Revolves around the character of Dante, who avenges his mother’s murder by killing off demons.
Lately, Capcom has been outsourcing the development of many of their games to third parties. Slant Six did Operation Raccoon City, Ninja Theory had DmC: Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 3 is coming from Spark Unlimited, etc. Unfortunately, Capcom isn’t very happy with how these games have been performing. The company confirmed a “special loss” of ¥7.2 bn ($73.3 MM) after cancelling multiple titles that were in development at third party studios. They’re blaming the significant loss on “excessive outsourcing” of low quality games, slow digital expansion, and poor marketing.
Devil May Cry and Resident Evil 6 fell way short of expectations; DmC sold 1.1 million units of Capcom’s 2 million target, and RE6 performed even worse (relative to expectations), after selling over 2 million less copies than what they expected. Ouch.
Team Aural Pleasures is back with another sexy podcast for all you Bloody-Disgusting readers! Bill, Adam, and Jonny are back to chat some more music, horror, and silliness. In this podcast, Adam explains his long absence, Bill questions the worth of Prince, the guys all bring up some songs that are good for…well…engaging in extracurricular activities. The guys also bring up the music of some of the biggest horror video game titles to be released this year, including Devil May Cry, Dead Space 3, and Aliens: Colonial Marines. Enjoy it all below!
The new Dante hasn’t had the easiest time finding acceptance from fans. It would seem his white-haired predecessor was a little more popular than Capcom thought he was. The thing is, Devil May Cry’s selling point has never been the old Dante. He was cocky and consistently fun to watch, but his absence has no negative effect on the series, which is and has always been about slick, fluid combat and pummeling demons as stylishly as possible. If this is what kept your interest in Devil May Cry, DmC has all that and more.
As far as trailers go, this is a busy one. Lots of music, action, demons, and Dante just ruining everyone’s day, including a poor little girl who only wanted to drink her tentacle cola. It’s a gorgeous CG trailer, and while I’m usually not a fan of these because they never show us any actual footage from the game they’re promoting, we’ve already seen plenty of gameplay from DmC, which you can find here, here, and here. It’s a fun watch, check it out after the jump.
This morning, Capcom’s PR team sent me a very stylish Christmas card that feature’s Dante from the upcoming Ninja Theory developed Devil May Cry reboot. That got me thinking about how exactly Dante would celebrate the holidays. When I imagine the parties he throws around Christmas time all that comes to mind is blood, sex, and pizza. Not a bad way to spend the holidays, I think. Check out the card after the jump. It’s pretty great.
Capcom’s reboot of their stylish demon genocide simulator series isn’t coming out until next January, but if you want to get a taste of what this game has to offer, now you can. The demo for DmC: Devil May Cry is available now on XBLA and PSN, so if you need to get your daily allotment of demon whoopassery, you should totally check it out. In the demo, Dante fights the demon Succubus, and after you successfully beat her down you’ll unlock the ‘Son of Sparda’ difficulty level that should really only be experienced by the most hardcore of Devil May Cry fans. DmC releases on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on January 15th, with the PC version following sometime later. Check out the demo’s action-packed trailer after the jump.
Now this is a little disappointing. I’ll admit I got some vibes from the recent trailer where Dante wasn’t afraid to show some skin and was described by an anchorman as a “sexual deviant,” a term that was thrown around a bit in the 70′s and 80′s when intolerance of homosexuality was commonplace. While most games are busy sexualizing their women, DmC has been focusing on its lean demon slaying protagonist who winks a lot and sleeps in the nude. Sadly, according to Ninja Theory chief designer Tameem Antoniades, the new Dante hasn’t changed quite that drastically. More after the break.
I’ve said it again and I’ll say it until DmC comes out and proves me wrong: this game looks incredible. Dante is looking spicier than ever, the world is absolutely gorgeous, and the combat still looks like it will make me look like a complete badass, even when I don’t have a fucking clue what I’m doing. If you’ve been aching for another dose of Dante the demon slayer, I highly suggest checking out the brand new trailer after the break. There’s some dancing, a little bit of music, and a giant demon butterfly that sits in the corner and has its eyes on you.
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.
I’m not sure if it’s because of our own morbid curiosity with death or because a world of fire and brimstone sounds supremely badass, but over the years hell has become an incredibly popular destination for video games. Thankfully, this destination is only getting hotter (sorry) over the coming months. Doom 4 is almost definitely going to be revealed at QuakeCon in August, or possibly at E3 in June and Diablo III is finally coming to take me away from my friends and job in just a few short weeks. As a gamer, I’ve been to hell more times than Kratos sand Dante combined and I’ve managed to escape those festering pits mostly unscathed. From the nine circles in Dante’s Inferno to Silent Hill’s Otherworld, here are my ten favorite trips to hell so far.
