Five Playable Characters to Star in Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (Including Vergil and Lady!)

One masterful Devil May Cry re-release in the can. One more still to come. (Then hopefully we’ll get a true DmC sequel or a Devil May Cry 5. Either one works for me.)

Now that DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition is on store shelves, Capcom is shifting its efforts towards hyping up the summertime launch of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, an enhanced version of the 2008 Devil May Cry that’ll be releasing as a digital download for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

More details about some of the planned enhancements have been confirmed today. Let’s take a look!

For starters, the game will rock the largest roster of playable characters in series history with a total of five. In addition to original stars Dante and Nero, the Special Edition will feature Lady, Trish, and Dante’s fan-favorite twin brother, Vergil.

Dante, Nero, Lady, Trish, and Vergil will all be playable characters in Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition!

Dante, Nero, Lady, Trish, and Vergil will all be playable characters in Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition!

For the campaign, Lady will be playable through Nero’s missions and Trish will take control during Dante’s.

As for Vergil, it’s unclear where his playable role fits into the game, but his appearance promises to be the “definitive version of the character” as his move set is said to be a combination of the core mechanics from Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition and gameplay elements from his time in DmC, plus some brand new moves you’ve never seen Vergil bust before.

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will also offer 1080p 60fps visuals, tweaked gameplay, a more challenging Legendary Dark Knight Mode, and some extra costumes. Actually, Capcom sent over a list explaining all of the new bells and whistles, so give that a read for more detailed information. You’ll also find new screenshots and a trailer on this page.

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Key Features:

• 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 and Lady are playable with each of their own distinctly different playstyles.

    o Vergil – Based on his rendition in Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, combined with elements of his playstyle from DmC Devil May Cry, this is the definitive version of the character. New combat mechanics are also introduced that complement his icy attitude and flawless style. Vergil is playable on any mission.

    o Lady – Playable for the first time in the series, Lady specializes in long-range, firearm-based combat. Her signature weapon, the Kalina Ann, features a grappling hook which allows her to easily traverse environments. Lady is playable on Nero’s missions.

    o Trish – Trish does away with the need for weapon switching, making skillful use of the versatile Sparda sword, her pistols, and her bare hands in a variety of inventive ways. Trish is playable on Dante’s missions.

• Legendary Dark Knight Mode – Take on the challenge of fighting hordes of enemies all at once, putting their combat skills to the ultimate test. In this mode, enemies spawn in greater numbers and with more strength and vitality, allowing players more time to execute longer, more exciting combos.

• Rebalanced combat system – Changes have been made to improve the game tempo and gameplay balance.

• Bonus costumes – New costumes and skins have been added and are designed to be completely compatible with in-game cutscenes, bringing a fresh new look to the campaign.

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