Capcom gives DmC’s Dante his classic look, but who’ll give Capcom a spine? 
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Geoffrey Tim
January 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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Ninja Theory’s DmC reboot has not exactly been a hit with fans, many of whom hate the fact that the white-haired ass-kicker they grey up with is depicted as a bit of an angsty, emo, ignoble jackass. It’s something that’s even addressed right in the beginning of the game, via a tongue-in-cheek jab at the series. Gamers though, they hate this Dante (delightfully renaming him Donte)...and they want the old Dante back.

Capcom and Ninja theory will be doing that – and I’m sure many of you already know where this is going. Yup, you’ll be able to give Dante his infamous white locks via the magic of paid-for DLC. Yes, this is old news as well, but I just feel like ranting a bit about it.

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For just $4 (or 320 MS Points) players will be able to purchase the Classic Dante pack, which gives the game’s hero his general aesthetic from Devil May Cry 3. It’s Capcom and Ninja Theory being a bunch of yellow-bellies just to appease fans – and then charge them for it. And it completely ruins their hilarious little “in-joke”

This useless fluff hidden behind a paywall is of course one of Capcom’s biggest crimes this generation – but hey, at least it’s not already on the disc, right? Although honestly, at this point I wouldn’t be surprised if it was.

Oh, and it’ll be free for PC gamers who opt to pick the game up when it hits their platform later this month. Of course, for many fans Dante’s hair colour was the least of the game’s problems.

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces. I am also the emperor of the backend