Nero to Hero

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Nero to Hero

jovabrow Jun 22, 2018

Permit me to share a story with you. It begins with a man named Dante. His mother was murdered at the hands of a demon emperor, Mundus; so now, killing demons is his business, and business is good. Hacking, slashing and shooting through each God – forsaken spawn of Satan he encounters is how he keeps the lights on, a roof over his head, and the pizza flowing. Having evolved from being just a sequel in the Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry is a series of its own whose story and characters are based loosely on the poem, The Divine Comedy. The first game in the series involves a woman named Trish (who resembles Dante’s mother) encouraging Dante to locate Mundus and kill him.

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The story continues in Devil May Cry 2 with Dante developing his demon – destroying business by teaming up with a guardian named Lucia to stop the demented entrepreneur Arius from raising the demonic lord Argosax the Chaos. The sequel/prequel Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening (agreeably regarded as the hallmark of the series) focuses on the abnormal relationship between Dante and his identical twin brother, Vergil (the Demon Formerly Known as Nelo Angelo). Devil May Cry 4 explores the journey of Nero, an orphan adopted by the Order of the Sword, a sect which worships Sparda, Dante and Vergil’s demon knight father. Also, Nero is Vergil’s son. (Dizzy yet?)

Nero to Hero

This is Dante now. Feel old yet? (Source: VG 247.)

There’s a game which came after Devil May Cry 4 that was ‘a part of’ the Devil May Cry series… in the same way a gangrenous limb is a part of a human being’s body: yes, it is, but it shouldn’t be, and it’s going to be amputated shortly. Imagine taking a loud, brash and obnoxious individual, then making that individual an edgelord; that was game developer Ninja Theory’s approach to Dante in DmC: Devil May Cry, a game whose critical reception was at best, mixed, and at worst, negative. In fact, so poorly received was DmC, that when Devil May Cry 5 (the direct sequel to Devil May Cry 4) was announced at E3 2018, its existence wasn’t even acknowledged (as well it shouldn’t have been).

This trailer treated us to a return to the series’ roots: seamless, stylish combat, energetic rock, and respectable levels of gameplay difficulty (hopefully). Nero will reprise his role as the protagonist in a game whose backstory is officially described as follows: “Years have passed since the legions of hell have set foot in this world, but now a new demonic invasion has begun, and humanity's last hope will rest in the hands of three lone demon hunters… United by fate and a thirst for vengeance, these demon hunters will have to face their demons if they hope to survive. The devil you know returns in the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this generation.”

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