Capcom on DmC: "Any Changes Will Bring About a Knee-Jerk Reaction From Fans"

Capcom VP, "the strategy here was to create that discussion and dialogue"

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Capcom on DmC: "Any Changes Will Bring About a Knee-Jerk Reaction From Fans"
Capcom VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development Christian Svensson has spoken about the changes to Dante, the lead character from Devil May Cry reboot, DmC. The changes that lead some fans of the series to cry out in pain...

"I will argue that any changes will bring about a knee-jerk reaction from fans", he tells IGN, "We know that; we knew that going into it. To be fair, I think some of the strategy here was to create that discussion and dialogue, and I think it drastically raises the visibility of the title versus if we had just done another Dante."

So, the changes are for marketing purposes only?

Apparently not, "This is meant to be an origin story, so this is Dante before you knew who Dante was. There are going to be some interesting changes and twists to what people think they know about Dante or where he came from. We aren't planning on deviating greatly from the path that is there.

"There may still be some tweaks here or there - I'm not privy to what's going on - but by and large that will be the direction the team is going down."

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Svend Joscelyne 21 Oct 2010 10:25
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There seems to be a worrying trend of farming Japanese properties to Western developers in the hope it may revitalise interest in the series.

Not that I have any doubts that Ninja Theory will do an exceptional job either way, but it doesn't always seem to work out. Just look at Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Bionic Commando.

The precedent set by these games don't seem to generate any positivity for those reboots, and so creating 'a discussion' about this only serves to piss off loyal fans even more than is necessary, surely.
Ergo 23 Oct 2010 08:20
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This is some of the worst spin I have ever read, and that's saying a great deal.
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