Capcom’s Christian Svensson recently revealed that they are continuing to make tweaks towards Dante’s design in DmC: Devil May Cry for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Tweaks !!! they need to go back to the original design and stop trying to piss fans off.
I personally think gamers are spoiled these days. People should be more worried about how the game plays/looks rather than what color Dante's hair is.
This is not about gameplay dude, this about someone ruining one of your most favorite franchise ever. I don't know if you can see it but this game's called Devil May Cry, this is not a new IP.
logic wins here :u but yeah im curious to see if NT can really pull off a DMC game so far imo they have incorperated a few things fans have wanted for awhile in terms of weapons but we'll have to keep waiting to see the result.
Yeah, and for the next Die Hard movie we can get Owen Wilson instead of Bruce Willis to play John McClane. But hey, as long as the writing and visual effects are good... /s
we've been talking about how the game plays/looks the whole time.
As long as there are tons of unlockables, the gameplay is slicky smooth, the environments/enemies are varied, the graphics are nice, and the story is entertaining...I don't think anyone will go into cardiac arrest if the lead character has anything besides white hair. "Yeah, and for the next Die Hard movie we can get Owen Wilson instead of Bruce Willis to play John McClane. But hey, as long as the writing and visual effects are good..." If Wilson can make the role his own and have the attitude of an action hero..I wouldn't have any problems with it. @jc48573- By "looks" I meant graphics, not actual character model aesthetics.
Just make him look like Dante so we can all put this behind us.
stop making so much damned sense!
The game is going to play like crap for a DMC title. How can I say this when I haven't played it yet? All you have to look at is Ninja Theory's track record. Heavenly Sword and Enslaved had sluggish, unresponsive characters with boring combat. The main reason it's that way is due to their love affair with motion capture. DmC is going to play just like those titles.
And another point is why change an iconic character's appearance? I mean this isn't the second game or even a new IP. There's been 4 games, a manga, and an anime series. He's also appeared in 3 other games. The guy is recognizable and is a brand in and of himself.
"And another point is why change an iconic character's appearance?" Cause its a reboot..thats generally what happens in reboots. You see the new Spiderman trailer?
@Logicwins I'm getting tired of you beating me to the punch in every article. lol. Once again I agree with Logicwins. THIS IS A REBOOT (which was highly needs after the DMC4 letdown which I blame on Nero and Kyrie). Before Dante was the Dante we know, this is a fresh take on DMC, before the 1st and before the 3rd (which was actually the first). If you'd took the time to look at the new in-game model you'd see he doesn't look bad at all (some of you still have that old E3 trailer look in your heads, that's changed for a younger look). My guess is this game takes place somewhere around his mother's death so Dante doesn't really know he's half demon. And if you want white hair, that's what he gains in what seems to be this game's devil trigger. Gameplay is the most important thing you should be worried about, and that's what I'm worried about the most. Ninja Theory have made some pretty good games (Heavenly Sword, and Enslaved), but they aren't the best at combat design, and from the looks of the new trailer, they've gotten better, but it's still doesn't look like it's on par with previous DMC's. Hopefully Capcom will step in an lend a helping hand in this department (I don't understand why this wasn't a joint effort on their part, but oh well). Stop complaining and just wait and see. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
... It's a reboot that runs at 30fps and has a main character that, thus far, doesn't come close to likeability of the original Dante. I don't see how being worried about a character design is a sign of being 'spoiled'. DMC is a series where Dante is more or less the main attraction. It would be just another hack-n-slash if it weren't for Dante's over-the-top antics. When a dev can't seem to get a character design that resonates well with it's fans, what're the chances the actual game-design (or just general art) of the game will be any better? ... well, the monster design is still decent. Besides, is a reboot even necessary? The DMC series has been following a trend in which all the odd numbered games have been the best. (Based on a whopping sample of four games)
^^FatOldMan "Thus far" Haven't we only seen his face?
I can understand what most people are saying about this being a reboot and we shouldn't make a fuss about Dante's new look BUT... Dante like has been said a couple of times here and elsewhere is an iconic character. You just can't just change that and have people accept it. We gamers have a certain connection to the characters we play, so you can reboot it, change the story whatever but do not change the character design itself. I mean look at Lara Croft they are making a reboot of Tomb Raider but we don't see any major changes except that she looks younger. Unless Ninja Theory and Capcom can evolve the drug addict looking Dante into the Dante we all know in love in the game (as the game progresses) then I think that would be more acceptable than keeping the new design permanent.
if its a reboot why? if its an origin story then i think the final design is the perma design but idk i dont work for capcom
We don't need tweaks. We need this strange emo guy burned so the true Dante can rise from its ashes.
The original Dante isnt strange or emo?? If you saw a dude that looked like the original Dante on the street wouldnt his outfit and hair make you wince....LOL
Fair enough. But the original Dante is less gloomy and doesn't look like he crawled out of a grave.
I like it, don't know why people complaining. Saw the game play at E3, and it was really interesting, It's a reboot so I wont mind about how he look, besides it doesn't look that bad. It's like people are being racist. If this game was a continue from the last DMC yea i will be kind of upset too, but it's not.
the fans will never be happy and that's a fact, the problem is Capcom and SquareEnix are trying too hard to appeal to the western market with existing IP's, and that will never work cuz people who know the games love them as they are and the new people they're trying to impress don't know or don't care about the game before till they end up losing both sides, the same exact thing happens to movies that are based on games, they change stuff too much and end up with a freak project that nobody likes.
