The new trailer for the upcoming Devil May Cry reboot has been met with equal amounts of praise and hatred, which isn’t all that surprising. The reboot is being developed by British developer Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West), and long-time fans of this beloved series are afraid that the series’ identity is being completely rewritten. If the trailer is anything to go by, the absurdity and tone of the series has been taken up a notch; yeah – that’s a baseball bat and a slice of pizza covering Dante’s manhood.

Personally I’m on the side that actually likes this change. Ninja Theory seems to breathing new life into a franchise that was scraping the barrel for new ideas, since Devil May Cry 4 came out 4 years ago. The Ninja Theory treatment of great voice acting and story telling just may be the jump-start that this aging series definitely needs. And considering senior Capcom producer Motohide Eshiro is overseeing production, it seems like the pieces are falling into place during the lead up to release.

Which side of the fence do you sit on? Are you intrigued by the new direction the game is taking, or are you worried about losing a treasured game series. Check out the new trailer below, and sound off in the comments!

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