DMC: Devil May Cry arrives January 15

Capcom nails down release date for Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of Ninja Theory-developed entry in action franchise; PC version to follow later in 2013.

Capcom's Devil May Cry revamp DMC won't make it to store shelves this year, but it isn't missing by much. Capcom today announced that the next installment in the action franchise will launch January 15 in North America and Europe. That date covers the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, with a PC edition "well under way" and set to follow later in 2013.

Dante's New Year's Resolution will be to make it to store shelves.

DMC will follow a redesigned version of Dante, envisioning a younger version of the gun-toting, sword-wielding demon slayer in the modern world. Developer Ninja Theory has said it wants to give the series a fresh start, with a scythe and axe added to his standard arsenal.

Ninja Theory has built a name for itself with action games this generation. The Cambridge-based studio created the PS3-exclusive Heavenly Sword for Sony and then followed it up with Namco Bandai's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. In so doing, the studio abandoned its previous name, Just Add Monsters, under which it developed Kung Fu Chaos for the original Xbox.

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Nerdystylez
Nerdystylez

i just wish they would explain the story better , its kinda confusing story wise, and leaves a lot of things unexplained. =(

tonftw2009
tonftw2009

idc care about the changes. I just wanna play the game. If it sucks, well that's that, right?

greg_ros
greg_ros

I will never bay a capcom game again...... except for residente evil series.

professorXzaver
professorXzaver

Delayed ? I guess I'll have to purchase the HD collection

Turkish_Swag
Turkish_Swag

As long as that beautiful gameplay and the creepy monsters doesn't lose it's touch, the hair isn't really that important.

revolution_sd
revolution_sd

It's coming out on PC but we still can't follow it for PC.Can u fix that please?  : )

TheIfym20
TheIfym20

Remember when Dante looked like a bad ass??? They better make a DLC of his original skin.

leimonides
leimonides

They changed WAY more than that. The back story and universe are also key changes as well. It's a through alternate universe. This is about as much Devil May Cry as Dragonball Evolution was Dragonball (or legend of Chunghwa Li was street fighter...you get the picture). Complete massacre of the franchise in every way. It just kills me that they want to continue down this path. There was still so much to do.... Vergil, Sparda, even Nero...there are still things to explain and explore.....Devil May Cry had a uniqueness element in its mix of stylish crazy formu-flavored action and attitude...why did that have to be obliterated - and then replaced by this .....thing? How is this donte consitered cool? Why do we need more of this type of generic "bad-ass" style? Can't you find this a million times over already in other games out there right now? I want my outrageous back; the crazy corny fun back.

NeoIostars
NeoIostars

for a series known for its outrageousness and style, that gameplay vid is surprisingly ho-hum. It looked... static and stiff. Granted, this is not the end product nor it showcased expert crazy-stylish-combo gameplay, so I hope it will live up to the fluid combat the series were known for. It'll be interesting to see how this compare to its predecessor... and Bayonetta.

krazken
krazken

Dante has always been about style. The developers simply updated his style to match current fashion trends. I think he has more real attitude and less corny attitude if anything.

Nilbogssa
Nilbogssa

It's ok folks, of course that isn't Dante. That's a homeless crackhead. Clearly a case of the wrong screenshot being used that's all. Nothing to see here! 

therealsig
therealsig

Hopefully, he has a certain power that will turn his hair back to normal...if only for a moment!

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

in DMC's story Dante trapped into a mad world and he's looks changed in that world. you'll see real Dante in game.

PerfectZedor
PerfectZedor

What the HELL DID THEY DO WITH DANTE!?????????? F' happened to his face, and an... da f*k wrong with his hair!?

 

varunvikram1
varunvikram1

dont know whether to be mad about the date or the other stuff that drives me nuts, not in a good way, about this game.

dennis8
dennis8

i enjoyed both heavenly sword and enslaved. Putting the revamp of dante aside, I do hope this game will pleasantly surprise me just like Ninja Theory's 2 previous titles.. 

Pedro_Fayad
Pedro_Fayad

GAMERS, THINK ABOUT IT?

What about a Blonde Mario without a mustache?

What about a new Green Sonic?

What about a Diferent setup for the history of megaman?

what about a red haired Ken and an European Stylish Ryu?

What about a solid snake with an african american style?

What about instead of a man, they created a Girl Link?

What about Teenagers mutant elephant ninjas!?

They're messing up with an Icon of the videogame history

Would you buy the game just because the history is similar, and the gameplay is the same and the name is the same?? I don't think so... Chinese people does this a lot and you just buy chinese c*** because it's cheaper... Stick with the original and don't buy those piracy c***

think about it

calvinsora
calvinsora

It's amazing how a change of a character's look can generate so much irrational hate. It would be almost fascinating if it weren't also so sad.

maskednil
maskednil

Why oh why is the PC version always delayed?!! As a PC gamer I can't play Ghost Recon nor Max Payne 3 neither Prototype 2 right now! Jesus Christ!!

