Dante Partners With Freedom Fighters, “The Order,” In DmC Devil May Cry

By Ishaan . June 4, 2012 . 12:17pm

 

Capcom have released a new trailer for DmC Devil May Cry, this one focusing on the organization in the game known as “The Order”. The Order is described as a group of freedom fighters seeking to free the world from demon occupation.

 

You may recall that Kat, Dante’s partner, works for this organization. They’re led by a mysterious leader, and combat demons both physically, as well as through politics and propaganda. In DmC, they add Dante as a recruit to their cause.

 

DmC Devil May Cry will be released on January 15th, 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A PC version of the game will be released a later date as well.

 


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  • Code

    Although I only briefly played Infamous, this really kind of reeks of Infamous to me opo; I get this bad vibe this organization is going to be giving Dante objectives >A<;

    • Solomon_Kano

      Seems pretty likely since he “partners” with them.

    • Kris

      As somebody who adores both inFamous games… 
      what?

      I guess they both have organizations in them, but a lot of games do. The organization in DmC seems to be a bit less evil, too.

      • Code

        The organization guy in this, really reminds me of the propaganda guy from Infamous that was on all the TV’s o3o; At least to me feels realllyy similar, and I’m getting this vibe it’ll be a setup for a missions system. Which I think would really put this in Infamous territory. But yeah as a whole Infamous wasn’t my thing >o>;; 

        • Kris

          Ohh, the “Voice of Survival!” He was fun. 
          I don’t see the game having a mission structure in terms of an open world or whatever, but given the look of the stages they’ve shown off, I don’t think missions will be as connected as they were in the first game. It’s not one giant castle this time around!

          • Code

            Right dat guy >Aw<; But I suppose if Capcom brings it to E3 you'll probably be trying it out some, huh owo?

  • CrimsonalCore

    LOL EVEN DANTE WRITE DOWN “F*** YOU” and at the beginning, that guy reminds me of Anonymous for some reason. o.o

  • ZEROthefirst

    The game looks visually pleasing and I’m glad for that, however the story so far is pushing me away little by little.

  • rinalicat

    A dance floor battleground? Ooh, I am so excited!!

  • Brimfyre

    I read at first as “Dante Partners with Foo Fighters.”

  • ssj4jw

    If I look at it not being a Devil May Cry Game it looks great. Most likely I will ignore the story and enjoy the gameplay like I had to do with some other games.

  • Rohan Viajar

    anonymous? haha XD

  • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

    This is both cool and disappointing at the same time. The game itself is visually pleasing (as has been stated by others) and oozes its own sense of style, but the story… Well, I’ll just say that parts of it seem interesting and others seem really stupid (from what I’ve seen so far). So, I’ll just say it is currently looking like it will be extremely mediocre. However, I have seen enough to grant a purchase of the game and only after I’ve played through it will I have final judgement on whether Ninja Theory did well or not. 

  • cjeromek

    Do want! It’s a shame we gotta wait all the way til next year to play this. It’s funny at first when I say the initial trailer last year I hated everything I saw. Now they’ve managed to fix everything I didn’t like and I’m extremely excited for it!

  • http://twitter.com/salarta salarta

    And this game is another reason I look down on Capcom as of late.

    I think if we had a Devil May Cry 5 revealed, and affirmation that the real Dante will be back and continue onward, I might actually be open-minded about this game. But as it stands, I’m very negative.

    The reboot seems entirely unnecessary to me, throwing away a great character and fictional world so a western developer can treat it as if it’s a brand new IP with familiar names. That’s a convention I loathe, since it’s really just trying to sell a game by name brand with no thought to how appropriate the content is to that name.

    Ninja Theory’s antics early on did them no favors either. Badmouthing the fanbase and Dante as a character before Ninja Theory got their hands on him speaks heavily of the company having contempt for a much-loved series. With those kind of remarks, a reboot looks less like a constructive attempt to try new things, and more like the team trashing the past in hopes of being seen as the “real” team behind Devil May Cry as if they somehow took a “bad IP” and made it good.

    If I were to ever support a reboot of Devil May Cry, it would have to be a company that seems to understand and appreciate its past. Not a company that seems to hate everything about it except its names and the most basic of basic concepts.

    • Solomon_Kano

      “I think if we had a Devil May Cry 5 revealed, and affirmation that the real Dante will be back and continue onward, I might actually be open-minded about this game. But as it stands, I’m very negative.”

