Home • DmC: Devil May Cry • 199 Deconstructing Dante Paul Walker Contributor 30th January 2013 / 1:00PM There was an unexpected element to DmC: Devil May Cry. It was always going to be about smashing up demons. It was always going to feature weapon-switching, combo-building, score-chasing, and combat tech-fests. What was possibly more of a surprise was it being an outlandish political satire which takes aim at consumer culture, finance and banking, surveillance society, and right-wing media. Ninja Theory’s Dominic Matthews explains the role satire plays in DmC’s cultural commentary on evil. Dante’s nemesis, Mundus, isn’t just king of the demons. He’s a big shot banker, operating from the top of a twisted skyscraper, which might be at home in the financial districts of London, Frankfurt or New York. Revelling in the power he yields, he keeps the general population in debt. His allies are the likes of Bob Barbus, a manipulative Fox-News-alike news anchor who tries to frame Dante as a degenerate terrorist, and a foul mouthed succubus who squirts soft-drinks out of one end as obscenities flow from the other. “We made the concept of rebellion — also the name of Dante’s sword — the heart of… Read full this story
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