DMC: Devil May Cry is a reboot of one of the most popular franchises produced by Capcom. Ten years after the release of the first installment, the Japanese publisher decided to freshen up the series and entrust a British studio Ninja Theory with the development. Ninja Theory are known for such games as Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. It's worth noting that the developing process was supervised by the Japanese and British divisions of Capcom — this way the seasoned fans can feel at home, while the new ones don't have to worry about being unfamiliar with the plot of the series so far.
DMC: Devil May Cry for PS4 and XONE takes place simultaneously in two worlds: the human one and the infernal one (Limbo), with hordes of demons finding a way of traveling between the realms with the use of interdimensional gates. Only an uncompromising, vengeful warrior can face this threat. The player is cast in the role of Dante, a young short-tempered man of difficult character, keeping his distance from the rest of the society. His remarkable talent for handling all kinds of weaponry turns out to be invaluable during the invasion. The game begins just as Dante gets attacked by a powerful demon called Hunter, and is helped by a mysterious girl named Kat.
DMC: Devil May Cry is very similar to its 2001 predecessor. It's an astonishingly action-packed TPP slasher. The protagonist fights his demonic opponents both on the ground and in the air, attacking them with series of spectacular blows. Dante can also use a wide range of weapons, such as the Rebellion sword, the Ebony and Ivory pistols, the Arbiter axe and the Osiris scythe.
One of the most interesting features of the game is Dante's ability to activate one of two modes — Angel and Devil. It's not only useful when fighting specific types of monsters, but can also help with puzzle-solving (for example, by using chains to drag interactive objects). The developers also included the Devil Trigger mode, which makes Dante invincible for a few seconds, known from the previous installments.
The visual layer of DMC: Devil May Cry for PS4 and XONE is remarkably well-done and the levels have been designed in an interesting way. The player spends most of the gameplay traversing the infernal realm of Limbo, which has its own specific set of laws. Dante' attacks are visually impressive, and the game is complemented by a powerful dubstep soundtrack.
Definitive Edition features improved graphics, running at 60 FPS and in 1080p. It also includes every DMC: Devil May Cry DLC ever released, and exclusive content created specifically for the new edition. The exclusive content includes: the Bloody Palace mode, allowing to repeal waves of opponents while playing as Vergil, more hardcore difficulty levels (Gods Must Die and Must Style), the Turbo mode, accelerating the gameplay, the Hardcore mode, which makes the gameplay similar to that in the game's predecessors, and a set of outfits for Dante and Vergil, inspired by the previous installments in the series. The studio also listened to the critics of the original game and took care of many of its issues by patching the combat system and introducing manual targeting, among others.