Published on June 28th, 2012 | by Zac Grubb3
The DmC Redesign: Interesting New Direction or Total Flop?
Since the new Devil May Cry project from Ninja Theory was announced, there’s been a, how should I put this?.. Strongly worded debate, on the direction they’ve decided to take Dante in. Many fans were outraged that the Dante they grew up with was getting this gritty redesign and being made into a younger punk rock looking demon slayer who seems to be missing the characteristics that made Dante cool to begin with. Others sat back waiting for gameplay and a little more information before deciding if they should go along with the new game.
With the presentations at E3 it seems sides have been taken, the fans that hate the redesign are still hating, but the gameplay has won over a whole lot of people. Classic Devil May Cry combat mixed with a bevy of weapons that can be switched out mid combo for chained attacks make the game look crazy fun to play. Also, it seems as if Devil Trigger is returning; only instead of going full demon the world around Dante goes grey while his coat turns red and his hair goes white. It’s cool to see the traditional Dante look hasn’t been completely lost but for some fans this isn’t nearly enough.
Personally I didn’t know what to make of the redesign because I couldn’t figure out if this game was a prequel or its own story all together. Different publications reported it as a reboot while others said it is going to be a prequel to the entire series. After enough digging I found that the game takes place in a parallel universe to the original series, and somehow afterwards the design differences sat much better with me. I feel like this new Dante is definitely going to be a change of pace but I’m willing to give it a shot after seeing the excellent gameplay and striking visuals we’ve been fed so far.
So I have to ask, how does the community feel about the new Dante now that we have more information on the game? Is this going to kill the DmC franchise or breathe some new life into it? If you don’t like the new look and attitude would you be willing to pick up the game in spite of the redesign? I know when January 15th rolls around I’m going to give it a shot and hope for the best.