Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Coming to PS5, Xbox Series X at Launch

devil may cry 5 special edition

Earlier today during the PlayStation 5 Showcase, we got our first look at Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. And it appears to have all the same stylish action gameplay of the original but with an impressive new coat of paint for the next generation.

Nero, Dante, V, Nico, and the hordes of demons all look fantastic running on the new consoles. And this time around you’ll finally get to play as Dante’s brother, Vergil. He also brings along access to his Devil Trigger.

However, instead of changing Vergil’s physical appearance, it seems to summon an astral form that fights alongside him. The combos shown are incredible and likely don’t even fully represent Vergil’s full power.

On top of that, they’re also adding Turbo Mode and Legendary Dark Knight difficulty. Turbo mode simply makes the game run 1.2 times faster. And Legendary Dark Knight difficulty just tosses tons of more enemies at you in each encounter.

So far, it seems like they’re hitting on both of producer, Matt Walker‘s aims for this title:

DMC5SE was conceived with two main goals in mind – to take the award-winning gameplay of DMC5 and enhance it to provide a truly next-gen experience, and to add key content that fans have been asking for. 

The biggest addition evident in the trailer is the addition of ray tracing. You can upgrade models and textures, but this complex lighting solution is one of the best ways to add an increased level of polish to this game.

You can get more details about the ray tracing in Devil May Cry 5 in the video below.

It was stated by Walker in his PlayStation Blog post that this title will run at either 4K and 30fps or 1080p and 60fps. And if you’re really feeling the need for speed, DMC5 Special Edition can even hit 120fps. Unfortunately, Walker didn’t mention what the resolution would drop down to in order to achieve this.

You may also remember some controversy about censorship in the PS4 version of Devil May Cry 5. As of right now, we don’t know if any changes will be made to those specific scenes, but we’ll certainly report on any new details that emerge.

You can check out Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition digitally on your brand-new PS5 (Nov. 12) and Xbox Series X (Nov. 10) on the day they come out. But for now, feast your eyes on the trailer for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition below or check out even more details on the PlayStation Blog.

And if you want to check out the other reveals from the PlayStation 5 Showcase, you can find the full stream below.

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Omar is a UofM Duluth graduate who is obsessed with Smash Bros. Video games are life, but life is not video games. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: Puzzle, Platformer, Action-Adventure (mainly Metroidvanias)