DmC: Devil May Cry
E3 2011: First DmC Gameplay Footage Has Demons
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Here's a trailer for Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry for you, along with five screens. It's the game's first public appearence since its ill-received reveal back at TGS last year. 

More importantly, however, it's also the first time we've seen in-game footage. 

Though it's currently "work in progress," the gameplay seems to be ticking all the familiar Devil May Cry boxes. There's demons and sword swooshing and dual-wielded pistols all over the place. It's as over-the-top as you would expect.

In fact, given that this is a reboot from an entirely different developer, I was expecting something a little different from the series' usual business. Perhaps they are playing to the hardcore in an attempt to win a few friends back.

That would certainly explain why Dante's hair goes back to white when he uses the Devil Trigger. The character model revamp - including a change of hair colour from white to brown - was at the centre of fans' consternation, after all.

No release date yet.


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Comment #1 by jin0869
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:33:22 AM
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This is still not winning me over...

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Comment #2 by i Eat Kittenzx
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:33:53 AM
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I didn't think these games needed a reboot in my opinion

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Comment #3 by GodsmacKam
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:40:55 AM
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I feel way more more postive about the game then when i saw the first trailer reveal aggeess ago BUT:
Thumbs me down if you want but for me it's like taking Homer Simpson and making him skinny and smart = it ain't gonna work
I'm all up for change but they changed Dante too much

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Comment #4 by grumpiercloud
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:42:09 AM
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I'm really not interested in this :/

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Comment #5 by Verdinial
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:43:50 AM
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I am really looking forward to this. My guess is, when he does that special move his hair turns white, right? Around halfway through he learns how to do that permanently. Anyway still, what he looks like isn't going to stop me buying a plainly great series of game.

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Comment #6 by D4RK V1C3
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:43:52 AM
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What's with the change in music style?
i hope they'll still have hard rock and metal in the game, and this isn't the music they'll be playing... the metal music is what made it all the more epic for me.. this isn't music to fight on!

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Comment #7 by HorsemanOfWar16
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:47:05 AM
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I played first few, then lost interest. Heard about this, but not that bothered. Im more interested in the Tomb Raider, and Hitman reboots!

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Comment #8 by Yautja46137
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:52:49 AM
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Definately doesn't look as bad as the first reveal. Will be checking it out at least. We all know Dante should be a badass who saves the girl, not an emo. A HD remake of the original would go down exremely well too.

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Comment #9 by Liek50Ninjas
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 09:15:23 AM
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I don't get it? Is it like 1984, but Big Brother is demons, or... what?

Yeah actually I don't care. Sorry Capcom, new Dante is a homo

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Comment #10 by Lothra
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 09:27:12 AM
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Franchise didn't need a reboot, this unwanted reboot looks rubbish, ill wait until capcom themselves get there head out there ass and make a proper DMC game

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Comment #11 by ChainGrave
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 09:30:54 AM
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Looks better than the reveal, like that his Hair turns white when he usues his powers but still won't be a 1st day buy

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Comment #12 by Auburok
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 09:31:26 AM
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So he's got white hair as a devil trigger mode? And the Demons, are what, the government? That's all I can get from the trailer.

At least the music isn't bad.

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Comment #13 by SkyJin
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 09:32:44 AM
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This is not working for me! Not at all, why'd they make him look so emo/homo?
I played the other DMC's, but I really didn't like DMC4 either... guess that's how it is then. I don't like DMC anymore.

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Comment #14 by tpb
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 09:38:13 AM
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Nope... Looks crappy. We know the story of Dante... we don't need a reboot of a series that's doing very well... and we certainly don't need a fucked up "Spiderman 3" emo-Dante.

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Comment #15 by DamagedWill
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:02:41 AM
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Not the biggest Devil May Cry fan, besides the first one. But Ninja Theory is a competent developer and I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt.

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Comment #16 by W1cked Seraph
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:04:00 AM
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I wasnt overly impressed with DMC 4 didnt care for playing as nero then dante then nero again but seriously a full blown revamp on Dante is just not right

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Comment #17 by GhostMaker 343
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:05:47 AM
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A reboot wasn't needed. This looks meh but I have a nagging feeling I will buy this regardless. Oh well...

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Comment #18 by Bl00di3KnUcKl3z
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:22:11 AM
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@3 i agree with yiu it doesn't work. They shouldn'tve changed dante from the crazy awesome badass he is. Is like replacing that big old bad ass master chief with a weaj whiny bitch for aj example who keeps crying because all the Spartans died. It doesnt work if they were going to do a proper revamp they shoulda stayed true to the game and story.

@6 I agree to tht to, the music combined with the style of gameplay over the top action and just the style of the original dante that punk rock heavy metal style of music was what accompanied him for that reason I mean look at him in DmC3 we loved that Dante because he was a total outrageous badass.

And one more thing. The weapons this emo dante uses are gay they aren't even as cool looking or outrageous and awesome as the real Dante's is so is everyone as mad about that as me too?

