Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition adds more playable characters

Now that Capcom has gotten the Definitive Version of Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry out of the way, it’s time to pay attention to the next Devil May Cry remake. While the game will be showcasing 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, and other unspecified “improvements to the game tempo and balancing,” one of the biggest changes to the game is the introduction of 5 playable characters.

While Devil May Cry 4 already had two characters, Dante and Nero, the PS4 and Xbox One version of the over the top brawler will feature 3 addtional characters including Virgil, Lady and Trish. The Official Statement lists how these characters will change the game.

  • Vergil: Dante’s ice-cold twin brother and master of the iaijutsu sword fighting style. As described by the game’s director, Hideaki Itsuno, Vergil will have a fully upgradable move set based on his rendition in Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, with elements of DmC Devil May Cry’s Vergil added in, making this the definitive version of the character. He will also feature a new “Concentration” mechanic, which makes his attacks get more powerful the more flawlessly he fights. Vergil will be playable on any mission.
  • Trish: Resident badass since her first appearance in the first Devil May Cry’s opening cutscene, Trish does away with the need for weapon switching, instead utilizing the versatile Sparda sword, her pistols, and her bare hands in a variety of inventive ways. Trish allows players to fight with relatively few buttons, but is still quite a deep character with an awesome move set. Trish will be playable on Dante’s missions.
  • Lady: Playable for the first time, Lady specializes in long-range, firearm-based combat, making the game feel completely different. Her signature weapon, the Kalina Ann, features a grappling hook which allows her to traverse environments similarly to Nero, among other applications. Lady will be playable on Nero’s missions.

On top of the additional characters, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will also include the Legendary Dark Knight mode, will have players fight though waves of enemies in a similar fashion to DmC’s Bloody Palace mode.

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is currently set for a Summer Release via the PSN and XBox Live Marketplace.