Nobody likes change. It can be quite a difficult concept to grasp, especially when it’s the kind of change that takes everything you know about something and starts anew. We all bitch, moan, whinge and grumble about change on the games front, but as is the way with almost everything, some people take it a little too far.
Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades has told OXM that the studio has received death threats in relation to their development of Capcom’s Devil May Cry reboot, DmC.
Although Ninja Theory was prepared for something of a backlash, some of the negative feedback they have received goes beyond a concerned forum thread or strongly worded blog post.
“I was half prepared for it”, said Tameem, “although I have to say that it has been pretty eye opening to see some of the creative ways in which people have chosen to vent their hatred. We didn’t expect death threats in comic book form or anti-DmC death metal songs!”
In saying that, Tameem believes that this new Dante and new DmC will act as a platform for people to look at the franchise for the first time.
“Though I must say, lots of people have come and said that they are now interested in DmC whereas they had previously lost interest in the series. We’ll see how this plays out.”
Ninja Theory is staying true Devil May Cry’s original energy nonetheless, despite alterations and new interpretations. “There is of course an expectation from the fans, which is something that has always been firmly in the minds of both ourselves and Capcom. The Devil May Cry franchise is well established and much loved, so we want to keep the essence of what makes the series unique.
“But DmC is a re-birth, so we’ve been able to explore Dante’s early years in the narrative, meaning that if you’re entirely new to the series you won’t start the game with a disadvantage.”
DmC launches later this year on PS3 and 360.