DmC: Devil May Cry was immediately controversial. Capcom announced that UK developer Ninja Theory would be taking the reigns for a new take on Devil May Cry, complete with a polarizing new design for series hero Dante. Despite the heated online debate, Hideaki Itsuno seemed to have liked DmC enough to consider making a sequel.
Ultimately, DmC was bogged down by the controversy even when the final product was a pretty stylish and unique take on the franchise. Among DmC's fans is Hideaki Itsuno, the director of most Japanese developed Devil May Cry games, including the most recent, Devil May Cry 5. So much so that he previously expressed interest in making a DmC sequel with Ninja Theory.
Capcom producer Matt Walker revealed that Itsuno and the Devil May Cry team would still love to make a DmC sequel, but only if Ninja Theory makes it. "On the dev side we certainly wanted to and thought we would work with Ninja Theory again to create a sequel to DmC, but that unfortunately didn't get off the ground."
Walker added, "We'd still love to see a sequel, but we think it absolutely has to be made by Ninja Theory – so much of the amazing style and substance in that game was only possible because they have such a knack for what's cool. It wouldn't be DmC without Ninja Theory."
Ninja Theory is the developer of action games like Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Heavenly Sword. After DmC, Ninja Theory gained critical acclaim with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, which focused on mental trauma.
Unfortunately, chances of Ninja Theory working with Capcom again on DmC might be slim considering the studio was purchased by Microsoft in 2018 and incorporated as an Xbox Game Studios developer. So, either Microsoft will have to be cool with one of its studios working with an outside company on their IP, or DmC 2 might have to be an Xbox and Windows exclusive. Neither options seem particularly likely.
If you're jonesing for a new Devil May Cry game, we just got Devil May Cry 5. Development for DMC 5 has wrapped up unfortunately, but Itsuno has already moved onto a new project. Check out our Devil May Cry 5 guide for more coverage.
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