DmC Devil May Cry: 'Don't Worry' Says DmC 3 Director

DmC Devil May Cry has cause a massive stir since it was first announced, but Devil May Cry 3 director Hideaki Itsuno has explained to NowGamer why fans shouldn't worry. Quotes on the site.

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-Mika-2012d ago

Great news. Hopefully Hideaki comment would shut the dmc haters up.

OmegaSlayer2012d ago

What do you think he should have said?
"ZOMG it's so crappy that my testicules withered and fell, keep away from the game, it stinks like rotting rat crap!"

If you think Itsuno it's just honest, and he doesn't speak as a business corporate man you're naive and in denial

DragonKnight2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

Mika, you seem to be in every thread where the majority (at least this site's majority) of gamers dislike a game and you're talking about how great the game is/will be.

Look, the fact remains that Devil May Cry fans/lovers have legitimate complaints and fears about DmC. As Johnny said below, we love the franchise. We love the characters, the story, the gameplay, the worlds, the history and Tameem has crapped on all of that.

You want a good reboot? Take a look at Tomb Raider. That is a reboot done right. If DmC took the Dante we all know and love, and MAYBE made slight changes to his look (keep the white hair, keep the cockiness of his attitude/style, but maybe change it up a bit with a different take on his outfit, or maybe a different hairstyle as long as it's not too farfetched or against his style) but placed him in like a new world, or told a different version of stories we already know, then that could be promising.

People's main gripe with DMC2 and DMC4 had to do with mainly story, no one cared for Nero (though he's better than Dante Antoniades), and laziness of design. NO ONE complained about Dante, no one complained about the overall story of the series, not a single person complained about the combat or the weapons. But it seems that NT designed a game specifically to change what people thought wasn't broken (and that they loved) and changed it to something no one has faith in. When we look at the game, we can't see enjoying it. And that's the biggest and most glaring problem. All the other stuff is small in comparison to that.

We know what we like, we shouldn't be TOLD what we like. We shouldn't be insulted for liking what works and blamed for the subpar offerings of a subpar studio. This isn't hate, it's legitimate and genuine concern over how Capcom is destroying yet another beloved franchise by not listening to fans. AGAIN. It's bad enough that they try to gouge us with on-disc DLC, but they're also destroying franchises and ignoring fanbase feedback.

How can anyone be excited for that?

ReservoirDog3162012d ago

I just wonder, to everyone here who has a problem with this game: what if reviews come out and the gameplay/look/everything gets nailed by NT. And the reviews are done by diehard old school DMC fans. You play the demo and it feels perfect The stars somehow align and a masterpiece is made. Would you all still not buy it?

Just wondering.

Gaming1012011d ago

What is it with the Japanese and their obsession with very western looking girly boys with effeminate features, its as if all of Japan were populated by 13 year old American girls lol I mean who finds this new Dante the least bit compelling? Noone, and that's why we get this empty meaningless attempt at reassurance from the guy whose career is staked on this game being successful.

aCasualGamer2011d ago

From what they've shown, which isn't much at all, it looks to be a really bad game.

The Ninja Theory part of the game is about the renewal and redesign of the world, while still trying to keep the DMC vibe alive. I personally think this is just a DMC copy, with every part of the amazing choreography and great animations from the original developer team... missing. What true DMC fans want, is DMC 5... not a renewal or rebirth of the franchise.¨

I can't wait til this fades out and dies so that the true developers of the game can bring us back our loving hack and slash franchise.

I'm really hoping this is just a bad dream and soon i'll wake up to a Capcom announcement for Devil May Cry 5 with a BADASS Dante as the lead character, not some emo-goth-freak.

aCasualGamer2011d ago


Excactly... They copied DMC, made everything worse. Now they're like "heyy... don't hate us.. we made it cooler.. we made it more Anotniiadaes".

The gameplay is off, like some amateurs version of what the DMC gameplay is like. Dante character is emo. Nothing like the dynamic personality of Dante in previous game. This one isn't as dark as the other games, looks more... dare i say it... KID-friendly<---- my biggest concern with Ninja Theory.

There is nothing that can top the elegance and beauty of the old games. They are beautiful and dark, while still able to maintain that hardcore hack and slash feel of the gameplay. Perfect balance of darkness and beauty.

This new one is just pure garbage.

Capcom... just like you made all RE fans cum... can't you do the same to us DMC fans? Release the DMC 5 trailer already, and confirm to us that japaneese devs are back on track.

Gohadouken2011d ago (Edited 2011d ago )


Let's not kid ourselves . If you're a long time DMC player , you already notice stuff that already are at odds with the gameplay of past dmc titles . It doesnt matter if you enjoy the new game or not , you'd probably notice differences .