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Comment #19 by DayV3d
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:25:12 AM
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its not working somehow, theres something wrong with the trailer that simply wont appeal, and its not the terrible music..

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Comment #20 by Fang Foom
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:59:28 AM
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I can't believe all the comments saying Dante looks like a "homo"....

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Comment #21 by XxStuartxX 1990
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:59:55 AM
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@3 I disagree with your example because all this is is a cosmetic change he will still have the same personality and skills.

I must say that I am disgusted by all the hate that this game is getting just cos the main guy got a hair cut

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Comment #22 by El Presidente
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:01:23 AM
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They changed the (formerly beloved) character but kept the (overused) gameplay? Great, now they'll just need some stupid music and mediocre grafics to completely ruin it ... oh, they've got that too? Congratz -.-

Serious: I gave them the favour of the doubt back at TGS, but this trailer sucked on so many levels, I'm already looking forward to the deboot in two-three years!

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Comment #23 by bennoth
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:23:15 AM
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Everyones moaning about the "character change" but didn't Dante originally have black hair before he gained 'the power of the devil'? and im sure this is a story of Dante's beginnings so... isn't he SUPPOSED to have black hair...?

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Comment #24 by sniper mantis
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:35:21 AM
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hmmmmmmmmmm.........still not digging it.....looks the same as the others....first one was new and fresh.....after that they just re-used and re-did everything over and over again....and then for the xbox 360, added stupid achievements that meant going over and over the same shit just to add more value for ur money???...well it wasn't!!!!......give us some short, unique, cool and the original one was.....rant OVER !!!

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Comment #25 by redsmoke7
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:37:18 AM
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i hope its good bc if its dmc im gonna play no matter what

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Comment #26 by Ihazcandy4you
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:41:49 AM
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Love the nerd rage.

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Comment #27 by Amy47YAY
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:45:02 AM
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Comment #28 by Schism
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:48:31 AM
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Looks cheesy haha :/

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Comment #29 by hardcore shake
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:08:59 PM
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The old Dante kicks this young emo ass

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Comment #30 by Masterchief950
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:24:01 PM
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Rather have dante than this dude which looks beyond emo

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Comment #31 by Bajan Elite
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:34:48 PM
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How do you guys know if Dante will stay the same, once the game ends?

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Comment #32 by aosiding
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:59:16 PM
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These look like his combos from MvC 3 lol

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Comment #33 by Nero Mystyraa
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:00:08 PM
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The Graphics are complete utter shit for a Devil May Cry game and the new Dante looks absolutely horrible everytime I see him. I don't have high hopes for this game. DMC 4 looks much better than this and it was a 2007 game.

This is one of those games that didn't need a reboot but some asshole decided to do it anyway to piss off every fan of the franchise.

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Comment #34 by DemonDuffeh
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:18:16 PM
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If they improve on the graphics and gameplay this cud be a gd game and it wont matter wat he looks like tbh but if not i wont be getting this

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Comment #35 by Pooly93
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:19:55 PM
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Don't get all the hate, wow yeah they changed Dante's looks but if you were a fan of the DMC series you wouldn't let it bother you that much.
Either way, I enjoyed all the other DMC games so I'm looking forward to this, regardless of the new Dante.

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Comment #36 by xeodus9
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:20:11 PM
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nooooooo the skinny jean movement is now infecting games

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Comment #37 by shadowfeeder
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:20:26 PM
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I liked the effect where the buildings popped out.
Otherwise it seems pretty lackluster, samey enemies not to mention replacing a great main character with a mediocre one.

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Comment #38 by Nerotacular
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:58:09 PM
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@ everyone if you read the text on walls at the beginning, I think their changing it back to normal dmc or something I think this is just to bring people in and then surprise them. It also says its still a work in progress.

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Comment #39 by Tridenter
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 02:01:18 PM
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The tears are so delicious.

This game is shaping up to finally interest me into the DMC series after the horrendous DMC4.

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Comment #40 by Atroxx70
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 03:25:48 PM
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Haha wow, all emo-Dante discussion aside, this looks really terrible. I would have been embarrassed to be the one to have to show this crap off. Wouldn't be surprised if this game gets a do-over similar to how Borderlands got overhauled halfway through development.

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Comment #41 by ReapingAngel
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 04:06:04 PM
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I am probably going to get a lot of dislikes for this but I am looking forward to this game. This does look like a nice (if unnecessary) reboot. Dante looks young and the character traits are there. Lonely teenager with special powers walks alone to fight demons in a world that is a lie. Totally sold. Since it is a reboot, I can forgive the music but mind you, it is only a trailer. the music in the game might be different but I liked the music in the trailer.

As far is Dante being awesome is concerned, well, he still does. I, for one, is sold for this one.

