Inafune: Devil May Cry 5 To Have 'Western Touch' To Boost Sales

Capcom's Keiji Inafune has revealed Devil May Cry 5 will have a "western touch" to make it more desirable to European and North American gamers.

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PhilipLarkin2998d ago

John Marston kicking Dante's ass. Sweet. =D

Quagmire2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

LMFAO, taking it a little further than expected, here, have a bub, courtesy of the Q.

But seriously, as if DMC4 wasnt dissapointment enough, now they gonna westernise a japanese game.

About as logical as trying to make Bieber a ganster, just aint gonna happen.

MisterNiwa2998d ago

How silly.

Devil May Cry is a Japanese Game? The Game has western all written over it.
Hideki Kamiya reached with Devil May Cry into the west.
Even the original Dub is english.

So where is this game japanese?

Get your head out of your ass.

TotalPS3Fanboy2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Yep. Exactly.

The game isn't even Japanized to begin with. Now, they're gonna Westernize it? That's like taking a Westernized game like Dante's Inferno and trying to Westernize it again. Really, how does that even work? Turn Dante into a bulky space marine?

bakasora2998d ago

Just don't forget your root.

mastiffchild2998d ago

Whatever, Bayonetta was the spiritual sequel DMC3 needed and not the drudge fest of DMC4. Kamiya did what Capcom couldn't and didn't DMC5 has to be a reboot but westernizing a game in love with the west already? WTF?

Bayonetta had all the daft verve and vigour we expect of a DMC game while DMC4 had little to offer and ended as a run through the same bosses twice as if to outline just how dry the ideas had run. Look to Kamiya's efforts and adapt them rather than look for western ideas that won't fit into a game rich in western references without seeming shoehorned in at this point.

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MicroSony4Life2998d ago

They need to hit me with something never done before to get me back into the DMC fever.

Snakefist302998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Y dont they give DMC IP to Santa Monica.They are king of Hack and Slash now.

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guzman2998d ago

I second the rolling over and dying of Snakefist. I'll take Bayonetta, Ninja Gaiden black and DMC1 over any God of War game.

sikbeta2998d ago

Rip DMC.... meh ... it was dead when DMC4 came out...

rezzah2998d ago

They just need to bring Virgil back (and kill Nero and his love life) and then all Hell will break loose!

Kain812998d ago

this is the problem, which i tried to explain in the other article

Rainstorm812998d ago

japanese devs westernizing thier games? BAD IDEA

I think thats what FF13 suffered from too much western influence.

To me it seems japanese devs have lost thier way this gen.....mostly

Chris3992998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

And yet you have staunchly Japanese devs like Level 5 cranking out anime, puzzle games (Layton) and very traditional JRPGs (Dragon Quest) with WORLDWIDE APPEAL, critical acclaim and astonishing sales, who continue to rake in money and consumer support year after year. Nintendo is another good example of this. The concepts behind their games are quite alien to the Western mindset. Plumbers and princesses? Whatever the f!ck Kirby is? These ideas are distinctly foreign and Japanese in their curiosity, yet the world loves them anyhow.

It's no secret who has the recipe down (Level 5, Nintendo, Sony) and who is just flailing (SE, Capcom, Namco-B) at the Western audience. In a way it's almost insulting that Westerners are shoe-horned into these boxes of what we're "supposed" to like - guns, tits, burly men - and spoon-fed content that is only appealing to the average 15 year old. Something can be "childish" and still intriguing to adults (Pixar or Miyazaki films, for example, a good example of both Western and Eastern content that fits this bill).

ps360owner092998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Name me 3 Sony games that are distinctly Japanese that have been released to critical acclaim and astonishing sales. You can't so I don't know why you bothered to mention Sony. The only hits Sony has had has came from Western developers like Santa Monica, Naughty Dog, Media Molecule, Guerilla Games, Insomniac etc

All of Level 5's success has been on portables this gen and as everyone knows when you move on to develop on consoles it's a completely different beast. The only major console game they released on a console was White Knight Chronicles which received mediocre reviews and modest sales.

The only one on your list you got right was Nintendo.

Chris3992998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

And WKC did well enough to warrant a sequel. It was one of the best selling home console JRPGs released in Japan this gen. It was also Level 5's first outing on "next gen" hardware and pretty damn ambitious. Regardless, a portable is STILL a console, whether you think so or not. It doesn't diminish their success simply because the games weren't in HD.

