Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Is Leaving Xbox Game Pass On June 30

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Is Leaving Xbox Game Pass On June 30
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Time and time again, Xbox Game Pass gives its subscribers access to some incredible games. New games are added every month, which also means great games get phased out.

As of June 30, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will no longer be on the platform. Now is thus the perfect time to experience it before it’s gone for the foreseeable future.

This Capcom game is one of the better installments in the series. It originally came out in 2008 and despite being so old, it’s still one of the better hack-and-slash games to date.

The central protagonist in this game is Nero. He’s a holy knight of The Order of the Sword. The game starts out with Dante murdering Sanctus, the spiritual leader of the Order. Nero soon realizes that most of the Order soldiers are actually demons, created by the evil scientist Angus. He later resurrects Sanctus and sets the stage for an epic battle between good and evil.

It’s a pretty gripping storyline that will leave you with twists and turns, keeping you on the edge of your seat. The fighting mechanics are just as great as they have ever been. The sword-play, in particular, is quite addicting. Landing combinations on multiple enemies and following up with devastating blows feels so fluid.

For a game that came out in 2008, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition has some pretty great visuals. You’ll enjoy looking at the various stages as you take down demon after demon.

There are so many playable characters to experience in this fourth installment as well, featuring both old and new faces. These include Vergil, Nero, Trish, Dante, Lucia, V., and Lady. Each character has a unique combat style, which helps keep the game fresh after playing for multiple hours.

Nero is a fan-favorite, but Trish has also garnered a lot of positive feedback. She’s pretty nimble and excels at quick counters. It takes some time to learn each character’s skillsets, but you’re certainly rewarded for putting time into each.

Even if you have no prior experience with a Devil May Cry game, this one is easy to jump into. If you don’t know the mechanics, you can have a lot of success button-mashing. As a novice, you’ll still feel like a pro.

If you have Xbox Game Pass, now’s the perfect time to play through Devil May Cry 4. This is especially true if you’re looking to get re-introduced to the series before picking up Devil May Cry 5.