Hideki Kamiya (director of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry, and Viewtiful Joe) wants to remake the original Devil May Cry for Capcom.
“If we remake the 1st DMC, we’re confident about making it the most amazing hack & slash ever,” said Kamiya on his Twitter account. “How do you like it, Capcom?”
In case you’re wondering, Kamiya no longer works for Capcom. He’s actually one of the co-founders of Platinum Games alongside Shinji Mikami (director of Resident Evil) and former Capcom producers Tatsuya Minami and Atsushi Inaba. However, Kamiya has been quite vocal about the Devil May Cry series as of late. He even recently suggested that Capcom should pull a God of War and completely reimagine the entire series.
“Looking at current global trends and the amazing graphics in recent Capcom games, the next DMC game could do with a full model change, like the new God of War,” said Kamiya. “Instead of being an anime-style hack ‘n’ slash, maybe Capcom will turn DMC5 into a realistic, cinematic action game…?”
Needless to say, it’s starting to sound like Kamiya is feeling a little homesick in regards to his work on the Devil May Cry series. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who followed the man’s career. Long ago, Kamiya expressed his deep disappointment that Capcom did not approach him to develop Devil May Cry 2. We imagine that he was even more disappointed when Devil May Cry 2 ended up being one of the worst-received sequels ever.
So would Capcom ever let Platinum develop a Devil May Cry game? Actually…they might. In 2013, the studio approached developer Ninja Theory and asked them to reboot/reimagine the Devil May Cry series. While their game, DmC, wasn’t well-received by some of Devil May Cry‘s hardcore fans, it was seen as an incredibly inventive take on the series that was critically well-received and supposedly sold within Capcom’s expectations.
Given that Capcom hasn’t developed a properly new DMC title in-house since 2008, we’d certainly say they may be open to the possibility of someone else taking the reigns.