I’m usually not a huge fan of studios giving their series to new developers, especially when I’m a big fan of the series being shared. Sometimes it works out–Silent Hill: Downpour being a good example of that–and sometimes not so much–like with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Whether or not the game ends up being great, it’s always a little nerve-wracking wondering whether or not the series you love is going to retain all the things you loved about it after a new developer has had their cold, clammy hands all over it. It’s a good thing Ninja Theory’s hands are warm and firm, and boy, do they know how to use them. I love what they’ve done with DmC, transforming it into a vibrant, hyper-stylized world while retaining the things fans love about the series, including its wicked combat and bizarre monsters. Today, Capcom announced when we can expect Dante’s next outing, and that date is January 15th for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with the PC version following sometime later.