Submitted by dirigiblebill 1233d ago | news

Ninja Theory has received death threats over Devil May Cry reboot

OXM UK: "Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades has revealed to OXM that the studio has received death threats in response to its handling of Capcom's Devil May Cry reboot." (DmC: Devil May Cry, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Megaman_nerd  +   1233d ago
and who doesn't? lol
Berserk  +   1233d ago
That's what you call a hardcore fan. lol
iChii  +   1233d ago
Thank You, Thank You.

No jk, I love DMC and all and I hate the new reboot but death threats? That's a little immature and stupid if you ask me.
ABizzel1  +   1233d ago
"That's what you call a hardcore fan. lol"

That's exactly why the media portrays gamers as ignorant and childish. What's there to lol about a death threat. That's not a hardcore fan, that's an ignorant fool.
RedDead  +   1233d ago
Japanese companies always get death threats over random ****
fallingdove  +   1233d ago

I don't condone the actions of these DMC fanatics but when Tameem makes a point to mock and alienate the fans that kept the series going, the douchebag should have realized that he was escalating things. I have no respect for Tameem and Ninja Theory.
NeoBasch  +   1233d ago
@ fallingdove
I have the utmost respect for Ninja Theory. Their games are wildly diverse, each one sporting a great narrative. They bring a breath of fresh air to an otherwise stale genre that was only briefly resurrected by God of War III and Bayonetta. I'm a fan of Devil May Cry, but I'm not looking for more of the same here. I want to see an original take on the game in name only. Gameplay, characters... go ahead, change them all. After all, it's about the experience. And they've taken us on some pretty creative epic adventures.
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Pozzle  +   1233d ago
"I don't condone the actions of these DMC fanatics but when Tameem makes a point to mock and alienate the fans that kept the series going, the douchebag should have realized that he was escalating things. I have no respect for Tameem and Ninja Theory."

This x100. Death threats are absolutely disgusting, but is Tameem really surprised? If you mock fans, insult the original developers (AND their creation), and blame gamers for not ~understanding~ your genius when your previous games don't sell as well as you wanted, then what the fuck sort of response do you expect to get? Of course you're going to piss off the fanbase! And some of that fanbase is naturally going to be...less than stable in the head.

I very much doubt Tameem's life is in danger any time soon. Though I'm not surprised he used the death threats as a way to further advertise this game. ""It's pretty hard for me to back the decisions we made without showing actual gameplay to the public. So until that time comes, and it will come soon, I just have to put up with the rage." smh.

Oh, and surprise surprise...he is yet again insulting the previous DMC games: "Though I must say, lots of people have come and said that they are now interested in DmC whereas they had previously lost interest in the series." Here's a tip Tameem - stop acting like your damn reboot is "saving" the series and people won't get pissed!
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pc_masterrace  +   1233d ago
"That's a little immature"

A little? Immature? That's called being batsh*t crazy. lol
fallingdove  +   1233d ago
@ NeoBasch

"I have the utmost respect for Ninja Theory. Their games are wildly diverse, each one sporting a great narrative. They bring a breath of fresh air to an otherwise stale genre..."

I disagree. Ninja Theory actually have been a severe detriment to the action genre. Their philosophy that story is more important than gameplay is a very negative thing for not just for action games but for interactive media. At least cutscene heavy games like MGS4 had solid gameplay to back it up - Ninja Theory games have been uninspired technical messes.

Not to mention, their stories wouldn't pass for direct to DVD B movies. "We have schools, you have mechs".
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StraightPath  +   1233d ago
Hideki Kamiya owned this crap game reading his tweets he should make a new dmc. Bayonetta was one of the best hack & slash game this whole generation. Personally my favourite hack & slash games this gen are GOW III and Bayonetta.

So far what we seen of this new DMC not looking that great anyways...
jc48573  +   1233d ago
you guys leave Kamiya alone. Even he's fed up with the constant comments he's been getting.
thaking155  +   1233d ago
Your messing with a game with history and a following from a loyal fan base and you go and mess up a Iconic character and then say that the fans are basically dumb and that the new Dante is better. A rougher Dante compared to the pretty boy Dante. Ugh!!! NT SUCKS!!!
ShaunCameron  +   1229d ago
Bayonetta is worth getting either HD console for. Plus it's casual player-friendly too.
dark-hollow  +   1233d ago
OMG a random person threats me over the internet!
My life is in danger!!!