You guys can insist about some "what if" , it is still obvious .

To begin with there isnt even a "what if reviewers find it good ". They WILL , as seen by the way they judged NT past games and their outpouring support so far in articles and previews . They'll even try to guilt trip people about the game being overlooked , should that scenario repeat itself , and missing something great .

So no offense , but i dont give a flying rat's a** about the opinion of the media . They only copy and emulate themselves as trained monkey and follow hype and "scandals" wherever it goes .

Anyway again , from my perspective , the gameplay shown so far is at odds for multiple already discussed reasons with the rest of the serie .

In some damage control attempt we can see some compromise in design and gameplay , but it's not looking good , at least not to some of us .

specialguest2011d ago (Edited 2011d ago )

What are their obsession? Maybe it's not an obsession, but more of their society. In Japan, pretty boy types are on the top of the food chain as for as teen idols. You have mega popstars like Gackt who girls want to be with and guys want to be. Genesis' appearance in FF7 Crisis Core was based on Gackt. Squall from FF8 was claimed to be based on him. Furthermore, these typical Japanese video game characters don't look fully "western", more like hybrids between Europeans and Japanese.

Although western video game characters have gotten a little bit more diverse than in the past, you could ask why the west are obsessed with muscle bound rugged looking characters. In Japan, guys with big muscles who are not involved in sports are presumed to be gay.

Japan are making games to suit their society first and foremost. However, some developers like capcom are shifting towards what they think may appeal to the west. Example: RE5 with the muscle bound & ripped Chris Redfield.

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Acquiescence2012d ago

The only thing that'll shut up the DmC haters is if the game got full-on cancelled. That's not going to happen though, and DmC is going to be released no matter how loud the fanboys scream and cry.

And guess what - I'll be there to buy it day one!

fastrez2012d ago

Same, day one purchase for me. Can't stand gamers who get a chip on their shoulder because a game isn't what THEY specifically want. Would it kill people to be a little optimistic and transcend the negative, argumentative geek gamer stereotype for once?

No it wouldn't, but some people are incapable of being optimistic. If this game turns out to be incredible, then it's their loss.

OmegaSlayer2012d ago

I played both Heavenly Sword and Enslaved.
They were both games that, objectively were between average and good experiences, surely not masterpieces.

Devil May Cry franchise can count 2 masterpieces (DMC1 and DMC3)

So everything below the masterpiece bar (like DMC2 and DMC4 perhaps)is a letdown for a Devil May Cry fan.

And I seriously wonder how a developer that sucks with gameplay programming (both HS and Ens are boring unrewarding button mashers) and used to make games that are "only" good, will pull out a masterpiece with a fun rewarding gameplay.

As you see I didn't mention hair/emo look or whatever, only fact that matter into a game.

JohnnyMann4202012d ago

If Nintendo decided to outsource Mario and that outsourcer turned Mario into a skinny electrician who had a goatee and was a smoker we would be acting the same way.

Baka-akaB2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

tired of hypocrites who tell other to shut up about their feelings on a game , be they negative or positive , when they do exactly the same in other circumstances .

And like Johnny below said , nice try with the "hater" spin . We are actually DMC lovers .
The same can't even be said for half the supporters of the new game (at least around here)

Kurt Russell2011d ago

I will give this game a go too. It's a bold choice to go against the fans - so I will give them the benefit of the doubt until I've actually played it.

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JohnnyMann4202012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

We aren't haters, we are DMC lovers. Dante was created 10 years ago and doesn't need a reboot. His looks and personality are ICONIC! We already know Dante and we love the character.

You don't change iconic characters like this. It's called pissing on your own brand.

Why the hell are we playing the real Dante in MvC if that isn't what he is supposed to look like?

Does anyone actually trust NT to make a fun game to play. Sure, they excel in story but their gameplay is mediocre. Their sales have been below par for a reason.

Also why the hell does Fake Dante look exactly like Tameem.

It gives the impression that Tameem doesn't give a crap about the property and only cares about personalizing himself in a game.

I didn't like what Michael Bay did to my Transformers and I sure as hell don't like what NT is doing to my Dante.

I ain't buying this crap. I am sending a message to Capcom.

OmegaSlayer2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

I agree 100%
The true fans can give at least 10 reasons why this game will suck without mentioning the look.

Also..."hater" is a word used by the n00bsmass that doesn't know how to articulate a discussion and a serious sensed reply comes up to my mind that testers had been called from the DMC community to see how the gameplay worked.
The fact that no excitement leaked is really suspicious of the (low) quality of the product.

