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New DMC: Devil May Cry artworks feature new Dante design

Capcom has revealed several character artworks featuring the new redesigned Dante for the upcoming Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 game, DMC: Devil May Cry. (DmC: Devil May Cry, PS3, Xbox 360)

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jesuisankit  +   1132d ago
I like the new redesign.. its getting the feel of the old Dante.
Quagmire  +   1132d ago
I dont care how similar it looks to the original or not, the design looks great, and NT are doing a great job with the gameplay.

And to all haters hating on Ninja Theory, Capcom was the one who told them to change him up. You seriously think Ninja Theory wouldve changed him for shits-n-giggles without Capcom's approval? Get a life...
frelyler  +   1132d ago
It's not the appearance. It's the fact it will be 30 fps on the unreal engine. DMC is all about 60 fps relentless, challenging, action type game play. NT has not proven themselves to be able to capture the quality bar that has already been set for the series in regards to play mechanics. Combat has always been the strongest part of the series and now a company that has not proven it can do the level of action required is taking the reigns. Not to mention the unreal 3 engine is getting old, it can't keep up with the amount of actions required for a proper DMC game. If I wanted story and substance in my games I would play an RPG. NT is looking to bring a story, but DMC has never been about that. Don't tell people to get a life just because they are passionate about something they like, and have to see it being completely changed / ruined to cater to the pussy's who can't handle a challenge. It's like someone taking the original Star Wars and letting Brett Ratner redo them, then telling everyone to be quit about it and that it will be good. I think not.
rjdofu  +   1132d ago
I don't give a f*ck about his appearance. Black, blue, white hair, or bald; i don't care. The most important thing is the gameplay(framerate + combat). You say THAT gameplay trailer was great? LOL, maybe it's just you. Compared to DMC3, heck even DMC4, it's sh*t. Slow, sluggish combos/movement, lame DT, lost the "feel" of the real DMC game, inconsistent framerate (can't even lock at 30fps LOL). That's freaking sad for a game called DMC.

@frelyler: he's not even a fan of the series, he's a NT fanboy LOL.
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firelogic  +   1132d ago
Since you've played the game, how is it? Oh you haven't? Don't comment that they're doing great on the gameplay front. If anything, their past titles have shown they aren't capable of making a dmc style game.
thaking155  +   1132d ago
Oh here we go with Quagmire hanging all over NT sack!!!!

Have you somehow magically played the demo for this game to sit there and say Bravo NT is doing great with the Gameplay... UMM NO! The game play still looks choppy, there is no fluid motion between the move sets man... I see slash and hold before the next swipe comes.

The people hating on NT is for a reason, they keep putting themselves on a Pedestal when most of their games are choppy and copy and paste type gameplay (God of War/Heavenly Sword, Enslaved/Uncharted)

Then NT goes and trashes the fanbase and calls us stupid when we have invested more time and money in a game we love and a character we love but you know whats best and whats cool. Umm we like Original Dante because he is over the top and crazy fun to play with not because he has depression and other crap that he should'nt be dealing with... Capcoms Alex Jones and NT Tameem Antoniades are idjits!!! You guys should be trying to somewhat appeal to the fans and acknowledge what they say. Im not saying everything but some of the things, like make a sequel to DMC 2 or DMC 4 for Gods sake not another prequel, been there done that! CAPCOM STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW, STYLE AND OVER THE TOP GAMEPLAY, DONT FALL TO THE "WESTERNIZATION" STYLE. I LIKED DMC THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE, AND I THINK MANY OTHER CAN AGREE.
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jlar  +   1132d ago
It's gonna be weird playing this game for me......Bcuz that new Dante looks alot like me 0_O
Redempteur  +   1132d ago
@quagmire ..

if this looks great , what will you think looking at the animation from DMC 3 or DMC 4

The past two trailers had stiff pistol animation and nothing DMC-like ... how can you be excited if you've enjoyed the greatness of SSS comboing at 60 fps is beyond me.

60fps IS A MUST NEED .
Second , NT action games were stiff before and it LOOKS Stiff NOW .. Nothing has changed ..

"I dont care how similar it looks to the original or not"

..then you don't care about DMC at all .
chidori666  +   1132d ago
I really don't see the difference here...

anyways,A part of me dies every time i see this crap. =/
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Ares84  +   1132d ago
I can't see the difference either, maybe there is a little difference in teh haircut??? I don't know.

This Dante still looks like a homo.
VileAndVicious  +   1132d ago
You cant see the difference? Are you kidding me? He looks just like Dante from Dmc4 only with short black hair (at least in the painting)

However.... Not a fan of the new ebony and ivory design
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Eamon  +   1132d ago
I think they've added more muscle but that's about it. Not much change to be honest. I think people are hoping the haircut will change.
Whitefox789  +   1132d ago
Agreed on above comments more muscle on him, his haircut no longer has that single giant bane going across his left eye, patch of white hair is gone, Rebellion looks somewhat like an actual sword. Its seems the face has also taken a different design as well. I mean I really wished they had a gameplay model up where you can zoom in and out. But yeah its nothing substantial at all.
JohnnyMann420  +   1132d ago
I see a little difference in the face, but the pics are too small to tell.

