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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition - 5 Playable Characters and PC Version Confirmed | UPDATE: Retail Release and Limited Edition in Japan

After rumors circulated around NEOGAF, Capcom has now officially confirmed that Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will have a total of five playable characters, which include the returning Dante and Nero, as well as Vergil, Trish and Lady.

The PC version of the game is also confirmed through the most recent trailer of the game, which includes the Steam logo. This was also indirectly confirmed a bit earlier through the German game rating board USK, as it rated Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition for the PC platform.

Not only that, Hideaki Itsuno, the director of Devil May Cry 2, 3, and 4, has confirmed that the game will have new modes as well, along with 'gameplay improvements' which are not revealed yet, as well as visual improvements from it's seventh generation version.

Some detail about Vergil's gameplay has been revealed, which mentions that his gameplay will be based on his Devil May Cry 3 appearance, while also having a mix of his DmC: Devil May Cry counterpart. The detail about the gameplay is:

One of the biggest new attractions in Special Edition is that you will be able to play as Vergil, who has proven to be an extraordinarily popular character amongst fans. For his appearance in Special Edition, we’ve used his Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition rendition as a gameplay foundation, and added in elements of his DmC rendition to create the definitive version of the character.
We’ve also added in a brand new “Concentration” mechanic, which complements Vergil’s signature “iaijutsu” fighting style, making his attacks grow stronger and stronger the more calmly and flawlessly he fights. Additionally, the “Grim Trick” ability, which allows Vergil to teleport using his “Sword Illusions,” makes for an action experience that will feel new and distinctly different from that of Nero or Dante.
We also decided that we wanted to make Lady and Trish playable for the Special Edition. On top of the already playable Nero and Dante from the original game, this makes for a total of five playable characters in the game.

Much is not told about how Lady's gameplay will work, but it's said to be focused on use of fire-arms:
Lady, who is a playable character for the first time in the series, has a fighting style that is conceptually quite different from that of the other DMC4 characters, with a special emphasis on firearms. Lady’s focus on long-range fighting will feel like a completely different way to take on the action.

Trish's gameplay will revolve around the use of the Sparda Sword:
 When playing as Trish, you will see that she does away with weapon switching, and instead makes skillful use of the Sparda sword in a variety of ways that require the use of relatively few buttons. This again makes for a play style that will feel distinctly different from anything you’ve seen in the game until now.

 The console version of the game will now also include the PC-exclusive difficulty 'Legendary Dark Knight Mode'.

The game is also said to feature new/extra costumes that will also work within cut-scenes.

It's not revealed yet whether the game will feature story for any of the new characters, but fans are expecting Vergil to have a separate story-mode as he was seen in a new cutscene which was a teaser for his inclusion in the update.

The game is set to be released in Summer this year, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms. The game is currently revealed to be only released through digital release; which means no disc release unlike DmC: Definitive, which had one. However, it's still possible for it to be out on disc release soon after the digital release, or maybe right with it.

Check out the most recent official trailer of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, revealing the new playable characters and improved visuals, and the inclusion of the Steam logo which confirms the PC release:


The game will be getting a retail/disc release exclusively in Japan for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. There is also a limited edition of the game that will be sold through e-Capcom Store, also exclusive for Japan. 

The Limited Edition contains a disc of the game, a 'Production Note', a "Premium Music Selection" soundtrack CD that includes 2 new soundtracks exclusive to this release, and the original box. What you'll also be getting with the limited edition(and also with the normal retail game if you order through e-Capcom) are 3 extra replacement 'jackets' for the game box, two extra costumes for Lady(DMC3 Lady outfit) and Trish(Gloria outfit), and a bonus of 300,000 Red Orbs for the game. 

No retail release outside Japan is planned, which means no Limited Edition or extra replacement jackets, skins and red orb bonus outside of Japan, as other countries are only going to get a digital release. No PC version of the retail release and the limited edition is planned, not even for Japan.

Fans are greatly dishearted and are creating petitions against this decision, and are arguing about the fact DmC: Definitive Edition, the lower selling game and less-hyped game got a retail release worldwide, yet the much better selling, more content-packed and much more hyped Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will be digital only aside from Japan.

Muhammad Junaid

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Published On Entertainment Ghost At Monday, March 23, 2015