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Devil May Cry
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Developer(s)

Capcom (2001-2008)
Ninja Theory (2013-)

Publisher(s)

Capcom

First Game

Devil May Cry (2001)

Genre(s)

Hack n' Slash

Platformer(s)

PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360

Devil May Cry (Japanese: デビル メイ クライ) is a series of five hack and slash video games with a modern dark fantasy and gothic setting. The series was developed by Capcom and created by Hideki Kamiya. Originally intended to be a sequel in Capcom's Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry was such a radical departure from the series' style that it was developed into a new property entirely. The series centers on the main character Dante's goal of avenging his mother's murder by exterminating demons. The gameplay consists of heavy combat scenes in which the player must attempt to extend long chains of attacks while avoiding damage in order to exhibit stylized combat; this element along with time and the amount of items collected and used are taken under consideration when grading the player's performance.

The series has been a success with the first three games selling multiple million copies and being awarded the "Platinum Title" award by Capcom. The success of the video game series has led to the creation of comic books, novelizations, an anime series, guides, collectibles, publications, and a variety of action figures. A high-definition remaster of the three PlayStation 2 titles was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. The collection features trophies/achievements and high definition graphics.

During the 2010 edition of the Tokyo Game Show, Capcom revealed a new game, named DmC: Devil May Cry. The new game is developed by Ninja Theory and is a reboot of the series.

GamesEdit

  • Devil May Cry (2001-2012)- PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
  • Devil May Cry 2 (2003-2012)- PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
  • Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005-2012)- Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
  • Devil May Cry 4 (2008)- Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
  • DmC: Devil May Cry (2013)- Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3

CrossoversEdit

  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)- PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)- PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012)- PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita (made by Sony Computer Entertainment, developed by Superbot Entertainment and SCE Santa Monica Studios)
  • Project X Zone (2012-2013)- Nintendo 3DS (made by Namco Bandai Games, developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft)

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