Redempteur2012d ago

this pretty much it johnny.
You nailed it.
Dmc didnt need a reboot.
New blood was already in dmc4
Allthey had to do was to follow the dmc 3 route.
Is 2+ millions of copies sold that bad capcom ??
You wontget my money this time

Baka-akaB2012d ago

In the same subgenre sales only beaten by stuff like God of War 3 .

But i can't wait to see the excuses people will come up with , should the new one be under .

Duoma2012d ago

Amen to everything said above me up to johnny. At least some people "Get it". Because lord knows if George lucas outsourced the star wars brand or steven speilberg did the same with any of his movies to do "reboots" and the new directors basically sh*t on everything from the story, production, sound and characters youd best believe there would be an outcry. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves and most likely didnt love the franchise to begin with.

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BugsBunny2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

Do you really think he would say anything else...if he actually meant this he would of said something at the start, it's obvious someone has told him to say it. Anyway I bet he was upset like the rest of us when the new game was shown off, especialy with the new Dante.

Mika by calling us "haters" you do realise that your calling the majority of us that. Yeah theres a lot of people upset over where this game is headed.

The game looks crap, the character looks bad, the gameplay can we not hate it, it's like NT wants people to hate it.

Anyway NT brought this on themselfs, not only do they insult fans and even the creator (Hideki Kamiya) but every time they open there mouths they make it worse for themselfs

Seriously it's going to flop, why don't they quit where they're ahead.

Oh and I would be more taken back from this comment if it was from the creator of DMC (who also hates where this game is going)...Hideki Kamiya. I mean Hideaki Itsuno is the one who directed the worst DMC in the series.

I hate people who call other people haters for standing up for what they believe in, yeah most of us don't like being treat like crap. I mean you have a FF13-2 avatar, guess you think the majority of people who hate that game are also "haters" /s

mafiahajeri2011d ago (Edited 2011d ago )

*Looks at article pic* Im worried...

princejb1342011d ago

idc that they are rebooting the franchise
is just the look of the new dante is lame
they really should change him up

fei-hung2011d ago

Great news, another DMC hater wants tameem will cry to succeed!

I have sh-t listed Crapcom for their repeated failure to listen to fans and by milking customers to no end.

Just when u think it cant get worse they now get dmc3 dude to assure us all is good. Well Crapcom, had u listened to ure fans in the 1st place, u wud not be in the position u r rite nw, hoping to turn ppl around to liking Sh-tFace may cry.

What u dnt realise is, all u r doing with the repeated "nooo dont worry its going to be great" articles is, u r peeing of the core dmc fanbase more n more.

When this game flops, some idiots in Crapcom will have a lot to answer for!

Taz Yamauchi2011d ago

That's what Hideo Kojima said about Metalgear Rising before tossing it into the trash can

fei-hung2011d ago

Difference, Metal Gear Rising is not a Solid Snake story, nor is it a stealth game, but openly says it is a hack n slash action game with Raidens story.

This means the original MGS is safe from being screwed as well as the iconic characters and story.

Also, Platinum games have proven they are friggin awesome and their combat mechanics for hack n slash I would say are probably the best (what would you expect the father of Devil May Cry). NT on the other hand have only proven to be egotistical, careless, disrespectful and full of excuses. Granted they know cinematics, but aside from that they cant do anything that DMC needs: quirky humour, intense fast paced combat, tight gameplay and stylish kick ass DMC atmosphere via dialogue, presentation and music.

With the above reasoning, MGR cannot not be compared to DMC and Platinum Games cannot be compared to NT.

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fastrez2012d ago (Edited 2012d ago )

I hope Ninja Theory does a good job. Really want a good Devil Macy Cry game again.

RememberThe3572011d ago

I bought the collectors edition of that game and it was a borefest in DMC terms. Half the f'in game is backtracking with Dante - Not fun!

Bimkoblerutso2012d ago

It's funny that even if you're just making a positive comment and not telling the Ninja Theory haters to tone down their fanboyism, you will still get disagreed to death.

That is the very definition of blind fanboyism. When they don't even think YOU should be looking forward to something.

VileAndVicious2011d ago

But they arent blind fanboys!!
They are DMC lovers! Theres a difference.

dredgewalker2011d ago

How can we be blind when we know exactly what we hate? Are you sure you're not the ones who are blind because you haven't given us any good reason to really give this game a chance. Any REAL fan would be pissed off when they changed everything about the franchise that there's nothing left that holds it to the original other than the name of the game and the character. And why would we spend our hard earned money to support a developer who only cares about his ego and not the fanbase of the franchise? My God talk about being blind the irony is thick with your reasoning or lack of it.