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New DMC - Vergil Concept by Jarein New DMC - Vergil Concept by Jarein
The evolution of the Devil May Cry reboot has been striking.

I remember a couple years ago, when the first trailer premiered, the public outrage was staggering. Nothing about the new Dante in that trailer was familiar, and every fan of the series made sure the devs knew how pissed they were about it.

Fast forward to now, and my god, I and about a million other former haters are stoked about his game now. Its amazing how dropping 50 pounds of emo and gaining 100 pounds of cockiness can remind us fans that this guy in the black hair is supposed to be Dante.

Now we all know what this new Dante looks like in this reboot, but what about Vergil? Well, heres my take on it.

Now unlike my previous Vergil fanart, this one is strictly designed to fit into this new DMC aesthetic of Britty-streetpunk-Guy Ritchie-ness. Since Vergil is always portrayed as more conservatively dressed, I opted to keep him wearing more suede, leather and khaki, with a black turtleneck for extra classiness. Also keeping with the more toned down usage of characteristic colors (the red of Dante's clothes are very minor), I used Vergils distinct tealish-blue for the inset color of his calfskin-leather coat (almost an inversion of the colors used in the original Vergil's coat).

As for more minor features, I went in a different direction with his hair. Vergil has always come across as a professional, so I skipped away from the punkish spiked hair, and gave this version a closed-cropped Caesar-haircut. To me, it seemed more appropriate for the realistic setting this new DMC game is set to take place.

So yea, there it is, my official blessing for this new DMC game. So far, you proved me wrong Ninja Theory, and I'm glad you did. Now we'll have to see if your game holds up to playtests.....
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mk456 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
hmm if dante gets to look like a hobo on crack shouldn't Vergil? lolz then again I think Vergil cares more about his apperance than our lovable cocky basterd. xD
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ThatChickWithDaPony Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me on Kojiro from Sengoku Basara
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juug Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This Vergil reminds me a whole lot of Sir Henry Motherfucker from No More Heroes.
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doomsilver Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool, love that you think that he will show up in the reboot. Hope he does.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Hey man thanks alot for all the positive feedback on a number of my projects. I'd dig it if he does show up in the new game, but I highly doubt it. Its one of those trump cards normally saved for a hyped sequel, or a buyable DLC. Gotta love these new business models in game companies :)
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ssjthug Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
never liked the shitty reboot, but nice bad art XD
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Kaoskid1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
It's really cool.
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Root-Sec Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something tells me that Vergil IS in the game, now this is just a theory but i think it could be that masked person from the new trailer, just because at one point when he turns his head you can make out whit hair behind the mask, or he could be bald, but it does look like white hair too me.
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Root-Sec Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PS glad someone finally realized he is based off British punk not emo, despite what all the haters say. that is why he has a union jack on his arm, as a reference to punk culture where people used to have union jacks on T shirts and stuff.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Well some people are just ignorant when it comes to the underground scene. The term emo has become more of a generic moniker for everything people dont understand about the punk world, so its become pretty predictable.

I really do hope Vergil is at least mentioned in this game. So far, theyve mentioned Sparda and Eva, so hes the last piece of the puzzle for the family. We'll have to wait n see.
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DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ninja Theory already admitted in a video interview that the game has no chronological order. It doesn't take place before or after the original games. Ergo what they're really saying, even though they're not going to verbally admit it, is that the game isn't a reboot, its a re-telling. Too late for that now though. Ninja Theory could have saved themself a lot of grief if they had simply stated that.

I think its a little much to assume that the "million other former haters are stoked". Have you actually talked to this other million haters? I'm one of them, and guess what, I'm NOT stoked. I still hate what they're doing with a passion. I thought their newest trailer was too cheesy, like they're trying too hard. People have been and always will be hating on this so called new "DMC". The hate has probably calmed down a bit from when it first started, but its still hated.

Capcom needs to continue where they left off. They're gearing Resident Evil back on a better course so I don't see why they can't do the same for Devil May Cry.

Ugh sorry. This is turning into a bitch rant. lol I mean no offense honestly. I just hate what they're doing so much. That aside.....
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I like your concept. The drawing is crisp and clean. It's like a punk/british rendition of his actual outfit that I can see in this design. Instead of a black vest, we have here a black turtle neck. Very nice. Instead of a blue coat with orange lining, we have here a tan/brown coat with blue lining or I should say teal since it looks a bit green to me. Very interesting. I like that. Instead of brown carmel colored boots we have here black boots but with a light brown bottom lining. etc etc. This will be a cool edition to the Vergil club and also be the submission of art in regards to the new DMC game coming out. I'll make a folder and stick your piece in there.
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waraulol Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just curious: in your opinion, where would a new, regular DMC (aka DMC5) go? When will it take place?

IMO they did a good decision of making a reboot since, honestly, I think the original story is quite fucked-up - though the bad side is that they changed many things in the reboot. :B
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DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
As I've stated before, I thought what they were doing with DMC 4 was just fine. They need to continue where they left off and explain who the hell Nero is, how exactly he got that arm of his, and possibly bring back Vergil into the story because they could just as easily do so. Vergil may not be as avidly talked about as Dante is, but he has a ton of fans, me being one of them not to mention I have a Vergil fanclub I run.

