While longtime fans of the Devil May Cry series aren’t particularly happy with the redesign of front man Dante, Capcom says that there is a lot of meaning behind his change in appearance. Likening the series to James Bond films, Alex Jones of Capcom said this:
“When you see the Casino Royale remake, you see Bond before he’s actually killed anyone, and it’s a really traumatic event. He’s rough-hewn, he’s not polished or debonair, but you can see the essence of what that character will become. That’s what we want to do with Dante. The core of him is there, it’s just a rougher version. It’s a becoming. He’s not fully actualized.”
So does this mean we’ll get the Dante we know and love back in DMC5? Tell me it’s a possibility. The idea of the reboot is easier to swallow if at least we know he isn’t gone for good. Let’s see how Ninja Theory handles this new direction for a classic series.