DmC Devil May Cry director Taemeem Antoniades has put to rest rumors of the game’s new take on Dante actually being modeled after himself.
“What can I say? He’s a decade and a half younger than me, way better looking… The only thing he’s got is black hair. And he’s male,” he told the latest PSM3 (via CVG).
“I didn’t design the character. I didn’t go to our designers and say, ‘I think it’s a really good idea if we make the new Dante look like me, because I want to be in the game.’ They’d laugh at me. They’d throw me out the window.”
Antoniades also echoed what’s been said many times in the past – “”original concepts [of the new Dante] were very close to the original [Devil May Cry], taking mixtures of the previous four games and creating a new interpretation.” But Capcom didn’t want it.
“Capcom said something which they’ve said to us often, which is, ‘if it was going to be the same as the old DMC, why would we give this project to you guys? The reason is to surprise us, to come up with a reinvention. To create something we couldn’t have conceived in Japan.'”