Hey guys, sorry I’ve been absent for the past couple weeks. I got tied up with work. But I’m back and ready to do some more trailer concepts. This time for Dante from Devil May Cry. And I’m using it in context of Ultimate and not my hypothetical Smash 6 roster. But with that being said, here’s my idea.
The trailer is made in the Fire Emblem: Three Houses art style. Before you guys complain, this is done deliberately. See, when we see the FE art style, we expect a FE character, but Dante is not FE, so it would be a nice subversion of expectations. This also to call back to the Byleth reveal day where we all were expecting Dante... but got Byleth.
But I digress, when the trailer starts, we see most of the FE roster all beaten and knocked out. Except for (fittingly) Byleth who is still fighting a yet to be revealed figure. Then, the figure says.
”You know, when I heard Smash had a bunch of swordsman, I thought I might be in for a challenge. But in the end...”
Then it pans up to see Dante in his DMC 5 look as the quote continues
”... you guys are all the same.”
Cue the splash screen “Dante Brings the Party.”
”Here, let me show you how a pro does it.”
Cut to gameplay.
The main focus for Dante would be his style, or weapon switching. In which he’l have 4.
First, his main sword, Rebellion. Which had decent range and knock back.
Second, the Devil Sword Sparta. A beefier version of Rebellion that does a lot more damage but is slower.
Next, his duel pistols, Ebony and Ivory, which function similarly to Bayonetta’s but have better range than hers.
Finally, his duel motorcycles, which is like a middle ground between Rebellion and the Devil Sword Sparta.
Dante would also be unique in that before he pops his shield, he’d say “Royal Guard!” A reference to his signature counter move from the DMC games.
The gameplay can also show a taunt of him eating Pepperoni pizza (a reference to DMC 3’s opening scene).
Finally, it would show some of his skins including young Dante from DMC’s 1-4, Blue Old and Young Dante (in reference to Virgil), black (in reference to Trish), white (in reference to Lady), and unfortunately, a similar color scheme to what we see in the infamous DMC: Devil May Cry.
Cut back to the cutscene where Dante K.O.’s Byleth and says “Aww, is that all you got?” Then suddenly, Marth gets up behinds him and begins to charge. Suddenly, the screen slashes and Marth is shown flying off. Then, a new voice says
“Must I clean up all your messes, Dante?”
Cut to a shot of a katana being sheathed and a new splash screen saying “Vergil Buries the Light.”
That’s right, Vergil would also be joining as Dante’s echo fighter. However, he would be an echo fighter in name only as he would play vastly different from his brother.
For one, he would be vastly different from Dante, only having 3 main styles to switch between. His sword, the Yamato, the Beowulf gauntlets, and his energy projectile swords (which act as his version of Dante’s pistols).
Also, while not being as diverse as Dante, he’d be a lot faster.
Another thing both Dante and Vergil have is a meter that, when charged up, pulls their devil trigger. This functions similarly to Joker’s meter that basically acts as a buff to attack and movement speed.
Next, some of Vergil’s skins would be shown off. Including young Vergil from DMC’s 1-4, a red version of his old and young appearance to parallel Dante. A black costume in reference to V from DMC 5, a darker blue coat with a devil arm in reference to his son Nero’s look from DMC 4. And finally (unfortunately again) a look similar to his DMC: Devil May Cry look.
Finally, his final Smash. Which after some debate, would be his move from DMC 5 called “World of V.” Where he transforms into V from DMC 5 and sick’s V’s constructs on any nearby enemies. All while V himself shoots lightning from above.
Here’s the move itself (skip to 0:17)
Cut to the end logo of Super Smash Bros Ultimate x Devil May Cry.
Cut back to the scene with Dante and Vergil (since this is after DMC 5, they’re on ok-ish terms). And a back and forth like this ensues.
Dante: “You know, I could’ve taken that last guy.”
Vergil: “You were too distracted to notice him coming from behind. He would have gotten a hit off. I stopped him.”
Dante: “Aw, well nice to see you care.”
Vergil: “Save the flattery Dante, there are more over there.”
Then, we see Link, Meta Knight, Cloud, and Hero ready to fight.
Dante: “Huh, and I thought you needed blue or white hair to be a swordsman in smash.”
Vergil: “Apparently not. Nonetheless, they will fall.”
Dante: “Had a feeling you’d say that, you ready?”
All the other swordsman charge. Vergil readies the Yamato.
He then pulls his Devil trigger and charges.
Dante, meanwhile shoots Ebony and Ivory while exclaiming “Jackpot.”
Also, before I forget, Dante’s final smash would be Sin Devil mode.