It’s no surprise that fans of the Devil May Cry franchise have been anything but happy at the direction that developer Ninja Theory is taking the latest game in the franchise. Called DMC, the game has since been called a reboot and is reportedly an origin story for Dante.
While publisher Capcom expected fan reaction to Dante’s character change to be negative, they have since gone ahead with the project, showing off a slightly different version of the character at E3 in a gameplay trailer. However, fans, who are generally afraid of change of any kind, have still reacted negativity to the direction of the game, although I personally found it somewhat refreshing after the disaster that was Devil May Cry 4.
Enter Platinum Games. Platinum Games is an evolution of Capcom’s former Clover Studios and features key talent from that group such as Shinji Mikami and Hideki Kamiya. Under the Clover Studios moniker, the developer was responsible such artistic greats as Okami and Viewtiful Joe. Since forming as an independent studio, Platinum Games has developed titles such as Bayonetta, Vanquish, MadWorld and most recently, Anarchy Reigns.
Now how does Platinum Games fit into the DMC picture?
Well on Twitter, a fanboy asked designer Hideki Kamiya the following: “We, your DMC fans, ask you…PLEASE COME BACK AND FIX THIS PROBLEM!”
To which Kamiya replied: “Ask Capcom.”
Kamiya was then asked: “If Capcom came and asked you and platinum to do DMC, would Platinum management go for it?”
Kamya then replied: “Sure. We’re ready.”
There you have it, Platinum Games is officially interested in taking on the DMC mantle from Ninja Theory, but of course this is just interest and does not confirm anything. Personally, I think Ninja Theory should continue what they are doing. In developing Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Ninja Theory has proven that they know how to tell one helluva story, but it still the gameplay lacked solid depth in both titles, which is more of the selling point of a Devil May Cry game. Regardless, the franchise has really only hit two out of four as far as great and noteworthy titles (those two being the first and third installments), so I’m confident that Ninja Theory has the capacity to bring the franchise to at least its previous high levels.
If you haven’t seen the latest DMC E3 trailer, I’ll put that below so that you all can make solid judgements about the gameplay of the upcoming reboot. Let us know what you think below.