E3 Impressions - DmC: Devil May Cry

10:05 AM, Jun 11, 2012   |    comments
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'DmC Devil May Cry' by Capcom.

Capcom is bringing its demon slayer Dante back into the limelight, but it's not the Dante that gamers have grown accustomed to seeing.

Rather than the somewhat brooding, white-haired demon slayer that gamers grew to know in the past decade, the Dante in this series reboot is a dark-haired hot shot with a bit of an attitude problem.  In short, he's a bit of a jerk -- and it seems that is exactly what the developers at Ninja Theory are wanting.

"We wanted to bring something new, something fresh to our I.P. -- to our franchises," said Capcom spokesman Antoine Molant during E3 2012.  "That's why we brought Ninja Theory on board, because these guys have experience in creating [Western] stories and universes."

DmC: Devil May Cry takes place in the fictional Limbo City.  It's a place that seems normal to the naked eye, yet is really a demonic playground run by corporations which are headed by (you guessed it) demons.  It seems that Dante is one of the few that can not only see this unholy underlayment, but also immerse within it.  This "limbo" version of Limbo City doesn't seem to like this, and tries to off the hero whenever it can by nearly any means necessary.

Upon playing a limited demo of this title, it can be deduced that it's well-made with a potentially deep (yet accessible) control scheme.  There are a number of button combinations that can be tried for different types of attacks, not to mention just simple navigation.  The game's camera also looks up to snuff and should be able to handle the game's action.

As for the new Dante character himself, however, the jury is still out.  While well designed visually, his cockiness and overall attitude sometimes made him seem like nothing more than a big bully.  Western audiences may very will find him more relatable than they did the original Dante, but that doesn't mean they'll actually take a liking to him.

Regardless, DmC: Devil May Cry should sell like hotcakes when it first comes out on January 15, 2013, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  The game has been rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB.


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