@Midnty (I fail at replying) I've seen two trailer thus far. One has a fair amount of gameplay, the other is fairly cinematic (you can hear Dante say something). In both cases, the new Dante feels a lot more... serious. Not the wise-cracking yahoo we're used to. So far, I haven't liked the vibe of the new character, but it remains to be seen what they do with it. I'm still feeling more cynical than optimistic.
Its a reboot man, shit changes when reboots come around. Character design is usually the first thing changed. Now i understand they could have a much better new design, but we dont nessisarily need the origional design.
Capcom is always like: "if fans support this, if fans support that" then guess what. We are not supporting this garbage. Cancel it like you did with MML3 because clearly, this game doesn't has an audience. （╯°□°）╯︵┻━┻
Lol, well said. It goes to show Capcom likes to spout nonsense to benefit their poor decisions.
Geez Capcom can't buy a break huh smh
Gothdom is still not interested
If Capcom wants Dante to sport the Bieber hair, let 'em. I'm sure there will be 2-3 other versions of this game down the line where they'll change whatever the fans don't like or complain about and try to throw out another edition to fix the situation. Don't do it Capcom....don't even try it.
Just cancel that garbage
I think when the MC activates his Devil Trigger he has white hair? lol They showed a trailer with that at E3. I'm not sure what they were thinking, but it didn't change a thing lol EDIT: nvm
Tweak him right back to his original state and we're ok again. At the very least, have an unlockable skin. I don't wanna play as that sucker they're calling Dante. I just don't.
True, but not only that, I don't want Ninja Theory to keep developing the game, I wish it was Platinum games!!!!
That is the way they could have hit that 5 million.
Soon it'll be one of those old man sayings - "I remember back in the day there was this company called Capcom, one of the greats.. Continuously shot themselves in the foot until they died, shame that" Greed has ruined Capcom
Ninja Theory sucks donkey balls
I thought Heavenly Sword and Enslaved were pretty good.
Heavenly Sword is a great game Enslave is okish but sadly that is all in the past
It's not just about the characters design but also the story. Why did you reboot the franchise?
I dislike Dante's new design, If it was a new IP then fine but its just not Dante. I fail to see the point of this reboot DMC3 was a prequel enough! the path DMC reboot is on reminds me alot of DMC2 and we all know how that turned out...
sorry but when you see this: http://www.youtube.com/watc... then compare it to that!: http://www.youtube.com/watc... you can EVEN TILL by the trailers that the latter is crap!
DMC3 was epic! Dante was awesome! and its the only prequel we need, DMC is just lame in comparison. A unwanted reboot dragging a action game icon through the mud.
Am I the only one that doesn't actually have that much of a problem with Dante's new design? Sure it's random and, as of yet, certainly unexplained, but honestly, I think it's pretty cool. Don't get Me wrong, I love Dante, and his look throughout the previous titles was completely bad ass, but the new look still fits neatly in the same vein. I've loved DMC ever since a friend first let Me battle a Shadow Cat, I got annihilated sure, but I stuck at it, progressed and whooped Mundus on Dante Must Die mode. I've even received several friend requests and messages asking for help just for having the full thousand from DMC 4. What I'm trying to say is; I'm quite the fan and I have absolutely no problem with the New Dante whatsoever, I just want the fucking game.
It was obvious from the new trailer that this design was still in progress. When it was first revealed Dino was wearing a short jacket and a british flag. In the new trailer he's got a longer jacket, more red, different hairstyle and I think they dropped the flag ( couldn't stomach watching the video for too long to confirm it). Too bad he's still one piece of ugly @$#%. DONOTWANT.
i surrender with capcom Dante never gonna be the same , im stick with Bayonetta
wtf is the big problem??? you guys are seriously mad becus they changed the way he looks?? OMG
It really isn't only that. The reboot is a thing many fans don't want and it changes the canon since Capcom acknowledged Dante was born with white hair but in this story he is not. Even reboots of other stories they pretty much stay true to the origin story with just updates. That they are going for the "disenfranchised" "grim" "brutal" points to a different character altogether.
God damnit Capcom! CANCEL THE GAME ALREADY!
talk to capcom is like talk to a wall
Capcom just don't know when to give it up with all the BS. And the bad part is... they don't even have the slightest clue that their whole entire company business infrastructure is at stake. They'll soon learn if they don't stop the milking.
the characters face isn't the only problem. we loved DMC with the Japanese feel that it had, simply changing the color of his hair wont cut it, they need to bring back the Japanese feel to its Universe. i miss the Japanese games.
They should have a choice where you can play as either Classic DMC Dante or this new emo looking Dante. That would solve so much right there. They keep the fans happy and also have the new emo looking Dante in the game. Just my two cents which isn't worth that much lol
Dante's hair should stay white as it was in the original series because the black just dose not look right!
FUCK SCAMCOM for ruining DMC and cancel MML 3!!!! You want to tweak Dante's design right now? too bad, cause i don't believe SCAMCOM anymore!
If people's main concerns are still about the design after that E3 trailer then I don't know what to say. The fact that the gameplay looks sluggish and is running at 30 FPS on the Unreal 3 engine means I'm not giving this game a chance. I don't care if it's my favorite game franchise.
What I can't figure out is why people don't understand WHY this new look is a problem. Would you say that if they suddenly made Mario a buff black guy? What about if Master Chief was a hobbit? YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE DESIGN OF A GAMING ICON. Not like this. And NOT against the fans wishes.
Sucks, the voice of Dante in the previous games is NOT the voice of the new one, so don't expect to much a change :(
Now if they would just make some tweaks where it matters.
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