Devil May Cry creator on DmC reboot: “a very unique title”
posted on 01.15.13 at 12:50 PM EDT by (@salromano)
"I honestly hope that people enjoy it," says Hideki Kamiya.

DmC Devil May Cry

Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Devil May Cry series, now at Platinum Games, has shared his thoughts on Ninja Theory’s today-launched series reboot. 

“I’ve been getting a lot of DmC tweets lately,” he said on Twitter. “DmC is a very unique title, and I honestly hope that people enjoy it.

“I am also happy to see all of your messages, even though the first Devil May Cry came out 12 years ago,” he added.

He continued (2), “That being said, DMC has been on its own path for a long time now and asking my opinion of things is pointless. My only opinion is that people continue to love the Devil May Cry series, both fans and its creators alike. It’s yours now.”

In response, Ninja Theory tweeted to Kamiya, “Thank you for your kind words. We are of course huge fans of your work and can’t wait to play Metal Gear Rising.” Kamiya retweeted the message with a smile. He also agreed with a user who tweeted that the studio is “really talented” and that they’ve “treated your game with respect.”

DmC Devil May Cry is available now for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Watch the launch trailer below.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

  • http://twitter.com/yojvl1993 Jorge Viteri
  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Kamiya go home you drunk.

  • gold163

    Well of course he would say something like this, What’s he going to do, publicly declare that he hates it and cause a shitstorm?

    He’s right; asking his opinion of these things is pointless not because his opinion shouldn’t matter but because it wouldn’t look professional to say anything negative if there was a chance that he had anything negative to say at all.

    I think the headline is a bit misleading. I don’t think he seems to be a fan of the new DmC so much as he seems to be ambivalent. He’s glad people are enjoying the new DmC, but considering that the series has been out of his hands since the first game, he doesn’t see why his opinion should be important to anybody. Two years ago he said he didn’t like the design, and nobody cared then, so why should they care now?

    • MosquitoLemon

      Oh, because Kamiya isn’t known or causing shitstorms -_-

  • http://twitter.com/vamp21 Paul Rodriguez

    I’ll be playing these while people play that DmC game. That horrible horrible game.

    • DesmaX

      Yeah, play DMC 2, not the new one

      • Kobracon

        THAT GAME DOESN’T EXIST! NOTHING, NOT EVEN THIS, IS WORSE THAN DMC2!

        • Pyrofrost

          I honestly didn’t mind DMC2.

          • gold163

            Me neither.

          • Kobracon

            Well I didn’t :/ It was horrible, it just felt different and sloppily done. Heck 4 was better. I’m just glad 3 came and made up for the mistake that was 2.

    • gold163

      Nobody is trying to stop you. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • Guest

      Oh ignorance, why is the game horrible? Because a little change? I dont see reviews complaining about how horrible it is. Have you beaten it? I doubt but hey I guess your opinion is the same as the rest of the people that hate it simply because its a little complex and dante looks different …dumb reasons to hate a game. PLAY first and then JUDGE

      • zerolegacy0

        I really hope you are trolling because the game is out already, the “you can’t judge before you’ve played it!” response is no longer valid.
        Here’s the responses of people who have played it. I’ve read quite a few and most have solid, valid criticisms.
        http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/dmc-devil-may-cry
        The User score is 2.8. That’s lower than Call of Duty: Declassified, if I remember correctly.

        • RedWolfe

          I’m guessing you’re talking about the user reviews because I see nothing but glowing praise from the press reviews.

          And not to discredit what very well may be valid criticisms but I’d take ANY user review on metacritic with a gallon of salt as they are notorious for slapping 0’s on a game over very trivial things.

          • zerolegacy0

            I don’t care about the overall score it’s pretty pointless. I’m just talking about criticisms people pointed out. The press reviews are even more misleading giving it high scores, while ignoring it’s massive flaws. Any review should be taken with a gallon of salt.

            • RedWolfe

              I agree although I have to ask, if you feel that way, why even bring the score up as part of your argument.

              Some people seem to be enjoying the game to the point where the positives outweigh the negatives in their experience and vice versa so wouldn’t it just be easy to say if you like it, great, if not, that’s fine to.

