Ninja Theory has given Dante, the perennial Devil May Cry protagonist, a new origin to accompany his new design in their upcoming game, DmC. In this new game, the fratricidal death machine boasts half-demon, half-angel lineage.
This is not a drastic change from Dante’s original demon/human parentage, but it is a significant one. This new origin plays heavily into the gameplay design as Dante’s weapon “Rebellion” will have two alternative forms derived from his heavenly and devilish sides: A scythe and axe, respectively.
At the very least, it can be said that this new game is taking the series in a unexpected direction. Though it’s being fairly poorly received right now, we can only hope that this DMC won’t be DOA.