Above: Besides the controversially brunet hero in action, here's art for a few of Dante's weapons
The original Devil May Cry might have jumped straight into the grown-up demon-slaying, but Ninja Theory's reboot is a more psychological take on the series – and as such, the developer's found time to go into a little bit of backstory to go along with these new screenshots. Apparently the upcoming reboot will be kind of like if Charles Dickens had written occult horror? Which is to say, great.
The new title, say Capcom and Ninja Theory, will touch on the half-angel Dante's revised origin story, a hardscrabble tale of growing up on the streets and bouncing between foster homes and orphanages; all of which happen to have been run by child-torturing demons. Don't worry, doubtless this will all be conveyed via the medium of QTEs and head-exploding. The new title's still due later in the year, and meanwhile Capcom has the Devil May Cry HD Collection incoming next month to tide veterans over while maximizing confusion for series newcomers.