      Why would that make you, or anyone, open to a reboot? In my mind that would make it an insignificant spin-off. That may just be me but, for better or worse, Capcom definitely found the right way to get attention here.

      As for the reboot being unnecessary… I don’t know that this is the boost the series needed, but it definitely needed something. DMC4 wasn’t a bad game, but it was a terrible move on Capcom’s part. They sandwiched an interquel between the first game and the one nobody wants to touch. An interquel with a rather poor story, at that. It just felt pointless. By making DMC2 the series endpoint, you know that whatever happened after 4 would lead to a DMC to with no Nero. So to what end would they continue the series? The story had nowhere to go. They purposely set up a mystery so the series wouldn’t end with 2, but then it led to… well, 2.

      Mind you, I abhor Ninja Theory’s attitude. Or Tameem’s, really. That said, I’ll give this reboot a fair shake before I write it off so completely as you. I can see why you have, but I think it’s a bit unfair to the work done here. Tameem is a certified ass, but the team at Ninja Theory is clearly working hard to find -some- measure of quality. A damn hard thing to do when stepping into DMC’s shoes.

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        Nowhere to go? They could have elaborated on Nero’s story. They could have gone AFTER DMC2. There were a number of places they could have taken the story. DMC2 still ended with the potential for another sequel, if you remember.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

          Capcom should’ve elaborated on Nero’s story in DMC4, period. The shallow writing and plotholes/plotarmor have always been in that game. Nothing compared to the straightforward plot of DMC3. IMO, what makes a game’s story shallow is when it forces many, many fans to speculate each other on what’s true or not. Yes, fans still do this.

          I think Capcom knew they could’ve gotten further with the original continuity, but chances are they’ll puzzle the fans again with their writing as well as leave more unanswered questions. It’s one of the main reasons they went Ninja Theory, to create a new experience and to create a more straightforward story (that part we’ll know by the time the game is out).

          It’s also why Konami went to Mercurystream to create an offshoot of the Castlevania series, and Lords of Shadow turned out pretty well.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Read the sentence after to see where I was going with nowhere to go. They obviously had room to move on from DMC2, but both Capcom and the fanbase act like it doesn’t exist so they wouldn’t have.

          And it’s not that they couldn’t have continued Nero’s story, rather that that was the problem. They started a mystery in an interquel that led to another sequel that still wouldn’t have touched DMC2. That’s a rut if I’ve ever seen one.

      • http://twitter.com/salarta salarta

        A Devil May Cry 5 announcement would make me more open to an alternate universe reboot because it would be a sign that the Devil May Cry universe and its Dante that I actually like will still be around in the future. What Capcom and Ninja Theory are jointly telling me by rebooting the franchise as DmC with a new Dante, AND a complete lack of a DMC5, is that if I buy this reboot, I will be helping them throw away a character and universe I loved getting involved in.

        Why would I want to buy an AU reboot if it means I have to give up something I care about more? I’d rather not buy the AU reboot and send a message that I want the real Dante and Devil May Cry universe to come back.

        There were plenty of directions that future DMC games could’ve gone. One possibility was even to suggest that DMC2 itself was an alternate universe future, and DMC5 or a later game would avert the future of DMC2. There was also potential with Nero; unlike a lot of people that raged, I was actually cool with Nero. I don’t mind a new character taking the spotlight in Devil May Cry games. But I do want the real Dante and his universe to still exist and continue into the future.

        • Solomon_Kano

          All I’ll say is that any reboot would be an AU reboot. There’s no such thing as an in-universe reboot. That wouldn’t be a reboot at all. Changing something in established canon is a retcon. Those happen often enough. If they rebooted the old DMC and still kept it the old DMC… well, they wouldn’t have rebooted DMC.

          As for the story directions… you’re against this AU, but you suggest that they should’ve made a canon game in the franchise AU? I think the fanbase’s reaction to that title is exactly why we ended up with a DMC4 that didn’t touch it.

          I also liked Nero. I also didn’t mind Dante taking a backseat to him. I also felt like DMC4 wrote them into a hole. Capcom wasn’t going to throw away DMC2, but with 4 they set up a story that we already knew the end to. They either had to get rid of Nero by 2 or write up some corny story about why he wasn’t there. They ran out of any meaningful story to tell. With your reasons for abhorring The 3rd Birthday, I’d imagine that you should know what happens when developers start writing stories and don’t know what the hell they’re doing. Would you really want that for DMC? I loved DMC. Favorite PS2 series. I definitely prefer them throwing it out to grinding it into the dust though, and I’m pretty sure you’d be doing your 3rd Birthday all over Capcom if they ruined DMC with a bad 5th game.

