Devil May Cry's Dante receives a smokin' new and expensive statue though we're not sure if this is what Capcom meant by a January 16 announcement

Is this what they meant and not Super Smash Bros.?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 15, 2020 at 2:01 p.m. PST | Comments: 13

Dante is probably one of Capcom's most iconic video game characters and receives a ton of merchandise / crossovers despite Devil May Cry not being as massive of a franchise as say Street Fighter, Monster Hunter or Resident Evil.

Capcom recently told fans to keep their eyes out for new Devil May Cry announcements in the coming weeks, and the company revealed today a stylish and massive new statue for Dante based on his original appearance from Darkside Collectibles โ€” though we're not entirely sure this was meant to be one of those dated unveilings.

Dante stands tall at 27 inches for the regular edition and 3 feet in height on his base here in the whopping Master Edition with the remnants of the demon Mundus below his boots. It's also heavy as hell weighing in at 33 lbs. / 15 kg.

It also wouldn't be Dante without a variety of weapons that can be changed out including Ebony and Ivory, Alastor, devil sword Sparda and the Ifrit gauntlets which might not all be familiar for those who have only experience with the character in Marvel vs. Capcom โ€” where his moveset is based largely around DMC3.

All of this Dante goodness comes with a hefty price tag, however, as the standard 1/4 scale version of the statue will set prospective owners back over $1,200 USD for a pre-order though there's also a Master Edition which is even higher at $1,600.

They also announced this essentially a year ahead of time, so those who decide to drop big bucks on this smokin' rendition of Dante will need to wait until January 2021 to collect on the goods.

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This reveal did technically drop on Jan. 16 in Japan which has fans wondering if this is one of the three announcements DMC Producer Matt Walker told everyone to look forward to โ€” the other two being Jan. 30 and February 13.

If this was indeed what Capcom was going for all along, then there may be some disappointed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players who were hopeful to see Dante make the crossover to another fighting game considering Nintendo is planning on revealing and showcasing the fifth Fighter Pass character tomorrow morning, Jan. 16.

There's no clear indication either way, however, so we're all still ultimately left in about the same place that we were yesterday. We also had V's voice actor potentially letting slip Dante's inclusion in Smash recently though that too could be mistaken.

All we can do at this point is wait and check out the sick statue of Dante that most of us will probably never own or actually see in person.

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