Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition Announced for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

As part of the PlayStation 5 showcase on 16th September 2020 Capcom announced plans to re-release Devil May Cry 5 onto the PlayStation 5, with the developer-come-publisher also announcing plans to release the game onto Xbox Series consoles, later this year.

Announced as Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition this ‘next-gen’ enhanced version of the current-gen title will see a variety of enhancements as well as the inclusion of Vergil as a playable character; which was a much requested option when the game first released onto the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Capcom is upping the ante on stylish action with the introduction of next-gen features such as ray tracing technology and enhanced 3D audio, fan-favorite modes including Turbo Mode and Legendary Dark Knight Mode, and the inclusion of Deluxe Edition and EX Color Pack content in this Special Edition variation of the game.

The Next Generation of RE Engine:
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, the critically acclaimed Devil May Cry 5 set a new standard of excellence in the iconic action series which has shipped more than 22 million units to date. After creating vivid gameplay experiences in other hit titles such as Resident Evil™ 7 biohazard, Resident Evil™ 2, and Resident Evil™ 3, RE Engine is arriving on next-gen consoles for unparalleled realism and visual spectacle. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition punches up the already cutting edge performance of the RE Engine by integrating numerous audio and visual enhancements. Players can choose to enable increased frame rates of up to 120fps, play in stunning 4K fidelity on supporting consoles, and experience the added sense of realism offered by the life-like reflections, shadows, and lighting of ray tracing** technology. Enhanced 3D audio helps players maintain their Smokin’ Sexy Style through the frenetic action and pulse-pounding score by allowing players to hear enemy movements above, below, and to any side of their character with pin-point precision.

**For the Xbox Series X and Series S versions of the game, ray tracing will be included as part of a downloadable title update.

More Power, More Ways to Play:
The power of next-gen consoles has unlocked new ways to experience the superb stylish action in Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, with the inclusion of new gameplay modes such as Legendary Dark Knight Mode and Turbo Mode. Each mode offers a new and distinct level of difficulty for those looking to push their skills to the limit. Fans seeking an added challenge can grapple with the increased enemy count in the perilous Legendary Dark Knight Mode, a new difficulty level which promises to keep even the most seasoned devil hunters on their toes by pitting their skills and style against a Crazy amount of enemies. Adrenaline junkies can pit their reaction times against the increased speed of Turbo Mode, which ups the gameplay speed by 20 percent to allow for even more rapid fire and fluid combos.

Motivated by the overwhelming fan requests for playable Vergil, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition adds to the latest installment in the Sons of Sparda saga by allowing players to play through the destruction of the fictitious Red Grave City as Vergil. In addition to the new Vergil mode, players will be able to take Vergil through the perilous floors of the Bloody Palace challenge mode, while wielding his iconic blade the Yamato.

In addition to Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition coming to next-gen platforms Capcom also unveiled plans for the ‘Vergil’ content be made available as downloadable content for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. This way those who already own the game will still be able to experience this new content. This content is expected to be priced at an RRP €4.99.

Devil May Cry 5 is now available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC with Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition expected to launch on each consoles launch day.

 

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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