Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Dev Q&A

By Joseph C, 2 years ago
Continuing their video series for the upcoming Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, Action Director Yuji Shimomura and Director Hideaki Isuno answer more questions leading up to launch of the remaster.  They begin by discussing the differences between Japanese and Western ideologies and how these impact the perception of the humans vs demons struggle, central to the Devil May Cry universe. 

Next, they touch on the impact of getting the characters right, how the game can’t progress until that is accomplished, balancing the game between Dante and Nero’s characters, and differentiating them from one another stylistically. They also get into how the characters were fleshed out, such as American influences on the “flashy” samurai style of one character, and of course Trish’s blonde-bombshell persona, who “no one could dislike”.  The video wraps up with a brief look at how Lady came about.

Check out the video below, but be ready to read subtitles and look for body language cues if you don’t speak fluent Japanese.

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition slashes its way onto Xbox One June 23rd.
Joseph C
Written by Joseph C
36-year old married gamer, father to a fierce Boston Terrier but no humanoid children. I've been gaming practically my whole life, starting around when I was 5 or 6 years old with an Atari 2600 and progressing through nearly every console ever released apart from the Wii U. I'm a completionist by nature, but am trying to move away from chasing every-higher gamerscore and just focusing on enjoying the great games that are all around me. We'll see how successful I am. I've been on TA since 2009 but have become much more active on the site in the past couple of years, and look forward to seeing it grow now that the XB1 app is getting it some much-deserved exposure!