There’s really no denying how incredibly cool the new Devil May Cry looks. Everything about it is vibrant and colorful, and as far as reboots go I think this one stands a decent chance of being one of the great ones. Ninja Theory has a history of making beautiful games, including the PS3 launch title Heavenly Sword and the more recent Enslaved, and it’s obvious DmC is continuing this trend.
To whet your appetite for the game’s impending release sometime this year, Capcom has released a handful of screenshots and weapon art for the game. Head past the break to check them out! READ MORE
Devil May Cry is getting reimagined with the upcoming DmC and despite slick visuals and some incredibly cool looking combat, Dante’s new look was what many gamers couldn’t stop talking about. I love the new look, it’s a breath of fresh air and I’m definitely a fan of the series’ new style. Below you can see the game in action, and if you were at all worried about whether or not DmC has retained the over-the-top demon slaying kickassery that made the previous games so fun to play, this new trailer should massage your worries away.
DmC releases sometime next year for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, and so far it looks to be shaping up quite nicely. READ MORE
Comic-Con, the world’s premier geek fest, is set to give us our annual dose of cosplay, comics, video games, and other assorted geekery later this month (July 21-24). Sadly, I won’t be there, but that doesn’t mean I won’t have a close eye on it, especially now that Capcom has unveiled a few exciting things that will be happening at the expo. The first is Resident Evil-related, and while I’m almost positive it won’t be the highly anticipated reveal of Resident Evil 6, it’s still bound to be something good. The series turned 15 this year and they’ve even gone so far as to dub Friday the 22nd “Resident Evil Day,” so the surprises have to be good, right?
Capcom also has a new game they’ll be unveiling at Comic-Con, and I think I know what it is. Earlier this month a rumor sprang up from a Spanish retail listing of a Devil May Cry HD collection that listed the first three Devil May Cry games, remastered in a neat little bundle. Capcom’s already re-releasing Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X in the Revival Selection later this year, so it’s not a stretch to expect they’ll give similar treatment to Devil May Cry. But that’s not even everything, head past the break for some more, just make sure you have a trash bag handy for when you mind gets fucking blown. READ MORE
Whether or not you like the new Dante I’d say it’d be tough to argue that this game doesn’t look good – the only problem is that, to me, it barely resembles a Devil May Cry game. Where’s the gritty environments, the cheesy dialogue, or the strategically placed devil doors (not real name?) that keep my frightened ass from fleeing the battle? I’m not entirely sure if I dig Dante’s emo look, I’ve seen enough brooding protagonists in my video games thank you very much. But this isn’t about that, so I’ll shut up now so you can check out the game’s brand new trailer and decide for yourself whether this is a direction you want the series to head.
Quick question, did Dante go super saiyan near the middle of the trailer? Check out a handful of new screens for the game after the break. READ MORE
It looks like the Devil May Cry may be getting the ever-popular film adaptation treatment, and it’ll be done by the folks that brought us the Resident Evil films. Variety reports that Screen Gems has acquired the rights to a big screen adaptation of Capcom’s 10 million unit seller and Kyle Ward has been brought on to write up the script.
Ward also penned the screenplay for the upcoming Kane & Lynch adaptation starring Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx. My only question is whether the film will follow the old Dante we all know and love or the new and improved Emo Dante so many people seem to hate? It makes sense if Capcom wants to push the game’s new look for them to go with the revamped Dante but there’s also a chance that less people will want to see the film if it stars a character they have no connection to (yet). But ultimately, it’s up to you. Which wise-cracking badass would you prefer to see on the big screen? READ MORE
Sony Screen Gems is all about VFX heavy genre films, which is why they’ve unloaded Legion and the forthcoming TokyoPop adaptation Priest. But as the Resident Evil films wind down (or gear up for a reboot), Screen Gems has a new franchise on their mind.
In hopes of kickstarting its newest genre franchise, Screen Gems has purchased feature film rights to vidgame publisher Capcom’s hit series Devil May Cry, reports Variety.
Kyle Ward has been hired to pen the script, which revolves around the character of Dante, who avenges his mother’s murder by killing off demons.
Franchise was originally developed as the third installment of the “Resident Evil” games — another Capcom property. However, once the game’s design wound up veering too far from “Resident Evil’s” style, Capcom decided to launch the title as an original property. “Devil” has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.