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Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Detailed and Includes Playable Vergil, Lady, and Trish

Dante and Nero are back in one of the largest remasters to date.

It's only a little while since DmC: Definitive Edition rolled out with an extensive amount of new tweaks, modes, and wrinkles to the original game.

Now Capcom is rolling out an even crazier remaster for Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition. The new content is staggeringly impressive.

First off, those of you who played Devil May Cry 4 will remember that you could play as two different characters, Dante and Nero. Now, in addition to the original two protagonists, three new playable characters enter the fray, and two offer drastically new styles of play.

Vergil will combine elements from his Devil May Cry 3 design and some of the ideas behind his most recent incarnation in DmC: Devil May Cry. So expect plenty of teleporting, along with a new emphasis on precise movements. Devil May Cry 4's Vergil will become more deadly the greater style and precision you use thanks to a new "Concentration" mechanic. He will also be fully upgradeable, and playable on all missions in the campaign.

Trish has been in the series since the very beginning, nearly running Dante over with a motorcycle in the first of the series many crazy brawls. She's not been a playable character since the divisive Devil May Cry 2 though, so this is a surprising return.

Unlike the rest of the cast, she doesn't swap between tons of weapons or focus on major combos. Instead, Trish has a greater focus on a core set of abilities and limited moves. She's right up the alley of fans of games such as Virtua Fighter 5, with a heavy meta-strategy to her playstyle instead of an extremely long list of moves.

And for the first time, the gun-toting Lady will be playable in a Devil May Cry game. Unlike the rest of the cast, her focus will be on firearms and ranged attacks, meaning she'll be a drastic change in playstyle. It's not entirely clear how that will work, but Lady's new combat mechanics sound incredibly ambitious.

In addition to the new lead characters, the game will have a new game mode that was originally a PC exclusive feature to Devil May Cry 4. Legendary Dark Knight Mode pits you against a ludicrous numbers of enemies. Think something like XL Mode in Star Wars: Battlefront 2. On top of this, there will be Turbo Mode, which speeds the entire game up by 20%.

There will also be the traditional re-release high-resolution textures, 1080p support, bonus skins and costumes, minor tweaks to the game balancing, and the series hallmark 60 FPS gameplay. It will release digitally for North America on Xbox One, PS4, and PC this summer.

Are you excited for the return of Devil May Cry 4? Do you think the new playable characters and modes make the game worth playing again? Let us know in the comments below!

Images and video: Capcom

Published Mar. 24th 2015

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