Get enslaved by heavenly gameplay footage from Ninja Theory's DMC reboot

There hasn't been a huge amount of information on Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry reboot besides some backpedaling on Capcom's part as to whether or not it's a real reboot, or simply a sequel starring an alternate Dante in an alternate dimension. Today, we know just a little bit more. Ninja Theory has released a few minutes of gameplay footage that shows off the game's new combat, new locations, and new (sorta emo-looking) protagonist.

The reboot is starting to look like a combination of Devil May Cry's visuals, Heavenly Sword's combat, and Enslaved's characters, which isn't something we're all that upset by. On the contrary - we're happy to see that Ninja Theory has found ways to mix Enslaved and Heavenly Sword into DMC - after those games failed to sell, this might be the only way we'll ever see anything close to a sequel.

But the question remains: will this DMC have enough Devil May Cry to satiate rabid fans? Odds are it won't be, simply because it features a younger protagonist, but we'll remain optimistic that it'll be good enough to bring them around eventually.


  • jackthemenace - December 3, 2011 1:17 a.m.

    Well, I'm getting more and more optimistic about the game. The combat looks fun, the visuals aren't too bad, and they even have the soundtrack to a T. But I still can't shake my hatred over the idea of an 'alternate universe' Dante. And I'm beginning to hate him more and more. If they'd just said "Hey, look at our new game!" instead of "Hey, Look, we're making a new DMC!" then it could've been perfect, but, as it is, I'm still not 100%
  • inconceivable - December 2, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    I'm kinda excited for the game after watching that. Not that I thought it looked bad or anything before; I just didn't know what to expect from it.
  • robinkurosaki - December 2, 2011 5:42 a.m.

    quite frankly these views on the new dmc are really grating on me. Ninja Theory are a fantastic studio which they have already proved, imo it couldnt be put into better hands. However the cods of this world an any other big hitter will unfortunately make games like enslaved not noticed :( Anyhow, he really doesn't look like an emo, his voice in it was to be frank as good as it could be to suit the character i feel, its not the voice of a douche its actually a decent voice and from what you seen of him in that bit of gameplay he seems like a reasonable guy. As for this original danta bum love, its obscene, get over yourself guys, he was cool in the first one not necessarily likable but cool, in the second it proved that dante doesnt make the game good as thats been slated as the worst one(its the only one i havent played, but i really dont see it being that bad) as for the third rather alot of people liked Virgil because he was different to play as, the 4th one i personally felt nero p*ssed all over dante, he was very likeable, looked far cooler imo and dante proved that he was actually a c*ck so im glad he isnt in this one and that there is a new dante that does seem really likeable. as for looks cmon he looks human in the regard that you have more chance of seeing someone like that in the street then old dante, and for me thats a good thing. The combat looks really good i feel, better then what they initially shown an the free run esque parts do look like they could be a really good part of the game. To shun this new dmc purely because you dont like the look of the main character but do like the dmc series as a whole is pathetic, essentially it will be your fault should the game not get the sales it appears to deserve, and it will be people like you that shut down these lesser(but some times better) studios because they dont get the sales they need to survive. Anyhow im all for this new dmc and i told just that to Tameem Antoniades when i met him. P.S. i did actually twitter to him about dmc but i did say i love his games and shook his hand in congratulations when i met him the previous day :)
  • spatuluk - December 2, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    Looking good to me, and I recognize the music - that's 'Never Surrender' by Combichrist!! :D
  • andrew-peirce - December 1, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    I'll buy this on the basis of Enslaved alone. I played the hell out of that game and am a little po'd that there's no sequel coming - even though it's just fine as a stand alone title. So, even though I'm not a Devil May Cry fan, this will get my money.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - December 1, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    They need to add a bit more flare to his moves, especially the chain-pulling "get over here"-style move. A move that's going to be used that often should look as stale as it does right now. Other than that, it looks pretty solid.
  • ultimatepunchrod - December 1, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    Yay gameplay. I'm loving just about everything from the new DmC information and trailers.
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - December 1, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    People say this Dante looks gay yet the old Dante had bright white hair and a freaking open shirt. Seriously? Are you guys really going to miss his chiselled abs?
  • hullonotna - December 1, 2011 5:16 p.m.

