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Has Devil May Cry Gone Emo?

The newest “Devil May Cry” game isn’t being developed in-house by Capcom like previous titles, but instead has been outsourced to “Heavenly Sword” and “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West” developer Ninja Theory. With this new developer comes a brand-new look and attitude for the demon hunting protagonist. Instead of his trademark white hair, wise-cracking antics, love of pizza, and demonic overpoweredness, the new Dante has black hair, doesn’t speak much at all, smokes, and most importantly, seems kind of weak compared to earlier iterations of the character. For the most part, fan reaction has gone the way of “They replaced Dante with an emo!”*. Even so, it’s still too early to see if Ninja Theory really did screw up or their take on the character fits within the beloved franchise.

*Some fan reactions:

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