I......see. Hmm.....I know that this is a reboot, but it looks like NT only used Dante, Vergil, Sparda, Eva and Mundus' names and that's about it. And a few of the standard weapons.
And you know what's messed up? Vergil and Dante both know (since the beginning) that Sparda wasn't killed but is instead being held prisoner and tortured. And it never occurs to them to try to rescue him.
I think if they hadn't gotten into that little spat at the end of the game, they might have gone to rescue him. Which might explain why DmC Vergil wanted to rule for a little while. Probably to gather enough power and time to get stronger, and train Dante so they could go and rescue their father together. But, DmC dante had a took it the wrong way and....
But they never talk about it. You don't even hear Dante saying "Hey, when should we rescued dad?" It seems to be a non-issue with them.
If I recall correctly, Vergil apparently said he was banished somewhere impossible to reach. It could mean "really hard" or it definitely could mean impossible.
Maybe they would try anyway if they haven't fought in the end. Maybe they will try, but on separate ways. Either way, it seems this version of Sparda was a really bad demon as he was Mundus' blood brother and a liutenant of hell, which I doubt is something a "good" demon could achieve, but changed his ways after falling in love with Eva, Dante and Vergil's mother.
Ah, I didn't recall Vergil saying Sparda was in a nigh on impossible realm to reach. I guess that's a good reason. --- Q- if Satan is the prince of darkness, who's the king? A- UbberDevil, and Sparda is my Queen. GT: MongooseDave2