New DmC: Devil May Cry trailer has a secret

Ninja Theory and Capcom have been pretty giving with gameplay footage from their upcoming reboot to the Devil May Cry series, the enigmatic DmC. We’ve seen the world beneath our gaze and we’ve seen a constantly shiftling stages that are out to murder our hero Dante. Now today’s gameplay footage shows us some of the secret areas hidden within the stages. Take a look…

This stage is the most abstract yet that we’ve seen of the game, and you end up in these areas by finding secret portals hidden within the world. We’re betting something cool happens when you break all the giant chains in the sky. Has this trio of trailers turned some of you reboot haters into believers? Or does the game still need to do more to sell you on this new Dante for 2012?


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  • Wolfrank13 - December 19, 2011 5:14 p.m.

    I don't care what anyone else says, Ninja Theory is making this game so I'm really looking forward to it.
  • R-ape - December 19, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    My guess is that it brings down the whole structure (or whatever it is) and Dante goes there to pick up that ol' familiar red trenchcoat. A typical windowshopping experience with Dante.
  • MasterBhater - December 19, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    The sad thing is, if Dante just had the white hair absolutely nobody would be complaining. This looks like Devil May Cry
  • flabslapper - December 19, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    yeah i never really cared that he looks different, especially since i think this is a prequel and if people payed attention in the one trailer he has some sort of power up move where he gets white hair and a red trench coat
  • StoneDreadnaught - December 19, 2011 11:15 p.m.

    That's his DT (Devil Trigger). And I'll say what I said when the first gameplay trailer surfaced, and I'll say it every time I see another. Look. At. All. That. COLOR.
  • nomis - December 19, 2011 6:44 p.m.

    I like the prequel idea...
  • ultimatepunchrod - December 19, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    Looking good. Hopefully they put the music back in for the fight, but that's not terribly important. Everything I've seen so far looks great. The environments look really interesting.
  • cokelogic - December 19, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    The high bar was set by Bayonetta and this video is far from cutting the mustard. Whatever color hair Dante has, this gameplay is a snooze fest.
  • samsneeze - December 19, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    And this is how I feel. This game is like a step in the same direction that Devil May Cry 4 took. You know, the one that lead straight off a cliff.
  • bboyd - December 19, 2011 9:38 p.m.

    A few things: Enslaved was fantastic, Ninja Theory excels at character motivation as well as producing some of the best motion capture in the buisness. Devil May Cry needs this, as much as I love DMC1-4, people need a reason to care about Dante's exploits, because they won't just keep buying the same thing over and over again. That being said, this looks exactly what Devil May Cry by Ninja theory should look like: old Devil May Cry but beautiful. Combat appears a bit slow, but that comes down to who is playing the game. If his hair was white this game would be showered with praise.
  • minimaxi - December 20, 2011 12:56 a.m.

    good or bad, it's facing stiff competition from Ninja Gaiden 3, Lollipop Chainsaw, Metal Gear Rising(maybe). Do you think the new Onechanbara is also a contender?
  • Vordhosbn - December 20, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    I didn't like the look of Enslaved, the preview vids etc just didn't sell it for me. But I got given a copy, and had an absolute blast playing it just because it was the kind of "tomb raidery" fun I hadn't had in a game in a while (bar perhaps Batman AA). Now, I've always loved DmC games since the first one, and the trailers for this look awesome, so I have no doubt that I'm going to enjoy the game when it comes out, and I'll be willing to bet the majority who play it will to. Moaners gonna moan, every new game gets detractors these days but I'm happy to ignore them to enjoy the good games that do come out.
  • jonathanmckiddy - December 20, 2011 4:44 a.m.

    You know I think a lot of people have a misunderstanding as to why some of the DMC fans are upset. Gameplay wise we never had an issue we Ninja theory taking it over. The game looks tight and a blast to play. But they're falling into the same pitfall DMC2 fell into, they're messing with key aspects of the game. part of the reason hardly any of the fans liked that game is because of the repetitive levels and lack of boss variety, but DMC4 proves that we're willing to overlook that if gameplay is good. The real issue was that it was so removed from the tone the previous game set, that it didn't feel like a DMC game. Dante wasn't the same character, he was this stoic asshole who never said more than two words, and he was fighting a cliche evil corporation. and millions of other tiny little things that can be picked apart with that story. the issue here is the same. Nobody is worried that the action in game is going to suck, Ninja theory is one of the most underrated action game companies of this generation, what we're majorly concerned about is how much the tone of the story is going to change. This doesn't affect people who just skipped through the cutscenes to get to the gameplay, but for those of us who actually care about the story, removing all the compelling aspects of that universe in favor of flashier gameplay, Is more than enough justification to get angry at Ninja theory. comparing what I mean to a more popular franchise, I'm going to ask two questions. How many people thought Gears of war 3 had the most interesting and polished gameplay out of the entire series? Now, how many people got pissed off at the way they handled the story? It was such a jarring issue that it actually factored into GR's final decision on it's score. So you can't pretend like story doesn't matter to fans. Part of the reason you play a franchise is because you want answers to the questions raised in the previous game. And there are a lot of questions that DMC fans never got an answer to. If this game answers them to my satisfaction, then i'll buy it. If there is a manga or some other form of medium that wraps those issues up, then i'll buy it. But if they're just going to ignore it all together and leave me hanging, then as a fan of the story I'd be doing myself a disservice by supporting the new canon. Also,not to sound like a whiney rage quitter. But at this point it's a little silly that you have to point out the fact that people aren't fans of the game because it seems to be a departure from series norms. This would be like getting hostile with god of war fans because they turned it into a side scrolling, cartoony platformer with all the blood taken out. I'm entitled to my opinion on a series i'm familiar with.Just as you are entitled to make fun of that. But past a certain point you're just being vindictive towards the reader base.
  • aJAWSOMEocelot - December 20, 2011 6:18 a.m.

    ^ Great, precise summary of why the DMC remake has a lot of FAN rage. As a whole, when the canon of a beloved media item is tempered with the fans to get upset and angry, for those specific reasons mentioned above, and not because "Dante looks like a bitchy teenager" as most non-fans paint it to be.
  • bboyd - December 20, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    I understand this as well. I myself would much rather have seen a game that brought back conflict with Virgil, and perhaps fully explained Nero. That being said, most "fans" are only pissed off because his hair isn't white, because that's the big tip off that this isn't the same canon.
  • Errrrbo - December 20, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    This game's gameplay just doesn't do anything for me, instead of pushing the envelope like Bayonetta did, this just seems like a more stylized version of past DMC games. I'll probably just rent this one, or simply not play it.
  • system1988 - December 21, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    Why do you people give this game such a hard time when you do know that Dante DOES get to have white hair at some point during gampeplay? When he goes demonic u can see the hair. Enough of this! The producers already stated that this game takes place in an alternate timeline so I am cool with it. I would have taken even a flashback as a serious explanation! So just wait till we get to see the actual game. Then bitch like there is no tomorrow!
  • jackthemenace - December 22, 2011 2:04 p.m.

    You do realise it's more than just 'having white hair' that makes the Dante we know and love so amazing, right? Ferchrissake, my Grandmother has white hair, and NO-ONE likes her. The gameplay admittedly does look pretty solid, as does the soundtrack, and I'm just about willing to get on board with the whole 'alternate universe' thing (although, the prequel story idea DID make more sense to me... I don't see why they don't just market this as a different series, to be fair), but the thing that really annoys me is the art style and designs for all the enemies :/

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