Earlier today, Capcom announced that DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4 will both be released on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 as remastered editions. The official titles of both of these games are Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition and Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. Both of these games had previously been released on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows. Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition is set to be released on March 17th, 2015 while Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is set to launch sometime in summer of 2015.
The Devil May Cry franchise is an action-adventure game series that revolves around Dante, a demon hunter who is out to get revenge on the demons after his mother and brother both passed away. The first game in the series was initially planned to be the next sequel in the Resident Evil series but after developing the game a bit and updating the combat system, the staff realized that this game was straying away from the Resident Evil look and feel so they decided to make it a game of its own. This opened the door towards a whole new story-line with the possibility of multiple sequels.
Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition has been greatly improved for the Xbox One and Playstation 4. The game is supposed to run in 1080p at 60fps on both of these consoles and will feature all of the DLC which has been previously released and will also come packaged with a few new gamemodes. The game is expected to launch on March 17th, 2015 and will cost $40. Dominick Matthews, a developer at Ninja Theory's which is the studio behind these new games said, "When creating the original DmC, there were improvements that we wanted to make, but never got the chance to, In DmC Definitive Edition, we’ve made those improvements."
A detailed list of what has been improved and what is new in Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition can be found below. On the other hand, no information has been given at all about Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition but Capcom have said that more information will be given in the coming months.
- 60fps framerate, 1080p resolution on both SKUs.
- Rebalanced, repolished gameplay -- Ninja Theory has thoroughly examined the entire game and nearly two years of user feedback, and has made it tighter than ever. This includes bug fixes, rebalanced combat elements, enemy behavior, the Style system, and even new settings like an optional manual lock-on.
- All DLC from the last-gen version of DmC, including costumes, weapon skins, the pre-order bonus items (Item Finder, Orb Harvester), and of course, the "Vergil's Downfall" campaign--hours of new gameplay starring Dante's badass brother, Vergil.
- New "Bloody Palace" mode for Vergil - By popular demand, Vergil will now have his own Bloody Palace mode, featuring sixty waves of stylish madness. As an added bonus, the timer in Bloody Palace mode (for both characters) is now a toggle-able setting.
- Turbo Mode - A perennial favorite of the Devil May Cry franchise, this mode gives a 20% speed boost to all gameplay, upgrading the game’s tempo from Adagio to--wait for it--Andante. Pretty proud of that one.
- Hardcore Mode -Designed for those looking for a classic, hardcore challenge, this setting can be toggled on and off between stages, and will affect various aspects of the game, such as Devil Trigger, AI, and the Style system.
- Gods Must Die difficulty level -Unlocked after beating Dante Must Die, this mode is insanely hard, with all enemies spawning in Devil Trigger and dealing 2.5x the normal damage. Plus: no items allowed!
- Must Style mode -For the masochistic, this mode requires that players achieve an S style rank or higher in order to deal damage to enemies.
- New costumes for Dante and Vergil celebrating the Devil May Cry legacy.
- Updated trophies/achievements to account for the new modes.
- New leaderboards for Hardcore Mode and Vergil's Bloody Palace.
- Next-gen standard sharing functionality --This may be a given, but consider the potential! Every single person who owns the game and has an internet connection will be able to upload combo videos or stream the game live.
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Watch the Definitive Edition trailer here