The Dante of DMC Devil May Cry is 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 which have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds Dantes feels like an outcast.
Dante grew up in various institutions, orphanages, youth correction facilities and foster homes but these were mainly operated by demons and often resulted in torture and violence. Dante has therefore developed a deep hatred for demons and authority in general but tries to stay incognito. He sides with the little guys, the victims of what he sees as an unfair society.
The Rebellion sword was given to Dante by his father Sparda as a weapon with which he could protect him from the demons which hunt him. How Dante came in possession of Ebony & Ivory or where they came from is unknown.
The design philosophy behind both Rebellion and Ebony & Ivory is to create the impression that they were crafted a long, long time ago and since their creation they have sent innumerable demons to their doom.
Ebony & Ivory have straight, clean looking barrels that make them look like contemporary firearms, while the addition of ornate embossing is used to give the guns a feeling of mystique and uniqueness. As you move into the grip you see that the guns have more fluid, liquid like look that adds further mystery and a demonic flavor to their design.
Rebellion is designed to look like a powerful sword, with the detailing in the handle giving it a feeling of historical significance coupled with a demonic heritage. The same design ethos which was used for Ebony & Ivory grips, is also true for Rebellion’s hilt, making the weapons match stylistically.
DMC Devil May Cry will be available on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 this year.