The Devil May Cry reboot, known simply as DMC , was never supposed to be "Devil May Cry 5."
In fact, Capcom never wanted a sequel. Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades told NowGamer that the publisher desired a "new entry point into the series with a different perspective," which is why Capcom initially approached the Heavenly Sword developer.
"What was very clear was they didn’t want to make Devil May Cry 5. They didn’t want to make something that looked like the previous four."
Capcom has been very hands-on in the supervision of the upcoming reboot, especially when it comes to the combat. Antoniades said Capcom visits Ninja Theory "every six to eight weeks" and they even bring the director of the last three Devil May Cry installments. Added Antoniades:
"That was kind of the division of responsibility, if you like. We were charged with reinventing the world and the character, and they were in charge of ensuring we understood the philosophy of Devil May Cry combat and effectively make a Japanese combat game within a Western story."
DMC is slated to arrive on January 15 and from what we've seen of the gameplay, it certainly appears to fit the style of the franchise. We have plenty of faith in Ninja Theory, too…even if we remain a little leery of the new Dante. It's all about the gameplay, though!
Related Game(s): DMC