          • http://twitter.com/salarta salarta

            Example of an in-universe reboot: Mortal Kombat 9. Chrono Cross might also be considered almost a reboot; the characters from Chrono Trigger and the towns/kingdoms get almost no coverage, you could even remove references to them and have the same game, but it does continue from Chrono Trigger and leave open the possibility of bringing them back. Reboots don’t have to throw out the baby with the bathwater, they can still honor and continue the original universe.

            Yes, I’m suggesting that DMC2 could have been an alternate timeline. And with this comment, I realize the mistake I made in referring to the idea as making DMC2 into an “alternate universe,” because it’s really not an alternate universe. It’s the same universe, just turning out differently. That would solve the central problem here: doing away with the game people seem to really hate, and keeping the Dante and DMC universe that everyone loves still intact.

            The problems with 3rd Birthday didn’t come from writers writing themselves into a hole, or not knowing where to take the series. That game came from Toriyama and Tabata having no respect for the source material to the point where they purposely tried to turn it into its exact opposite, loading it up with sales gimmicks.

            DmC has more in common with 3rd Birthday than any DMC5 would have. It takes a character, strips him of all the personality and meaningful backstory he had, stuffs him with whatever the current team thinks is “cool” and believe will sell more copies of the game, then throws it out there for sale. The one difference between the two is that this is openly called an alternate universe, but the worst part of all is common in both of them: the characters as they were in their prior games are utterly demolished and tossed in the trash, to be replaced forever by a completely different character bearing their names. No more adventures with the real Dante, or the real Aya Brea. We’re stuck with this version.

            If they make a DMC5 and it really sucks, the answer is to either ignore DMC5 exists, or make a new game that turns DMC5 noncanon. The key “dilemma” for Capcom as we’re framing it here is that for some reason, Capcom is afraid to just make DMC2 not a part of canonical continuity. Nobody has ever said that Capcom is required to keep DMC2 canon, and in fact, I can’t think of a single company to date that has even so much as attempted the idea of making a hated game in the series noncanon.

            The closest we’ve come to a company actually trying the idea of making hated games noncanon is Mortal Kombat 9, and contrary to what companies like Capcom and Squeenix seem to think would happen, that actually made Mortal Kombat 9 sell like crazy and signaled a major return for the series.

          • Solomon_Kano

            MK9 sold like crazy because of all the work NetherRealm put in on revitalizing the series gameplay after the lackluster MK vs DC and several years of pushing the main games away from their 2D roots. Not because of the story, though that also played a part. Also, that was less an in-series reboot as a straight retcon. They simply provided context for that (massive) retcon by using an actual in-game event.

            As for the rest of your comment, I’ll leave you be. You’re talking strictlt about what you wanted them to do, I’m looking at why they wouldn’t (and didn’t) do so. This discussion isn’t really going anywhere since we aren’t on the same page. Nice talk though.

          • XiaomuArisu

             Well Nero wasnt there because:
            a)It was dantes job
            b)They ignoring dmc2/writing it out of canon
            I was always expecting a game about sparda!Playing the stories you heard about sparda would be awesome.Different fighting style depending on the timeline,before fighting for humans,after sealing the demons using the dmc3 tower and showing why/how he dissapeared.
            But hey we are not getting DMC 3 but DmC could be good or bad but we have to accept the truth.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Mind you, I’m not saying there was no way around it. I’m saying Capcom chose never to move past it. They could have, but they didn’t. A game about Sparda would’ve been really cool, but I guess they didn’t think so. But, yea, we’ll see how DmC goes.

    • puchinri

      Same here. I really think this should have just been an AU title. That would have given us the best of both worlds without losing out on anything.

      And to me, this goes beyond a reboot. I mean, if it has so little associated elements with the original, how is it a reboot? It might as well be a completely new story. But again, agreed. I feel like this was called DmC just for the brand.

      I also have no respect for NT at all because of their horrible attitude in the beginning, and no amount of damage control would/could fix that. I won’t feel bad for the game if the game does terribly either (though it likely won’t).

      It’s really a shame that things went the way they did. I think a reboot was unnecessary either way, but I think if it should have happened, it definitely needed to be by a company that understands and respects the series, or at least has done their research and is always respectful to the source material – and not just in continuity, but in material and their mentality towards it. I think there were probably a handful of companies that could have done a great job, but alas. That isn’t where this has went.