I do not see white hair or other iconic Dante qualities so I completely disagree with Quagmire up there (giggity)So does almost everyone else it looks like.

Ninja Theory = Mediocrity.
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Bonobo12345  +   1132d ago
while I wish they would go with Dante from DMC1 (The best DMC) I am rather more worried about the design of the enemies, this was always the main draw for me, also the atmospherics were a big thing, the demonic feel of the areas you explored.

In DMC1 every single demon was uniquely designed and so well executed, They all had great descriptions and had me mesmerized in my younger years, the imagination in that game was outstanding. The levels you would transverse were all amazingly atmospheric, and what they achieved on PS2 is held in my mind as one of the pinnacles of level and concept design.

Now since the first game all these aspects got noticeably worse, DMC3 slightly better than 2 but all in all the original magic has not been recreated.

I find it hard to believe that NT can fill these boots, It could be done, but there is too great a danger of them falling into the same old pitfalls and creating a game full of fodder as others have done.

I just want a DMC1 HD remake....
VileAndVicious  +   1132d ago
I agree with you completely. But you have to remember that the original dmc was made a completely different person than the rest. And since he was never allowed to work on another im sure the series has gone in a very different direction than was originally intended.

Hopefully someday capcom will contract platinum games to make a new devil may cry. That would be something.
MaideninBlack  +   1132d ago
Oh so Dino's a half angel now? Excuse me while I roll my eyes.
Baka-akaB  +   1132d ago
All it misses is some gutter alley and a seringe ...
Fishy Fingers  +   1132d ago
There's actually some gameplay screens, it's not just art. I dont really see a massive change from the old design, hopefully its enough to flush out those sandy vaginas though :)
Cpt_kitten  +   1132d ago
aaaaaaand still looks horrible

Ninja theory......you suck
Skate-AK  +   1132d ago
Capcom was probably pushing for a character redesign. They must be happy with it or they wouldn't let NT do it.
Cpt_kitten  +   1132d ago
capcom even and the creator even said they hated it when it was originally revealed, but capcom lately has had a streak of not caring about fans so they won't do anything and let this abomination into the world instead of doing the logical thing taking it from NT and giving it to platinum games where most of the original devil may cry devs are
Skate-AK  +   1132d ago
It doesn't really matter if the creator didn't like it. He gave up his input in the game when he left capcom or got fired idk what one it is. He should worry about his new game and Bayonetta.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1132d ago
The real reason why Devil May Cry was designed by NT was the same reason for most of the Japanese game companies stupid mistakes this generation, "westernization".

Soon as companies outside of Japan started creating games that were on par and sometimes better then some of their creations, not to mention comments from their own top developers saying that Japanese games are "5 years behind" quality-wise, it somehow caused a shockwave of fear.

After that companies started rushing towards western developers to remake titles like Square Enix depending on Double Helix to create Front Mission and Capcom hitting up Ninja Theory for DMC. Hell even an interview with Adam Bullard (creative director of Slant Six who are working on Resident Evil: Raccoon City) said Capcom came to them surprisingly saying, "Pitch us a wild idea for a Resident Evil. Pitch us a western idea. Pitch us something uses your expertise."

What developers need to do is start stepping their game up (no pun attended) and start making better games but still keep the Eastern flair that attracted the original fanbase.
Whitefox789  +   1132d ago
Hideo Kojima has also expressed his aggravation recently with working with developers in Japan that aren't very passionate about the game.

I will say I will always love video games from the east I mean their the whole reason first off this industry was created. Plus you usually see a lot more original ideas (Catherine anyone)? Then in the west.
Skate-AK  +   1132d ago
Cause of the title I thought they meant different versions of Dante himself.
tanoris  +   1132d ago
still SUCKS NOT BUYING
Zichu  +   1132d ago
I just want to understand what people dislike about this game so far. Don't start spamming the disagree button, just tell me why you dislike the look of this new design and the game itself?

EDIT: I knew someone who hit the disagree button, pretty sure that moron didn't even think before he did it.
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trikster40  +   1132d ago
Well, the main problem is the redesign. A reboot is supposed to start over fresh, but in this case, nothing was wrong with Dante himself. People think he's cool; it's just that the games themselves were hit and miss. The fact that Dante now looks like one of the head guys at Ninja Theory isn't helping.

