This has had a day or two to circulate, but with the website countdown
ending at midnight tonight (and we'll be reporting on it by 12:30am, of course) it's still something to pass the time discussing. As a few readers noted, something was up with the silhouette of Dante on the official website. Indeed there was -- turns out, that's not Dante at all. That's Nero. Name sounds familiar, doesn't it? Check your DMC documents to see if you can connect the name to the story (because honestly, we forgot where we heard the name and don't intend on playing through all three games today). Dante will still be around, but perceived as an enemy who kills Nero's allies. The Dante we see is post-DMC1 but pre-DMC2 (game chronology therefore runs 3, 1, 4, 2).
Nero himself can do most of the Dante-juggling we've grown to love. He also has a handy, well, hand, that can pull distant enemies in or throw close enemies away. Some of the combat elements of DMC3 have been tweaked for this installment, but it's more or less under wraps until the Tokyo Game Show, where we can play a stage as Nero. There will also be a special announcement. Possibly that Dante is an unlockable character with a (possibly) independant story. That'd be cool, but it's doubtful. We can hope, though! Check us out after midnight tonight for our take on the open official website
. Oh, and if that's not enough fun, check out some new DMC4 scans
[Thanks to Andrew Yoon for the scan link!]