As far as Sony, well, they ARE a Japanese company and they have backed some incredible games and talent of a Western Nature. So I'm not really sure what your point is. At least they understand that if they can't do it themselves, then get other people who know what they are doing and give them creative reign. And if you need a few "successful" titles, Demon's Souls (made in conjunction with SCEJ), EchoChrome and Patapon come to mind.

ps360owner092998d ago

And not just what sales in Japan. If so then White Knight Chronicles was a failure in the west. Also the game couldn't have sold too well if they are offering the game for free to everyone who buys the sequel White Knight Chronicles 2.

And since you consider portables consoles you should keep Square Enix name out of your mouth when talking about developers flailing around for westerners since their portable games have been STELLAR receiving good reviews and sales and none of them go out of their way to try to cater to the West.

Also Square Enix realize they can't do it themselves hence the reason they bought Eidos and gave them CREATIVE REIGN to make solid titles like Batman Arkam Asylum, Just Cause 2, The Guardian of Light, and the upcoming Deus Ex and Batman AA 2.

Capcom just released Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii earlier this year and it's a worldwide hit and that is a game that definitely doesn't cater to westerners.

So to be honest I'm not sure what point you are trying to make.

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BrianB2998d ago

the 1st 3 were great games that the west enjoyed i don't see the point of this, its kinda patronising to western gamers

Immortal3212998d ago

it's ganna have a "cover system" isn't it?

it gets worst.

it's ganna have a tapped on multiplayer.

that's not it.

The story is ganna be completely irrelevant.

they're ganna use words like fun or fun like words to blind most kids in American.

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Natsu X FairyTail2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Trying to PLEASE THE WESTern Audience too much.

Isnt that One of the Main problems with the Japanese Devs we were just discussing about in that earlier article? It's one of the big problems with Devs like Square. BUT THiS isnt automaticaly a bad thing. There's great Western devs and I wouldnt mind DMC taking a few cues from games like GoW or Japan's own Bayonetta in the fighting deparment. If they fix that a little bit the game should be Good.

No new Character like NERo aswell that made the game even worse

CBaoth2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Console development has stagnated in the East due to the popularity of handhelds. Instead of pushing the envelope, they've rested on their laurels. Producing cheap, low-quality shovelware with 2D sprites (ya know games I played 20 years ago on consoles) doesn't help anywhere but their bottom line.

Storylines have always been cliched, predictable, and convoluted but it's really grown out of control this gen too. I've had far too many WTF moments this gen playing Eastern games. Adding insult to injury, most Japanese would rather play online with a little 3" screen than a HDTV. Don't know about you but I'm sick of a stiff neck playing them little bastards.

I love JRPGs and mechs as much as the next guy, but I can't help feeling disappointed by the East this gen. I feel sorry for the Japanese game companies. They're really in a conundrum - make crappy HH games that sell in the East but get largely ignored in the West. Get further behind the technological 8-ball if you will. Or push the envelope, risk a commercial failure in the East on a console but hope it sells better in the West. It's almost as if they're forced to cater to 2 completely different demographics now.

Immortal3212998d ago

I don't want to see anything God of war in devil may cry. DMC is it's own game.

Optical_Matrix2998d ago

And there goes my hype for Devil May Cry 3. Watch when they add more emphasis on the shooter machinics and tack on a random cover system out of nowhere. For christs sake Capcom. Open your damn eyes!

Redempteur2998d ago

i can reassure you devil may cry 3 is a good game ( a little hard at times )

DMC 5 however ...

mjolliffe2998d ago

Surely though, if it was THAT GOOD a game, it would do pretty decently in the west? Sure, it won't sell like GTA, but if it really is that good it'll sell well?

Optical_Matrix2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Well across Xbox 360 and PS3, DMC4 sold around 3 million altogether. And that was when neither system had that big of an install base. If the game was released now I'd reckon it'd sell a good 3.5/5 million. I don't see why they're crying about the sales.

EDIT: In my above post I meant Devil May Cry 5, not 3 lol wtf

MaideninBlack2998d ago

Maybe they're crying about sales on the "western console."

Kain812998d ago

sorry accidently clicked Disagree...sorry