Devil May Cry HD Collection Releases Today

Capcom finally released the long awaited Devil May Cry HD Collection for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 today. DMC: HD Collection brings three of the best pure action games from the last console generation, Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition together in one package.

Not just happy having the three games in one collection, DMC: HD Collection will feature stunning HD graphics, support for Trophies and Achievements and a bonus content vault that provides the player with exclusive artwork. From the reviews we’ve seen online, each game looks great, plays great and have aged well, considering that the most recent of the three came out in 2006. (A lifetime in the game industry.)

Read about each of the games included in the HD Collection after the break.

Released in 2001, Devil May Cry started out as a Resident Evil game and was made into an all new franchise that introduced the gaming world to Dante, son of a devil named Sparda. Being a half-demon, Dante uses his powers of ancient demons to fight a one-man war against the forces of darkness and save humanity from damnation. The game featured stylish non-stop action that combined sword and gunplay as well as platforming elements and a surprising amount of depth.

In 2003, Capcom released Devil May Cry 2 (the weakest of the three games). It featured Dante and a second character, Lucia as they fought demons that were bent on destroying the world. The game came in two discs; one for each of the characters. And while this could have been a good thing, the game also came with a lower difficulty as well as a less-refined combat system that alienated DMC fans.

Thankfully in 2006, Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening was released featuring improvements upon every facet of gameplay. The developers also fixed all of the issues from the second game and included four unique combat styles that players were easy to pick up and hard to master. The game’s difficulty was increased and hardcore action fans ate it all up.

Devil May Cry HD Collection retails for $39.99. There’s still no word on whether the game will be available for digital download.

Which of the three Devil May Cry games included in the collection is your favorite?


About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming.

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