Capcom has put up the official release date for Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition through the latest gameplay trailer which details some of the modes, features and the five playable characters in the upcoming eighth gen rendition of the game for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game is set for release on June 23rd, 2015.
The trailer below with two minutes of gameplay is viewable below.
Eurogamer also rolled out the prices for each region, giving gamers the following bits of pricing info to soak in: £19.99 / €24.99 / $24.99.
For the first time in the series gamers will be able to don the roles of Trish and Lady, in addition to being able to play as Vergil, Dante and Nero.
Each of the characters also have alternate costumes that are available as pre-order bonus DLC. Including a classic Devil May Cry 3 outfit for Lady; Trish's Gloria disguise; Nero's dapper prototype costume; Vergil's corrupt outfit; Dante's Legendary Dark Knight costume; and The Legendary Dark Knight armor.
Unsurprisingly, most of the Capcom Unity community are a-okay with the pre-order DLC. It sometimes baffles me when people are okay with paying for stuff to unlock in a game before they get the game. I suppose, in some ways since this is an older game and most gamers already know what Devil May Cry 4 is all about, putting money down on the game in pre-orders is okay with them. With one too many poorly released AAA titles still in need of patching like Halo: The Master Chief Collection or the multiple patches required to fix Assassin's Creed Unity, I would have thought more people would be leery of pre-ordering. Then again, more than a million people have already pre-ordered The Witcher 3.
All hope isn't lost, though. There are actually some dissenters on the Capcom Unity thread who are frustrated with the digital-only release for anyone outside of America. It's not a surprising move given the way some digital games have been treated, such as Konami removing the ability to re-download the P.T. Demo even if it was already in your PS4's library.
I think majority of gamers are just happy that this game is getting a proper remake since they weren't all too keen on Ninja Theory's DmC: Definitive Edition for the Xbox One and PS4. The original DmC didn't sell all that great on the Xbox 360 and PS3 due to a lot of fan backlash and it's not surprising that gamers are at least very excited for a true remake of the original Japanese rendition of Devil May Cry 4 before the series was passed off to Ninja Theory.
I'm pretty if the game sells well enough at the $25 price point that Capcom will unleash some additional DLC. You can look for Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition to launch on June 23rd for the Xbox One, PS4 and for PC.