      For now, I guess I’ll just hope that re-reboot the series, retcon or that someone makes a spiritual successor (you know you want to Kamiya; and not as Bayonetta, but another IP).

      • http://twitter.com/salarta salarta

        That’s the really annoying and disappointing thing about how companies treat IPs these days. For some ungodly reason, all the video game companies (and DC Comics) seem to think acting like fans of the original are worthless, and acting like the IP in its original form is somehow a piece of crap, is the way to reboot a series.

        It makes no sense to me how that kind of thinking pans out. Shouldn’t the idea be to keep the install base but also re-orient the series in such a way that people who don’t know why it’s good, or who lost sight of it, recognize its greatness again?

        • puchinri

          It really is, sadly. Some of the video game companies are just giving me headaches with me, and DC is on the verge of making me physically ill (between the treatment of their IPs combined with the way they talk to fans and handle their minority characters; guess I can be glad most gaming companies aren’t that bad). The lack of respect and even affection or love for the original IPs is mind-boggling and a little disconcerting.

          That would be the idea, but they’re stuck in this weird mental place where reality doesn’t work that way. They do have a knack for being very impractical and incredibly exclusive in every way possible.

  • Utku Savaş

    “Hey yo! Look at me! I’m swearing! F**k you! I’m a teenager! See? F**k you! HA! I did it again!”

    Geez…

    • 07thCrow

      You took the words right outta my mouth… What have they done to you Dante?

    • Red9ro

      Hey look, I’m so mature I just can’t stand hearing cusswords!

      • Bigabu Beaze

         Ey war’nt ya da boi dat cussed up dere a few minutes ago? Do ya plug ya eyes when ya speak?

      • AnimusVox

        I doubt it’s the fact he ‘can’t stand hearing cusswords’, it’s the fact that Dante says F**k in every sentence of every second, and it’s ridiculous if you ask me.
        They’re over glorifying the stereotypical rebellious teenager in a very obnoxious way.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Edited with * to get your comment past the auto sensors. Just always make sure there is a reason for the *; this place more than qualifies.

          • AnimusVox

             Ah ok. Sorry about that, thanks for the heads up.

        • Red9ro

          What are you guys talking about? There’s only one single “f*** you” in the entire trailer, and it’s WRITTEN! And Dante did not say a single cussword in the entire trailer! Really! This stereotypical rebellious teenager you’re talking about? It’s all in your head. Seriously, watch the trailer again. If anyone is cussing a lot is the big boss. It’s kinda funny actually, people don’t like something and want to see it that way.

          • AnimusVox

            Well I wasnt necessarily talking about the trailer, and I’m not being completely serious about him saying ‘F*ck’ in every sentence. I was kinda joking but I was talking more on ‘new’ Dante in general.
            Sorry for the confusion didnt mean to upset anyone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

    I have to admit, as much I love the night club-style level in this game, I really hate the Anonymous-look for The Order.

    I remember how those so-called “freedom fighters” try to ruin PlayStation Network and while us consumers suffered, all they did was bad mouth against Sony and brand them as idiots.

    I took my complaints to the Anonymous club in deviantART, they actually have so everyone feel free to let out your anger against them though be careful otherwise they’ll hack anyone who badmouths them, big or small.

    Anonymous is not an idea, it’s an organization run by fat anti-social geeks who love to big-note themselves while having nothing better to do with their time.

    • mirumu

      The Order is clearly is a cheap cash-in on Anonymous. Not particularly
      surprising I’d say given how Ninja Theory has targeted this game and
      been less than subtle with their other stylistic decisions. I don’t think this is a game for anyone who still remembers the 90s.

      No idea what you’d talking about with deviantART or your pigeonholing of
      anonymous. Complaining about anonymous on deviantART is like complaining to Starbucks about the revolution in Egypt.

      As to the Sony issue, it was annoying to be without PSN for those few weeks, but I’m also still annoyed Sony wasn’t encrypting my personal information properly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Voki-Vok/1001958019 Voki Vok

       -I took my complaints to the Anonymous club in deviantART
      oh boy, this is so hilariously retarded i think i will die OF COLON CANCER

  • MrRobbyM

    Wow. Dante is a douche bag. But that’s what makes me like him.

  • Sperium3000

    You can tell this was made by a western developer due to the egregious amount of cursing in it. 

    • Red9ro

      I think this is bullshit. I’ve heard people from Brazil here saying that brazilian films have a lot of cursing, unlike american ones. They just don’t understand and the translations don’t show it.

