Giving DMC1 a "true" sequel would ruffle a lot of feathers, though. People need to know the secret behind Nero's origins! ; )
In seriousness, I wouldn't be opposed to having a game set after DMC1. Giving the series to Kamiya would probably produce that. Ultimately, like everything, I'd have to see it before passing judgment. There are a lot of interesting ways to take the mythology of DMC, so there's no reason to stifle creativity.
"We are the greater good." -- Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead
It should be set after 1 but before 4 but after the anime, but after the novel, but before 3, but in between 4 and 2 while also after 1 but before 4.
Alternate space FTW!
After 2. Capcom needs to work for their money.
5:41. Make it to the Rev is actually the red queen. Make it to where Nero is coming to get Lucia go into Hell after Dante. And make Lucia Nero and Dante as the playables. Twould be an easy way to help the game.... A little.....
*Hops on Sony Pony.* Onward my loyal legion of Nintendrones and Xbots! Ahh! My ding ding dong!