You have a higher chance to choke on your breakfast and die than any of those idiots do any harm to you.
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Rush  +   1233d ago
Shut up or I shall kill you >.>
hay  +   1233d ago
@Rush: You should say "Silence! I kill you!"
vickers500  +   1233d ago

Jeff Dunham isn't funny.
YoungKingDoran  +   1233d ago
im actually glad he DIDNT say silence i kill you
manman6  +   1233d ago
Just to remind everyone... It is just a game. There are worse things that can happen besides a bad Devil May Cry Reboot.
Whitefox789  +   1233d ago
True, such as a DMC live action movie being made by the same studio who did the RE movies.

Ohh wait....
ZombieAssassin  +   1233d ago
What's even worse is I believe the movie is going to be based off the new game.
Kurt Russell  +   1232d ago
I agree manman 6,someone could fuck up the final fantasy franchise... "uh ohhhhhh" :D
sikbeta  +   1233d ago
Bwahaha thing are going to get worse when this crap is released lol
fei-hung  +   1233d ago
The bombing of the game in sales will most likely kill him than fan threats. I really hope the game releases sametime as gta5 or metal gear rising. That should ensure it flops good n hard. NT n Crapcom must learn the hardway!
Optical_Matrix  +   1233d ago
This is just silly now
HardCover  +   1233d ago
In my opinion it was silly the moment that they announced this reboot.
Bundi  +   1233d ago
Wow. Devil May Cry fans are extreme! Remember the petition to keep DMC 4 from 360? Lol get a life you guys.
Jobesy  +   1233d ago
It's not DMC "fans", it's a couple of mental fucktards that have no life other than a video game.
mitsuhede  +   1233d ago
Who cares. There's always going to be one or two crazies in the bunch that do outlandish shit. People just make articles like this to make the group complaining about whatever the situation may be as a whole look bad. Gtf outta here with this bs. And then you'll have the idiots(like Bundi) that go along with it and just decide to label the entire group itself crazy ignoring the fact that most of the ones complaining don't do this.
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SolidGear3  +   1233d ago
Well, I'm a DmC fan and I love what I've seen of this. Although, the last 3 were crap so at least Capcom did something ri gh t for once and got a competent team to produce this. This'll be one of the best hack n'slash games next to Bayonetta, Dante's Inferno, God of War III, No More Heroes and Metal Gear Rising.
Majin-vegeta  +   1233d ago
Sorry how the hell did Capcom do something right for once??They butchered the damn gameplay from 60FPS to 30FPS yea that's something totally right-_-.If anything Capcom this generation have done nothing but piss of their fanbase with the constant dlc milking and rereleasing their games with just a few minor upgrades and screwing over early adopters.
gunnerforlife  +   1233d ago
"the last 3 were crap" stopped reading right there looooool you know nothing about DMC mate.
HardCover  +   1233d ago
By that logic, every N4G user is an idiot and a troll.
Bundi  +   1233d ago
We are
tiffac008  +   1233d ago
Wow... now that's just sad. :/
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Jam_sponge  +   1233d ago
Just a bit pathetic really. It's not like rebooting Devil May Cry wipes all the previous Devil May Cry games from existence. If you don't like the new one, play the f***ing old ones!
Whitefox789  +   1233d ago
It doesn't kill it from existence however the fans want a continuity of that story, not a new one.
miyamoto  +   1233d ago
And it looks like DmC will follow the footsteps of Capcom's Captain Commamdo, Dark Void.

Hideo Kojima and Kieji Inafune can't be more right.
KillerPwned  +   1233d ago
Honestly am not surprised Capcom really messed up bad this Gen. Their are some hardcore fans out there for capcom but with what Capcom has been doing lately this lead fans to take this sort of action.

I'm not happy at all either for what they did to MVC,RE,DMC,Mega Man! but its not worth it for me to take my time and give out a death threat to them.

This kind of stuff happens all the time tho I bet.
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Whitefox789  +   1233d ago
Probably the only thing I'm thinking of is what was Capcom's mentality in picking a western studio that's only released two games. To handle a big IP like DMC, if I was in there shoes I would've just let it stay with Capcom or give it to another Japanese studio like CyberConnect2.
STONEY4  +   1233d ago
I love Ninja Theory a lot, but I really don't think this is their style. They should stick to their own IPs, their story and artistic direction are their biggest strengths. Not a reboot of a fast-paced hack n slash series with design decisions that seem straight from Capcom. But hey, free cash from Capcom.
ChiVoLok0  +   1233d ago
@STONEY4 Yeah I think they should have stuck to making Heavenly Sword 2 but this game looks pretty kick @$$ if you ask me.
orange-skittle  +   1232d ago
Ninja Theory really does make good games. I have read people saying they make crappy games and I had to chime to say that Heavenly Sword was by far one of the best PS3 launch titles. Enslaved was extremely well written and suffered lack of sales because people were comparing it to Uncharted. As soon as the price dropped, people picked it up. I loved it and wanted more. Monkey is a great character and I hope they dont regress and shelve the IP. I hate the new looking Dante, but I did feel that the old one was too androgynous.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1233d ago
Capcom are the biggest con artist in the industry.
koehler83  +   1233d ago
Hooray for the semi-evolved human brain.
Huwmor  +   1233d ago
I'm going to have to disagree with you there. The human brain is 'sufficiently' evolved ("semi" implying evolution has an endpoint) to make the necessary logical connections to realize that "I shud no kill ppl 4 chaangin ma favrit vidya".