      • mirumu

        I think that’s true. When watching something in Japanese I often see a character shout “きさま” or “てめえ” only to have a subtitle translate them into something tame like “why you!”.

        • PoweredByHentai

          きさま / 貴様 isn’t really cursing.  A few centuries ago, it is the formal form of saying “you” with the connotation that you are a complete outsider to the speaker.  The modern take on it is more derogatory.

          This is why jidaigeki (history dramas) characters will use 貴様 when speaking formally with people who they have neutral to negative relations with.  貴殿 (kiden) and 貴公 (kikou) are generally used in instances where the relation is neutral to positive, with the difference being that the former is for people of equal or higher status and the latter is for people of equal or lower status.

          てめえ / 手前 is a vulgar form of saying “you”.  I believe that it was spun off from おまえ /お前 but I haven’t looked into the history of how the “hand” kanji became associated.  My guess would be that a boss was telling off his minions (the expendable ones) or was basically grabbing whoever was at hand.

          • mirumu

            The origins of きさま / 貴様 are interesting, and I’ve seen it used in it’s more traditional sense myself although I think it’s modern usage is still more equivalent to a curse. It is more derogatory as you say. If you say it to someone in the street it can start a fight, and I actually saw that happen once in the past.

          • PoweredByHentai

            Right, it still depends on context though.  If it were used at a negotiating table with two hostile corporate entities, it wouldn’t be derogatory per se but it would definitely be a display of formal hostility.

          • Nathan_GreeneIV

            I swear Poweredbyhentai has the best replys and the right things to say man. 

  • Prinnydoom

    I know that people have a problem with this new DmC game and with the new dante but i like him as much as the other dante and i like the take they’ve done on this one. Looking forward to playing this game though.

  • Sperium3000

    By the way, am I the only getting a Blade vibe? I mean, Blade was a half-human half-vampire who fought the actual vampires who controlled human society from the shadows and in the third movie he joins a group of humans who are also fighting the vampires. And according this trailer, Dante is a half-human half-demon who fights actual demons who control human society from the shadows and joins a group of humans who are also fighting the demons.

    • amagidyne

      If I’m reading this right, you’re saying that this game would be a lot better if Guillermo Del Toro were directing it. I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Red9ro

    This was just crazy awesome. I’m so glad that I’m not a close minded hater that misses good stuff.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Voki-Vok/1001958019 Voki Vok

       i hope you enjoy story and graphics………………… and playing as a  walking down the street tryhard teenager with daddy  issues,  subpar gameplay and pasteurized watered down CUHRAZYYYYY!!!
      Sorry, but i’m a platinum games guy, not a hater, i just love quality

      • Bhunivelze

        Because this game isn’t quality, right? God forbid you try it before you assume such things. 

    • http://twitter.com/salarta salarta

      I’m guessing you expected to get hateful responses with a comment like that. :)

      You call it being a “close-minded hater,” others of us see it as having respect for the past and not feeding a company that has publicly badmouthed both the IP (as it’s been prior to their involvement) and its fanbase.

      • Red9ro

        I call it unability to deal with change.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          In the response you just posted to, the concern was not ‘not liking Dante’s haircut’ or having an inability to deal with this reboot. Rather, the concerns regard the developers own very public behavior. Please remember that the rule of reading and thinking before posting relate to the threads as well as the article.

          http://www.siliconera.com/2012/06/03/a-message-for-the-siliconera-community/

    • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

      Some like it, some don’t. It’s fine to be optimistic, but please don’t generalize and demonize the opposition. Some of the detractors may have understandable reasons of their own for all you know. Personally, I’m also not impressed with the gratuitous profanity that’s just there to make the game feel “edgy”. I’m not a dedicated nor an in-depth fan, but I remember the previous Dante looking (overdramatically) cool without throwing around much swear words; if anything, he dropped one-liners, snarky/arrogant comments and innuendos.

      • Red9ro

        I’m not generalizing the opposition, I’m talking specifically about the close minded haters. They just don’t like Dante’s haircut.

        • amagidyne

          I also like fighting strawmen! It’s so fun! They’re made of straw and you can just go at them! Rawr! Take that, strawmen!

        • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

          So your definition of “closed-minded haters” is “people who don’t like Dante’s haircut”? That’s a rather specific and narrow definition, I have to say.

          And since you’re making a sweeping statement about a group of people that has an opposite point of view from you… Yes, I would say it counts as “generalizing the opposition”.

  • DemonicX

    Eh, the game looks pretty awesome, but I think I’ll wait for a price drop.

