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.


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.

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Got it and it's great!!

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cant wait to get it!

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do you now when this game is released in europe

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Can't wait to pick it up!

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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

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20 bucks...can't go wrong there

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Oh I am SOOO on top of this!! playing as Vergil should be awesome. And the price.....sweet!!!

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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$

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

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Excellent. Just Excellent. :)

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

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

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nice, glad i put off getting it!

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

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

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

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thanks awesome hopefully mgs 3 subsistence will only cost $20

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

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

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

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Cool, never expected this to be released in the US, then again Devil May Cry is pretty popular.

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