Capcom’s hugely successful video-game franchise has let gamers avenge a death by taking out demons since 2001. Who could resist an epic mission like that? And now, after the release of latest installment Definitive Edition just a couple of months ago, it’s more than fitting to celebrate with a special seven-inch version of the series protagonist.
Here we say hello to Dante, the un-daunted warrior with his trusty pistols Ebony and Ivory. Set with 35 points of articulation, he’s ready to bring the on-screen battles to life with you. He also comes with his sword Alastor, a shotgun and interchangeable hands to enable him to wield all of his weapons. Dante will come in a flapped window box similar to NECA’s NES-style figure. A necessity for the ultimate DMC enthusiast, this version of Dante is not to be missed.
Devil May Cry me a river.
The word “Dante” may bring to mind the Italian poet and his storied description of medieval Hell, but the name itself means “enduring”. We think it’s a more-than-fitting mononym for the rage-and-justice-fueled protagonist of Capcom’s Devil May Cry. Considered so deviant from the Resident Evil franchise that it merited its own series, the “Platinum Title” sees Dante avenging the murder of his mother through intense combat and the radical wiping-out of any and all foes in the form of demons. This gaming experience’s fiery darkness has spawned a devoted following, inspiring this seven-inch NECA figurine.
Boasting over 35 points of articulation and his two trusty firearms, Ebony and Ivory, he also brings with him the sword Alastor, a shotgun and interchangeable hands to carry it all. Although this isn’t pictured below, NECA has states that in March 2015, Dante will come in a flapped window box similar to their NES-style figures, which will hearken back to the look of the original video-game packaging. It’s clear that a lot of intention has gone into the careful crafting of this figurine. Preorder now so you don’t look back and regret missing out!
Dante’s hair is the stuff of legend. It’s also hard evidence that this game was indeed made in 2001.
Play Arts creates some of the most beautiful action figures and statues based on some of the biggest and brightest Japanese creative properties and video games. You might know them from the Final Fantasy Action Figure Collection they did, bringing to life heroes and monsters, weapons and vehicles the likes of which only the FF franchise could imagine. Or perhaps you’ve seen Jeanne and the titular heroine, Bayonetta. Well, now, the heroes of DEVIL MAY CRY have arrived as part of their KAI SERIES…
Square Enix’s Play Arts ~Kai~ figures are an improved version of their popular Play Arts action figure series. With a larger scale, a greater attention to detail, more articulation points, and additional parts, these are their finest action figure yet.
Here’s a look!
They’re based on DEVIL MAY CRY 4, which you may or may not already have picked up a while back. If the answer is no, of course, we’ve got a link to the Amazon listing right here:
Devil May Cry 4
We’ve already checked out the new Halo figures in a previous post, and seen the Legend of Zelda, Gears of War and Prototype figures. But there are even more great figures on the way and we thought we’d take a look at two characters from brand-spanking new games and a new series for an old franchise! All of these can be pre-ordered now and will be shipping later on.
ISAAC: DEAD SPACE
The protagonist of the incredible Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is the latest figure from NECA’s Player Select line. One of my favourite titles in recent years, Dead Space is a survival horror epic that brings together the undead, sci-fi and a strange almost Verne-style aesthetic, which is seen here in the rusted suit of the figure. The Isaac Clarke figure ships in July!
DANTE: DANTE’S INFERNO
Already steeped in controversy (EA Games hired fake protesters to pose as Christians against the game in order to generate buzz), Dante’s inferno only launches in January of next year. But the Dante action figure from NECA can already be pre-ordered and will ship in 2009’s third quarter. He stands just over six inches and features brilliant sculpting and paintwork whose quality will hopefully be reflected in the upcoming game.
METAL GEAR SOLID: SERIES 5
Finally, for anyone who’s been missing Solid Snake and the gang, the good news has come that the fifth series of McFarlane’s Metal Gear Solid figures is now available for pre-order. Like Dante, these guys ship in 2009’s third quarter. Boss, Raiden, Crouching Snake, Tiger Camo Snake and Vamp join the rest of the figures and are a testament to the kind of quality design McFarlane has proven it is capable of.