  • 07thCrow

    I don’t understand why Ninja Theory didn’t just turn this into a standalone game. From what I’ve seen of DmC, besides having this AU version of Capcom’s Dante, it’s almost nothing like the DMC series.

    For instance, Capcom’s Dante is a half-human/half-devil while Ninja Theory’s Dante is half-devil/half-angel.  Capcom’s Dante has an assortment of weapons while Ninja Theory’s Dante has a sword (Rebellion?) that transforms into different weapons.  Capcom’s Dante DT’s into a monstrous humanoid demon, Ninja Theory’s Dante gets a palette swap.  I could go on but I doubt anyone really wants to hear me rant anymore than I already have.

    I think people would be more accepting of this game if Ninja Theory didn’t advertise that it’s part of the DMCverse and simply made it a standalone original title.  The concept of it seems interesting, but I can’t help but feel the dedicated DMC fans are being cheated in a way that the developers believe we’ll buy a game simply because the two are linked.

    • Spider-Man

      Maybe because Capcom came to them?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

      You, my friend, just described everything a reboot is supposed to do.

      • amagidyne

         Wouldn’t “reboot” suggest that it’s retaining some of the original? That doesn’t seem to be the case here at all, aside from the protagonist’s name. Batman Begins didn’t have Christian Bale dress up as a vole so he could rob liquor stores.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

          It would retain some of the original. If DmC was completely different, like NOT having Dante as a main character, or even an existing character, it would be an offshoot. That’s not what this is anyway. It’s a whole different take on an existing continuity. A reboot. We still have Dante, we still have demons, we still have the character’s weapons. Everything else we’ll have to wait and see when it’s revealed. Maybe we might see Vergil.

          I don’t see where you were going with that Batman example. Anyone who even reads comics knows they get rebooted and retconned all the time. Same with their cartoons and films.

          • puchinri

            But if it’s only the name that’s the same, how is it even supposed to be “Dante”? I think this strayed too far to be a reboot. It only has the name (of the game and MC) in common and the fact that there are demons. 

            If you change the entire backstory and setting so drastically, as well as make changes to the gameplay to an extent and changes to the character, what’s left really?

            Even when they give Wonder Woman terrible reboots, she’s still an amazonian, and either blessed by the gods or trained for her powers. They did turn her into a Batman/Superman clone recently, and more recently screwed that up, but she’s still very much so WW. She has the basics of her costume and appearance, she has most of her personality and she still has the greek patheon to deal with (this part does stray more from her original origin though). Even in DCnU’s reboots, most everything has stuck. Anything major is clearly an entire rewrite of the character.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

            Just like Wonder Woman is still an amazonian no matter how many reboots, Dante is still a demon hunter, just with a bigger grudge against them. In fact, Dante had a grudge against demons in the original continuity. And like I just said, he still has his iconic weapons. So not much has changed too drastically, except maybe a few tweaks in the backstory (also par for the course of a reboot). And yes, some backstories were tweaked in comic book series, especially Spiderman.

            And the setting? What about it? The original games have different settings. Hell, they don’t even have names. As part of the story, DmC is still more or less a prequel with a younger Dante, so of course he’ll be in different places.

            So what’s left is just a new experience, like Capcom wants for us to partake in.

          • puchinri

            Actually, it’d be more like :

            > Wondy is still an amazon. | Dante is still half human, half demon.

            > Wondy is, for most of her reboots, an ambassador and warrior of the amazons (and her patron goddesses). | Dante is still a demon hunter.

            If you change Themyscira to Gotham, it’s not Themyscira. Actually, this is the same problem people are having now with the reboots in the comic community. The setting is vastly different. Sure, we had less info for DMC, but we knew how it worked socially to an extent versus DmC. 

    • mirumu

      I’m sure Capcom does think the name will help it sell better. That ploy may well succeed, although whether players buying it on the strength of the name will be satisfied customers is another matter. I suspect it will all come down to the gameplay, and Ninja Theory’s record there isn’t that hot.

      I’d hope for Ninja Theory’s sake that them breaking even isn’t tied to a good Metacritic rating like Obsidian had with Fallout New Vegas.

      Even if it didn’t have any association with Devil May Cry it’s still not a game I’d be interested in personally. Change to a well established series is not in itself a bad thing, but it seems to me they could have done a lot better with the license.

