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'Devil May Cry' concept art

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Devil May Cry

The much-anticipated Devil May Cry reboot generated plenty of buzz when it revealed a drastic makeover for its demon-hunting main character, Dante. However, the bullet-and-blade-slinging protagonist’s new look pales in comparison to the facelift the franchise’s world has received.

Developed by Ninja Theory — a studio that’s proven it knows how to tweak the artist’s palette with visually striking titles such as Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West — Devil May Cry benches the Gothic architecture and drab hues of previous entries for a modern-day look bursting with color. Of course, just because they’ve forgone the fire-and-brimstone aesthetic for an eye-popping presentation doesn’t mean the demons Dante faces aren’t still ugly as hell.

For a peek at the title’s eye-candy coated take on the netherworld, spy the exclusive concept art below.

Devil May Cry

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