"Devil May Cry was made intentionally difficult as a challenge to those who played light casual games"


Devil May Cry-Video game

Devil May Cry is a famous video game series that was developed by Capcom and created by Hideki Kamiya. Capcom is a highly successful Japanese developer and publisher of video games, famous for creating multimillion selling franchises such as MegaMan, Resident Evil as well as games based on Disney animations. Devil May Cry was originally intended as a sequel in another famous series of Capcom called Resident Evil. Resident Evil is an action, adventure video game based media franchise created by Shinji Mikami that focuses on a series of survival horror video game.

Gradually, there was such a radical departure from the style of the original Resident Evil series that Devil May Cry was developed into an independent new series. However, the chronological order of the Devil May Cry series does not follow the release order of the games. The two first games are Devil May Cry 4 special edition (Vergil's Story Part), then Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening, followed Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry : The animated series, Devil May Cry 4 (both Nero and Dante, and Special Edition's Lady and Trish's Story Parts) and then Devil May Cry 2.The latest game, DmC, takes place in a parallel universe.

Hideki Kamiya changed the backdrop to Europe to give it a feel of 'coolness'. The story was now set in a world full of demons and Dante became the new hero. The game's new title Devil May Cry was revealed in Nov 2000. Devil May Cry, the video game series was first released in August 2001. Subsequently, many more versions were introduced. Devil May Cry 2 was released in 2003, Devil May Cry 3 was released in 2005 and in 2008, Devil may Cry 4 was released. It was during the 2010 edition of the Tokyo Game Show that a new game, named DmC: Devil May Cry was unveiled by Capcom. It was developed by Ninja Theory and was a reboot of the series that explored similar themes and also satirized certain social themes.

Originally, the main aim of Dante, the protagonist, is to avenge the murder of his mother by exterminating the demons. According to Kamiya, Devil May Cry was made intentionally difficult as a challenge to those who played light casual games. The series became a huge hit and was awarded the Platinum Title by Capcom, with sales of the first three games running into multi million copies. And as happens with most successful games and shows, there was a huge demand for a wide range of related comic books, guides, collectibles, action figures and other merchandise

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  • Dante

    The video game series centers around the main character Dante. Though he remains the lead character, there are other special characters in each version.

  • Gameplay

    Devil May Cry, the video game series was first released in August 2001. Subsequently, many more versions were introduced.