Capcom teases new Devil May Cry-related game

Publisher puts out call for fan-art submissions with promise that winning entry will appear in as-yet-unannounced title.

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Capcom has tapped Ninja Theory to take the Devil May Cry franchise in a radical new direction later this year. However, it appears as if DMC isn't the only in-development project featuring the series' familiar faces.

Dante's new look is fair game for fans.

Today, Capcom put out a call for fan-art submissions in commemoration of Devil May Cry's 10th anniversary. As part of that announcement, Capcom said that it would be featuring winning fan-art entries in a new, as-yet-unannounced game.

"Think about all the iconic characters from Dante, Nero, Vergil, Trish, and Lady and all the fantastic weapons they have wielded," Capcom said of the fan-art contest. "Think of the bosses and many battles Dante has had to cleave his way through. And most of all, think of the style that all this has been done in, from Dante’s cockiness to Sparda's impeccable honor!"

Unfortunately, Capcom offered no additional details on the game project. And while a new installment in the Devil May Cry series is the most obvious conclusion, it is worth noting that the franchise's characters aren't exclusive to that series. Namely, Dante was a playable character in the PlayStation 2 version of Viewtiful Joe, as well as Capcom's cross-over fighter Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which was released in February.

For those interested in participating in Capcom's 10th anniversary Devil May Cry art contest, submissions are due by July 29. More details can be found on the Capcom-Unity blog.

Discussion

210 comments
Will1590
Will1590

It seems like the game takes place before the mangas.Which are before all The DMCs, he'll probably even go by Tony Redgrave, his original name before he takes up the Dante Alias...In My opinion its the story of a younger, less powerful, more vulnerable Dante(Tony), Which explains why hes not as cocky. They didnt get rid of the old dante its just showing how he became The unstoppable force we all know.

Enexs
Enexs

@gandalf44444444 thats what i mean by his atitude old dante was stilish and funny new dante it's cold,serious an looks angry

gandalf44444444
gandalf44444444

they are ruining one of the best characters of all time.unlike the new guy dante was funny.

ISZIO
ISZIO

if they had downloadable skins for old cool dante i might get this game

Rexavian
Rexavian

Thought I saw white hair for a few seconds there... did he go from a human mode to a demon mode? What is this, I don't even... Dante is half human, half demon! Always! Stop ruining one of the greatest game-series of all time!

V-Mack
V-Mack

u can hear the ripping of the flesh and the crushing of bones!!! id like the guns to sound like .50 desert eagles and nothing less powerful though lol

XEN_R3AP3R79
XEN_R3AP3R79

dante trademark is his white hair why need change all that....he half demon so maybe he doesn't need to grow old if u know what i mean...just give him better storyline and he will kick ass

Kevin75
Kevin75

Get rid of the crappy Dante or this game won't sell for crap. You are killing your central fan base.

FullMetalSephy
FullMetalSephy

this game is going to be shocking Ninja Theory ruined them iconic person in Capcom history but hopefully there's going to be some good art work from people Good luck to everyone in contest.

Forcecaster
Forcecaster

This will be a great anniversary with DmC... Hoping for the best with the contest.

Enexs
Enexs

i think i would pay the game to not be released if i could

Enexs
Enexs

@gandalf44444444 it isin't just the hair, is also the jacket, the guns, the sword, and the atitude

sammoth
sammoth

They Ruined it. I don't like this Retro crap Dante. Gawd just make a new IP.

zidan4000
zidan4000

@INewIRave I think that the gameplay will change ,,, for the worse . I just cannot understand why Capcom has handled the game to Ninja Theory , it is not like Ninja Theory bought the rights for the game or anything and Capcom was doing just fine with DMC series , they had absulotely NO reason to give the game to Ninja Theory.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

How about Capcom use the fan art from the winner of this contest, to replace the awful main character design from this new "DMC" game.

INewIRave
INewIRave

@zidan4000 ha i agree with you i was just giving examples of other charcters who have changed whether to older or younger versions of themselves with new games but not for the worse like Dante. Oh and yeah final fantasy is a bit too far, making the characters awful is one thing but destroying the gameplay and general vibe is another wait for it to come out before you compare it to FF...

simon1812
simon1812

hmmm...I think they need to get Guillermo del Toro to design the monster and demons for this game. just saying the few enemies I saw look like characters out of The Night Before Christmas movie.

Ardain
Ardain

@justoneguy You, I, and everyone else agrees with that. Ninja Theory needs to change that S***. I just wish that Capcom just take the game away from them and finish it. As long Ninja Theory is developing it. They won't change a thing.

