"DmC will be a reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise in which the player will take control of a new protagonist, but fans of the previous games needn't worry as Capcom has stated that Dante will still play some part in the games story."
"The product description for DmC was written shortly after the game was announced in September of last year and at that time very little information was available. We realize that the information is out-dated and have now corrected it to be more accurate. As for the release date, no, it is not a hard date, it is a place-holder date since no official date has been announced by Capcom."
Wow, that was quick and to the point. Capcom and Ninja Theory need to hire these guys to straighten out their reboot/prequel confusion.