Secondly, I think people are worried about the game itself. Capcom hasn't showed it off much, and Ninja Theory, while I loved Heavenly Sword and Enslaved, isn't exactly known for making games that sell like gangbusters. Would you put a reboot of a major franchise into the hands of a company with only 3 games under their belt?
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Taz Yamauchi  +   1132d ago
Ok I've just spammed you with another disagree coz if if you need anyone to explain to you whats wrong with this Dante then you dont know devil may cry I suggest you go and play the previous games then you can come back and play Mr Goody too shoes here
USEYOURFIST  +   1132d ago
personally because it doesnt look like a young version of dante...then for the game the gamplay and style in the trailers looks to have changed and be missing the dmcness of the ps2 games...plus ninja theorys constant moaning dont help my perception of them and thus the game
climaxz  +   1132d ago
One word.
Dante does not smoke.
Inception  +   1132d ago
You want to know what people dislike about this game???
oh God, where the the hell are you all this time???

ok, i keep it simple:

because DmC are not like the DMC we knew and loved (i don't know about you if you a DMC fans or not)
sasuke99  +   1132d ago
gay looking character, awful looking enemies, awful art design and graphics NO BUY!

there is no hope...capcom should cancel this game and invest its money on other projects
BizDaWolf  +   1132d ago
he use to look like that from twlight now they made him look like drake (from uncharted) capcom WTF?
LightSamus  +   1132d ago
I don't know why so many people are getting peeved just because Dante looks different. If you're making your decision on whether a game is good or not just because the main character looks bad, you're not very sensible.

Sure, I'll give you that new Dante looks way out of place, but what's to stop the game being fantastic? Ninja Theory have a good reputation for making great games; look at Enslaved and Heavenly Sword. Sure, they didn't sell amazingly, but that's because they were barely advertised and didn't get much attention. Both games were highly rated, looked stunning and more importantly, played well.

Give it time, have patience.
climaxz  +   1132d ago
Capcom have displeased many fans..
Resident Evil fans
DMC fans
MvC fans
Megaman fans
My problem is that they don't care, tell me who this game is made for ?
Certainly not the people that hate the guts of this new Dante, its for the "new" generation. Capcom don't care is as simple as that. Ninja Theory don't care about DMC fans, they laughed at those who showed their displeasure with the design...but no go F*** yourself and stop whining. Even the creator of Dante told the fans "I never abandon my children"...he probably doesn't even get a say about anything since he left...and I wonder why that is, same with Megamans creator...gone.

This game isn't for DMC fans, I don't care what anyone tells me. How can you say here you go, what you don't like it ? Tough deal with it.

five million in sales is their target, but you give a middle finger to most of your fanbase ? Goodluck Capcom
Acquiescence  +   1132d ago
I'm with you...
I'm of a somewhat beneficial, and wholly unpopular, stance on this whole thing to be honest. I was there day one for the first Devil May Cry (the hype was impossible to ignore) and I just couldn't like the game for the life of me. Nothing clicked, so I sold it and promptly ignored installments 2, 3 and 4. Now this "revisionary" installment is on the way and I dunno, I'm mildly hyped for it. I really liked Enslaved; it was a bit of a technical mess, which isn't good for the action-centric DmC franchise, but I appreciated what Ninja Theory was trying to achieve with their emphasis on mo-cap animation and narrative, and thought that they succeeded for the most part.

The hardcore DmC fans have every right to lambast this future release, but while you're all crying foul of Capcom's decision, I'm secretly hoping it'll be really good and shut all the naysayers up!
FEARprototype  +   1132d ago
didn't know that everybody who plays video game are hypocrite.
wait for the game before you judge the content. am very disappointed that all that people care about is outer appearances and what also disappoint me that fans think they know everything about there games and the know whats better. maybe the game will suck and maybe not. i will reserve me judgement to another day.
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climaxz  +   1132d ago
You think I care if the game is good ?
It has nothing to do with that.
Its principle to me that if I don't like what is going on, I will either moan super hard, or boycott the game (in this game)

Ninja Theory showed the old Dante and his loyal fans no respect...but you want me to give them a chance ?

NO.
FEARprototype  +   1132d ago
i do not blame you.
Gohadouken  +   1132d ago
you're the one being an hypocrite here . Everyone is hyped or disgusted by games beforehand and based on trailers , previews and whatnot . EVERYONE .
FEARprototype  +   1132d ago
oo.for your information , am i huge devil may cry fan played 1,2,3 and 4 non-stop my favorite is devil may cry 3 because of the story of 2 brothers and like everyone alse am disappointed but it the same time am intrigued to what can ninja theroy can offer. i played heavenly sword{decent} and played enslaved{normal}. if the game sucks am not going to buy it. if the game rocks am going to buy it. thats all.
Gohadouken  +   1132d ago
that's not the point . I have no trouble believing you're a fan either way .

