One of the most notable game franchises is the Devil May Cry series. A trailer for Capcom’s reboot for the series, titled DmC: Devil May Cry and developed by Ninja Theory, was released recently during the New York Comic Con event. The trailer shows some of the gameplay in both combat scenarios, and some platforming stages. The trailer also shows that the new Dante is still just as much of a badass as the older one was.

The main protagonist Dante looks a lot different from his previous incarnations. He is usually seen with long white hair and carries a sword that’s about as big as he is, named Rebellion, but in the reboot, developer Ninja Theory seems to have given him more of a teenage look with short black hair. An interesting thing to note is Dante’s new weapon. The sword seems to be extendable and flexible, like a whip. The level design seems to take advantage of this with platforming segments that require Dante to pull platforms to him or swing to another platform by using his sword.

The earlier games revolve around Dante, one of the sons of the most powerful demon that ever existed – Sparda. Chronologically, the events of Devil May Cry 3 precede the events of the other games. Dante’s brother Vergil has joined up with a strange, bald wizard named Arkham and raised a demonic tower named the Temen-ni-Gru again in the hopes of gaining more power. It's Dante's job to go in and kick ass, which he does. Arkham dies, Vergil falls into the depths of the demon world and Dante, at the suggestion of his sometimes-ally, the huntress Lady, names his demon-hunting business Devil May Cry.

DmC will see a January 2013 release

DmC gets a new trailer during NYCC 2012

Devil May Cry takes place some time later, where Trish, a demon who looks like Dante’s mother, bursts into his shop and invites him to Mallet Island to prevent a demon named Mundus from returning. He accepts, kicks ass, and seals Mundus away again, although he still doesn't succeed in killing Mundus. Trish becomes Dante's sidekick.

The events of Devil May Cry 4 happen after the first game where the focus of the story shifts to Nero who is a member of a cult that worships Sparda, known as the “Order of the Sword”. Dante attacks the cult and soon after, demons attack the city. Nero realizes that the leaders of the cult aren’t very different from the demons he’s fighting and it’s up to Dante to kick ass and save Nero.

The last game in the series, chronologically, is Devil May Cry 2, where a silent Dante is called to the remote Island of Dumary to investigate a corporation that is attempting to harness demonic power. Dante kicks more ass.

DmC Devil May Cry will be released on 15 January 2013.

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