A new post about the Ninja Theory-developed DmC on the PlayStation blog tells us two important things:
1. The game does indeed take place within the current Devil May Cry timeline and it is most certainly a prequel to the originals.
2. This is what neo-Dante looks like, should you put old Dante’s hair on him:
Just something to consider — this is a guy that could very well grow into the Dante we’re already familiar with.