Don’t Cry: Devil May Cry 4 to be a bit kinder, says producer

Kinder? Maybe, but don’t expect the upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game to be any easier than the controller-crushing Devil May Cry 3. Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi tells Eurogamer in a recent interview that Devil May Cry 4 may be a bit easier to get along with, but she’s still a tough bitch.

“We had to learn a lesson there, actually, because DMC3 was really difficult. What we found was that people sometimes lost interest within the first two hours because the game just wasn’t giving them any chance whatsoever,” said Kobayashi.

“So DMC4 will be about same difficulty level, but we thought that we would be a little bit kinder to the player, so we’re going to give a step-by-step guide on how to use the weapons and skills so that you should naturally progress to a better skill level a little more easily than in DMC3.”

Kobayashi also openly invites newcomers to the franchise, saying that it is fine to start out with Devil May Cry 4

“Anyone who hadn’t played the DMC franchise could start off with number 4. There have actually been people who aren’t all that familiar with the series who’ve played DMC4 and thought that Nero was Dante. Another interesting thing is that if you start off with DMC4, you’ll obviously encounter Dante, and if you want to know more about him you could go back and play the previous titles.”

Check out the full interview at Eurogamer.

[thanks, Mr. Donut] 

Dale North