DmC Devil May Cry screenshot
DmC Devil May Cry screenshot

Capcom has announced DmC Devil May Cry, what appears to be a franchise reboot featuring a young Dante.

As has been heavily rumoured, development is in the hands of Heavenly Sword and Enslaved studio Ninja Theory.

Capcom says the Devil May Cry DNA remains but has been "injected with a dark and brutal gameplay that promises to redefine the franchise". Set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC will depict a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred.

DmC will also retain the series' signature mix of sword and gunplay, but add additional weapons, all new powers and a revitalised gameplay system.

The team at Ninja Theory is joined by key staff from Capcom's R&D division. Creative direction for the title will be undertaken by Ninja Theory's Tameen Antionades and overseen by Hedeaki Itsuno, who has worked on all previous titles in the series.

The game's coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2011.

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Bloodstorm's Avatar


Then you'll be happy to know it isn't great.
Posted 21:53 on 16 September 2010
reynoldio's Avatar


DMC is classic fun - big baddies, lots of guns, crazy action and I love it! Really hope this is great, I gave many hours to the first three games and am going to search for 4 now that I've finally reached the new generation. Yeah, new Dante might look silly but I don't care as long as the game is great!
Posted 21:50 on 16 September 2010


I reckon it should be called 'All New Devil May Cry" and marketed at a twilight audience with Dante being a ripped young man and a female lead who happens to fall for both him and some Angel bloke at the same time, torn between the love of both*

*or it could just be another fun excuse for lots of hack and slash fighting with huge monsters and demons.
Posted 13:44 on 16 September 2010
Endless's Avatar


Friend of mine announced on FB yesterday that he's on the testing team for this. Bastard.

I kinda like his look, but I didn't much like the Dante in the first place. Liked his attitude but not his look.

A new DMC game is gonna have to pull some rabbits to make it feel fresh after Bayonetta and GoW. Lets hope they managed it. For Dante's sake ;)
Posted 13:06 on 16 September 2010
draytone's Avatar


He looks like a twisted Harry Potter with a touch of Twilight on weed thrown in.
Posted 09:15 on 16 September 2010
squidman's Avatar


They did a young Dante in DMC3. His hair was still grey. And it was brilliant.

Totally not sold on the look.
Posted 01:54 on 16 September 2010
Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


I really do not like it when they give a character voice which doesn't match the character. This Dante should be way older if that's his voice ><
Posted 23:47 on 15 September 2010
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Funny isn't it, in 4 we're given a protagonist who LOOKS like Dante but isn't but now we're given a protagonist that looks nothing like Dante and they're saying it IS Dante
Posted 23:22 on 15 September 2010
Get2DaChoppa's Avatar


I've kind of gone cold to the DMC series, loved the first game. Thought the second was just too different, especially the tacked on in-game advertisement.

The third game was OK, nothing special in my opinion and never got my hands on 4, but it has, what looks like a whiney protagonist, and this new one appears to have gone fully Twilight, no thank you.
Posted 23:15 on 15 September 2010
dudester's Avatar


dissapointed only because I don't really like dmc and would like to see Ninja theory work on something new.
Posted 18:24 on 15 September 2010
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Yea, definitely a good thing....

See if they make him a yaoi fanfic's a fangirls wet dream come true.
Posted 17:58 on 15 September 2010
Generic-Username's Avatar


'8:58PM Ninja Theory director Tameem Antoniades takes the stage. "We're taking a younger Dante" that incorporates the youth culture of today, from fashion to music to street art, etc. '

Posted 17:45 on 15 September 2010
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Wow.....Dante looks like a douche.
Posted 17:33 on 15 September 2010
Stegosaurus-Guy-II's Avatar


I don't like the new style of it. It looks way too serious and Dante looks stupid.

Show Spoiler The Hume quote at the start of the trailer was cool.
Posted 15:05 on 15 September 2010
CheekyLee's Avatar


This pleases me. Heavenly Sword was wasted potential, with a fantastic combat system that was basically rendered pointless by the mash-happy nature of the gameplay. (Not to mention annoying Sixaxis implementation!) Here's hoping this is as good as I am currently imagining it is.
Posted 14:41 on 15 September 2010

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Release Date: 15/01/2013
Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Action
Rating: TBC
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