Devil May Cry is a strange hybrid, its DNA spliced from strains of Resident Evil and Onimusha, its star player born of an unholy union between western and eastern lead character traits as much as between the human and devil worlds. As should be expected from the cosplay-rockstar persona of its producer, Shinji Mikami, it… Continue reading
Why we’re still playing Ninja Theory’s brash, bold Devil May Cry reboot.
Ninja Theory’s reboot ends FIFA 13’s run at the top of the charts in this week’s GFK Chart-track top 40.
Ninja Theory’s art has proved a valuable bulwark in games where the action is less dependable. Whatever you might think of combat in Heavenly Sword and Enslaved, there’s no denying the joy of watching their concepts turn into realtime via Hollywood techniques. DmC isn’t just shaping up to be a legitimate Devil May Cry, but is by far the most kinetic and reactive from an environmental standpoint. Truly psychedelic at times, it shows that the rainbow-coloured Enslaved was no Unreal Engine fluke, as technical art director Stuart Adcock and concept artist Alessandro ‘Talexi’ Taini explain.
History’s repeating in DmC, Ninja Theory’s hotly debated reboot of Capcom’s treasured Devil May Cry series. You don’t realise just how much, though, until you see Caravaggio’s The Taking Of Christ and David With The Head Of Goliath recast with a rebellious young Dante in one instance battling the cops (rather than armoured soldiers) and in the other holding a freshly chopped-off demon’s head.
Capcom has confirmed that Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry reboot, DMC, won't be released until next year.The game is now scheduled for a January 15, 2013, launch in the EU and US with a newly revealed PC version set to arrive later in the year.
Here's a first look at Capcom's latest HD remix, which includes the first three games in Hideki Kamiya's PlayStation 2 series, and it's the Special Edition of Devil May Cry 3, rather than the vanilla release, which is included. That adds Dante's twin brother Vergil – one of the new additions in the upcoming Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – as a playable character, as well as gameplay tweaks and the Bloody Palace mode.
A Devil May Cry HD Collection was first rumoured in June, when a Spanish retailer briefly listed it for PS3. Now America’s ESRB has rated the first three games in the series – originally released on PlayStation 2 – for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. With the Tokyo Game Show kicking off next week it… Continue reading
According to one Spanish online retailer, Capcom is to mark the tenth anniversary of the Hideki Kamiya series’ debut with the PlayStation 3 release of a remastered collection of the first three games in the series this November. Capcom declined to comment.
Following last week’s news that Takashi Miike is directing an Ace Attorney movie, another Capcom property heads to Hollywood. Based on Ninja Theory’s upcoming series reboot, the script is being written by Kyle Ward, who also wrote the screenplay for the Kane And Lynch film that is currently in pre-production.