Capcom has announced the release date of the PC version of its upcoming stylish hack-and-slash game—DmC: Devil May Cry. According to Capcom Unity, the PC version is set to come out on January 25, 2013—a full ten days after the release of the console versions. Along with this, Capcom has also announced the hardware requirements to run the game.

The PC version is set to have all the bells and whistles you'd expect, including compatibility with both keyboard+mouse configurations as well as support for direct input-based controllers. It will also be capable of running at 60 frames per second and beyond, depending on your hardware. The game will be released through Steam, which will let you use SteamCloud to save progress, along with Steam's other features like achievements, friend support and leaderboards.

DmC will see a January 2013 release

The PC version won't need hardcore specs

Here are the minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or better, Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or better
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 8GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3850 or better, NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better
  • DirectX: 9.0c or greater
  • Sound: Standard audio device

Here are the recommended system requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 3GHz or better, Intel Core2 Quad 2.7Ghz or better
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 9GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 or better
  • DirectX: 9.0c or greater
  • Sound: Standard audio device

Back in November, Capcom had released a demo for DmC: Devil May Cry on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. The demo of the game contains two missions – a regular level and a boss fight. The demo will also show off some of the game's difficulty modes, with the Son of Sparda difficulty setting being available after completing the demo once. The demo is a surprisingly small 1.3GB download and was originally only available to Gold subscribers on Xbox Live. It was later released for Silver members.

Capcom had recently announced DLC for DmC, which will be released after the game is out. The DLC will let you play as Dante's twin brother Vergil. It is set to cost 720 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and Rs 633 on PlayStation 3. Capcom has released a trailer for the DLC.

The main protagonist Dante looks a lot different from his previous incarnations. He is usually seen with long white hair and carries a sword, named Rebellion, that’s about as big as he is, 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.

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

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