The Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, the remaster of the 2008 release, features some much needed upgrades. The remaster brings the total number of playable characters to five (Nero, Dante, Vergil, Lady Trish) and features a number of other enhancements such as 1080p 60fps gameplay and some rebalanced combat. Check out some official details from the press release below:
- “Critically acclaimed action tailored for next-gen â€“ The game now supports a 1080p resolution with striking high-res textures, while retaining the original titleâ€™s smooth 60fps on next-gen consoles.
- Largest roster of playable characters to date â€“ In addition to the return of Nero and Dante, now Vergil, Trish and Lady are playable with each of their own distinctly different playstyles.
- Vergil â€“ Based on his rendition in Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, combined with elements of his playstyle from DmC Devil May Cry, this is the definitive version of the character. New combat mechanics are also introduced that complement his icy attitude and flawless style. Vergil is playable on any mission.
- Lady â€“ Playable for the first time in the series, Lady specializes in long-range, firearm-based combat. Her signature weapon, the Kalina Ann, features a grappling hook which allows her to easily traverse environments. Lady is playable on Neroâ€™s missions.
- Trish â€“ Trish does away with the need for weapon switching, making skillful use of the versatile Sparda sword, her pistols, and her bare hands in a variety of inventive ways. Trish is playable on Danteâ€™s missions.
- Legendary Dark Knight Mode â€“ Take on the challenge of fighting hordes of enemies all at once, putting their 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.
- Rebalanced combat system â€“ Changes have been made to improve the game tempo and gameplay balance.
- Bonus costumes â€“ New costumes and skins have been added and are designed to be completely compatible with in-game cutscenes, brining a fresh new look to the campaign”
It does feel like we are getting a glut of remasters/remakes, but it is nice that fans of the previous gen that missed out on certain games can play the best version available. Having said that, it would also be nice to get new experience on hardware for which we ponied up cash. Yes, a remaster of DMC will be nice, and the additions, while not earth shatteringly-substantial, do look to benefit the franchise. Youâ€™d have to be a diehard fan to double dip on all the franchises.
Devil Mary Cry 4 Special Edition is set to release Summer 2015 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.