Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Offers 5 Playable Characters, Including Vergil

New characters, costumes, and more coming in the Xbox One/PS4/PC re-release.


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Capcom has finally revealed the details of its upcoming Special Edition release of Devil May Cry 4, which will feature the most playable characters in a DMC game to date.

In addition to Dante and Nero, both of which were playable in DMC 4, Dante's brother Virgil is being added to the game's roster. Virgil will be an amalgamation of the Devil May Cry 3 and 2013 Devil May Cry versions, according to Capcom's blog. Joining him as new characters are Trish and Lady.

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The official details on all three new characters:

  • Vergil: Dante's ice-cold twin brother and master of the iaijutsu sword fighting style. As described by the game's director, Hideaki Itsuno, Vergil will have a fully upgradable move set based on his rendition in Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, with elements of DmC Devil May Cry's Vergil added in, making this the definitive version of the character. He will also feature a new "Concentration" mechanic, which makes his attacks get more powerful the more flawlessly he fights. Vergil will be playable on any mission.
  • Trish: Resident badass since her first appearance in the first Devil May Cry's opening cutscene, Trish does away with the need for weapon switching, instead utilizing the versatile Sparda sword, her pistols, and her bare hands in a variety of inventive ways. Trish allows players to fight with relatively few buttons, but is still quite a deep character with an awesome move set. Trish will be playable on Dante's missions.
  • Lady: Playable for the first time, Lady specializes in long-range, firearm-based combat, making the game feel completely different. Her signature weapon, the Kalina Ann, features a grappling hook which allows her to traverse environments similarly to Nero, among other applications. Lady will be playable on Nero's missions.

Also being added is the Legendary Dark Knight mode that lets players fight through huge waves of enemies. This was first seen in the PC version of DMC 4.

All of this runs in 1080p at 60 frames per second, with other, unspecified "improvements to the game tempo and balancing" being made. You can also count on seeing new costumes that you'll even be able to see during cutscenes.

DMC 4: Special Edition is set for release as a downloadable title this summer on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

For more, check out the newly released trailer above and screenshot gallery below.

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