Ninja Theory gets death threats over DmC reboot
Apparently some people aren’t happy about Ninja Theory’s Devil May Cry reboot. I’m not sure of the details, but I think it’s something to do with Dante not looking more or less or just as ridiculous than he used to. This is serious business, and the best way to do serious business on the internet is to issue death threats.
“[Enslaved writer] Alex Garland warned me about it because he experienced a similar thing with 28 Days Later where people were upset that it didn’t feature real zombies,” Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades told OXM. “And now with his upcoming Dredd movie.”
“So I was half prepared for it, although I have to say that it has been pretty eye opening to see some of the creative ways in which people have chosen to vent their hatred. We didn’t expect death threats in comic book form or anti-DmC death metal songs!”
Antoniades is confident that the fanboys don’t have much to worry about, though.
“There is of course an expectation from the fans, which is something that has always been firmly in the minds of both ourselves and Capcom,” he added. “The Devil May Cry franchise is well established and much loved, so we want to keep the essence of what makes the series unique.”
I guess that’s why it’s called Devil May Cry. It’s all in the name.
The game’s out sometime this year, although a launch date hasn’t been confirmed yet.