DmC Devil May Cry reboot: New character Kat
DmC Devil May Cry reboot: New character Kat stars in The Graduate

DmC, the next instalment of the Devil May Cry videogame franchise, has had its release date confirmed.

The game will launch on 15 January, 2013 in Europe and North America, according to an announcement by Capcom.

The company also released three images of the female character Kat and described her role in the reboot of the Devil May Cry series.

"Kat is a former runaway that joined The Order very early in her life. She is a medium and a gifted psychic who can see into Limbo, the demon realm, but not directly interact with it in the way that Dante does. She is the right hand girl to the Leader of The Order and devotes her life to him, often putting herself in grave danger to gather intelligence from Limbo," the Capcom character info sheet said.

"There is a sweet innocence about Kat's world view and logic, but when it comes to her specialist subject, the demon realm, she is an undoubted expert. Kat is The Order's 'eyes and ears' and is tasked with guiding Dante on his mission through Limbo."

UK-based game developer Ninja Theory will hope fans like the latest images.

The company previously revealed it had received death threats from gamers who were unhappy with lead character Dante's new youthful looks.

DmC Devil May Cry will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Europe and North America.