I would wager however that the persons in question have under-developed brains(possible introduction of alcohol at zygote developmental stages) in which case who provide these people with the crayon and paper for them to write these 'deaths threats'. See, the real blame here falls on mental health institutions
koehler83  +   1233d ago
I'm totally with ya and I had actually deleted a comment as such, implicating mental health issues. However it didn't feel right to implicate everybody with mental health issues.

I'll just leave it at us all still being closer to apes, than we'd like to believe, at times.
Huwmor  +   1233d ago
Really, I'm just messing with you(I have a decidedly odd sense of humor). Also thought I'd throw in a A Brave new world reference.

As for us being close to apes, "(flame)war makes monsters of us all"
ChiVoLok0  +   1233d ago
@koehler I saw this video on youtube where it shows apes (in this case chimps) are pretty smart maybe even more then humans. Check it out. It's pretty interesting.

EFFIN_Adduce-psn  +   1233d ago
I was disappointed about the reboot but not to this extreme or anything close. Ill still play it and have fun just like the past 4
Captain Qwark 9  +   1233d ago
W/E i still think the game looks great from a gameplay standpoint. ill be picking it up
TurretKiller  +   1233d ago
I don't see why people are feeling sorry for them, they brought this on themselfs. You know what happens when you p*ss off a big fanbase, but they didn't try to make it right they just made matters worse everytime they opened their mouth about the game.

It's a reboot
It's a alternative universe
It's an origin story
It's an origin story set in another differen't universe.

and so on

Although it's a tad extreme for death threats, I have to admit I like to see that with what people are like today, people are sticking to their guns and not just eating up any old crap a developer like NT (who craps all over the loyals fans) throw at them. Plus hopefully it will make Capcom see how big the situation is, they also need a wake up call from etheir dmc or the god awful looking Operation Raccoon City.

Lesson now learnt

Don't....mess....with fans of a much loved franchise
Baka-akaB  +   1233d ago
The game is shaping up to be a turd and deserves every criticism so far , but death threats and other personal attacks are ridiculous and taking it too far
TurretKiller  +   1233d ago
I'm not saying I'm glad for the death threats...just seeing people stand up for what they want, despite the extreme, is still a nice thing to see these days.

Most gamers today would rather go "Oh wait untill it comes out then complain" even though you can see for yourself it won't do well and by the time it's out....well....the damage is already done.

Look at Uncharted 3 multiplayer, it;s so unbalanced now because people have got to the high levels and just using the big guns basicaly blindfiering and sprinting. People on the forums, the smart ones saw this coming, but they told to shutup and wait untill the game was out when it would be too late.
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Ashriel  +   1233d ago
You are an irrational human being if you think sending death threats is "a nice thing to see these days".

Simple as that.

If you don't like a game, the only sensible thing to do is not support it, but making personal attacks just shows how inmature a big part of this community truly is.
John Kratos  +   1233d ago
A tad extreme for Death threats? No it's unacceptable, it's a videogame get over it, no one in their right mind would ever think it's all right to send a a death threat over a game. You're glad people are sticking to their guns and not eating up crap from developers, so they way to stick it to them is to threaten to kill them, under no circumstance is this right, if you do not like this game, do not buy it. And anyway NT was given the creative freedom to do this, whether or not we like it is irrelevant, they as creators should have the right to make what they want without fear of people trying to kill them.

Like I said before, you don't like it don't buy it, that's the most effective and civil way to voice your angry about this, not threatening death to the people who make.

People wonder why the world is going to shit.
KMCROC54  +   1233d ago
Death threats from people who have nothing better to do with thier lives . how sad of a POS are you to threathing someone over a game or anything for that matter.

i say trace the paper thur # sequence left by printer or number inbed in paper during making or the postal bar code on the envolope ,lets not forget finger prints .
Eiffel  +   1233d ago
I highly doubt any of those people behind the threats would pull through. Lol, empty threats.
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ThirstyforFanta  +   1233d ago
LOL nerd rage
Viper7  +   1233d ago
It's unlikely but it would be pretty fun to see how fans would react to this game getting triple A ratings cross the board.