DrKill09
DrKill09

Just cancel Emo May Cry.  We don't want it!

mphares244
mphares244

Look, when i first saw Dante's new look in 2010 I was like "What the Hell!". I thought they tried too hard to improve the game and butchered the series for me and a lot of Devil May Cry fans. They've improved his look a little bit since then but it's still not the same old Dante. Having said that I'm still going to play this game because I am a fan of the series and I am curious to see how the story turns out. Might not pick it up right away, hell I will probably rent it.  

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

I know people find the ranting over Dante's redesign as immature, but Dante is an iconic video game character like Mario, Sonic, Gordon Freeman, etc.  If there are articles or lists on the best characters in video game history, what picture do they use for Dante?  The old school Dante or this new Jonas Brother redesign?  

A_Zlig_C
A_Zlig_C

I don't know what's cmpelling me to say this, but this guy would NOT survive a day in prison

A_Zlig_C
A_Zlig_C

I don't know what's compelling me to say this,fghjfghjcvbnf

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

..........capcom.....what u did with Dante......from an ultimate Badass Demon Hunter to an Emo B**** who's trying to figure out where he fits in the world.......... I will NEVER Play this game....i will not ruin the image of Dante that lives in my memory !

Kingofbluelions
Kingofbluelions

Can't wait to play this, IDGAF if people think it's whack. I want more DmC and if this Dante is just as memorable as the old Dante, eff it. Welcome aboard.

mhx1348
mhx1348

@Pr0ving4Gr0undz the old Dante is awesome and powerful and his stories in the 4 seasons are perfect but the new Dante ??? Maybe he will be good

emperiox
emperiox

Game sucks. Runescape is better. Period.

Urahara26
Urahara26

I hope they have atleast a DLC of the real Dante because this one is so emo.

Doddie
Doddie

Boring.....hack and slash.  Give me Sky Rim any day

JudgementEden
JudgementEden

I hope that when this game releases it'll be the end of Ninja Theory. They are incompetent developers. I also hope Capcom finally learns from their stupid mistakes of getting foreign developers to make their games. The only one that did a decent job was Blue Castle.

xmoodyx94
xmoodyx94

the graphics are really great !!!!!!!!

EctoSpartan
EctoSpartan

After the announcement of Black Ops 2, it seems a lot games are being pushed back to next year.

Supremesquirtle
Supremesquirtle

 @leimonides you know why it looks like this? the only reason we got great corny anime like style with a great story and gameplay was because of the OG developers for devil may cry 1....and alas we can't get that with some fat black guy (alex jones) and a loser with a bad haircut (tameem)...hah as if they knew what cool was...it's sad

leimonides
leimonides

@krazken ridiculous was part of the soul of the series - its supposed to be corny. It's style with a particular sense of humor. The real Dante is miles cooler than this thing. What's so cool about this donte? Just lookin at him - I don't see that cool swave attitude with a hint of humor that made Dante, Dante. I just see genaric shot-looking emo looser trying to be cool and failing at it. There are other games for characters like donte. Devil May Cry had an appeal because it had that ridiculous spice to it, including Dante's spice of cornyness.

leimonides
leimonides

@fang_proxy Says who? That so generic and boring. There is more than one way to be bad-ass. I'll take the "rocket-riding" over the generic boring emo meth-head "bad-ass" anyday.

leimonides
leimonides

@Pedro_Fayad Dante's history and characteristics has been changed for this universe. They changed a lot more than his looks. He's half devil and half angel in this, for example.

leimonides
leimonides

@calvinsora It's not just the look they changed. Why are people STILL latching on to that? They changed the whole soul of the series - and the main character himself. His history is different, is personality is different, the universe he exists in is entirely different...there's a lot that has been mutilated and destroyed.

Pedro_Fayad
Pedro_Fayad

 @calvinsora Just answer me one question

What about a Blonde Mario without a mustache?

Would you buy the game just because the history is similar, and the gameplay is the same and the name is the same?? I don't think so... Chinese people does this a lot and you just buy chinese c*** because it's cheaper... Stick with the original and don't buy those piracy c***

think about it

PerfectZedor
PerfectZedor

 @lfebaggins They raped him, abused his aethetics!... oh no... no no no... we want the old Dante! Who the hell thought of this plastic surgery?! He should be fired and jailed with criminal charges. This is very serious.

Supremesquirtle
Supremesquirtle

 @leimonides  @krazken  you can't have that corniness or coolness attitude without japanese devs ...japanese devs are definitely waaay more creative when it comes to story telling, character development and out of the ordinary elements (hence japanese anime)...im sorry but its true-- watch the devil may cry anime or play the original.....it is scary and sad but this game may be like how dbz evolution was to dragon ball z....