If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you’ll probably know that I’m a huge fan of Devil May Cry, specifically the original Devil May Cry, and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. Sadly, in the current generation I’ve felt my hunger for Devil May Cry a little unsatisfied – while Devil May Cry 4 was enjoyable, the game really lacked replay value, and Dante got reduced to only having a few backtracking stages to play.
While I could always pick up my PS2 again, the advances in game technology have sadly started to have a detrimental effect on the original trilogy, starting to look dated in comparison to the most recent entry in the series. And the less said about upcoming title “DmC: Devil May Cry“, the better. I’m not saying I won’t give it a shot, as I’m not THAT closed-minded, but so far I’ve seen nothing save for a butchery of an established series that I’ve grown to love over the last decade.
But recently, some rumours have come to light that make me very happy. A little while ago, it came to light that a Spanish site had listed something interesting - a Devil May Cry HD Collection on PS3 – stated to contain HD updates of the original trilogy. While the box-art was proven to be fake, I was of course intrigued by the news – but it wasn’t really concrete enough to get excited about.
However, current activity on Capcom’s website has given me enough reason to believe that a collection is indeed in the works. A competition posted on their European forums asks budding artists to submit artwork based on Devil May Cry’s classic characters, bosses and weapons – to be “featured in a new, to be announced Capcom game“.
With previous rumours of a collection already existing, a new “Devil May Cry” title already in the works, the request for classic characters and, of course, the timing with Devil May Cry’s 10th Anniversary, all of these things seem to point toward one, obvious conclusion - a Devil May Cry 10th Anniversary HD Collection.
If so, this is something I’ll welcome with open arms – seeing some of my favourite games revived in HD glory for the current generation. I just hope they include the Special Edition of DMC3 so Vergil can receive the same treatment!