When Dante activates Devil Trigger mode his hair turns white and he takes on the face of a demon, lending him more power and speed while restoring his health. The white hair isn't a thowback to classic Dante's appearance, but it does hold some significance, Antoniades said.
"These are the early formative years for Dante," he said. "It has a story point that leads somewhere else later on in the game."
Antoniades promised, without revealing who exactly would show up, that DmC
will feature a cast of classic franchise characters, all stylized to fit the new title's world. Alex Garland, who wrote the screenplays for 28 Days Later
, is a consulting writer on DmC
's story, so expect those new characters to be literally
reborn, or really, really tan.DmC
is slated to launch on January 15, 2013 for consoles, and will hit "soon after" for PC. Ninja Theory is still working on porting the console build to PC and configuring the controls, Antoniades said. The title has been delayed once, and for good reason, as Antoniades opened the demo with a warning: "The cut-scenes are unfinished."
Capcom had previously expressed plans to release a new Devil May Cry game every 2.5 years
, but for now, Antoniades said, Ninja Theory isn't even thinking about a sequel. DmC
will, of course, have DLC.
DLC in this day and age? How rebellious