Dante's Got A Brand New Bag In ‘DmC: Devil May Cry’

January 16, 2013

The Devil May Cry series has been winning over gamers’ hearts for the last twelve years or so, but after four games Capcom thought it wise to change up the formula a little bit. By taking the franchise to a new developer, Ninja Theory, Dante got a breath of life, and a fancy, kick ass new game. DmC: Devil May Cry takes everything you know and love about the Devil May Cry series and gets stylish with it, rebooting the franchise in grand fashion.

Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Capcom
This is the first time that Japanese publisher and the UK-based developer have teamed up. While video game fans should be familiar with Capcom's work dating back to the NES, you may have missed Ninja Theory's epics if you blinked at the wrong time. Their last release was the critically acclaimed, multiplatform epic Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, but more notably prior to that Ninja Theory were responsible for the much loved, PS3-exclusive, Heavenly Sword.

DmC: Devil May Cry reinvents franchise stalwart Dante, as a hard-partying demon slayer that lives in a trailer on a pier, boozing it up with the ladies. Dante's world is in turmoil, only the humans don't realize it - everything about their reality is controlled by an evil demon named Mundus. Humanity’s only savior is a terrorist group called The Order, who are led by Dante's brother Vergil, and are trying to awaken humanity to their plight. Being the son of a demon and an angel, Dante is the only one that can put an end to Mundus' reign, and to do so he must join forces with Vergil if they have any hope of saving the world.

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners get to enjoy DmC right now, and PC owners get to join in on the fun in the coming weeks. PS3 owners can pick up the game at retail or download it from the PlayStation Network.

It doesn't matter whether or not you were a Devil May Cry fan before, DmC is a reboot that everyone can enjoy. Introducing a new plot, and tweaking the characters make this release a great entry point for anybody, and that's even before you jump into the gameplay. The stylish battles from before have returned, but Ninja Theory have put their own twist on them, making them a ballet for your fingers. Dante is packing up to twelve different weapons, and man, does he know how to use them. Calling upon both his Angel and Demon origins, our hero can dazzle with an angelic scythe and a glaive, or plow through enemies with a demonic battle axe and gauntlets as well as three separate guns. The controls are crisp, making every battle a pleasure, whether you're fighting the lowliest minion, or a one of the game's over-the-top bosses. If you like action games, DmC: Devil May Cry is a perfect way to kick off the new year in style.