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Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry reboot actually takes place in alternate timeline

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Next year, Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry reboot (entitled DMC) will be released, featuring a more youthful demon hunting protagonist. While he shares the same name as the Dante from the original Devil May Cry games, he's actually not technically a "younger" version of Dante. According to Dengeki PlayStation, this Dante exists in a parallel world. In other words, Dante from DMC is like the Captain Kirk from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot. Except, you know, with less lens flare.

Dengeki PlayStation (via Siliconera) doesn't give much more information, but it honestly makes sense - besides the fact that the new Dante has both demon and angle powers, keeping it in a different "universe" gives Capcom more options for the future. If the game is a massive success, the developers can continue to create games in this new DMC series without worrying about stepping on the toes of the original classics. If it's an absolute failure Capcom can just pretend it never happened, closing the alternate dimension as quickly as they opened it.

We're just hoping that they stay true to the "different universe" thing. The strangest part of the new Star Trek movie is when Spock from the original films stumbled out of a cave with weird dentures and spouted a bunch of nonsense to the new Kirk. If old Dante shows up and acts as a tutor to young Dante we're considering dropping the controller and walking right out of the room. Come on, Ninja Theory, let's see your signature tact, don't take the easy way out.

DMC is due out early next year for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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18 comments

  • rafael-gomez - January 23, 2012 7:03 a.m.

    Im being honest to the heart no lie. I've seen bags of trash look better than this new dmc. he looks like a heavy drug user with a horrible hair style. My friends little brother literally started to cry whren he saw the new style. Id rather have kidney failure then buy this trash
  • ultimatepunchrod - January 23, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    Then you're a moron.
  • Lastdirewolf - November 2, 2011 1:41 a.m.

    If they give it a notably different name (Seriously, if it's named like "/The/ Devil May Cry" or something similar, that's a big middle finger to the fans), different storyline, strive to show the differences between the parallel characters, and improve the combat back to what made the series popular...I might consider buying it. They're like not to do any of that, so I can safely say I'm probably going to skip it (As will many fans)
  • rapmasterRH - November 1, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    I'm really quite happy with this decision. Seems like a smart move on Ninja Theory's part. I love the devil may cry series and when I first saw this I wasn't exactly ecstatic. I mean I'm no fan boy so I wasn't bashing this game any instance I could. I just had some reservations. If this game gets a warm reception by most reviewers I'd be willing to give it a try. Then I'd like to see Capcom finish off the original series (unlikely to happen) or at least make the next addition relevant to the series to tie up some of the lose ends.
  • Fuzunga - November 1, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    Isn't that always the case with reboots?
  • ThatGuyFromTV - November 1, 2011 2:16 p.m.

    I do believe they just lit a DmC raging nuke with that statement. I believe in their ability to make this game, Enslaved was a really fun, touching game (aside from the ending) and they can do all kinds of good with this game.
  • sheah1 - November 1, 2011 1:27 p.m.

    Finally, a DMC fan who isn't a whining pessimist, I love you fine sir, purely for that.
  • CongratulagentAgentTHEAgentAntista - November 1, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    "besides the fact that the new Dante has both demon and angle powers" ANGLE POWERS!? That's acute.
  • hector-fuentes - November 1, 2011 3:35 p.m.

    You, sir, are funny. Bravo.
  • AlbVega - November 1, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    Why is button mashing, hand holding, and badly designed combat "fantastic"? the "fanboys" are not whining because it's fun to bitch, but because, narrative aside, Ninja Theory makes BAD games.
  • izzidore - November 1, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    'Dante has both demon and angle powers' I just had flashbacks of Hot Fuzz in that sentence.
  • stitchjones - November 1, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    Lame, not going to buy it.
  • FOZ - November 1, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    DmC 52, amirite? Devil May Cry: Infinite Crisis And other such lines of that nature.
  • gamingfreak - November 1, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    Smart move on Ninja Theory's part, but unfortunately, it's not going stop the fan boys from bitchin.
  • CancerMan - November 1, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    Blow me away Ninja Theory.
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 1, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    love any scrap of news i can get on this game. this decision makes sense because of all the whining fans. i want whatever Ninja Theory gives me. can't wait for this game.
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 1, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    also, i really hope this is successful. Ninja Theory doesn't deserve another bomb. especially when their games have been fantastic.
  • jackthemenace - November 2, 2011 1:21 p.m.

    I hope it's NOT, but I seriously suspect it will be. Also, it just seems to be a really cheap way of doing it, a way of pleasing the fans without going back on everything they've already said. Still, I remain optimistic (as I always have been about it) and Hope that it's good. Although, i would like to see more the Dante we know and love. Except, it had better not involve that godawful ending to DMC2...

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