Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition New Features Overview

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition has a lot of new features that aim to enhance its predecessor's gameplay aspects with additional content to boot. Set to be released (day-1) digitally on next-gen consoles, here's an overview of what's coming!

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition: New Features Overview

Giant swords, twin guns, exploding arms and long sleek katanas, Devil May Cry 5 had all the finest weapons of mayhem in its arsenal. First released in March of 2019, the critically-acclaimed hack-and-slash finally came into the hands of fans far and wide, 11 years after its predecessor made its debut. Recently, Capcom announced that the special edition of Capcom’s revered demon hunter series would be released digitally as a day 1 title for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. As we move forward, here’s an overview of Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition’s new features. 

NEXT-GEN UPGRADES 

New features enhanced by new hardware.

New features enhanced by new hardware.

Ray Tracing Technology 

What is ray tracing? According to TechRadar, ray tracing is essentially a rendering technique used to conjure exquisite lighting effects for more realistic lighting and shadows. Thanks to the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s enhanced hardware, ray tracing is made possible to be implemented into the game. However, it comes at a cost. Due to its high graphical output, ray tracing sacrifices performance for visuals. Here’s a general rundown of the resolution and frame rates with ray tracing (RT) turned on. 

  • 4K 30 FPS (RT ON) 
  • 1080P 60FPS (RT ON) 
  • 4K 60 FPS (RT OFF) 
  • UP TO 120 FPS (RT OFF) 

Faster Loading Times and Immersive 3D Audio 

According to Matt Walker, a producer at Capcom, the PS5’s new hard drive not only improves the game’s visuals, but also substantially fastens loading times! In his own words, “It is seriously, crazy fast”.

Aside from the faster loading times, we can also expect that audio in the game to feel more immersive, fully utilizing the next-gen consoles’ improved hardware.

GAMEPLAY

More gameplay options.

More gameplay options.

Turbo Mode

Essentially, turbo mode is a feature that allows you to play the game at 1.2x speed. It was first introduced in Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition and is recommended for veteran players of the series or those who are just looking for a challenge as you will have to be quick on your feet (or more specifically, hands) to fight off the hordes of incoming enemies.

Legendary Dark Knight Difficulty 

This difficulty increases the number of enemies that players must face as they progress through each of the game’s stages, ensuring a satisfying blood spree of foes to face. 

High Framerate Mode

For players looking for the most peak performance when they’re slashing through demons while “Devil Trigger” plays in the background, they may choose to opt for the High Framerate Mode, which will enhance the game’s performance till up to 120 fps. 

CONTENT

Cut through enemies with Vergil.

Cut through enemies with Vergil.

Playable Vergil 

Of course, one of the most anticipated features of Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition has to be the addition of playable Vergil. The older twin brother of Dante has always been a fan-favorite, and having him in the list of playable characters greatly increases hype over Capcom’s long-running series. It’s also exciting that we can now look forward to seeing how Vergil fits into the overall structure of the upcoming title as a playable character. For fans who already have a copy of the game on either PS4 or Xbox One, there’s an option to obtain Vergil through a paid DLC.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition - Official Gameplay Trailer | PS5 Showcase

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