Capcom's Hideaki Itsuno believes that Western and Japanese studios prioritise different things when approaching a game.
"Given our experience, it seems like with the West and Ninja Theory they focus on the visuals stuff at the beginning and then build the gameplay on top of that," Itsuno explained to Siliconera. "Whereas at Capcom Japan, we focus on the game logic and getting the systems down in the beginning then we gradually build the visuals on top of that."
"I think this speaks to the differences in the core of how Western games are developed compared to games in Japan. Well, at least at Capcom because we can’t speak for everyone."
DmC Devil May Cry aims to hit "a hybrid system where we take a best of both worlds approach," seeing as it's an interesting collaboration between Ninja Theory and Capcom Japan. We'll find out what happens when East meets West in January 2013.