              All we’re seeing is people on the complete opposite sides of the spectrum pushing their opinion as “correct” when neither of them are.

              • zerolegacy0

                It’s not part of my argument at all, forget it’s even there. It’s just a “fun” fact.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          dude I can point out more then 10 of those user reviews that aren’t ‘valid criticisms’ and just lowing the score out of spite did you really just go there?

          • zerolegacy0

            I’m not counting the trolling of the scores. He acted like no one who played the game could hate it, so I gave evidence to the contrary. Still besides the spiteful reviews there are valid ones. You can’t ignore them or, by the same logic I can ignore all valid praise from reviews.

            • Luna Kazemaru

              bad reviews out of spite are now valid ones? What in the fuck did I just read?

              • zerolegacy0

                Intelligent rebuttal if I do say so, I would ask you read carefully before responding emotionally.To reiterate my point: The numbered score means nothing the only thing that is valid is the content of the reviews.
                I’m not talking about the impact of the score by spiteful reviews because the score is flawed.
                Yes the troll reviews are NOT valid, that’s what you just read.

                • Luna Kazemaru

                  and I’m going by the content of the reviews only a hand full of them actually bring something to the table the rest are troll or just pulling incoherent things out the air about the game saying they don’t like it.

                  • zerolegacy0

                    There are currently 22 0’s and 1’s that are downright troll reviews, out of 143 negative reviews. So 121 other reviews are a handful? I honestly don’t have the time to read all of them. So I’m going to say at least 50%(and thats giving you some major headway) of them have valid criticisms thats still not a small amount. Theres also invalid praise going on saying they are giving it 10’s out of spite for “haters”.

                    • Kobracon

                      50% sounds kinda…..large, wouldn’t u say? We can’t just straight up say half of them have valid criticisms. I haven’t played it yet so I’m not judging it either. Nor do I have context for any of the criticism in the reviews coz I haven’t played it.

    • RedWolfe

      Have fun man. I’m personally gonna run a marathon on all 5 games once my copy of DmC gets here (^-^)/

  • DarthBrian

    Where does he say he’s a fan? All I see is him saying he hopes people enjoy the game.

    • rockman29

      It’s called bias usually.

      But in this case it’s called negligent misinterpretation.

      IMO I couldn’t care less, I have other games to play.

  • Budgiecat

    “Treated with respect?” Is that what that clip with new Dante getting a white wig thrown into his head then looks into a mirror and says “not in a million years?”

  • Kobracon

    You know what? Imma treat DmC as a spin-off or a reinterpretation. Since it isn’t called DMC5 or something, it should be viewed without the baggage of the past. Hence it being DmC rather than DMC. Its like a cover song of a song you like. May not be the same, but could be enjoyable in its own way.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      Truth be told, I’ve been looking at DmC this way since the first trailer. I guess what I’m saying is, I agree with you.

      I felt that the game not being called Devil May Cry 5, or DmC 5, or something like that was important.

      With that said, fans will compare this game with the past entries, regardless of how we choose to label it.

      The same thing happens anytime a new Final Fantasy game comes out. Even if the game is not a mainline entry, some will still compare it to FF7 for example.

      I suppose you could even say the same type of things is happening with Metal Gear Rising as well.

      • DrForbidden

        I think Metal Gear Rising is an entirely different kettle of fish (or whatever expression you kids are using these days). MGR is not starring an ‘alternate’ version of Snake, but a cyborg Raiden. It can be consistent with everything about the MGS universe.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          i should have gone into more detail. I agree with you, I wasn’t trying to compare DmC and Rising in that way.

          Change of any kind is always controversial in video games. Especially with long running, or popular franchises.

          What I was trying to say is… even though Rising is not a traditional Metal Gear game, fans will still compare it to the previous entries.

          Just like FF spin-offs are still compared to main line entries, etc.

          Even if we look at DmC as one of these games, a spin-off, it still has the series name, which means it will always be compared to the previous games.

          Point is, if the name is in the title, comparisons with previous entries are inevitable.

          • DrForbidden

            Point taken.

