Capcom announced Friday they’ll be taking the Devil May Cry series in a new direction with DmC Devil May Cry. The largest change, they say, will changing Dante to a young, smart-talking guy, who is “more brash and intent on revenge against a duplicitous world where nothing is what it seems.”
Apparently they want a more rebellious Dante with a troubled past who dislikes authority almost as much as the creatures he battles. He’s also misunderstood, given he’s caught between two worlds and all.
Capcom released an infograhpic, stating the new Dante “is a young man with no respect for authority or society in general. Dante knows he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have been tormenting him throughout his life. Caught between two worlds, he feels like an outcast.”
It states a big about his past, noting the new Dante grew up in institutions, orphanages, youth correction facilities, and foster homes “but these were mostly operated by demons and often resulted in torture and violence.” Sounds like an interesting twist on things. It’s because of this that he doesn’t like authority (apparently they’re mostly demons in this world).
He also stands up for the underdog, who are “the victims of what he sees as an unfair society.”
The signature sword and gunplay looks like it’s still there, but with a new style. His sword, Rebellion, and his two guns, Ebony & Ivory, have characters of their own. The sword was given to him by his dad, Sparda, to protect him against the demons that hunt him. How he got the guns is a mystery.
Capcom stated they wanted to create an air of mystery around the weapons—that they were created a long time ago, and have a long history of bringing doom to the demon hordes.
Check out the infographic below, and some of the new screenshots and images at the bottom of this post.
DmC Devil May Cry will be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 sometime this year.
[box_light]All images courtesy of Capcom[/box_light]