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.

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  • MidianGTX - December 1, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    If you ask me, all it has to do to bring the old fans around is be a great game. They'll know it's not classic DMC but they'll appreciate it nonetheless. If it turns out to be a stinking pile of Draugr dung, on the other hand...
  • BladedFalcon - December 1, 2011 2:42 p.m.

    I'm afraid you're over-estimating the intelligence of most fan-boys. Even if the game turns out to be great, I'm willing to bet there will be a fair share of detractors that's look for any excuse to slam on it just to justify their irrational hate of it beforehand. "Dante still looks emo therefore the game automatically suxx0rs!" Will be the banner of many people even after the game launches. And of course, then there will be a fair share of hypocrites that will buy the game when it comes out, but still bash it publicly to save face from all their hating beforehand.
  • Clovin64 - December 1, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    Truer words were never spoken (or typed :P).
  • MeanwhileGuy - December 2, 2011 3:53 a.m.

    Well, I'm one of the so-called "fan-boys" of old school DMC, and while I absolutely loathed this game upon announcement, this trailer has made me very cautiously optimistic. Though to me it looks like Capcom and Ninja Theory (as much as I love those guys for Enslaved) have done a massive back-pedal to avoid the fans slaughtering the game before it comes out. Well, slaughtering it even more. To me, it pretty much looks like they've put colours back in instead of having the boring, grey-brown look it had before, and modelled the combat as close to DMC4 as possible, as it looks like they've combined Nero's ability to reach far-off enemies with Dante's flashy combo style. So yeah, they've made a DMC game, just with a horrible, horrible protagonist. I'll probably give it a rent, but there's no way I'm getting this over the HD collection, which gives us fans the Dante we know and love, as well as, y'know, actually having the best games.
  • soggysage - December 1, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    Seeing as I never had much interest in the original games this reebot has me VERY excited.
  • soggysage - December 1, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    *reboot, christ I can't spell
  • comaqi - December 1, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    I played a bunch of DMC4 but it just seemed repetitive and nero sucks. Reboot has me stoked.
  • abhorerofmoppets - December 1, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    If it is by Ninja Theory, I'm getting it.
  • conchking - December 1, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    It looks beautiful right now but the combat seems really unresponsive. Its not silky smooth like Bayonetta, I mean.
  • BladedFalcon - December 1, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    How can you even tell combat is unresponsive without ever even touching the controls? that makes no darns sense.
  • Errrrbo - December 1, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    I'm not a Devil May Cry fan, but I honestly can't see myself playing this game simply because Dante looks like too much of a douche. I'm not one to be superficial about stuff like this, but part of telling a good story in a game like this is having likeable characters, and I already hate that Dante.
  • ParagonT - December 1, 2011 3:24 p.m.

    At the moment I agree, but I'll wait for more video's to be sure. To add on that snippet, I really do not like how they portray enemies as these alien, mind altered, dimension freaks. I sort of miss the dark more grotesque enemies from earlier installments (Partially excluding DM4). Personal preference. Good comment.
  • CreeplyTuna - December 1, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    I liked Enslaved a whole lot, and Heavenly Sword was good, but i stopped playing when i ended up playing as Kai for forever, because she was just annoying (both her character and the way she and her crossbow controlled). I really want to be into this too, but metro sexual Dante just looks like a d-bag to me. I've never played any of the others, tho.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 >>;
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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