Over at Capcom Europe’s forums, a spokesperson for Capcom, who just so happens to be the European head of marketing, has gone on record saying that the upcoming Devil May Cry reboot from Ninja Theory, DmC, will be “one of the greatest” games in the series, and even lift the series from an 80-average to a “perfect” 90-average.
“Capcom are heavily involved in the development of all it’s IP being worked upon by outside parties,” he said. “When searching for developers to work for Capcom look for companies who skills match up with our own. It’s a perfect marriage of talent and ideas.”
“Ninja Theory [is] renowned for the quality of [its] production everything from motion capture, scripting, design and performance, areas perhaps that Capcom [has] been criticised [for] over the past few years? Capcom bring[s] to the table years of experience with design of fighting systems, characters and the little things that make Devil May Cry, well Devil May Cry.” he explained.
His conclusion on the matter of the new DmC was “Combine all the best elements of Capcom and Ninja Theory you will have one of the greatest DMC titles ever created… and that people is what we’re working towards.”
He had some things to say about the original series as well, commenting that “Let’s be honest they were great games (averaging in the low 80′s on metacritic) but not perfect,” and bringing up level design and loading times as the main flaws of the previous games. “We’re now aiming to make the perfect DMC game that gets 90′s.” he stated.
He commented that a lot of fans had felt that the series “lost its mojo” after Devil May Cry 4, and said that “the most important thing” was to retain the series’ “core DNA” while still keeping its “fun, excitement and enjoyment.”
He also expressed frustration at people doubting the capabilities of Ninja Theory, drawing comparisons to Blue Castle working on Dead Rising and Dimps working on Street Fighter IV, despite neither company having a history within those genres. “Working with a developer is a lot more than looking at their previous games,” he explained. “But the skills that they have and what they can bring to the table and how our skills at Capcom can benefit them in our marriage. ”
“We haven’t handed over the family silver to some strangers,” he added “We are working with Ninja Theory on this together. We believe that by going down this route we can breath new life into the franchise and make a game that sits above Devil May Cry 3 for this generation. I promise that the game is in very good hands of extremely talented developers both at Capcom and Ninja Theory.”
He also seemed taken aback by the massive fan reaction after the trailer. “There are a lot of opinions, and people passing off rumours as ‘fact’ on what was a 90 second trailer. We were surprised at the reaction its received, we’d hope that some fans might have gone to more depth to look a bit closer at things in the trailer”.
DmC has no set release date yet, but its set to be released at some point for PS3 and Xbox 360.