Hell, even in my DMC fanfiction series I thought of a way he could be brought back. Or just for the fck of it, they could make a game completely about Sparda himself and fill in some holes they have lingering around the famous dark knight.

There's plenty of scenarios they could do but apparently they currently don't give a rats ass and its lost my respect for the company.

Pissing off a huge chunk of your main supporters and fans is not the route to go down.

From what I read before, they already have plans for DmC 2. If they are seriously considering continuing with this bullshit then I've lost faith in the DMC series ever going back to what it was. What they should have done is gone to a company like Ubisoft. Ubisoft seems to have a firm grasp on keeping a series going, especially with the direction they're taking with Assassin's Creed. But Ninja Theory? Yeah right...
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waraulol Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So okay... What is exactly the thing from the reboot that makes you pissed off? Sorry to be an idiot but I really want to know :B

About you getting angry because they don't make the story that you wanted: that's wish fullfillment. Not really something that can be forced to a big company. :P

About them going to make a sequel... IDK, I think it's just a rumor. :B

Well you see, Dante still appears in Capcom crossovers as his original self. Does that make you happy? Because, with that, I believe they still remembered the old Dante. ;P

Aaaand... It's kinda odd that people take this "reboot" thing seriously. First, they now claim that it's not a reboot, but rather an alternate universe. Second, Mega Man can run well with 2 continuities with different Mega Men (and different gameplay, even). Why not DMC?
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DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're not understanding what I'm saying, neither am I going to explain it.

As stated before, I'm NOT going to get into this. I've already exhausted myself on debates and arguments with people when DmC first got advertised.

Discussion closed.
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waraulol Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, bye. :B
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Root-Sec Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"too cheesy" soo first its too dark and serious and now its too cheesy, sometimes i think old dmc fans make out that the old games were better than they really were, of course the combat in the games was exceptional but the story was that special and the game lost its original look (in my opinion) as the game set out to be a Gothic action game, but it by DMC4 it became more fantasy some elements could have fitted right into a FF game e.g. fortuna city. Now there are aspects of DmC that im not keen on but i think its a nice change to the original and i think one reason why Capcom decided to reboot it was that perhaps they didn't like the way the game was going, people are quick to shout at NT but remember if Capcom thought that the original game could continue they would have made DMC5.
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DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
*shrugs* whatever you say dude.
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Root-Sec Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...true what they say, typing a long answer, only to get a short reply....:(
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DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dude...no offense at all, but when the first trailer popped out, I ragged for an entire month, debating and arguing with people. I've had my fill. I wanted to reply my thoughts, but I'm burnt out from it and I've long since been done with arguing this stupid game. Capcom has brought Resident Evil back to its more former glory, they can get off their fcking asses and do the same for Devil May Cry and stop being stupid asses. They're fully capable of coming up with something cool. There's no excuse. Where the game series was going with DMC 4 was just fine. Nero got a lot of flack, but it was something new, something cool and honestly? Sparda was 2000 years old. I'm sure his brothers...sisters...cousins....whatever part of the family extended through the blood line. It's extremely likely for someone like Nero to pop out eventually.
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Root-Sec Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didnt realize you had been debating for so long, but still interesting to hear your point of view, who knows they will probably end up doing DMC5 if DmC is shit.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
In retrospect, I definitely coulda worded that a bit better with regards to speaking for such a large group. I guess if anything, I should said, " While I only speak for myself, I'm sure many others who had initial doubts about the game feel its finally feeling more like a real Devil May Cry game."

Sorry about that :( I do appreciate you didn't attack me about it, but just gave me constructive criticism about it. I'll just make sure I keep an eye on what I type and not rush through my descriptions like I did. And no offense taken, you were right :)

As for the artistic comments, I'm glad you picked up on the subtlety of the things I did for this design. I've been learning to control the level of craziness I use in these reimaginations I do, making sure not to overdo the details. Now that you have mentioned it, the teal/blue came out a bit more green than I had intended. I'll go back and adjust that a bit.

Thanks again for the very excellent feedback. I always appreciate comments like these that have a ton of thought put into it.
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DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem and I'm glad you didn't take it as an attack cuz I didn't mean it as one. I just get really passionate about my hatred towards Capcom for allowing this bullshit to go on. ;___; I want the real Dante back >_< and I miss Nero :( Not fair at all.

But yeah anyway, glad the feedback helped :)
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MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This is AWESOMENESS! :thumbsup::D
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Swordmaster1341 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
I never thought of this before. It looks kickass. lol
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thanks man! Honestly, its the one thing about DMC I'm really curious about. Is Vergil badass?! Answer me that Ninja Theory!

But seriously, I appreciate the positive comment :D
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Swordmaster1341 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome~! ^^

I'm one of the people that isn't looking forward
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Xx-Rinalitta-xX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Suweet! I would love to see this in the new game...
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TenguKarasu Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
i love the effect you did with the inside of the coat
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thanks! Yea I figure the best way to demonstrate color, is to use the least amount of it lol. I appreciate the feedback as always man!
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TenguKarasu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
my pleasure ^^ what will you work on next?:)
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Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I am not sure to be honest. It all depends on what sparks my interest when I get the itch to get on illustrator. I wish I could give you a better answer, but even I dont know lol :D
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TenguKarasu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
ow i see, don't worry, i'm sure whatever it is, it'll be awesome :D
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