The original stylish hard action series is coming back strong for 2012. Fans have both the brand new DmC Devil May Cry and the Devil May Cry HD Collection to look forward to.
When images of Ninja Theory's redesigned Dante first hit the web, the uproar was deafening. Even Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya admitted that he didn't really care for the new design. But of course, character design is just one aspect of the game, and once trailers began to emerge showing off just how fast and fluid DmC's combat is, fans began to come around.
Capcom is offering players two new trailers for the game, the first focused on Dante's escape from a world that is literally closing in on him. Take a moment to admire the detail in the environments, and the imposing architecture -- before it all gets blown away. (Bonus question for Ninja Theory fans - does this trailer remind you at all of the plane crash sequence from Enslaved?)
The second DmC Devil May Cry trailer shows a "secret area" where Dante will be transported when he finds "secret portals hidden throughout the game." Players who think that the "secret area" will be some sort of sanctuary for Dante should probably reconsider.
While Ninja Theory looks to the future of Devil May Cry, players who want to go back to where it all started will soon have the chance to do so. The Devil May Cry HD Collection packs all three of Dante's classic PS2 outings -- Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and (the outrageously difficult) Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition -- together, will updated textures and widescreen support. The package also includes new, as-yet-unspecified bonus content, plus achievements and trophies -- all for just $39.99. Players can pick it up April 3, 2012.
Ranters, now that you've seen more of DmC in action, what do you think of the game? Which of the original Devil May Cry games are you most excited to revisit in the HD Collection?
DmC Devil May Cry releases in 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The Devil May Cry HD Collection releases April 3, 2012, for Xbox 360 and PS3.
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