Publisher Capcom and developer Ninja Theory’s DmC Devil May Cry comes out in a little more than a week from now. Still not convinced that the new title, a series reboot that’s being outsourced to England-based Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword), would live up to the original games’ reputation?
Then you’ve absolutely got to check out these two videos Eurogamer has just put up, offering an in-depth look at a middle portion of the game – Missons 8 and 9, to be specific – after Dante’s got access to an additional few weapons and powers in his arsenal that he didn’t have in the brief demo that’s currently available for download from the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.
What’s different in this DmC is that protagonist Dante is no longer half-demon, half-human son of devil knight Sparda. Instead, Dante’s mother is apparently an angel in this game, making his lineage one that’s half-demon and half-angel – which explains why the Dante here has access to special powers from both factions,
Like Eurogamer’s Ian Higton explained in the Mission 8 preview video you saw, certain enemies in DmC Devil May Cry will only be susceptible to attacks from one faction – either the demon side or the angel side – which I’ve got to admit, is a pretty refreshing idea when seen in the greater context of the Devil May Cry series, although it would be incredibly easy to point fingers and speculate that the guys over at Ninja Theory are probably big fans of Treasure’s Ikaruga or Ubisoft’s Outland.
Althought DmC Devil May Cry is considered a series reboot, it’s not without elements that fans of the series will be familiar with. For instance, right from the get-go Dante is armed with his trusty sidekicks the Rebellion longsword and Ebony & Ivory pistols (if you haven’t had a chance to go hands-on with these returning weapons in DmC, we highly recommend checking out the demo).
Dante’s long-lost twin brother Vergil is also back in the rebooted franchise. In fact, he’ll have his own playable chapter – only available for free to gamers who pre-order the title, however (check with your local retailer on details, and make sure you do it soon… did we say the game comes out in a little more than a week?)
DmC Devil May Cry for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 comes out January 15. A PC port is also slated to be released January 25.