The remastered hits just keep coming. Capcom announced this week that it will release DmC: Devil May Cry - Definitive Edition, an upgraded version of the 2013 franchise reboot for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 17, 2015. Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will also release on the same consoles next summer.
DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, which will retail for $39.99, will contain all of the original's downloadable content and run at 60 frames per second in 1080p resolution.
The game will also add new content exclusive to this edition. Players will be able to enter the game's Bloody Palace mode as Dante's twin brother Vergil. The game will add several new difficulty modes - Gods Must Die, Must Style and Hardcore mode. Capcom states that hardcore mode will be tuned to give players an experience that is as close as possible to classic Devil May Cry. Both Dante and Vergil will receive additional costumes to wear during gameplay.
Developer Ninja Theory is re-tuning and balancing the game based on fan feedback from the 2013 release, but players will also be given an opportunity to play the game as they see fit, thanks to a Turbo mode which will allow players to speed up the gameplay for even more intense combat, as well as additional gameplay modifiers that can be toggled on and off. DmC: Devil May Cry received mostly positive reviews last year and offered a fresh take on Dante's story while retaining the overall feel of the original games.
DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, in addition to being a remastered version of a reboot, is just the latest "definitive" or "remastered" game to go into production in 2014. This year has seen the re-release or announcement of plenty of titles that were originally on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, including Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Last of Us. The list goes on.
To be fair, plenty of these definitive editions have offered notable improvements in graphics and game play that have made them worthwhile. GTA V's first person mode, for example, practically turned the title into a brand new game. But some gamers have also griped about being frequently asked to pay another $40 to $60 for a "better" version of the game they already purchased a short time ago. The fact that publishers keep pushing out "definitive editions" though is probably evidence enough that that these updates are selling well or at least are cheap to produce. And as long as this practice keeps working out on the sales charts, it's likely something that will continue into 2015.
DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition will release March 17, 2015 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will release summer 2015. Capcom promised additional details on DMC 4 at a later date..
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