Having rebelled against the Underworld, battled the Luciferian hordes, and generally been Gaia's last line of defense against that "laying waste to the cities of man" bother, Dante is a fellow of many accomplishments. Yet there is one thing that has forever eluded him: the tender caress of a man. Whether the lankiest of goths, or the fuzziest of bears, this Seventh Prince of Hell has been denied that most forbidden of sexy fruits. Yet amongst a select group on the internet, a recent DmC: Devil May Cry trailer cast doubt on that notion.
Set in a world where demons control the media (s*ck it, anti-Semites), the video features a right-wing newsman, who condemns Dante for, among other things, being a "sexual deviant." As Joystiq notes, "connotations of such a phrase harkened back to eras of gross intolerance of homosexuality in the 70s and 80s, and led us and others on Twitter to question if this new Dante might, himself, be gay."
The response inspired DmC developer Ninja Theory to address Dante's sexual orientation. Speaking with Joystiq at E3, chief designer Tameem Antoniades said, "No, he's not gay [...] But I kind of wish he was now."
Nonetheless, for those among our readers that dine heartily on digital man-flesh, there's enough innuendo to tempt your most lascivious of appetites: showcasing a nude Dante floating through the air, his ample manhood tastefully obscured by a baseball bat (i.e. "wood") and what appears to be a piece of meat.
What do you think, gamers? Does the trailer suggest a refreshing take on the Devil May Cry saga, or is it the video game equivalent of crushing your grey matter into a fine powder and snorting it off the ankles of a stripper named "Bunny" - your ears assailed by the sonic terrorstorm of Hot Topic's store playlist, blared out of 512 Watt speakers? Sound off in the comments section below!