If you missed out on the first three Devil May Cry Games, or perhaps you just want to play them again, then Capcom is about to make things a lot easier on you. Get ready to dive into the Devil May Cry HD Collection next year.
It seems like you can't throw a rock these days without hitting an HD-ified remake or collection, and that's certainly not a complaint. The latest games to join that growing list are from the Devil May Cry series, which got its start on the PlayStation 2 way back in 2001. Since the first three games in the series launched two console generations ago, it's not super easy to get your hands on them and actually play them these days. Thankfully, Capcom will be fixing that.
According to an update from Polygon, the Devil May Cry HD Collection will arrive in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Games included are the original Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition. Or, as I like to call them, Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry Some More and Seriously, Devil Won't Stop Crying.
While the original games launched on the PlayStation 2, an updated trilogy did eventually make its way to both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Based on the initial report, it doesn't look like this latest version of the collection will be going out of its way to add anything special. In other words, don't expect a from-the-ground-up remake like with the Crash Bandicoot games or Shadow of the Colossus. Thankfully, the games look plenty good enough to get the job done and the action is just as fun as it has always been.
If you're looking to add some satanic tears to your modern games collection, Devil May Cry HD Collection will only set you back $29.99 when it arrives on March 13. Combine that with the PS4 and Xbox One re-releases of both Devil May Cry 4 and DmC: Devil May Cry from 2015, and you can enjoy Dante's entire journey on current generation hardware.
Of course, this means rumors of a fifth Devil May Cry game are only getting stronger. The way we see it, a March launch for this latest collection is pretty good timing for a new game announcement three months later at E3 2018. That's only speculation, of course, but it seems pretty solid given Capcom's desire to get the brand back out in the spotlight.
Given the fact that we live in a post-Switch world, the major conversation now seems to be whether or not Nintendo's latest console will eventually be added to the platform lineup. We've got our fingers crossed. Three Devil May Cry games on the go would be a pretty choice way to hack and slash our way through demonic hordes.