Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will include all the dynamic action and style introduced in the original 2008 release, which sold more than 3 million units worldwide, plus Legendary Dark Knight Mode, gameplay improvements, and three new playable characters in addition to the previously playable Nero and Dante.Read full description
“Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition reaffirms the series' status as the current king of the action genre.”
9.5 / 10 – [Destructoid]
“Stylish action games have evolved a lot in recent years, and this release skillfully straddles the line between new and old.”
8.5 / 10 – [GameInformer]
“There’s enough new content here with the three additional characters that playing through it again will feel like a fresh experience”
Grade: A – [Gaming Age]
The smash-hit stylish action game DMC4 is back and better than ever, boasting new playable characters and game modes!
Vergil is back and better than ever! Trish is easy to handle, but turns up the heat with her combos! And Lady is playable for the first time in the series!
Take on hordes of enemies in Legendary Dark Knight Mode!
Enjoy stunning 1080p visuals at 60FPS!
Other improvements, including auto-save, to enhance your playing experience!
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will include all the dynamic action and style introduced in the original 2008 release, which sold more than 3 million units worldwide, plus Legendary Dark Knight Mode, gameplay improvements, and three new playable characters in addition to the previously playable Nero and Dante. With a total of five playable characters, each with completely unique playstyles, this game has the largest roster of playable characters in any Devil May Cry game to date! The bolstered roster will allow gamers to discover many new ways to execute stylish combos in this action-packed game. Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will be available starting June 23, 2015 as a digital download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Devil May Cry 4 tells the story of Nero, a young knight from the Order of the Sword, a mysterious group committed to the extermination of all demons. Nero is tasked with finding Dante, the mysterious assassin who murdered the head of the Order of the Sword. At the same time, more demons begin to appear throughout the city. Nero will soon come to discover the motives behind Dante’s appearance and the truth behind the intentions of the Order of the Sword.
Critically acclaimed action tailored for next-gen – The game now supports a 1080p resolution with striking high-res textures, while retaining the original title’s smooth 60fps on next-gen consoles.
Largest roster of playable characters to date – In addition to the return of Nero and Dante, now Vergil, Trish
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Devil May Cry 4 introduced a new playable character, Nero, who could make use of a sword that, with a correctly timed button press, could hit enemies faster and harder as you use it. He also makes use of a revolver and a demonic right arm, as well as a different kind of devil transformation than Dante. He is enjoyable to play as, and you spend the first half of the game playing as him, typically with cutscenes being more serious than when Dante shows up. Halfway through the game you take control of Dante again who can now shift between four different styles of combat and gives you control of his old weapons as well as new weapons gained by defeating enemies. Dante's sections are more humorous in nature and tend to include some of the most amusing parts of the series, unfortunately most of the sections with Dante have you backtracking through the levels you just finished with Nero, even having you defeat many of the same bosses again. The combat has the fast paced and enjoyable elements of other games like Devil May Cry 3 and Bayonetta, the game includes many different difficult modes, including ones where everything is killed in one hit (including you) and a mode where only you die in one hit, and the special edition gives some nice extras with new characters to play as. Worth getting if you have never played the game before but the special edition can probably be skipped if you already own the game and don't have a need to try out the other characters, who don't have as many options as Nero and Dante.
I was new to what ''Devil May Cry'' universe has to offer when I picked it up. My first shot was devil may cry 4 at the time of it's release, I didn't really knew how deep and complex the whole thing was, but I loved the style, the art, the music and how characters were looking, I bought it in a half and a blink. I want to notice once again that this was my first game I played of this series so you may disagree with my opinion but the story it's absolutely amazing. At first you play as Nero, a young man which is full of mysteries at first, ''broken'' literally, which makes you really curious about what he seeks and if he can save the ones he loves. You get to play as Dante too making the whole game feels so solid. Combat it's just incredible and the narrative felt insanely satisfying. It's easy for the fourth game to hook you in even if you are new to the franchise even if you still played the previous games (don't worry, you won't need to play the previous ones in order to play this. The previous ones ties in some story elements). This game made me discover and uncover the whole story of the franchise, which I also recommend, one of big proportion. Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition has some interesting new content, outfits, new playable characters and it's extremely well optimized. If you would want to re-experience once again this Devil May Cry chapter, I cannot but to say that Special Edition is all worth it.
Wait, where is Dante? i don't play as Dante? Well, believe it or not, you will find a charismatic character, that sometimes it is even better than Dante! The mechanics are the same of the previous DMC, you will have to fight thousand of enemies and bosses, and you will get new powers by defeating them. The story is great and even the gameplay, if you loved DMC, buy this without thinking too much, you will not even need to read reviews, the king of hack and slash is here
Definitive, remastered, HD, special... Rereleases of games became an everyday thing because the new consoles are exactly 0% compatible with their ancestors. While the console players still fight about who has the most remastered games, the PC players are confused about why they needed the remastered edition of a perfectly functional DMC4 (which is by the way still on sale). Like most remasters, DMC4SE is followed by a typical hype "from now on in 1080p and 60 FPS!" which to the PC players is quite laughable. The main campaign is the same old which delgihted us in "ancient" 2008. There is also a Legendary Dark Knight mode, unlocked from the start, like a real chalenge for the veterans of the series. The biggest novelty is being able to choose between 3 characters - Vergil, Lady and Trish, available trough 2 separate campaigns (Trish and Lady are sharing the campaign like the original whitehaired duo, which means that there are no new levels or bossfights). Big disappointment is a lack of new cinematic cutscenes for the new characters, except the intro which in Vergils case doesn't even make sense. The graphical upgrade in this game is barely noticable, with some high resolution textures and pointless bloom effect. Annoying things in this game are the constant presence of the mouse cursor even when you're not in the menu, and the XBOX 360 control scheme even when you're using a mouse and a keyboard. These twp things could be fixed by the developers during their coffee break. My final judgement about the game depends on many factors. If you never played DMC4 then you absolutely must buy the special edition because for 5 euros more you get way more content, but if you already played the original game and on top of that for PC, than the justification for buying this game is very weak, especially if you finished the original 100%. DMC4SE is an excellent game with some banal flaws, but it's still one of the best in its genre.
This version of DMC4 is definitely the definitive version of the game, and it offers content not offered in the original release on PC along with some minor improvements. There are no glaring problems with the game; the combat is crisp and engaging, the addition of Legendary Dark Knight mode presents a challenge to experienced players, and overall there are no major issues that stand out... However, there are some limitations. For one, the game is basically the same core as DMC4's original release, with three new characters (who are less satisfying than the original two) added to pad out the roster. While these characters are nice additions, they don't have as much individuality as would be nice. Overall, the new features are a bit overwhelming and going back through the original campaign can be a bit of a chore, especially if you played the original a lot and are used to having more moves unlocked. While a diehard fan won't mind this, it is a bit annoying to trudge through levels you've already cleared, especially the more annoying platforming. If you've been dying for a DMC fix and Donte doesn't cut it though, this is the answer you've been looking for.
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