Capcom reveals some details about Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition

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Earlier this week 2K released Borderlands: The Handsome Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One which contained Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all of the DLC for both.  However, it turns out that 2K isn't the only company remastering a popular franchise for the current generation of systems as Capcom is working on Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 for a Summer 2015 release.

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will include the original 2008 release of Devil May Cry 4 as well as three new playable characters, Legendary Dark Knight Mode, and additional gameplay elements.  A new trailer was recently released by Capcom (note: the trailer below is from the PlayStation YouTube channel so naturally it only lists the PS4, but it is coming out for Xbox One and PC as well).

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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.

About Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition
On the coast of a distant land lies the castle town of Fortuna. It is here that the group known as the Order of the Sword practices a mysterious religion. They revere the demon warrior Sparda, who, as their god, fought to protect humans, and are committed to the extermination of all demons.

In Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, Nero, a young knight from the Order, is tasked with finding Dante, the mysterious assassin who murdered the head of the Order of the Sword. At the same time, more demons begin to appear throughout the city.

Nero will soon come to discover the motives behind Dante??s appearance and the truth behind the intentions of the Order of the Sword.