GamesCom 2011: DmC Devil May Cry Trailer & Screenshots; Dante, The Early Years

Capcom along with Ninja Theory’s reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise looks to be progressing along nicely. DmC takes players back to the early years of Dante with stylish action and fluid combat with a ‘brutal and visceral edge’.

The Dante of DmC is a young man discovering and coming to terms with what it means to be the child of a demon and an angel. This split personality has a major impact on gameplay with Dante being able to call upon angel and demon abilities at will, transforming his Rebellion sword on the fly to dramatically affect both combat and movement.

Despite the initial backlash received with Dante’s new hair style, the game action sequences looks polished and may be able to win over the non-believers.

Apart from a new dress sense and improved hack-n-slash action, Ninja Theory will be injecting some new features:

  • Do it with style – Utilise Dante’s Angel and Demon powers to chain together ground based and aerial combos to achieve the best style ranking .
  • Who is Dante – Explore Dante’s early years in a gripping narrative featuring familiar faces from the series alongside all new characters.
  • Unbridled action – The intense and iconic sword and gun based combat returns with the addition of new weapons all designed to dispatch the demonic spawn back to hell with style and panache.
  • Retaining the Devil May Cry DNA – Capcom staff, including team members from previous Devil May Cry titles, have been assigned to the project from the outset to ensure DmC is a true addition to the Devil May Cry franchise.
  • Unrivalled production values – Ninja Theory will take advantage of the latest technology to deliver a level of character design, story-telling and cinematics that perfectly complements DmC’s high-octane combat.

I had my reservations about the reboot, however after seeing the latest gameplay trailer and screenshots from GamesCom 2011, I’m openly optimistic Dante can be restored to his former glory.

Check out the trailer and screenshots for yourself below:

DmC touches down on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2012.