The New DMC: A Discussion of Controversy
I sat down to write about the horror that is Ninja Gaiden 3. After realizing that my rant could just be easily summed up in a short phrase, I deleted what I had written to make room for a newer and somewhat controversial game, DMC, the new Devil May Cry.
Since the teaser trailer hit the internet sometime last year, there have been countless discussions and rants concerning one thing; Dante’s new look. I myself hopped on the anti-dmc bandwagon there for a little while. First off, this is the first in the series NOT developed by Capcom but instead, Ninja Theory. Dante has somewhat long and shaggy white hair and is built on the muscular side. He wears loose pants and a long, red coat. That’s canon. Call me a rabid fangirl but that’s how it’s always been. Also, where is his Rebellion his father gave him? This new ‘Dante’, I just don’t even… He reminds me of a Twilight reject. He’s skinny, dirty, just, gross. I was papered to boycott everything that is Devil May Cry. I blotted the concept from my mind since the trailer aired until early December last year when I saw actual game play.
No matter how angry I was at Dante’s look, how much I wanted to hate this, I couldn’t help myself but love this video of gameplay. It brings back memories of legit Devil May Cry gameplay. The stylish and gory fight scenes warmed my insides. It was then that I decided to do some research. The story takes place in the city of Limbo and Dante must fight his way through the demented city. He is also apparently helping a female of sorts; perhaps a wandering or lost soul? I still wasn’t convinced too entirely until that I read that this game is set in a parallel universe and IS NON-CANON.
When I read that, most of my lingering hateful thoughts sort of flowed away. Yet, they are still there. still there… Back on the controversy topic, Alex Jones, lead producer, received numerous amounts of death threats from fans in regards to Dante’s new look and the series’ reboot. Capcom also explained that they knew the reception of the new look would be negative and still pushed forward with the project. It should also be noted that if you are a gamer, you already know that Capcom is the biggest troll in the gaming industry right now.
So lets get some facts/theories down:
1:This apparently takes place in a parallel universe.
2. Dante is half demon. No one knows how old he is or how the demon’s in the DMC universe look at a certain age. This game could very well take place before the events of Devil May Cry 3. Before his white hair came to be.
3. Perhaps he does not have Devil Trigger yet. This could also be the reason for lack of silver-haired goodness.
4. He doesn’t have Rebellion, yet. That does not mean he may not get it later in the game.
5. When in doubt, just remember it is non-canon. That means the previous titles and the anime are not officially connected with this new one.
I still refuse to let this Dante be MY Dante; the one I grew up with. I will, however, refrain from hating it until I actually get my hands on some gameplay and view more story. What do you guys think about the reboot? Let me know in the comments.