This one is not a fresh news really. I had known about this for about some weeks.
Everybody knows DMC right? A hack n’ slash video game series starring a bishounen called Dante? If you’re a fan of this series, you might rejoice get mad on this one.
A brand new “DMC”, capitalized DmC, has been announced by Capcom. Developed not by Capcom, but by Ninja Theory of the Heavenly Sword. What’s interesting (or annoying, for some most fans in my forum) is that this is going to be a reboot of the series. Dante will be black haired and emo, he got a new sword, and most importantly, HE SMOKES!!
I actually want to blabber about how much I hate this new DmC. But that would makes me look stupid. Instead I’m gonna write a more reasonable comment about this one.
This DmC, is reboot made to impress the mainstream market. Maybe they think the old Dante isn’t mainstream enough. They think the Dante we know is too “Japanese”. They are wrong.
This DmC, will be hated by most DMC fans, I’m sure of it. Even those who prefer western style like me. Not just in forum, IRL I found most of my friends to prefer the old DMC. IRL, most of my friends aren’t otaku. That makes it clear, that the old DMC is more appealing even to the mainstream market.
To think about it, some other series also has spin-offs/reboot/sequel/whatever that is aimed at more mainstream market. Such as POP 2008 and Fallout 3. The fans might prefer the old one (For fans, if they changed it now it sucks). They might be hated by the old fans but at least succeeded in the mainstream market. I just hope that this one will at least be a good game, in every aspect. I will never count this as DMC but if it’s a good game, I will play it.