Ninja Theory On Dante's New Look: "Change Is Scary"
"Less over-the-top fashionista and more hard-edged." That's how Ninja Theory responded to the request to overhaul Dante in the new Devil May Cry.
Lead Producer Alex Jones and Chief Creative Director Tameem Antoniades of Ninja Theory were tasked with the following: give the world a re-imagined, overhauled Dante, one that will somehow manage to appeal to both new and old fans alike. Now, the initial reaction wasn't overly positive but both developer and publisher "were anticipating a strong reaction and fan skepticism," so that's why Rey Gutierrez of the PlayStation Blog sat down to learn more. You can find the brief interview through the link, and maybe you'll agree with the comments and approach. Evans said they'll "keep what's recognizably essential about the title," and he admits that people are "super passionate about a character that has become an icon." Antoniades also talks a lot about why DMC became so popular - it's more about the attitude and style, which is true - so these guys are well acquainted with the revered action franchise.
See what you think. As they say, they know "change is scary" and they don't think they'll "win over the hardcore" just yet. And they remind us that it isn't a "totally different departure" and will "fit in with most of what you know."
Related Game(s): Devil May Cry
9/25/2010 10:19:01 AM Ben Dutka