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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Seriously, Devil May Cry is an awesome game and the Devil May Cry series is well worth the money for any of them. And with the ability to play as Lady and Trish, how can you not want to pick up this awesome game which is the best one in the franchise with it's fast and smooth gameplay at 1080p resolution? Forget the new ones, this is the one to play. (Though the new ones are pretty good in all honesty, this one is just better!)
The combat is better than DMC (the reboot), but probably not quite as good as maybe DMC3. However the graphics are obviously much better than DMC1-3, and I love the music in this game (especially the opera... and I usually hate opera). Unfortunately the story of DMC4 is no where near as good as DMC (the reboot), but regardless I like the characters here more. Nero and Dante are very badass in the cutscenes in this game. In DMC (reboot) they tried to make Dante seem badass, and they succeeded for the most part, but the character animation is actually better here in DMC 4. I think it is mainly the camera angles in the new DMC that ruin it for me; for example when you destroy the cameras in the new DMC, the animations are weird and the camera angles make it hard to even follow Dante's movements, making him seem kinda iffy to believe as a badass warrior. If you want a good action game with solid, fast paced, and fair combat, definitely pick this up.
The good old Devil May Cry got its Special Edition, one one hand it's the best version to get as you have the possibility to play Trish, Lady and Vergil, they added some new cutscenes and Steam achievements but as always there are some flaws. For example: Vergil got a great soundtrack, which was apparently created for the game, but it's nowhere to be found in this release. Game is repetitive in it's nature but it's very fun. If you liked this kind of games give it a go.
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.
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