Oh come on. Really? Look, it's one thing to be passionate about a hobby; it's quite another when you start acting like a lunatic .
As most gamers know, the Devil May Cry reboot – basically just entitled "DMC" – is headed our way in 2012, and the protagonist, Dante, has undergone a definite cosmetic overhaul. Many fans have expressed their dislike of that overhaul but it seems some die-hards have taken it to a new level… A frightening level, to be exact.
According to what Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades told OXM UK , the studio has actually received death threats. Yes, death threats. Said Antoniades:
"[Enslaved writer] Alex Garland warned me about it because he experienced a similar thing with 28 Days Later where people were upset that it didn't feature real zombies. So I was half prepared for it, although I have to say that it has been pretty eye opening to see some of the creative ways in which people have chosen to vent their hatred. We didn't expect death threats in comic book form or anti-DmC death metal songs!"
Anti-DMC death metal songs? …okay. Antoniades hopes the rage will die down as the team releases more gameplay footage, which they've done already to some extent . We at PSXE are definitely hopeful; the footage we've seen is promising and definitely feels a lot like past entries in the franchise. Added Antoniades:
"There is of course an expectation from the fans, which is something that has always been firmly in the minds of both ourselves and Capcom. The Devil May Cry franchise is well established and much loved, so we want to keep the essence of what makes the series unique."
He went on to talk about the progression of Dante as a character, and he finished by saying they take the combat in DMC "very seriously." And by the way, do we have to remind the haters that Capcom had a lot to say about Dante's new look? The publisher is definitely involved in this project, so if you must assign blame, assign it correctly and equally.
And nix the overreaction. Get a life instead.
Related Game(s): DMC