    • revenent hell

      Well if this was a standalone game id 100% adore it but someone once told me it was probably made as DmC,assuming you take one of capcoms many excuses at face value and it was never a “reboot” but a “set in a paralel world “DMC” story,and having DmC in it would sell it better since indapendant IP’s are harder to sell without a backing brand,wich I 100% dont believe anyways a good game sells period because people like good games. Personaly i like more niche games than I do those that have long standing as of now since they seem to be boring and without inovation as of late it almost feels like the people have just ben dried up of good ideas. I almost rather make a risk on a New IP rather than a currently known  series since one of the biggest have let me down for the past  three games but at least thats consistancy for you.

    • AnimusVox

       I thought NT’s Dantes was/is like part human too.

      • puchinri

        Nope. Earlier this year, it was stated that he’s half demon and half angel. He’s just stuck under the demons’ thumbs like all the humans are.

    • puchinri

      This. A lot. You summed up a part of my problems with this pretty well. At this point, the game is pretty much AU more than anything, and they really should have said as much instead of making it a reboot (because I can’t see how it is).

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

    I don’t know when I’ll get to this level in-game, but when I do, I’m gonna play it over and over again. lol 

  • Spirit Macardi

    Wow, first a Fox News expy and now a reference to Anonymous. I miss when Devil May Cry was an overt reference to The Divine Comedy with a bit of Paradise Lost sprinkled in, not a half-baked political commentary.

    I honestly wish I didn’t hate this, but I do. Dante no longer comes off as fun and badass, instead looking like Robert Pattinson and acting like Dane Cook; no mythological or theological analogies have been shown; and none of the voices belong to former Power Rangers cast. Nothing that I associate with DMC is present, and it’s rather depressing.

    If it looks good to anyone else, then more power to you. For me though, I’m going to completely skip this and keep playing the HD Collection.

  • Spider-Man

    deviantART: The Game.

    Anyways, I kinda liked this scene…

    http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r49/KyuubiChris/E3/a9677y.gif

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Sartor/100000496052689 Martin Sartor

    Angered fanboys: Roar!!
    Dante: My name, by the way, is Dante!!
    Another fanboy apeparing in the trailer’s end: You are a piece of s**t
    Dante: Picking a fight? I’m here!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

      I pretty much got that feeling from the trailer too.

    • Nitraion

      I want to post something like that too lol XD

  • amagidyne

    I’ve ranted a ton about this game and I doubt anyone wants to read anything I have to say on the topic anymore. Instead, I’d like to ask a tangentially related question: When did the whole trend of using generic names for organizations catch on?

    Okay, this has probably been going on in every medium forever, but these days it’s like you can’t find a single game without some group being called “The Organization”, “The Company”, “The Order”, “The Circle”, “The Firm”, “The Agency” or something similar. I get why writers do it. I’m sure at some point in 2003 it added a lot of gravitas to their stand-in for some gibberish conspiracy theory to have a name that is so secret that they won’t even tell you what it is.

    Now it seems lazy, as if it’s actually supposed to be the name of the group in question. Other than “The Person”, who would call their secret collective something like that? Even Dragon Age had the courtesy to call their circle of magi “The Circle of Magi”. They still refer to it as “The Circle” all the time, but at least we know it’s some kind of abbreviation.

    So there’s that.

    • enorka miho

      The Shira Company… ??

      Anyway, well, just like the Anonymous… Having only the general name is another form of being anonymous though..

    • Nicholas Yee

      A nicer group name would be Mystery. Or no-one-speaks-of-it. Or the-group-that-cannot-be-named. hehe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000903241986 Joshua Damien Wiens

    While I’ve never been personally against the idea of a DMC reboot (despite that I feel it wasn’t necessary), I’m kind of mixed on the game. The combat looks fantastic, which is the most important part to me, but I hate when games try to be “mature” by adding in a bunch of swearing.

    Now don’t get me wrong, I can handle swearing, but while it should sound natural, here it seems like it’s forced in just to try and win cool points with teenagers. I’ll still get the game of course, and probably enjoy the hell out of the combat, but I’ll probably just skip the cutscenes (hopefully that’s an option).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000903241986 Joshua Damien Wiens

      Oh, and is it just me, or does the voice actor for Dante slur a little? XD

      • enorka miho

        yes… he did.. 

  • RupanIII

    wut wut dante in da klub! holla!

    or not

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002388782196 Ricky Contreras

    I’ve never played a DmC game but I actually like it. I might even pick up the HD Collection sense all the DmC games are hard to find around here. ;_;

    • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

      Me too, I’ve never played any DmC and this looks awesome and will get the HD Collection in near future.

