It seems some gamers really, really don't like Dante's look in DmC, the upcoming reboot of Devil May Cry. Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades revealed in a new interview that the studio received death threats over the game.
"[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," Antoniades told OXM UK. "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!"
While it's disturbing that someone would actually threaten the lives of video game developers, I'm very curious about these "death threats in comic book form" and "anti-DMC death metal songs." Ninja Theory should bundle them with a Collector's Edition or something.
DmC: Devil May Cry is the first game in the series not being developed by Capcom. Ninja Theory's reboot will star a younger Dante. While he doesn't look the same as he did in the other games, he's still gonna be killing demons and shit so the "controversy" over his appearance is baffling to me.
Ninja Theory expects to release DmC sometime in 2012.