Ninja Theory describes Dante in their upcoming DmC reboot as “a young man with no respect for authority or society in general Dante knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast.”
It is also stated that he grew up in demonic orphanages and had a hard life.
“Dante grew up in various institutions, orphanages, youth correction facilities and foster homes but these were mostly operated by demons and often resulted in torture and violence. Dante has therefore developed a deep hatred of demons and authority in general but tries to stay incognito. He sides with the little guy, the victims of what he sees as an unfair society.”
Dante will be using the same weapons as previous games, the sword Rebellion given to him by his father Sparda and twin pistols Ebony and Ivory.
Devil May Cry will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year.