DmC: Devil May Cry (2013)

by Nish
5 minutes read


DmC: Devil May Cry revitalizes the series with an alternate universe setting, introducing a younger Dante and a darker, more complex world. Its fast-paced combat and compelling narrative ensure its place as a standout title in the action genre.


Dive into the alternate universe of DmC: Devil May Cry, where a young Dante battles demons with flair and ferocity. This reimagining brings fresh life to the series, blending familiar hack-and-slash mechanics with a new, darker storyline.


The story of DmC: Devil May Cry (2013) focuses on Dante, a young drifter who secretly hunts demons. Dante is a Nephilim, the child of an angel and a demon. He is a young man who has no respect for authority or society in general. Dante knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast.

Dante is reunited with Vergil, his twin brother, who enlists his help slaying powerful demons. Their journey culminates in a fight against Mundus, the demon king who murdered Dante’s mother and condemned his father to eternal banishment and suffering.

The game is set in the fictional, dreary Limbo City that is secretly controlled by demons. Through a girl called Kat, Dante eventually comes in contact with his long-lost brother Vergil. Vergil leads a rogue group called The Order, bent on extinguishing the demons.

Players can use Dante’s iconic sword, Rebellion, and signature handguns, Ebony and Ivory, as well as a variety of other melee weapons and firearms to defeat enemies. The game also introduces “Angel Mode” and “Demon Mode”, which are modifiers to Dante’s moveset.

The “Devil May Cry DNA” of stylish action, rewarding combat, and a brash, smart-talking protagonist all remains. However, it has now injected with a dark and brutal gameplay that promises to redefine the franchise. This split personality has a real impact on gameplay with Dante being able to call upon angel and demon abilities at will, transforming his Rebellion sword on the fly to dramatically affect both combat and movement.

A DLC expansion for the game, titled Vergil’s Downfall, which takes place after the main game and features Dante’s brother Vergil as the playable character, was released on 23 March 2013. A remastered edition of the full game, titled DmC: Definitive Edition, running at 1080p/60fps and including all downloadable content, new costumes, and new gameplay features such as a manual targeting system, was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 10 March 2015.


Dante – The protagonist with a new look, verging on a journey of self-discovery and battle against demonic forces.


Players enjoy a seamless blend of dynamic combat, exploring diverse environments, and unraveling a gripping narrative. The game is celebrated for its fluid combat system, allowing for intricate combos and stylish demon-slaying action.


DmC: Devil May Cry stands as a testament to the series’ enduring appeal, offering both longtime fans and newcomers an intense, immersive gaming experience. Its bold reimagining sets the stage for future explorations of Dante’s universe.

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