  • enorka miho

    I…. will still get the game.. Dante resurrection into a normal young punk… who happen to have tons of power.. is.. well… I am too exhausted to really even complain and pointless to do so.. Just that, Original dante is somewhat like this in DMC3 but this dante is very modernised.. almost.. too rebellious… But there is something much more different.. Which I do not know how to put it in words..

  • Dylan Anantha

    First he was emo. Then he’s a nudist. And now he’s a psychopath with a slasher smile. Why is his personality getting worse and worse? It was already bad enough when he was Edward Cullen.

  • Cephrien

    Wa-HOOOOW this just keeps getting better and better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/diamonddeath Andrew DeCrescenzo

    This game has so much potential and is looking so good! PLEASE DON’T BE A FLOP DMC!!! PLEASE!!!!!

  • Souji Tendou

    “Footage represents a game still in development”
    “Footage represents a game still in development”
    “Footage represents a game still in development”

    For the millionth time we get it already, you don’t need to slap that phrase every time you released your new trailer. Well aren’t you confident or what NT?

    Btw, as I expect, trailer dissappoints me. Now there’s a organization, and the leader wearing that mask while having creepy voices just screams “I’m actually the mastermind here” all over the place.

    • Star

       That’s actually a contractual “cover your ass” move more than it is a “we aren’t confident” move.

  • Gaara D.Dragon

    Let me ask everyone here,

    what on earth does even remotely spell DMC in this game ?

    In other words, why name this game Devil May Cry ?
    Milk the brand ?
    No Faith in anything original ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RQ5APF4SI5TEW3MJWXZNHHF4QY kotetsu

    as long as the weapon arsenal is ok and the battle system holds up, the cutscenes and characters can be god awful for all i care

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Very awesome. Very Badass.
    Looking forward to this :D

  • Nathan_GreeneIV

    Willing to give it a try.
    Besides I like hack and slash that has style and flair. 

  • Göran Isacson

    Oh so conflicted about this trailer. Here’s the deal- the cursing. Not gonna type it here, not out of prudence but because it will probably get me trouble with this sites censor-program, but Dante knocking out the guy and writing his name on the list? That would have been genuinely hilarious if not for him writing “F*** you”. That just makes him seem childish and petulant. And I could even bear with that because hey, that seems to be how the game portrays him- he’s brash, angry and crude damaged goods. But when the main villain himself, who claims to be a God, talks about Dante and calls him a “P-O-S”… that’s when it feels less like it’s Dante’s thing to be crude, and more like it’s the whole WORLD who confuses curse-words with edge-yness and maturity and depth.

    Perhaps this is crying foul after having only seen a short glimpse of the game, I’m willing to admit that. I also admit that I like the thought of a demon rave with a demon DJ. But I like my demons full of faux-flowery language and elegant aloofness. If you’re a “god”, talk the talk. Having everyone curse, and then try to turn around and have Dante spout out an old-style Dante-esque line like “To you it’s Dante the Demonslayer” both comes of as wanting to have your cake and eat it as well, and it comes off like this is a game where everyone curses not because it’s how they are as characters, but because the writers think that throwing the words “f**k” or “s**t” makes it DEEEEEP. It feels childish- far more childish than the old-style cheesiness ever did.

    I’m still oh so on the fence here. The Order being an Anonymous rip-off can go so many different ways, good and bad, so I dare not speculate how that little nugget will affect the game. Just saying that what I’ve seen so far of Dante doesn’t really color him in a likable light.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Hit or miss….
    Cursing?Dont overdoe it like in Final Fight Streetwise.
    Gameplay?Looks fast(good)hope its feels good
    New Dante?Lets see how his personality is,worst case we will not care.
    Dear Ninja Theorie show us that you can make a dmc!
    BTW I dont think anybody hates Dante just because of his black hairXD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugenio-Gil/100000517635083 Eugenio Gil

    After watching this trailer I honestly don’t care
    anymore about the game I am just going to close with this thought. Though the
    original DMC’s stories weren’t the best things ever at least they were fun and built
    their stories around tons of references to myth and literature. I also always
    thought they also had a sense of elegance and style.

    This one’s story in the other hand looks like a bad
    joke. It looks like if it is taking all the bad clichés in a story, everything
    annoying in media and pop culture, replacing elegance with immaturity, taking itself
    way to seriously, and lastly (this point is mostly if the story leak is true)
    destroying the myths and literature the other one hold dear. Plus I really hope
    the “Anonymous” isn’t Vergil…

    Here is my 2 centssorry for the wall was hoping it would have been short :(

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