“DMC” Trademark Hints At New Devil May Cry Game

By Spencer . September 14, 2010 . 9:32am


There’s been a fair amount of buzz around Capcom’s stylish-action Devil May Cry series over the last few months, with rumours of a new installment developed by Heavenly Sword developer, Ninja Theory, first surfacing prior to the E3 Expo in Los Angeles earlier this year.


The Ninja Theory rumour originated in the pages of Game Informer magazine’s May issue. The original quote was as follows:


“Loose Talk has learned that Enslaved isn’t the only game Ninja Theory is working on-we’ve heard that the Cambridge, England developer is being tapped for the next Devil May Cry.


It is not totally unexpected, however; Capcom has said that although it is shying away from Western developer for new IP, it would continue to utilize them for known franchises, which DMC certainly is.”


While no hints at another Devil May Cry game surfaced at E3, a more recent quote from Capcom’s head of Research & Development, Keiji Inafune, revealed that the publisher was, in fact, considering a more “western touch” for the next Devil May Cry game due to relatively low sales in Western regions.


Perhaps this is what this recently-filed trademark for “DMC” by Capcom is related to:


As you’ll note from reading the description in the filing, it covers everything from “game software” to “screen savers” to “ring tones for mobile phones.” This is merely standard procedure — it’s highly likely that the trademark is for an actual game. We’ve even uncovered one by Capcom in the past that was eventually announced.


Perhaps DMC — a franchise reboot perhaps? — will be one of Capcom’s four new games at the Tokyo Game Show this week. Perhaps Asura’s Rage and Dragon’s Dogma will be, too.

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  • If you make a DMC 5 please, let us control Dante!

    • pressstart

      I don’t see what’s the big deal about controlling Dante nor Solid Snake when Nero and Raiden played just about the same. Just use new characters with equally likeable personalty as the formers and you’re good!

      If Ninja Theory is going take the reigns, I hope they don’t bring their graphic design with it. I’m not very fond of their shading and color palette.

  • “Western touch.” Usually this scares me, but Capcom seems the closest at actually understanding what this means.

    *sigh*… Well, whatever. I’m sure it’ll still have bits and pieces of what I’ve grown so fond of.

  • Are they restarting the developing on the canceled PSP DMC game and what happened to Resident Evil Portable?

  • RAVENKam

    So the DMC games lacked a ‘western touch’? Forgive me if I’m missing something here but there was never anything intrinsically Japanese about the DMC series.

    • puchinri

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Cloud_ST

    I seriously hope they consider making one for the PSP….and if they do so,maybe they might remember the RE portable that was announced so long ago.

    • If I remember correctly, they had plans for a PSP DMC but it was cancelled

      • Cloud_ST

        Change that “consider” for a “reconsider” then,lol.

  • joesz

    NO! not from heavenly sucks developers!

  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    If I want a “western touch”, I’ll play western games, damnit. This “western touch” talk pisses me off. Oh well, it’s all about the sales.

    • Jayred_Potter

      First off, awesome icon. Rail Tracer.
      Second, I totally agree. “Western Touch” honestly means to me horrible writing and exagerated graphics. DON’T YOU GUYS KILL MY SERIES D:

  • i just want more badass dante

  • Aiddon

    we don’t need a reboot, that’s just lazy. And keep Nero anyway, he was cool and fun to play with. Though it would probably come at the expense of excising Dante as the playable character, his narrative purpose has been over for awhile. I would also accept a spin-off with Sparda. Just don’t copy Konami’s chicken**** ways and cynically farm out franchises to the West because DMC was fine in Japanese hands.

  • Please let it be a series reboot!

    • Why? The story is great how it is

    • ForeverFidelis

      No, man, no. It doesn’t need a reboot. They just gotta somehow wipe DMC2 from the continuity.

  • Happy Gamer

    Bayonetta didn’t need a “Western Touch” and sold i dunno…alot. (check the numbers yourselves)

    They are just missing the creator…just like Final Fantasy.

  • ForeverFidelis

    I don’t know whether to be excited or afraid.

  • Souji Tendou

    Capcom, if you let them handle DMC 5 with their western touch, just make sure they didn’t mess with the area called gameplay.

  • thebanditking

    OK so DMC officially sucks now, when Ninja Gaiden 3 coming out?

    I really can’t even begin to imagine how horribly Ninja Theory will screw this one up. Capcom I thought you learned your lesson?

  • “Western Touch” my ass! I mean lets fall back 4 1min. Capcom released DMC 1,2,3, & 4 n ALL those Bitches were GREATEST HITS mind u I live in NORTH AMERICA so WUT THE HELL R THEY TALKIN ABOUT, Doesn’t have a western touch. They wasn’t sayin that when they recieved my western money! STICK TO WUT IS SELLIN!

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