When the Devil May Cry reboot showed up earlier this year, the fans weren't all that enthusiastic about Dante's new look.
We happened to mention that he looked like a heroin addict. Others had equally unpleasant things to say, and wished new series developer Ninja Theory had stuck with the accepted Dante design. This same sort of backlash prompted Sucker Punch to change Cole's new look for inFamous 2 but the DMC makers won't be swayed. During a presentation at GamesCom 2011 , Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades simply said- "We've got our plan and we're not changing it."
Producer Alex Jones reminded everyone that Capcom Japan is actually responsible for Dante's new design, and they've already had "dozens and dozens of meetings" concerning the character's new look. Antoniades added yet another controversial comment-
"The people who are skeptical secretly want to like it. And our job is to prove it's Devil May Cry in essence."
Well, that's interesting. We don't like it because we secretly want to like it? …I suppose. We won't pass judgment until we see the game, of course, and maybe that new Dante will go over better than expected. Besides, when it comes to this franchise, it's all about the gameplay. Right?
Related Game(s): DMC