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Today Capcom has released a deluge of information regarding the newly enhanced “Special Edition” of Devil May Cry 4 that is releasing later this year for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PCs – including the release window, some technical specifications, and some of the new features that will be present in this edition of the game.

As opposed to the original release of the game, DMC4:SE will incorporate 3 new playable characters alongside the original 2. Vergil, Trish, and Lady will all be playable in this release each with their own specific playstyles, in certain levels of the game. Additionally, the previously PC exclusive Legendary Dark Knight mode will be available on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game, as well as on the newly announced PC version of the title. All versions of the game will run at 1080p/60fps – much like the recently released Devil may Cry: Definitive Edition.

So far, the game is only confirmed for a Digital Download release sometime this summer; for the rest of the information on the title, check out the embedded press release below.

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition is currently in development for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and will be available to purchase as a digital download in Summer 2015. The Special Edition will include the original 2008 release, which went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide, plus three new playable characters, Legendary Dark Knight Mode and additional gameplay improvements. Today, the first trailer has been released to showcase the new and improved features from this critically-acclaimed chapter in the legendary Devil May Cry series.

Although he’s not the main star of the show, Dante’s twin brother Vergil is stealing the spotlight. He arrives in Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition as a playable character, complete with upgraded moves and graphics since his appearance in Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition.

The ladies are also taking center stage, as players are now able to control the action as the mysterious Trish taking on Dante’s missions in the main story and, for the first time ever in the Devil May Cry series, the demon hunter Lady taking on Nero’s. With a total of five playable characters, this gives Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition the largest roster of playable characters in any Devil May Cry game to date.

In Legendary Dark Knight Mode, first introduced in the PC release of Devil May Cry 4, console players will now be able to take on the challenge of fighting hordes of enemies all at once, putting their stylish 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.

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition features freshly powered-up visuals on PC and next gen consoles, supporting a 1080p resolution and stunning high-res textures, and also retains the original title’s smooth 60fps. Further improvements to the game tempo and balancing will be made, while maintaining all the quality of the original game.

In addition to these new features, there will be a set of new costumes and skins that are designed to be completely compatible with in-game cutscenes. This will bring a fresh new look to scenes some fans may have seen before.


James Galizio

Staff Writer

I'm a writer for TechRaptor, and an aspiring indie dev; technology and games in particular have been my passion my whole life, and to contribute to the industry has been my dream. If I'm not writing or working on other work, you can almost always find me playing some sort of game!