Capcom has announced extra difficulty modes for its upcoming stylish action game – DmC: Devil May Cry. According to a post on the Capcom Unity blog, the game will have three difficulties by default – Human, Devil Hunter and Nephilim – but more difficulties will get unlocked as you complete previous difficulty modes. The new difficulty modes are named Son of Sparda, Dante Must Die, Heaven or Hell, and Hell and Hell. Along with information on the difficulty modes, Capcom has also released some new screenshots of the game.

The game will have platforming elements

The game will have platforming elements

In the Son of Sparda difficulty, enemy layouts will be remixed, and the enemies will exhibit smarter behaviour and will be generally tougher. Dante Must Die will be the same as Son of Sparda, but will feature the toughest enemies that the game can throw at you along with insane attack waves. Heaven or Hell mode has remixed enemy layouts, but everything and everyone – Dante included – will die in one hit. The last difficulty setting, Hell and Hell, will be like Dante Must Die, but Dante will die in one hit.

The main protagonist Dante looks a lot different from his previous incarnations. He is usually seen with long white hair and carries a sword that’s about as big as he is, named Rebellion, but in the reboot, developer Ninja Theory seems to have given him more of a teenage look with short black hair. An interesting thing to note is Dante’s new weapon. The sword seems to be extendable and flexible, like a whip. The level design seems to take advantage of this with platforming segments that require Dante to pull platforms to him or swing to another platform by using his sword.

A plethora of weapons will be at your disposal

A plethora of weapons will be at your disposal

The earlier games revolve around Dante, one of the sons of the most powerful demon that ever existed – Sparda. Chronologically, the events of Devil May Cry 3 precede the events of the other games. Dante’s brother Vergil has joined up with a strange, bald wizard named Arkham and raised a demonic tower named the Temen-ni-Gru again in the hopes of gaining more power. It's Dante's job to go in and kick ass, which he does. Arkham dies, Vergil falls into the depths of the demon world and Dante, at the suggestion of his sometimes-ally, the huntress Lady, names his demon-hunting business Devil May Cry.

Devil May Cry takes place some time later, where Trish, a demon who looks like Dante’s mother, bursts into his shop and invites him to Mallet Island to prevent a demon named Mundus from returning. He accepts, kicks ass, and seals Mundus away again, although he still doesn't succeed in killing Mundus. Trish becomes Dante's sidekick.

The events of Devil May Cry 4 happen after the first game where the focus of the story shifts to Nero who is a member of a cult that worships Sparda, known as the “Order of the Sword”. Dante attacks the cult and soon after, demons attack the city. Nero realizes that the leaders of the cult aren’t very different from the demons he’s fighting and it’s up to Dante to kick ass and save Nero.

Instead of simply killing enemies, you'll have to look stylish while doing it

Instead of simply killing enemies, you'll have to look stylish while doing it

The last game in the series, chronologically, is Devil May Cry 2, where a silent Dante is called to the remote Island of Dumary to investigate a corporation that is attempting to harness demonic power. Dante kicks more ass.

DmC Devil May Cry will be released on 15 January 2013.

Publish date: November 2, 2012 11:52 am| Modified date: December 19, 2013 3:46 am

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