Devil May Cry 3 - On this day

Devil May Cry 3 - On this day

The first Devil May Cry was a pleasant surprise resulting from a failed experiment for Resident Evil. The second Devil May Cry was an unpleasant surprise resulting from who knows what kind of experiment. It is not surprising that Capcom decided to return the series to the very beginning after the deuce. In Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening, 17 years ago, they showed us Dante’s first transformation into a demon and his tragic relationship with his brother Virgil.

We saw Dante in a youthful edition, bare-chested and full of arrogance. Events during the game formed him into the character we saw in the first game. On the other hand, we saw Virgil in human form for the first time in DMC3, and his conflict with his brother was the backbone of the game itself.

The main novelty in the gameplay of DMC 3 was the different fighting styles. There were six species in total: swordmaster, trickster, gunslinger, royal guard, quicksilver, and doppelganger. Each style brought a different focus and fighting technique, and with the ability to quickly change weapons during combat DMC 3 was considered the highlight of the series in that segment.

Devil May Cry 3 was a commercial success and sold 2.3 million copies. It was also the first game in the series to appear on the PC platform in addition to the PlayStation 2. A year after the release of the first version, DMC3: Special Edition followed with additional content. Virgil thus became a playful character, checkpoints were added to the missions, and an additional survival mode called Bloody Palace appeared.


The game received its HD release in 2012 as part of the Devil May Cry HD Collection for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Six years later, that HD release also appeared on PCs with additional support for controllers. 2020 saw a version for the Nintendo Switch that brought a few more innovations, such as a quick change of style during gameplay and the cooperative playing of Bloody Palace mode.

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