The Devil May Cry reboot is set in an “alternate universe”

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In September last year, Capcom announced that the newest Devil May Cry would be a reboot, and instead of being made by Capcom itself or another Japanese studio, it would get a “western touch” by being developed by Heavenly Sword and Enslaved devs Ninja Theory. It feature’s a younger, more rebellious Dante (often described as “emo”) and the character redesign made people pissed. No, I mean really pissed.

It seems as of Ninja Theory’s taken the easy way out of this – borrowing a page from many of Marvel and DC’s comics.

According to Japanese magazine Denki PlayStation, the Dante you know from Devil May Cry is not the Dante from DmC, instead existing in a parallel universe; a storyline suggested by Ninja Theory. I don’t know so much; this seems like a cheap cop-out to minimise the flack they’ve received for their controversial Devil May Crybaby character design.

Personally, I’ve always found the Devil May Cry narrative a little ridiculous, so if Ninja Theory manages to retain – or hopefully better – the fast and frenetic gameplay, then I’m all for this reboot.

Here’s the game’s most recent trailer.

Last Updated: November 2, 2011

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