A few weeks ago, Newsweek spoke with Hiroyuki Kobayashi about Devil May Cry 4. The first and third games were much-lauded, while the second was generally viewed as a disappointment. So with the fourth game in development, it was reasonable to wonder whether there could be a brewing every-other-game-is-mediocre problem (much like the Call of Duty games made by Treyarch rather than Infinity Ward.) But with Kobayashi having such games under his belt as the highly acclaimed Resident Evil 4 and the defiantly offbeat Killer 7 -- and based on what Newsweek saw recently -- they think fans of the franchise will find themselves entertained.
Newsweek asked Kobayashi why Devil May Cry 4 features a new main character; what he thought of his chief competitors Ninja Gaiden and God of War; and how hard it was to develop for the PS3.