Devil May Cry reboot was a “no brainer” says Ninja Theory
While the initial shock of last month’s announcement of Ninja Theory’s reboot for Devil May Cry has now passed, it appears the topic is still in full flow and won’t subside with arguments on both sides over Dante’s makeover continuing to be voiced. Even series creator Hideki Kamiya recently weighed in on the subject. In response, Ninja Theory have confessed that they were told by Capcom to “go crazy” with the redesign in hopes of injecting something new into the franchise.
“I think with Devil May Cry, [the deal] was a great opportunity. It is a beloved franchise and for us it was a very good fit – it’s all about the things we love; high energy fighting and cool cinematic.” “It was also a project that wasn’t an original IP, which we’ve never tackled before. This deal was of course a no-brainer for us.” – Ninja Theory chief Nina Kristensen
With Enslaved released tomorrow there’s no doubt that more focus will be put on the reboot in the near future, whether you’re a fan of Dante’s new look or not. [VG247]
Super Mario All-Stars gets UK release date
Formaly a Japan-exclusive title, Super Mario All-Stars is a collection of the classic Mario games for the Wii that not only contains SMB 1, 2, 3 and the Lost Levels but comes with artwork and a soundtrack CD filled with music from the start of the franchise right up to the modern releases. However today Ninty have confirmed it will be arriving in the UK on 3 December, right in time for Christmas. Something tells me households up and down the country are going to be filled with the retro noise of collecting gold coins this December. [Official Nintendo Magazine]
Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta announced... with dedicated servers
Fans who were eagerly waiting for Epic’s next entry in the Gears series were dealt a blow recently with Gears of War 3 being pushed back from a rather specific April 2011 to a rather vague Holiday 2011. Fear not though, Microsoft has today announced multiplayer beta will take place before the release. At least you won't be waiting too long before you get to rev up the chainsaws on your lancer once more. However the interesting part of the news wasn’t necessarily the beta announcement; the multiplayer will be “featuring dedicated servers.” That’s right folks, we can finally look forward to less lag when curb-stomping your opponent. While no dates have been announced we’ll be sure to keep you posted. [Joystiq]