One of the most highly anticipated games of 2013, and among the first triple-A titles to launch next year, is DmC: Devil May Cry. Capcom has released the demo for the game for fans to try out on PlayStation Network and XBox Live.
The demo of the game contains two missions - a regular level and a boss fight. The demo will also show off some of the game's difficulty modes, with the Son of Sparda difficulty setting being available after completing the demo once. The demo is a surprisingly small 1.3GB download and is only available to Gold subscribers on Xbox Live. The demo will be released for Silver members in the coming weeks.
Demo out now
Capcom had recently announced DLC for DmC that will be released after the game is out. The DLC will let you play as Dante's twin brother Vergil. It is set to cost 720 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live, and Rs 633 on PlayStation 3. Capcom has released a trailer for the DLC.
The main protagonist Dante looks a lot different from his previous incarnations. He is usually seen with long white hair and carries a sword that’s about as big as he is, named Rebellion, but in the reboot, developer Ninja Theory seems to have given him more of a teenage look with short black hair. An interesting thing to note is Dante’s new weapon. The sword seems to be extendable and flexible, like a whip. The level design seems to take advantage of this with platforming segments that require Dante to pull platforms to him or swing to another platform by using his sword.
The earlier games revolve around Dante, one of the sons of the most powerful demon that ever existed - Sparda. Chronologically, the events of Devil May Cry 3 precede the events of the other games. Dante’s brother Vergil has joined up with a strange, bald wizard named Arkham and raised a demonic tower named the Temen-ni-Gru again in the hopes of gaining more power. It's Dante's job to go in and kick ass, which he does. Arkham dies, Vergil falls into the depths of the demon world and Dante, at the suggestion of his sometimes-ally, the huntress Lady, names his demon-hunting business Devil May Cry.
Devil May Cry takes place some time later, where Trish, a demon who looks like Dante’s mother, bursts into his shop and invites him to Mallet Island to prevent a demon named Mundus from returning. He accepts, kicks ass, and seals Mundus away again, although he still doesn't succeed in killing Mundus. Trish becomes Dante's sidekick.
The events of Devil May Cry 4 happen after the first game where the focus of the story shifts to Nero who is a member of a cult that worships Sparda, known as the “Order of the Sword”. Dante attacks the cult and soon after, demons attack the city. Nero realises that the leaders of the cult aren’t very different from the demons he’s fighting and it’s up to Dante to kick ass and save Nero.
The last game in the series, chronologically, is Devil May Cry 2, where a silent Dante is called to the remote Island of Dumary to investigate a corporation that is attempting to harness demonic power. Dante kicks more ass.
DmC Devil May Cry will be released on 15 January, 2013.