Game News: New Devil May Cry Is “Less Campy – More Darker”, Says Capcom Producer
In an interview with VG247, in which he discussed various issues surrounding the title’s development and change in direction, he spoke of the desire to make the experience grittier in tone.
“One of the things about making a western game, we wanted to make the tone a little less campy, and a little more darker,” he said. “It’s still got a sense of humour, but it’s just more appropriate in the world Dante is now in, where’s it’s less acceptable to make corny jokes and better to make darker ones.
“But he’s still irreverent, he’s still – at the end of the day – the guy who will kick your ass and drop a cool one liner afterwards.”
In the same article, Jones joked about “fearing for his life” after initial fan backlash to the controversial re-design of the Dante character.