Capcom recently showed new footage of the upcoming Devil May Cry game, DmC, which controversially changes the design of Dante, suggesting that in his younger days, he was a lot more emo than we first thought. However, the new footage seems to show that the developers have changed the design of the character slightly making him less emo. Click on the image below:
It's possible that they listened to the fan backlash over the new design, but I would argue that it hasn't changed enough if that is the case. It could however, simply be that the developers haven't been able to realize the original character design fully, because it simply looked too unrealistic.