DmC has made yet another public showing, and as what we’ve seen in recent months the game continues to make a positive impression. Things certainly started out rough for the re-envisioned world of Dante, but Ninja Theory has been on a roll as of late and that certainly rings true of the new TGS 2012 trailer.
Not as story driven as the Vergil reveal trailer from Gamescom, this new look at DmC is a bit more focused on what Dante does best: beating stuff up with style. There are still some valid worries about the combat system of DmC as that hasn’t been a strong suit of Ninja Theory, but upon seeing Dante wield his new Eryx gauntlets, red fists of doom, I think the studio is getting closer and closer to delivering the true combat the Devil May Cry series has always been known for.
Between the brief snippets of Dante disposing of demonic hordes, which includes some looks at new enemies, a few story elements are revealed such as an emphasis on Kat, Dante’s potential love interest and fellow resistance fighter to Vergil.
Speaking of Vergil, this new TGS trailer also shows that the Dante’s twin brother is also fond of wearing fedora’s along with his trademark long jacket. Stylistically the fedora may look a bit odd for Vergil to wear since he is a demon hunter warrior after all and not a hipster going to a chic bar.
Style decisions aside, this DmC trailer continues to show that Ninja Theory is bringing their A-game when it comes to art design and creating levels that are truly unlike anything we’ve seen before. Originally I wasn’t too thrilled with the apparent real-world basis of DmC, but that immediately changed as the ever shifting levels were shown as well as the latest reveal of a demonic subway train heading towards Dante.
DmC may not be taking as classic approach to everything, but in the end I think Ninja Theory has really hit a zone that is wholly unique and ultimately is an adequate match to the spirit and tone of the previous four Devil May Cry games.