The ‘new-look’ Dante of 2013’s Devil May Cry from Ninja Theory has received all kinds of critical discussion from fans of the series, but other well-known and beloved characters are set to be ‘re-imagined’ next year and in the future.
God of War’s Kratos, for example, is going back to his roots in God of War: Ascension and there’s even talk of Hitman’s Agent 47 being approached differently with that series’ next entry, currently in development at Square Enix Montreal.
Gamers have strong opinions on how developers handle their favourite characters, so this Question of the Day asks:
What are your favourite re-imagined characters?
Which characters (and we can open it up beyond videogames) have received a makeover, personality-wise or even visually, that you thought was interesting and in keeping with the franchise?
How about Prince of Persia? The darker edges of the Final Fantasy VII cast? Metroid’s Samus Aran comes to mind, too, with the latest game in the series diving into her past to make her out to be something quite different to the silent protagonist of previous games.
What are some examples of your favourite re-imagined characters?
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