Free Devil May Cry 4 Refrain Update Triggers Dante

By Ishaan . February 14, 2011 . 4:00pm

Capcom are usually rather generous with doling out free updates to their increasing library of iTunes games. Next on the update list is Devil May Cry 4 Refrain, which is getting Dante as a free downloadable update.

 

The previous version of Refrain only allowed you to  play as Nero. Dante comes with his own set of moves, similar to the console versions of Devil May Cry 4. If you’re interested, you can grab the game for $4.99 on iTunes.

 


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  • Guest

    Wut about Western Emo Dante

    • neon6

      For me the whole Twilight thing doesn’t make sense to me because I associate that franchise with stuff that primarily caters young girls, specifically young girls who like things pretty and not really threatening. Like was expertly said in an episode of Supernatural ( great show) “These horney little teens want a promise ring with fangs!” Sorry if you’re a twilight fan or if anyone is here, no disrespect, personally, I just really dislike it. But if anyone out there likes it, then sorry for this post, the franchise really doesn’t gel with me at all.

      It’s really about fear and the monster. Twilight spawned the whole kissing vampires craze, where young girls could partake in the romanticized fantasy of the vampire monster thing, in a form of clean faced, well dressed pretty boys. The true horrific monster elements are sidelined for the 13-year old teeny bopper romance elements. These girls don’t really feel that the boy is a monster, which makes things worse where vampires are presented as glowing shiny fairies who can walk in sun with no problem, or werewolves look like giant puffy wolf doggies. To some extent Anne Rice does this with female vampire fantasy ( albeit more adult in nature) , as vampires are often very pretty people. Clean. And while this adds to the hidden danger elements , twilight as some incorrectly associate with newDante emphasizes the cute and pretty, while not really giving that feeling that there is a monster inside.

      The new DmC Dante is the opposite of twilight to me because he looks messed up. While not ugly, he looks dirty, malnourished, and maladjusted. Yet he is still capable of great power and violence as a demon would do. He represents counterculture. He looks like he could shank you in an alley. No 13-year old girl would look at him and swoon like they do with twilight. Hell they’d probably be afraid to shake his hand. One look and you can see there is something violent and evil inside him. I would argue you see more of this element in Dante than in other games.

      To me (and people might forget this with the whole flawlessly handsome, anime-inspired, bright coloured clothes wearing, hero man thing Dante had in previous games), Dante is half monster. All of these freaky disgusting creatures bred for slaughter in the games, like the ones who butchered his family and many others? Half of that is in him. And I would imagine he would have to have had a time in his life where he dealt with that. Not to take a dump on previous games, but I feel it could be refreshing to explore this formative time.

      And from what I saw in the trailer, the mischievous smile Dante gives before falling off the building,after all the violence, it appears that Dante might retain some of the humor and charm he had in previous games, despite his penchant for violence and his internal struggles. I’m hoping NT will not turn it into an angst laden woe-is-me-apalooza. We should chill and actually wait for more footage.

      Regarding another topic, I’ve heard a lot valid points brought up by the community (the DMC community) and I can sympathize with a lot of the sentiment. I understand how they must feel having a character they know and love changed into a different form. I read a good point earlier in someone’s post about how changing an iconic character could potentially steer the old fans away even if they gain new ones.

      There are those who have expressed this in a completely logical and relevant way. However, there are those who haven’t.

      People saying Tameem changed Dante into himself is just childish backlash that probably drowned out the voice from a lot of calmer fans from being heard and instead puts all the attention on an absurd notion.

      The best way to let NT know they wanted him, old Dante, back would have been to state the issue constructively without temper (and without personal attacks against Tameem or NT). Voices are usually given less attention if not deemed serious and I believe it’s for the better if they, those fans still in a rage, cool off then come back and join in on a more civilized discussion.

      Regarding another topic, I’ve heard a lot valid points brought up by the community (the DMC community) and I can sympathize with a lot of the sentiment. I understand how they must feel having a character they know and love changed into a different form. I read a good point earlier in someone’s post about how changing an iconic character could potentially steer the old fans away even if they gain new ones.

      There are those who have expressed this in a completely logical and relevant way. However, there are those who haven’t.

      People saying Tameem changed Dante into himself is just childish backlash that probably drowned out the voice from a lot of calmer fans from being heard and instead puts all the attention on an absurd notion.

      The best way to let NT know they wanted him, old Dante, back would have been to state the issue constructively without temper (and without personal attacks against Tameem or NT). Voices are usually given less attention if not deemed serious and I believe it’s for the better if they, those fans still in a rage, cool off then come back and join in on a more civilized discussion.

      • neon6

        Oops, double post.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        I’m really, really glad to see someone’s willing to give DmC the chance it deserves. I have so much about DmC that I want to say, but haven’t really had the chance to.

        The first thing I’d probably point out is that it’s not just Capcom who are doing the reboot/explore character more deeply thing. Nearly every publisher out there right now is taking a good look at one of their major franchises and trying to figure out how to reboot it to make it more widely accepted by people.

        This is by no means a bad thing because it actually encourages them to experiment, even if things don’t always go as planned. This is why I will never, ever, ever complain about Metroid: Other M. While Sakamoto might have gone off in the wrong direction with Samus for that one game, it’s hardly an issue that can’t be rectified, and more importantly, it left us with one hell of a crazy, experimental game that no one else would ever have dared to make.

        So, if any other publisher wants to do the same thing, go for it. It gave us the Metroid Prime style of progression, which dozens of games draw inspiration; it gave us the entire third-person shooter genre in its present form; and given enough time, I’m sure we could think of a ton of other examples.

        Now, coming back to Dante himself, I’m going to have to agree with everything else you said up above. I also want to add something, which anyone that’s gone through any sort of major hardships in life would instantly be able to relate to, and I know there’s a lot of those people out there: having peace of mind or being calm and collected doesn’t come easy.

        Dante, as he’s been represented in every single DMC game so far, comes off as this really cool and level-headed type person with a very eccentric anime-esque “don’t give a damn” personality. That sort of state of mind doesn’t come to anyone unless they’ve seen some of the worst that life has to offer and come out at the other end with their sanity intact. This is exactly what I think we’re going to see in DmC — that period in Dante’s life where he was at his lowest, and how it led him to be the way that he is in the current DMC games.

  • http://twitter.com/zygot Zanes

    Where’s my DMC Portable? :(

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