          • Kobracon

            Sad but true. It’s a double edged sword. They could’ve called it something else, but then less ppl would buy it. Call it DmC, you get instant name recognition, hype and attention. Yet, get painfully analyzed by fans of the series with the same name.

  • Pyrofrost

    I love your work Sal, but I find the title of this article misleading.
    There isn’t a quote of him saying he is a fan. There isn’t a quote of him saying he likes the game. There isn’t a quote of him saying anything positive about the game. The only feelings he gives on it is “unique” and that could mean absolutely anything, good or bad.
    If anything, these are statements for the sake of PR and nothing more.

    Edit: Thank you for the revision of the title and headline Sal ^_^

  • zerolegacy0

    Considering the way he phrased his responses, it sounds more like he has given up on it. He even forgoes a direct response by saying “asking my opinion of things is pointless”. So I would have to say that calling him a “fan” of it is a large assumption. I sure hope that is a mistake, and not Kotaku style “journalism”.

    • http://twitter.com/Sieghardt Sieghardt

      He has moved on to new franchises, so shall I, nice to see him be the bigger man though, top bloke.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Hey guys. Changed up the original title. The EG title and my misunderstanding of “I hope that people can enjoy it” combined with him saying the game is unique (I figured he meant that he enjoyed it) led me to use the initial title. But I see where I messed up. Sorry about that!

    • Pyrofrost

      No problem man, it happens.
      You guys aren’t sensationalist, Kotaku style journalists. That is why I keep coming back multiple times on a daily basis ^_^

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        ^__^

      • DarthBrian

        I agree with this post. ^_^

    • xMCXx

      No problem, I can see where you came from.

    • rockman29

      Nice one Sal, good change :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

      Hey we all make typos.

  • Bloodios

    That’s great to hear! I’m sure the game won’t disappoint, so I’ll remind myself to pick it up once it’s arrived at the bargain bin.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    I’m kind of torn. Tt seems that while reviews were good, the overall majority of people dislike this game. Maybe I should pick up classic DMCs instead and just wait for this one at a lower price..

    • DarthBrian

      I’m waiting for a steam sale.

  • RedWolfe

    Based on his what he said when the game was first revealed, this does seem like he’s doing a bit of damage control in the wake of some of his recent controversial (I guess) statements.

    But then again, I think everyone (including myself) was a bit less than enthused at the original reveal trailer so who knows?

    From what he said, it don’t think he’s so much a “fan” of the new game but more so that the franchise is out of his control and he’s happy to see it live on in some shape or form and for everyone to just put aside their bias for a sec and give the game a chance before they form a verdict.

  • Heistt

    AHAHAHAHAHA

    AHAHA
    AHAHAHA

    AH

    ah

    I’m gonna assume he’s just saying it out of respect to avoid another shitstorm like the one he caused with Kotaku.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Or maybe he can let go of something that doesn’t directly concern him, unlike everyone posting trash about some game they’ve never played and have no intention of buying?

    • Pyrofrost

      You mean the shitstorm Kotaku caused with him, publishing a sensationalist article.

  • EspadaKiller

    Gonna wait for the PC version!

  • new_tradition

    Awwww, Kamiya is being so nice ♥

    I’m pretty ambivalent about DmC. Not in a hurry to play it, but I haven’t seen anything to really hate on.

  • Souji Tendou

    He’s just being polite. Read his later Tweet, he trash-talk NT, lol. God, you’re awesome Kamiya-san.

    • DarthBrian

      What tweet are you talking about?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Lee/1482566970 Chris Lee

    I wouldn’t say they treated with respect as much as the tweet kamiya was given suggested. There was the scene that was posted on kotaku where new dante is wearing a white wig and looks in a mirror says something silly like “Not in a million years”. Seemed to be a bit of a jab,so yea not THAT respectful.

  • PrinceHeir

    see Hideki Kamiya may be frank, but he’s not an asshole who spout bullshit headlines like Kotaku did.

    i agree, the game can be unique in it’s own way(whether bad or good it’s up to debate)

    glad Sal changed the article too, love this site!!!!

  • KurisuMakise

    All’s well that ends well, two good games to eventually add to the backlog, just got some stuff on the priority list right now.