Devil May Cry Devs Explain Why They're Working With Ninja Theory
Capcom has a reason it's working with Ninja Theory
Capcom's decision to work with the folks over at Ninja Theory isn't just random. Actually, part of the reason they're working with Ninja Theory has to do with both Enslaved and Heavenly Sword, which might give you an idea of what we can expect from DmC: Devil May Cry once it finally drops. In an interview over at Gamasutra, DMC producer Alex Jones explains the partnership:
Well, we were familiar with what they had done before, and, in fact, our director of product development at the time had worked with them in a previous version of themselves when he was at Microsoft, and knew of them.
So there was already a semi-personal relationship there, but what really sealed it was the fact that we would look at Heavenly Sword and Enslaved; both of those games contain things that are really important for a DMC game to do well -- narrative, cutscenes, and these sorts of things. Then, they had shown just enough capacity for combat that we felt bringing in a booster shot of some of the CJ [Capcom Japan] experience of 25 years of making fighting games would get it over the hurdle completely.
And given the fact that those guys had a reverence for the previous franchise, or previous installments of the game, they were super receptive, very easy to work with, and took direction very well in that regard. Once we had surveyed the landscape, it kind of was a no-brainer; they were one of the few people that we considered.
We'll know if this partnership was a sound decision come January, when DmC: Devil May Cry releases.