DmC: Devil May Cry gets movie deal, E3 media

Come for a good look at Ninja Theory's reboot of the action series in new E3 screens and a trailer, stay to express contempt at the news that a movie adaptation is already in the works.

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Not everyone's a fan of Dante's new look in Ninja Theory's reboot-o-game DmC: Devil May Cry but apparently Hollywood has an eye for it. Capcom announced today that Sony Pictures Entertainment subsidiary Screen Gems is developing a live-action movie based upon the game.

For those who are only interested in the game--sensible people--we've got some new screenshots and a trailer, showing off the game in motion. While Capcom has handed the series to a new developer, rest assured, you'll still be beating the heck out of weird monsters. Ninja Theory certainly has experience with that, having previously made Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Heavenly Sword.

Back to the movie plans, about all we know for know is that the adaptation's being written by the man who seems to pen every video game movie, Kyle Ward. Of course, it's still early days and this announcement is no guarantee that the movie will ever materialise.

DmC: Devil May Cry is headed to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but Capcom has yet to give any indication when that will be.

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    June 8, 2011 1:16 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, DmC: Devil May Cry gets movie deal, E3 media.

    Come for a good look at Ninja Theory's reboot of the action series in new E3 screens and a trailer, stay to express contempt at the news that a movie adaptation is already in the works.

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      June 8, 2011 1:50 PM

      One of the best parts of that trailer was the benches coming back down at the end.

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      June 8, 2011 2:28 PM

      All they need to do is release a Pre-Order skin Bonus that allows you to play as 'Classic Dante' and all the nay-sayers will be appeased.

      The Music for the trailer was pretty solid.

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      June 8, 2011 3:02 PM

      Serious Question: How did God of War become the standard for action games like these? Not only did Devil May Cry come out first, but it's combat is much more refined. What I can pull of in a DMC game is much more impressive and much less mash-driven than what I can do in GOW.

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        June 8, 2011 3:41 PM

        While I love DMC, I think GOW has better combat.

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          June 8, 2011 6:17 PM

          Couldn't disagree more. God of War's combat is brutally satisfying (and most definately fun), however it's incredibly simplistic. DMC3 and 4's combat system is incredibly deep and intricate.
          Incase you're wondering, I'm one of those that dislikes this new dante, this new setting, theme and feel.

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            June 8, 2011 8:39 PM

            What's that got to do with the new game's play?

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          June 8, 2011 8:56 PM

          DMC's combat system is a lot more intricate, precise, and challenging. Plus, unlike God of War you have a ton of weapons that are useful. not just one or two.

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          June 8, 2011 8:57 PM

          God of War was straight bro-gamer shit. Easy as hell, spammy, and trying entirely too hard to be hardcore.

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        June 8, 2011 8:56 PM

        I wish it didn't.

        DMC1, 3, and 4 + Bayonetta all had fantastic combat systems.

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        June 8, 2011 10:26 PM

        I don't think it did, but God of War was the first of these games to take this kind of combat and make the character pretty much always look like an incredible badass. DMC, Ninja Gaiden, Bayonetta, those games require you to get really good, playing the game several times, trying out higher difficulties and doing crazy combo cancels and whatnot to look awesome. When you don't manage that, you look like a chump and you tend to die.

        God of War and its ilk take the same basic concepts, but build around looking awesome and having these huge cinematic moments, rather than being about precision and mastery of a control scheme.

        I like both, but GoW-type games are much easier to get into, IMO. And hell, since Bayonetta has pretty much made every other game of its nature obsolete, I tend to lean more towards the GoW-types now.

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      June 8, 2011 3:37 PM

      The Glitch Mob!

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      June 8, 2011 9:11 PM

      I for one played the shit out of DMC4 :)
      cant wait

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      June 8, 2011 9:50 PM

      Coming from only playing DMC4 and none of the others, the new Dante is a step in the wrong direction.

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      June 9, 2011 5:31 AM

      glitch mob + any trailer = win

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      June 9, 2011 5:53 AM

      I'd like to see it but I doubt it'll be as good as Advent Chhildren :)