    I actually like this Dante. He looks extremely cocky but thats alright. I am all for this reboot and the aesthetics look great. It should be interesting to see where this goes next.
  • mrgagaixi - December 1, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    This looks great! I don't think the new Dante looks that bad. I just hope his personality/voice is similar to the Dante we know and love
  • R-ape - December 1, 2011 4 p.m.

    For some reason, the title made me think I'd win a copy of Enslaved if I watched this video. Guess I'm not paying enough attention these days.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - December 1, 2011 3:23 p.m.

    Looks good to me. Also, I still crack up when people call this Dante "Emo Dante". I don't think they're familiar with different styles, because this Dante looks way more Punk Rock than Emo. OLD Dante looked fucking emo. Seriously, type "Punk Rock Hair" and "Emo Hair" into Google Images and tell me this isn't true.
  • spencertucksen - December 1, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    I totally agree. it really irks me when THIS is considered emo hair. Apparently they don't realize what emo hair really is. It's simply ridiculous.
  • ultimatepunchrod - December 2, 2011 5:46 a.m.

    The thing that annoys me more than comments about the hair is when they just call him emo Dante. If he was emo he wouldn't be hunting down and killing demons. =] On a more serious note: this gameplay looks fantastic. I'm thinking this is an easier difficulty so they can show off some combos and how the music layering works as you build up your style. I wouldn't want DmC to be this easy, but this is probably early in the game or just set to an easier difficulty. I saw an interview from August that said they had just started hammering out the majority of the story details and were focusing on getting the combat right first, and it looks like they have that down so far. Also, I wasn't sure about Dante's voice at first from the last trailer they put out ("There are demons everywhere"), but here he sounds OK. A little inconsistent though, but I think that'll be something else that gets fixed. I wonder if Andy Serkis is directing the cutscenes on this one like he did on Enslaved and Heavenly Sword.
  • Clovin64 - December 1, 2011 3:15 p.m.

    First thing I noticed was how fantastically colourful the demony world looks. Really, its enough to make you cry. I'd be happy enough with DMC's traditional combat mechanics unchanged, but what I really want from this reboot is the brilliantly human character interaction seen in Enslaved.
  • RoeTaKa - December 1, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    I'll get to the point. I'm one of those people that wants old Dante, DMC1 and 3 are amazing games, 10/10 games. Forget 2, 4 was bitter it didn't feel right on many levels. When it comes to a reboot well it's being made by a team that fail to market their products well, if you ask me I'd say they wanted DmC (should be DMC) because it is an established franchise that would increase the awareness of their studio. Another reboot is Syndicate -- a very well loved game. But it is being made by an outstanding studio that constantly shows they can take a franchise and put it up against the other chart toppers; The Darkness has a sequel by another studio already, it didn't seem like a game to have continuity but they have pulled it off. Sure Syndicate purists have their right to say the genre change is outrageous (it is their right) but besides that people are turning heads, the game is incredibly well marketed; they're proud and they show it off. Here we have an established franchise passed on to developers who have proven they can make a decent but not outstanding DMC clone, their products do not seem to grab audiences and they fail to market their product properly. If they believe their path is right, why not flaunt it? I very much doubt it is due to lack of developed material or being held back by Capcom. I don't usually have this much to say as I keep it to myself. But I feel like I have a valid point here that goes beyond my personal preferences.
  • ParagonT - December 1, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    So what your saying is that if they are proud of what they have done to this franchise that they should be more open with their content and advertising to consumers? I can see that, but we'll have to wait until we know for sure.
  • BladedFalcon - December 1, 2011 2:46 p.m.

    I really like the aesthetics of the city and the shifting effects, i do hope that plays a more prominent role in the gameplay. And i also like the combat moves in general, Dante looks really slick and still moves pretty fast even when swinging that axe. The one thing that still keeps bothering me is the enemy design... i can tell this was just a warm up section in which they send you the throwaway enemies to show off and practice combat. But a part of me is still worried that most enemies will feel kinda bland >>;
  • Dakken - December 1, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    Now all they need to do, is dump the POS "new dante" and bring the old one back. Otherwise looks good. Still won't buy it with the emo though. Just.. Ridiculous to think that was a good idea.
  • Redeater - December 1, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    Please don't mention Enslaved even in pun form. It makes me sad. Every time a copy of Enslaved isn't Jesus cries.

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