some great gameplay then yeah, sure, why not?

This new look kinda gives him the appearance of a disgruntled angry teen with daddy issues... and maybe that's exactly what they're going for to start Dante's story. So for now, alright, fine. I'll quit my bitching and wait and see.

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FxTales
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 6:02:08 PM
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Sorry I still think this looks like Boys Don't Cry starring Hillary Swank not Devil May Cry starring Dante.

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 6:04:23 PM
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wow...

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dead_prince
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 8:29:39 PM

personaly i think the creators made dante look homo more like a junkie. they saying that they want to westernize dante so the can get more fans but the thing is that no one ever complained about dante's former appearance the going about this reboot all wrong like the spiderman films who could have thought that they could have found a worst spiderman then toby ombj

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Caanimal
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:04:06 AM
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Game devs need to pull their head out their arses and stop with all these overhauls, it's stupid and does little more than piss off those who have following a franchise for a long long time. I hope NT follows Sucker Punch's example tweeks this new Dante's looks, but I doubt they will and their sales will suffer greatly.

I wonder what would happen if Disney tried to "re-imagine" Mickey's look, or if McD's decided to "do something new", or anyone took any classic icon and tried to change it...

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___________
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:46:06 AM
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NT have pissed me off so much with this, i almost want to go down to EB and cancel my preorder of enslaved!
crapcom are turning to sh*t this gen, they use to be the cream of the crop, they use to release the best games the industry has to offer!
one look at dead rising 2 which i started playing today shows how far from the throne they have fallen!

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stemon
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 4:06:51 AM
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feh to this I say

Dante will always be a cool mofo in my eyes gaming is to reliant on trends now screw the trends gaming is about the icons it creates, Lara Croft (tomb raider), Alucard (castlevania) Kratos (God of War) and fecking Dante!!!!

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ryu
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:45:16 AM
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never send an american to do a japanese job...

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Jawknee
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:15:55 PM

Er, ninja theory is not an American company. Their from England.

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ryu
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:45:17 AM
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http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/9/2010/09/8d47a512cc058996305166f16d9d4b63/340x.jpg

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Bandit King
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:04:03 PM
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Bad design is bad design, there is no excusing it or denying it. This is not how DMC should have been rebooted. They even have the nerve to compare it to Batman Begins or 007 Casino Royale. Those movies were about taking the characters back to the root of what/who they are, not completely changing them to suit a emo teen demographic. It would have been better if they just killed off the series and made this a new IP.

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Xintype
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 8:11:11 AM
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Well, just for the case the new DMC might be a high quality game, but I still wouldn't play it.
How can I enjoy the game when I will see my last meal every time when I am thinking that kid is Dante...
The game can be as good as it is, but a "bad design is bad design, there is no excusing it or denying it"(quote Bandit King =)
The want to take on the glory of the old DMCs but kick the look of Dante? Nice try! Capcom, how about giving Megaman a Storm Trooper helmet or let Ryu have a mohawk with mustache next time?

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RebelJD
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 5:54:59 PM
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I'm cool with the new look, if the game is bad ass then I'm all for it. Apparently the Devil May Cry series has been losing it's steam so they have to regain it. Nothing wrong with that.

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