What they should have done is set DMC 4 after DMC 2 and leave Dante in the underworld. This creates the need for a new hero. Also could have made some sense out of the story instead of the jumbled mess we have.
shatterstar posted... I don't see how Dante could pass the torch when he wasn't even a well developed character. There was still a lot to explore with Dante in my opinion. Lack of innovation was the achillies heel for the franchise. DMC4 just exposed it and made it obvious that things needed to change.