Ninja Theory wants to "up the stakes" with DmC
- Posted October 21st, 2010 at 14:49 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 14 Comments
Developer Ninja Theory has spilled the beans on its ambitions for upcoming stylish action romp DmC: Devil May Cry, stating the firm wants to “up the stakes” when it comes to crafting the game’s storyline.
Speaking during an interview with NowGamer, Tameen Antoniades touched on how the firm’s past experience with Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West has allowed the studio to tackle new avenues and as a result has given the team the confidence to take things to the next stage with Capcom's much-loved franchise.
“Yeah there’s loads of stuff. I mean, we’ve tackled a lot of gameplay areas we’ve never tackled before. In terms of thinking about the world and story, as well as making sure that the world and story are consistent early on. I guess Enslaved’s given us enough confidence that we can use storytelling well in games, so I’d like to go deeper and more mature in the storytelling stakes."
"We’d like to up the stakes, go deeper into characters, create a world that’s more believable. Even though it’s fantasy, it should have consistency. We obviously now know more about Unreal engine and how to exploit that. Our goal is always to get better and better at what we do,” he added.
Ninja Theory attracted a fair chunk of criticism from gamers regarding Dante’s controversial new look for DmC following its unveiling at the Tokyo Game Show last month. However, the studio recently revealed that series creator Capcom gave its blessing for the developer to “go crazy” with the demon slayer’s fresh design.
DmC: Devil May Cry is currently in the works for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. A release date has yet to be announced.
- 11:07am EDT - October 21st, 2010
Being given permission by Capcom to "go crazy" doesn't inspire much confidence, at least where I'm concerned.
- 12:13pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
To me, this is NT's last chance to show me they can make a fun game. HS looked good, but was a pain to play at times. Enslaved just seems boring, but I need to finish it to see if it gets better.
- 1:03pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
i like how they talk like they made best sellers.... I like change in all but not this change
- 1:45pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
- 1:56pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
All I'm hearing is that they plan on focusing on story intead of action.
You know, the thing DMC is known for...
- 2:24pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
Heavenly sword wasn't great and enslaved is buggy as !%#^. Both games have those horrific line tearing problems and enslaved's camera is shoddy especially during boss fights. I don't care what dante looks like I just wish another company was handling this.
- 2:55pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
There is not an 'art' element here that i saw within the original.
- 5:58pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
Agreed. This game is going to have to show some major potential for fans of the series to stay involved. Right now things just aren't looking so good.
- 7:46pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
How about upping the stakes in terms of gameplay? You know,,,, like what true DMC fans are interested in? Oh yeah, that's beyond your abilities. I wanted a bayonetta beater, not another enslaved with the dmc name attacted.
- 8:23pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
I wish the good folks at PSU would stop using that picture for dmc related articles. That kid makes mad.
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- 8:25pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
The new Dante looks like a crack addict, all strung out, aching for a fix! LOL!
- 10:29pm EDT - October 21st, 2010
I just want to know who the heck keep given NT all this confidence. Is there millions of anonymous gamer out there that email them praise for Heavenly Sword and Enslaved that the rest of us don't know about?
I think NT is in their own little world.
LOL for real.
- 5:22am EDT - October 22nd, 2010
I'll be really REALLY surprised if this game turns out good. Everything about it right now is spelling diaster right now for me.
- 10:23am EDT - October 23rd, 2010
I cant belive u think that was a good idea i mean its dante only duke can be more or a whise online guy and hes coming back to his full potential i mean even gearbox knows that you should try to change it
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