Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition dated, priced

Greatest Hits version of Capcom's gothic PS2 action game to get North American release January 24.

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Once the exclusive domain of the DVD market, the practice of "double dipping," or rereleasing a product with extra content thrown in, is popping up more frequently in the world of games (such as Ninja Gaiden Black and Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance). The latest instance comes from Capcom, which today announced North American release details for Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition.

Joining Sony's Greatest Hits line of budget-priced PlayStation 2 games, Dante's Awakening Special Edition takes the original Devil May Cry 3 and adds a smattering of new features, most notable among them the ability to play as series protagonist Dante's evil twin brother, Vergil, with his own Dark Slayer fighting style. The rerelease also features a new boss character, a turbo option to speed the game up by 20 percent, a new continue system, adjusted difficulty levels (with a new "very hard" mode), and survival and movie modes.

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition is rated M for Mature and will retail for $19.95 when it is released January 24 in North America. For more information, check out GameSpot's full review of the original Devil May Cry 3.

Discussion

57 comments
julkka92
julkka92

do you now when this game is released in europe

The_Answer_1
The_Answer_1

grrrrrrrrrr why even bother ive had it with these re release it just upsets me

ZOEzer0
ZOEzer0

Sweet 20 buck for a special edition of DMC3

_LEGIONS_
_LEGIONS_

My only gripe is the big ass ugly "greatest hits" logo on the game box. But I was dying for a survival mode, so I'm VERY happy about the it.

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

Ah, it's such a good thing I didn't get that game when it first came out. That being said, I really hope this doesn't become a frequent practice with game developers.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

$20 is pretty good no matter what game it is.

shamarke
shamarke

i thought that special edition was just only for Japan im gonna sell my original DMC3 and buy the new one!!!

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

doesnt seem like enough new stuff to warrent a new purchase. have to wait for the review to see if im gonna get it

trancejeremy
trancejeremy

This has really been common for quite a while, though. Silent Hill 2 GH had the extras from the Xbox version. Fable Platinum had the Lost Chapters Morrowind GOTY edition had the 2 expansions. Anyway, if you always buy a game a year after they come out, you almost always both save money and get extras. Sure, you aren't playing the latest game, but you still always have something to play.

-Gijutsu-
-Gijutsu-

gonna ask it for a birthday present.....cant buy M games on my own :(

Obsidian
Obsidian

Normally I'd be mad about a rerelease of a new game but for that price I can't pass it up. I could sell the original back to EBgames before the new version comes out and probobly get most of the price of the new game.

Game-o_O
Game-o_O

Wait.. does that mean if you play as Vergil.. you can send Dante to hell instead? :D. Maybe the game can be .. like 'do this' then story switches to the other characters and blar. Then you could like .. double team Lucifer to .. (if he is the end boss that is [new end boss]). Seriously.. who thought battling a big ball of slim would be cool :s?

haseeb_1989
haseeb_1989

Will this game have the original dmc3 game in it if it does this sucks i just got dmc3 3 weeks ago for $28 canadian.

Samanoske15
Samanoske15

Oh yeah this is great. i can't wait till then to get that game and play as Vergil. that is goin to be so much fun. Can't wait. Nice Job Capcom!! Keep up the good work.

Devildante01
Devildante01

Its Extremely cool the vergil mission and 20% faster but comeone!! another hard version what is it the harhardhardharddddd version I can barely keep up on hard as it is haha pheww

Ne0zEEd
Ne0zEEd

20 bucks...can't go wrong there

Ghanima_A
Ghanima_A

Oh I am SOOO on top of this!! cannot wait! playing as Vergil should be awesome. And the price.....sweet!!!

Markman-7
Markman-7

With all those special goodies thrown in the mix, I can't see how anyone wouldn't want to buy this game.

Jxy
Jxy

I love this cheap rerelease business: It started with Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, then we got Ninja Gaiden Black, now this, and in March, we get MGS 3: Subsistence for $30. It's awesome that some already phenomenal games are made even better and released at an ideal price point. Also, did anyone else notice the "adjusted" difficulty levels? Perhaps the game won't have the same ridiculous difficulty progression... While I didn't find the game that challenging, it definitely scared off a lot of people by having the Japanese hard mode as the default setting.

dante_123456
dante_123456

thats one game that i'll definently buy!!!!!

DrewTheXenocide
DrewTheXenocide

Thank Jesus I have that "No games over $20" or else I would've gotten the original already.

LordOfMidnight
LordOfMidnight

The first two sucked so bad that the third should have been at a value price when it came out originally.

tremo01
tremo01

Cool, I guess I'll buy it at such a low price

Hyperblade
Hyperblade

Oooo, same day as my birthday, and awesome price too. iv beaten DMC3 already, wont mind buying this one.

aaron6581230
aaron6581230

um, is this gonna be in canada? I cant seem to find the original DMC3 anywhere

0perat0r
0perat0r

what the heck i JUST bought dmc 3 !!!!

Beretta47
Beretta47

Wow doesn't this sound real familiar Ninja Giaden Black...but since i never bought this game yet ill probably check it out

danteliveson
danteliveson

I was planning to get DMC 3 now I can just get this version instead

marche27
marche27

coool i get to play as vergil and his own style kick@ss

ShadowFlood
ShadowFlood

This is going to rock, I hope GS gives it the score it deserves. The 20$ price tag will help the tilt

jmford_1
jmford_1

I with Capcom would release it for the Xbox, and stop just giving us compilations of old games. Same for Konami and the Metal Gear Solid series. We got MGS 2, but no others. LAME!

Ryuzen
Ryuzen

Thank god cuz i bought DMC3 when it came out and i let my friend borow it well i neevr saw it again he said it got stolen,i didnt believe him so i made him pay me the 50$

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

I would have had issues with a re-hash. But, it's only $19.99 so how could you go wrong?

Trakdown_
Trakdown_

Excellent. Just Excellent. :)

darkheart73
darkheart73

YAY!! Another budget game to add to my collection!

Game13a13y
Game13a13y

Nice, just when i have no idea of which game to buy next!

Brazil45
Brazil45

nice, glad i put off getting it!

doomed51
doomed51

got the Normal version and i like it just fine....

Imanoobslave
Imanoobslave

Budget title! And with all those features, I can't wait to get back to DMC3!

mdotmu
mdotmu

crap... i just got this game last week... this sucks...

predator8u
predator8u

thanks awesome hopefully mgs 3 subsistence will only cost $20

radiocreed
radiocreed

Good thing I didn't rush to get DMC3 when it came out.

gmoney983
gmoney983

Nice going Capcom! Starting to learn a thing or two from Team Ninja over at Tecmo.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Gonna buy it now, with a price like that and the good reviews it got when it first came out, should be cool.