No one has made a bigger fuss about the Devil May Cry redesign which will be consummated by DmC, the Ninja Theory developed series reboot, than I have right here on this site. However, some fans are apparently quite a bit more… sincere than even me. Tameem Antoniades has reported that the team has received various death threats regarding the direction of the game, most notably the visual changes to series protagonist Dante.
Although most of the game is still shrouded in mystery, more of it is visible now than it was when the game was first revealed at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show. The team appears to be taking great care with the combat and game-play, the most important components of the acclaimed series. If they can nail these, then all the negativity surrounding Dante’s appearance will be just sour grapes. Hit the break to hear the interesting ways in which the Ninja Theory team has been threatened.
I was half prepared for it, although I have to say that it has been pretty eye opening to see some of the creative ways in which people have chosen to vent their hatred. We didn’t expect death threats in comic book form or anti-DmC death metal songs! It’s pretty hard for me to back the decisions we made without showing actual gameplay to the public. So until that time comes, and it will come soon, I just have to put up with the rage.