Game itself looks fine, its just the Dante emo-edition that feels very weird no matter how you look it. But death threats? seriously?
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TurretKiller  +   1233d ago
"It's unlikely but it would be pretty fun to see how fans would react to this game getting triple A ratings cross the board."

It probably wouldn't change a thing

If it is a good game (and I highly doubt it unless they give it the benefit of the doubt) and it gets good marks then it still wouldn't matter to fans because it wouldn't be a good DMC game and how could it be, it looks nothing like DMC.

Look at Max Payne 3 for example, in my opinion I think it looks like a great game but really I think it won't be a good "Max Payne" game because it looks totaly differen't from what Max Payne was all about.
MrWiggle  +   1233d ago
"He feels the outrage will die down as more gameplay footage and impressions enter circulation. "It's pretty hard for me to back the decisions we made without showing actual gameplay to the public. So until that time comes, and it will come soon, I just have to put up with the rage"

LOL...he's so in denial

They've already shown off tons of gameplay and screenshots and it gets worse and worse.

"Though I must say, lots of people have come and said that they are now interested in DmC whereas they had previously lost interest in the series. We'll see how this plays out"

Trust me I've looked on here, IGN, Eurogamer etc and I have hardly seen anyone excited for this. I don't know where he's looking or who these people are. Maybe he's starting to see things.


I could go on quoting things from the interview which make me mad but I would then be just posting the entire thing on here. It seems like NT are so ignorant, blind and arrogant.

Face it NT, this will suck and all your doing everytime you open your mouth is making things a whole lot worse for yourselfs.
SolidGear3  +   1233d ago
Riiigghhttt :facepalm:
lelo2play  +   1233d ago
Fanboys are MORONS!

... Actually worst, they give morons a bad rep.
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Si-Fly  +   1233d ago
Actually I'm no fan boy but if Nathan Drake or Marcus Fenix were given a "Twilight" makeover in their next outings I'd be pretty pissed off lol.

Having said that I've never liked DMC so it's funny to watch the fanboys getting their Tweenie knickers in a twist ....
pandehz  +   1233d ago

Whats with these ppl?
maniac76  +   1233d ago
wow,wot happen to its only a game lol.guess its just die hard fandom lol
JohnApocalypse  +   1233d ago
Wow, there some fucking crazy gamers out there
Lord_Sloth  +   1233d ago
Empty threats, I'm sure, but you can never know 100%.

Remember the Pantera incident. Some people are just loopy. I'm handling this title in a peaceful way.

Bitching about everything I see but using facts other than his hair being black to do so, and avoiding giving the links to articles hits. I'm also not going to buy it. See? Peaceful protest.
Convas  +   1233d ago
LOL, the "Pantera" incident? Sorry, I can't help but think about Grimmjow's resurreccion ...
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Dark_Overlord  +   1233d ago
I think he may be refering to this


Some people are just crazy
Lord_Sloth  +   1233d ago
What Overlord said. Such a sad incident.
SolidGear3  +   1233d ago
I haven't complained since this was first announced in 2010. I'm celebrating it's release. Finally! A good DMC to take that crap taste out of my mouth from the last 3 gaytarded entries in the series.
Enigma_2099  +   1233d ago
Now look, I don't like the new look for Dante either, and I fully blame Tameem, but seriously... SERIOUSLY?!?! It's a F***ING GAME!!! If it upsets you that much, just don't buy it!
remanutd55  +   1233d ago
i'll send them one if they dont develop Heavenly Sword 2 anytime soon , kidding lol
nchizimbi  +   1233d ago
DMC reboot looks okay to me... I'll give it a try when it releases.

The reboot could awesomely surprise us
... but the death threat issue is extreme.
JoeSchmoh  +   1233d ago
I've seen the gameplay videos of this game. All the moves with the chain and him pulling in the enemies you can do all that in Devil May Cry 4. They really should just cancel this game, there is nothing new they're gonna bring to the table in the Devil May Cry world.
P.S.- I dislike this whole reboot thing, but it ain't worth sending death threats out. thats just stupid.
segamon  +   1233d ago
it was me but don't tell.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1233d ago
Pitiful, just sad.
ArronC07  +   1233d ago
Some people are mentally unstable and need help.
slugboss  +   1233d ago
Indeed, without help to mentally stabilize things they come up with some bad ideas...
InTheLab  +   1233d ago
These people are better suited to reboot Blood Omen or Onimusha or something. This game is clearly too much for them if they can't handle a few crazies and empty threats from nerds.
dorron  +   1233d ago
To me this seems more of a way to get free marketing than anything else...
jc48573  +   1233d ago
yea, just read the comments. I mean, I would've done the same just to get all the attention.
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