Footos_mints
Footos_mints

There is a reason why its DmC and not DMC5 guys... Unannounced game? DMChd remake maybe?? Halo's doing it why don't Capcom do it :D

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

I never really cared for the old Dante but the new design is terrible.

metaltorn
metaltorn

the game looks crazy, beautiful graphics except for Dante, they better have a costume select so people can play as the original Dante

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

One thing I do love about this trailer are the words that are popping up and what they stand for. The "truth" is indeed a lie and the world is not as the tv says it is. I also love when his hair goes white. The only change DMC needed was the cam and more open spaces but that is it. I hope CAPCOM listings to its players and give them what they want.. they are buying your game after all.

Shinteikun
Shinteikun

RIP Dante... RIP Devil may cry ... Die Capcom!!!!!

Faramir535
Faramir535

Did you know that in dmc 3 and 4, everytime you screenshot while fighting, dante looks charismatic in every frame. But this new dante is just.... I can't stand his looks.

sal_stinger
sal_stinger

Hey hey looks a lot like me! None the less, its DMC! I'm excited! And besides, I am sure they will put the "original Dante" costume in the game as an unlock-able content for the ones who don't like the new make over! Relax guys!

DarthMallrat
DarthMallrat

I throw up a little every time I see that horrific new DMC Dante.

dj_pulserfan
dj_pulserfan

@thegamegod An absurd character in tight clothing? Really? And a metro-sexual demon hunter in tight red biker clothes with a fixation for Strawberry-Sundays and tomato juice isn't absurd to you? Lmfao. Absurdity reigns supreme with games made by Platinum or Mikami in general. Look, I love DMC, but it's obvious since the original creators all left for Platinum that Capcom doesn't know what they're doing. He essentially made a TRUE sequel to DMC that you can literally find new ways to fight everytime you play. The weapon combinations were endless, the combos were crazy and the only limit to Bayonetta's abilities lies within your imagination. Would I love a new DMC? Sure. But Bayonetta set the bar for this genre again the same way DMC did.

TheRedDash
TheRedDash

as long as its not a girl character than im fine with it. The DMC fanboys are getting mad lol get over it

kwackman08
kwackman08

they have to put in online i dont know how there going to do it but they have to

owermars
owermars

It could be a cool game, if the name wasn't DMC...... I mean that, "Ninja Theory" can make a good games (as Enslaved or Heavenly Sword), but this game will not be a DMC at all.... Maybe it will be a good slasher game - but not DMC!!!!..... Why to change the main character - when he is already beloved by customers?.... Go and find a new name for yourself - you are not Dante!....

Eggs-Benedict
Eggs-Benedict

This is exactly what they did with the Prince of Persia series. After the 3rd PoP they threw in a new prince. I hated it at first but once I played the game and actually gave it a chance the new prince grew on me. Maybe the same will happen here.

ecx_19
ecx_19

What the f*** is this load of crap?!!

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

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kkthesonicfan
kkthesonicfan

They could just use the fanart for ideas of costumes for Dante in MvC3.

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

So long as that new dante keeps that stupid haircut and those f**** skinny jeans, they'll never get my money.

zidan4000
zidan4000

@INewIRave the characters you posted, only their looks changed , as their attitudes and their personality obviously didn't change, but with Dante , they changed everything , even his weapons and the way he acts , dang , they even made him smoke , i don't remember seeing him smoking , they had to make things worse and make him smoke a little cigarette , if dante is gonna smoke anything it is gonna be a fat cuban cigar , DMC series is officially dead along with Final Fantasy.

Xenoxion
Xenoxion

When he got white hair he looked like DMC 3 Dante

7C7R7N7
7C7R7N7

I just want the Dante from DMC 2 back with the DMC 1 game-style. I didn't like that much DMC 3. Here is my "formula" for a new great DMC game: DMC 1 and 4 playability + Dante from DMC 2 + DMC 1 and 2 soundtrack + Upgraded DMC 4 graphics = New DMC game! Yeah! It should be like this!

DingoRedfield
DingoRedfield

This new Emo Dante is seriously laaame. Please Capcom, you still have time! Remake the character as sucker punch did with cole in inFamous, you're about to lay ruin upon the DMC franchise. And better yet, while we wait give us an Onimusha.

parvie
parvie

@ cameio uhhhh... the soundtrack in the trailer is NOT part of the game, smart one. And I don't know about you but that track is sick. It's called Nalepa Monday by The Glitch Mob for those who are interested.

parvie
parvie

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dubel_07
dubel_07

Wait, so this *isn't* for DMC? Cool, 2 new DMC games; maybe one will be more "classic"