yes it needed a reboot. Badly. And that's what fans don't realize. They killed Dante's brother in the first DMC, so after that the majority of games had to be prequels to include him. Plus DMC 2 ended with Dante staying in hell or w/e it was called to fight demons, so they couldn't go on from there [even though the secret ending says he comes back supposedly, but we never explored the possibility since they never made a sequel] so here are 2 other games taking place either before, after or inbetween 1 and 2.
To summarize they finished the story line within 2 games and were just filling plot holes. A reboot starting from zero is a great addition.
A Pimp Named Jeezy Creezy: Lasting all the way up to Valentine's.
And the Pimpeth lord sat amidst his real ballin' players, the Apostles, and raisingeth his cup of Cristal as they devoured the grapes and cheese from the finest bitches in town he said
"Sleepery Dee, Sleepery Doo.
Whoever betrays me tonight, I'll mo'fuckin' cap you!"