Capcom has updated their official blog with release details for the Devil May Cry HD Collection. The Devil May Cry HD Collection will include the original Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and the Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. Originally the Devil May Cry HD Collection was released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 4, 2012 so it is nice to see that the game will be releasing for the modern consoles. The collection will be priced at $29.99 and will be released for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 13, 2018. The game will be released both physical and digital releases.
For those who haven’t been following the series, the first Devil May Cry game was released in 2001 for the Playstation 2. Devil May Cry is a hack and slash game that features the titular hero, Dante. Dante is a demon hunter who is fighting to avenge his brother and mother. He later meets a woman named Trish who helps help him on his journey to take out the demon lord Mundus.
Capcom provided a short synopsis for all three games along with some screenshots.
Devil May Cry (2001)
This is the one that started it all, starring a mature and subdued Dante, which matched the mood and tempo of the game’s sense of isolation during the exploration sequences and tough-as-nails boss battles. It’s also the game that inspired my favorite TV game ad of all time:
Devil May Cry 2 (2003)
Taking place after the events of the first Devil May Cry, this sequel strives for a more cinematic look and feel to combat, changing things up in how the camera behaves, but also taking extreme care to make the animations more natural and fluid. Plus, you can unlock and play as Trish, featuring her own unique weapons and move set.
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition (2006)
Focusing on the origins of our favorite demon hunter, this prequel features a much younger and more rambunctious Dante who cares very little about how much damage he’s doing to even his own shop as long as he can chew his pizza and kick some butt. And he runs out of pizza.