Capcom Announces Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition On Nintendo Switch For February 2020

Capcom Announces Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition On Nintendo Switch For February 2020
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Capcom has slowly been releasing its popular long-running series on the Nintendo Switch. The publisher has released the Resident Evil series along with two Devil May Cry games, currently available in the Switch eShop.

Devil May Cry 3 will soon be joining the previous titles on the Nintendo Switch next year. The game was initially launched on the PlayStation 2 in 2005.

DMC3 has already been ported to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Capcom is not only releasing the third installment but as a “Special Edition.” According to the press release, the game will include Vergil as a playable character plus the 9,999 level Bloody Palace survival mode.

The Bloody Palace is especially brutal because players have to avoid being damaged. After a floor is cleared, another danger is choosing the right portal to proceed. Choose wisely, and players will continue to the next level. A poor choice will launch the player back several floors.

Capcom also announced a Devil May Cry Triple Pack for the Nintendo Switch, but only in Japan. The physical release comes with one card. Only the first game is on the card, while gamers will receive download codes for DMC 2 and DMC 3.

This isn’t the first time the trilogy has been released. The Devil May Cry HD Collection was previously launched on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. With so many releases, Capcom has made the title available to everyone.

Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening is a prequel to the series. It takes place ten years before the first game in an enchanted tower. The storyline focuses on a younger Dante, along with his strained relationship with his brother Vergil.

While the game was well-received, some criticized its difficulty. The Special Edition, released in 2006, modified the difficulty levels so that players wouldn’t have such a hard time completing levels. There was also the addition of checkpoints in the middle of a level. After being defeated, which was likely since the game was so difficult, gamers wouldn’t have to begin a level from the very start, losing all their progress.

While the Nintendo Switch release is a re-release of the Special Edition, it’s unknown if the game will utilize any of the console’s features.

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition will launch on February 20, 2020.