It’s a tough call when taking on a series that has seem multiple games, Ninja Theory seem to do a lot of it. Since creating Metroid: Other M the studio has been tasked by Capcom with reimagining Devil May Cry.
Devil May Cry or DMC as it’s abbreviated is one of Capcom’s flagship titles spanning 4 games, selling over 9 million copies worldwide, and the games protagonist has been Dante, a demon hunting mercenary who has been in all 4 games as well as populating spin off manga, anime and novels. His distinctive look being one of the key things that Ninja Theory remodelled.
Dante’s new look sparked controversy between it’s fan base, leading to me finding upon this piece of information.
“It isn’t just that it doesn’t look like Dante, it’s that this development team totally threw out the design made by the creators and made him look exactly like the head of the studio, down to the haircut.
Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Devil May Cry series posted in a series of tweets during fans initial reaction to the change, stating he missed the characters original asthetic noting “it’s sad to see what you started turn this way”
With that in mind, what do you think?
Classic Dante? New Dante?