Ninja Theory Boss Received Death Threats Over Devil May Cry Reboot
Written Friday, January 06, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Ninja Theory co-founder and "Chief Creative Ninja" Tameem Antoniades has revealed that he received death threats over the studio's reboot of Devil May Cry, specifically the redesign of the series' main character Dante.
In an interview with OXM, Antoniades said that 28 Days Later (and Enslaved) writer Alex Garland had warned him about such behaviour, but he wasn't prepared for the creative ways in which angry fans threatened his life.
"Alex Garland warned me about it because he experienced a similar thing with 28 Days Later where people were upset that it didn't feature real zombies. And now with his upcoming Dredd movie," he said.
"So I was half prepared for it, although I have to say that it has been pretty eye opening to see some of the creative ways in which people have chosen to vent their hatred. We didn't expect death threats in comic book form or anti-DmC death metal songs!"
"It's pretty hard for me to back the decisions we made without showing actual gameplay to the public. So until that time comes, and it will come soon, I just have to put up with the rage."
It's not entirely bad though. Antoniades also said that, "lots of people have come and said that they are now interested in DmC whereas they had previously lost interest in the series. We'll see how this plays out."
DmC is out this year.