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Comment #42 by Elendanis
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 04:06:43 PM
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I hope you all realize this is Dante before he actually becomes Dante. oh and I noticed that he does have WHITE HAIR when he goes into hyper mode. I was a nay sayer but now I'm lookin forward to it! yay prequel to DMC 3!

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Comment #43 by Play N Skillz
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 05:42:33 PM
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@#42 a prequel based on a prequel!

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Comment #44 by x1000FIRESBURNx
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 05:46:32 PM
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Well, since it does look like a good game, I will play it, because I'm not put off by the color of people's hair, you racist dipshits who are afraid of change.

I know that Dante has a cult following in these parts, but seriously, it's time to grow up, people. Just because Dante has brown hair instead of white, that doesn't mean he can't still kick ass by a wide margin.


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Comment #45 by Gearbolt
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 06:22:46 PM
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I'm digging the trailers and gameplay vids, but I still hate the way the new dante looks. I like the idea of shaking up the DMC universe, but he still looks like crap.

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Comment #46 by Uzumaki
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 07:27:04 PM
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I bet they're saying its a prequel and adding the white hair just to please the old fanbase.

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Comment #47 by SonikkuHedgehog
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:23:32 PM
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The DmC creators SHOULD NOT give in to the whiny fans.

complaining about his hair color should be the LEAST of their worries.

I just hope the game turns out awesome, and form what I've seen so far..

It's look like it'll do just that.

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Comment #48 by _Nosferatu_
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 08:29:37 PM
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I think it looks pretty cool!

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Comment #49 by darebuble
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 09:17:04 PM
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I like it. The music rocks, that crappy metal music did not work after DMC1.
DMC4 was terribly stale. Different is good, and this different and familiar.

This is Ninja Theory after all. Awesome dev. Hopefully it turns out.

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Comment #50 by PreKell
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 01:23:23 AM
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Day one huge fan of DMC and I'm impatient to play this game. I want to see what they have in store for the story... I don't mind if Dante's hair not white YET...

They can't use a Demon Form since Dante got it in DMC3 and since it's look to be BEFORE that... I think the psycho Dante getting the truth about demons and all is perfect. CAN'T WAIT!

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Comment #51 by Devil Sora
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 03:00:44 AM
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Hmm. . . so as others have said on this little tidbit I guess Dino's DT is Dante. . . my guess of the plot is this from what I've gathered;

Some prison/gov't drugged Dino when he was in prison to the point where he has super-human strength and stamina. The drawback is though he preceives the world as a "lie" disorting average things like people and cameras into demons and forces of the demonic realm. His transformation into Dante just makes him lose his sense of. . .reality even more. Hes esentially a skitso. . . sorry Ninja Theory but I'm not biting.

as for #44. . . . people's hair color leads to racism? I feel bad for the fucked up 3rd world country you come from.

On that matter its less about the hair and more about fucking with an icon. Think about it if you took Mario and made him look like Luigi would people really accept that truth? What if someone took Sonic and made him slow? Its the mindset not just about a simple pallete swap.

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Comment #52 by Devil Sora
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 03:10:25 AM
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Plus I cannot stress when I say Dante's backstory has already been told in other forms of media. . .so taking all those and just chucking them out the window. . .thats going to make alot of fans who were dedicated to such other forms of media to be like "well shit Capcom whats the deal?" I understand reboot and all but I just think they should have taken on all angles instead of making a half assed attempt to breathe new life into a story that had so many loose ends that weren't addressed. All and all I've become increasinglly frustrated with Capcom's lackluster releases in the past and even releases that did absolutelly amazing were given no to minimal support. If Capcom wanted to keep DMC in the spotlight the should have released content for DMC4 to support it but instead all they did. . . was leave it to dry same goes for MvC3 content that was announced before the game release? Content that was already in the OSG? Wait a second?! . . . . Ic whatudid thar! Its rediculous and an utter shame on how Capcom treats some of their AAA titles.

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Comment #53 by roza
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 01:12:21 PM
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Dante still looks like a dickhead... do Capcom not read forums? NOONE wants this Dante! And the music in this trailer sucks. Not fitting to DmC at all

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Comment #54 by ViNyLek
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 01:54:47 PM
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Never was a fan of DMC, just did not find it all that alluring. Maybe a reboot will make them lose some fans, but it might win some new ones over as well. Sure waiting to hear/see more on this:-)

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Comment #55 by WadeMcG
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 09:33:15 AM
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I still think that emo Dante is the worst character redesign since blue and white electromagnetic Superman.

Devil May Cry 1, 3, & Bayonetta are more deserving of the DMC name than Ninja Theory's effort seems so far.

Didn't Heavenly Sword have a lower review score average than DMC4?

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Comment #56 by Bane2552
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 11:02:34 AM
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So Dante turns super saiyan in this game? Haha, developers are making reboots left and right. I hope they still capture Dante right though, a pizza loving, strawberry sundae, eating humerous asshole lol. I like the look of this game so far and the intro music is awesome. I hope this game comes out soon!

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