But stop preaching to everyone that we shouldnt have bias . It's impossible , everyone have a gut feeling about a game .. be it later on proven or disproved .
VileAndVicious  +   1132d ago
@fearprototype

Pshh you and your logic!!! Y-you get out of here with all that! Who do you think you are coming on here and actually writing a well thought out post and saying something that makes sense? No!! This is n4g damnit!
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Optical_Matrix  +   1132d ago
In the artwork, he doesn't actually look that bad. It's just the initial CG images of him looked way too emo. If he has white hair, it'd be perfect. I can't deny, the artwork is fantastic. Being a Graphic Designer/Illustrator myself, I really appreciate it. Lets hope the game delivers.
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YoungKingDoran  +   1132d ago
don't get me wrong, i wasn't too happy with the dante redesign... but come on; stick to your guns, pussies!

still hopeful it will turn out good. we'll see i guess
Acquiescence  +   1132d ago
That concept art with the angels in the rave club...
is astonishingly good. That's the cover art right there, if the publishers know what's good for them. Make that your front cover and copies will fly off the shelves.
MiloGarret  +   1132d ago
Worst advice ever. People who live in basements don't realize how many kids are accompanied by their parents when buying games.

Agree about the art being nice, though I don't like Dante like this in general. At least they removed the black circles around his eyes.
Acquiescence  +   1132d ago
Eh?!
Kids won't give a damn for DmC, they're too busy either playing Call Of Duty or some licensed tie-in piece of crap. Teenagers and adults are the demograph Capcom will be aiming for, and I genuinely believe with that concept art as the cover it'll greatly aid sales.

Look at this makeshift cover and tell me it isn't absolutely f***ing awesome.

http://i23.photobucket.com/...
AsimLeonheart  +   1132d ago
I hope that "Ninja Theory May Cry" after this crap flops hard!
wenaldy  +   1132d ago
His face still looks like the producer of NT.. ewwww...
Bay  +   1132d ago
I still don't like it, but the design is definitely getting closer to that of Dante. All they need to do is change his hairstyle to something more flamboyant, and make it white. Then he'll look a whole lot more like Dante.

For now, still meh.
VileAndVicious  +   1132d ago
Well his hair does turn white in the game...... So..... Yeah
Bay  +   1132d ago
Turning white and perma-white with longer hair is kind of a different thing.

I'd be saying "yep, that's Dante" if his hair was longer and it was white.
Sticky__Rice  +   1132d ago
I'll rent it. I really miss the cool, sarcastic, funny Dante.
But it's not like capcom cares anymore.
GenoZStriker  +   1132d ago
At this point I honestly don't care anymore. I'll just ignore that the games name is DmC and will look at it as just another Action adventure and just it based on that.
Lord_Sloth  +   1132d ago
As a reviewer I will be forced to play this game. As a reviewer, I will be forced to review this game. As a longtime DMC fan, I shall enjoy thrashing this game!

People don't understand why we (fans) are so against this game. It extends far beyond Etnad's appearance. It's the whole feel that's wrong. 30 FPS for a game as technical as DMC? No dice! Punk Rock instead of Metal? Nuh uh! Dante's a sadistic angry teen with a smoking problem? WTF!?
GenoZStriker  +   1132d ago
If people look at the gameplay trailer, they will see that the pace of the game seems slower than what DMC is. The speed of combat is like something we see in Darksider, which wasn't a bad game but then again is not DMC. But I will reserve further judgement till I get my hands on it.
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Whitefox789  +   1132d ago
Let me know when you work on that review.

I also agree, people are really blinded to what the fans want (no its not the freaking hair color!).
Lord_Sloth  +   1132d ago
Will do, dude. Send me a PM so I'll remember who asked. XD
Hicken  +   1132d ago
Bubbles up for "Etnad."
Hicken  +   1132d ago
Entirely too slowly, NT seems to be changing things. This Dante looks better, and he seems to have more of the attitude of the original, but still.... he feels more like Dante's cousin or adopted brother who's trying to copy him.
DemCowboys  +   1132d ago
Dantes Cousin May Cry, a game you may enjoy and hopefully not question if its legal
Whitefox789  +   1132d ago
I'll say how I feel, it has the potential to be good as its own IP, I also stand by this opinion for Castlevania: Lords of Shadows. They just don't have the feeling for what the previous titles captured.

This is more or less just Capcom (This also includes Operation Raccoon City), trying to cash in on a name.
CDzNutts  +   1132d ago
Based on the trailer, I'll try this game if it runs at 60fps. If not...then I have my reservations.
jacksheen0000  +   1132d ago
It doesn't matter how DMC look to me as long as the Game play is Good. But I do have one minor complaint though...I wish Capcom could have used a more rugged looking character instead of some little Boyish Justin timber-lake look to DMC.
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rezzah  +   1132d ago
Ruin the look, ruin the story, ruin the character's past.

Put it to rest.

RIP DMC.

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