Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening, originally released in 2005, was a definitive game changer of the hack and slash action genre. When Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition was released a year later, it went on to sell over one million units, soon becoming a big name among the PlayStation 2’s Greatest Hits Collection. On February 20th, 2020, Nintendo Switch owners will also get to experience the magic that is DMC3.
Despite the numbered title, Devil May Cry 3 is actually the first in the series chronologically, being a prequel to the entirety of all other entries still to date. As a young, naive and reckless Dante, half-demon and half-human, he’s recently set up shop as a demon hunter for hire. Equipped with his iconic sword, Rebellion, along with twin pistols, Ebony & Ivory, Dante sets off to stop his twin brother, Vergil, from setting hordes of demons loose upon the world. Picking up interesting new weapons and varieties of combat on the way, making the flair of the hack and slash gameplay all the more interesting, we gain some fantastic insights into favourite elements of the series, including the cold history between these two estranged brothers.
Part of the special edition, this iteration also offers katana-wielding Vergil as a playable character. Best of all, Bloody Palace, the series’ survival mode, has made a comeback with a grand total of 9,999 floors—enough to fight demonic hordes to your heart’s content.
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on Nintendo Switch will be priced at £15.99 in the UK and $19.99 in the US.
Onto the newest entry in the series, Devil May Cry 5 released in March 2019 to financial and critical acclaim. Find out why in our Devil May Cry 5 review.