Thursday, September 16, 2010

Leak Sauce #6 Devil May Cry Reboot

Leaking info to you and bringing the discussion.

It would appear that Ninja Theory (AKA the people who made a sub-par God of War clone called Heavenly Sword) is teaming up with Capcom for a reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise.

I personally don't know what to think about the trailer. On one hand, if the trailer is to give any indication of the gameplay then this looks like the logical progression the game should have been going through back when DMC 4 came out (which was basically DMC 3.5 for those who haven't been following the series). On the other hand, the trailer shows off a character that not only doesn't resemble Dante in the slightest but appears to be the opposite of what he used to represent.

The original statement about Dante from DMC 1 through 4 was that he was meant to be the kind of badass that doesn't have to smoke to look cool. He was a cocky, gung-ho anti-hero that tended to act cool even in worst case scenarios. The reboot has changed him into a tormented teenager who could be mistaken for a drug addict that is rarely seen without a cigarette. His platinum hair from the originals (to signify him being a half-demon) is also gone as he now sports a black emo style with traces of platinum near the top.

My own theory: This isn't Dante.
We are shown at the beginning that he's undergoing psycho-evaluation treatment for a rehabilitation program and that he's asked multiple times what his name is. My guess is that he's made to "believe" he is Dante for some reason or another as a way to give more insight into Dante's memories by force-feeding them into someone else. That's what I'm hoping for at least.

We'll have to wait to find out what is really going on as more information falls through the filters.

This is Kylak signing out and wondering where things will go from here.


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