Aiming for >90% Critical Average
Ninja Theory's planned reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise caused a media storm when it was announced last September, but not entirely for the right reasons. Series fans were vocally dismayed by youthful Dante's new (old?) look, and many wondered whether Ninja Theory has what it takes to deliver an experience that does the original games justice. To allay our fears, a Capcom staffer has spoken out to state that they're aiming for the "perfect" Devil May Cry... as well as the best game in the series to date.
Capcom have outsourced the fifth DMC title to Ninja Theory, the first western developer to be involved in the franchise. The change in developer, along with controversial art direction and setting, caused a massive fan backlash, but a Capcom staff member known as onlyonet has taken to the official forums to suggest that it's actually beneficial. In fact, he states that Capcom (and other Japanese studios) have been sadly lacking in recent years, and that the fresh blood will actually be able to accomplish many things that Capcom simply couldn't manage by themselves.
Ninja Theory] are renowned for the quality of their production everything from motion capture, scripting, design and performance, areas perhaps areas that Capcom have been criticised over the past few years?
Capcom bring to the table years of experience with design of fighting systems, characters and the little things that make DMC, well DMC.
He also states that the collaboration will serve to create the best Devil May Cry title of all time... and that it will trounce its predecessors in terms of critical reception. Apparently they just "weren't perfect."
Combine all the best elements of Capcom and Ninja Theory you will have one of the greatest DMC titles ever created... and that people is what we're working towards.
Lets be honest they were great games (averageing [sic] in the low 80's on metacritic) but not perfect. We're now aiming to make the perfect DMC game that gets 90's.
The proof will be in the pudding, but there's no denying that Ninja Theory are well versed at creating mechanically-excellent third person brawlers. Capcom's partnership with Canadian Blue Castle Games served to create the superlative Dead Rising 2, and we have high hopes for this title. Even if Dante looks like a bit of a tit. [Capcom Forums via CVG]
Are Ninja Theory onto a winner? Is Devil May Cry in safe hands? Have your say in the comments!